Envorso, a Seattle-based management and technology consulting firm, has expanded into Northern Ireland with an office in Belfast.
Founded in 2016, Envorso focuses on the automotive and financial services sectors. The firm helps companies drive new revenue, reduce costs, and improve compliance through improved processes and technology. Envorso has particular expertise in data analytics, cloud migration, and internet of things.
The consulting firm today has more than 50 employees across offices in Seattle, Detroit, New York, and London. Its high-profile clients include Ford Motor Company and Rivian.
Envorso’s expansion into Northern Ireland is part of its long term plans to further expand across Europe. The new office is located in the town of Antrim, in the Kilbegs Business Park, and plans to bring in 19 new jobs by 2021.
The company’s founder, Adrian Balfour, is a native of County Fermanagh. “As a Northern Ireland native I know what this country has to offer, but I have been really impressed by the quality of talent here, and the engagement between business, government, and academia,” he said. “I am confident that locating this new hub here in Northern Ireland will provide the best platform for us to expand into Europe.”
Prior to founding Envorso, Balfour founded and ran project management consulting firm Pcubed, which he grew to a global footprint of 1,200 employees over the course of 20 years. He sold the firm to consulting and engineering company Alten in 2013.
In addition to his consulting entrepreneurship, Balfour is a co-founder of Major League Rugby, and co-founder and GM of the Seattle Seawolves rugby team. He is also the owner of Balfour Family Farms, which has operations in County Fermanagh and in Crystal Lake, Pennsylvania.
Invest Northern Ireland, which supports economic development and job growth in the jurisdiction, offered £95,000 in support towards the opening of the new Envorso location.
“Adrian Balfour has a strong pedigree as an entrepreneur and successful businessman with his interests also extending to US Rugby Union and farming. It is wonderful to see him choose his native Northern Ireland to grow his new business and bring back some of this knowledge, connections, and expertise to benefit our local economy,” said Kevin Holland, CEO of Invest NI.