D&B to establish operations in Dublin

Morgan McKinley 09.02.2010

Business information leader’s new Irish operation to create up to 100 positions over the next 18 months.

D&B's decision to choose Ireland for this strategically important and knowledge-driven activity is very significant for Dublin and the country as a whole. It is a tremendous addition to our global business services base Barry O'Leary, CEO, IDA Ireland Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Mary Coughlan T.D. today (Tuesday, 9th February, 2010) announced that D&B, formerly known as Dun & Bradstreet, the world’s leading supplier of business information is to establish a business operations centre in Dublin, initially creating up to 100 high skilled new positions by the middle of next year. This investment is being facilitated by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

D&B is the world's leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, enabling companies to Decide with Confidence® for 167 years.  D&B's global commercial database contains more than 140 million business records in over 200 countries.  D&B provides solution sets that meet a diverse set of customer needs globally to mitigate credit and supplier risk, increase cash flow and drive increased profitability;

Making the announcement the Tánaiste said:

“I am delighted to announce the establishment of D&B’s Centre in Ireland. This highly sophisticated operation is in line with the Government’s continuing efforts to position Ireland as the leading European location-of-choice for innovation-led and knowledge-based global investments. D&B is a highly reputable company and its decision to locate in Dublin is a clear endorsement of Ireland’s global reputation in the international business services sector”. 

D&B’s Dublin-based operation will serve customers through a range of technology and operations functions. The Centre will be responsible for the collection and processing of data on subject companies. As part of its ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction, D&B will in-source operations roles from existing off-shore arrangements.  Many of these roles will be filled in Dublin.

Commenting on the announcement, Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland said:

“D&B is the world leader in quality business information services and its reputation within the business community is second to none.  Its decision to choose Ireland for this strategically important and knowledge-driven activity is very significant for Dublin and the country as a whole.  It is a tremendous addition to our global business services base.”

D&B will commence initial recruitment over the coming months, and has appointed Premier Group as its Dublin recruitment partner. The company has secured office space at Sandyford, which will allow the flexibility for further expansion as additional business opportunities are identified.


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About D&B
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Recruitment contact
Premier Group,
Tel: +353 (0)1 6652222
Email: dnb@premierjobs.ie

Media contacts

IDA Ireland
Thomas McEvoy, Media and Public Relations Manager, Tel: 01-6034255
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Press Office, Tel: 01- 6312200    

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