Australian consumer network One Big Switch is to create 20 new jobs in IT, PR, customer service, administration, media and campaign management by 2016 with the establishment of European headquarters in Dublin city centre.
The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland is supporting the investment.
Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food Simon Coveney, TD, met with One Big Switch’s co-founder Lachlan Harris in Sydney yesterday.
“One Big Switch is a highly innovative consumer-driven company”
“I am delighted to announce the company’s decision to locate its European HQ in Dublin. This is a strategically important development for the company and Ireland will play a pivotal role in its international expansion.”
Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food Simon Coveney, TD
Harris said the company chose Ireland for its expansion into Europe because of the country’s similarities with Australian law, the language and cultural connection, the assistance of IDA Ireland, and the location of Ireland as a gateway to Europe.
One Big Switch is a consumer network that negotiates group discounted offers on household utilities on behalf of customers.
One Big Switch has run a number of successful campaigns in Australia, where it has more than 500,000 subscribers.
Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland, said IDA Ireland’s Growth Markets Division is actively targeting a number of companies in Australia and that this investment will help IDA’s marketing efforts.
One Big Switch launched in Ireland last month with the Big Energy Switch, a campaign to attract group discounted gas and electricity. More than 30,000 people have signed up to the initial campaign.
Louise has a Marketing Degree from Limerick Institute of Technology. She has also completed a Certificate in Personnel Practice from the National College of Ireland. She is also CIPD accredited. She has 16 years Recruitment experience with Collins McNicholas (Dublin, Galway & Athlone), HRM (Dublin), Lionbridge (Mayo) and Team Horizon (Mayo & Dublin).
She has also worked in Quality Assurance in Allergan (Mayo) & with Ballina Beverages (Mayo).
She has successful recruitment experience involving key roles within Human Resources, Engineering, Quality Assurance and Planning for large multinational companies. She was involved in recruiting all levels including Senior Management for the Medical Devices, Electronic, Pharmaceutical & Manufacturing Industries both on the contracting and permanent side of the business. She has developed a Strong Network of Engineers built up over the last 16 years as she worked in the Mayo, Sligo, Dublin, Athlone and Galway Markets.
Louise has joined CareerWise in March 2017 with the responsibility of growing the business out of the new Mayo office with a primary focus on the West & North-West regions.
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