Granite Digital, Ireland's fastest-growing digital agency, has today announced its plan to expand its local team by 10 positions by the end of 2024. Concurrently, it has been declared a Kentico Gold Partner, which is estimated to bring an additional €1.2M in revenue for the company over the next year.
The Head of Brand at Kentico, Jonathan Henault, states, "Granite Digital, a digital agency based in Ireland, has not only attained the esteemed status of Kentico Gold Partner but will also expand its team by 10 individuals directly as a result of strengthening our partnership."
The agency's €1.2M revenue boost is projected to push annual revenues beyond the €15 million mark. The new positions will be created within various areas including Software Engineering, Data Science (focused on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning), DevOps, and Technology Consulting. These roles are set to be filled across Granite's offices in Cork, Dublin, and Galway, pushing the company's total number of employees to 150.
Granite's prosperous move to Gold Partnership with Kentico, a leading provider of digital experience platforms currently powering over 35,000 websites globally across 120 countries, is a strategic growth alignment. Reaching Gold Partnership signifies proficiency in Kentico's technology and commitment to customer success. Kentico's partnership will support Granite Digital’s growth across Ireland, the US, and Europe.
Granite Digital's strategic growth has involved the acquisition of 14 digital services businesses, which include Continuum, Webtrade, and New York-based LCM 247. These acquisitions have further cemented Granite's position as Ireland's largest independent digital agency. The acquisition of Continuum, a Kentico Silver Partner previous to the merger, proved instrumental in furthering and enhancing the Kentico relationship.
The partnership enhances Granite Digital's ability to cater to the growing customer demand for immersive digital experiences on e-commerce platforms across Ireland, Europe, and the US through its rapidly expanding customer base. Holding the title of the only Irish headquartered Kentico Gold Partner, Granite's customers will avail of Microsoft .Net Technologies, web design, SEO, and content management systems, all powered by Kentico's digital experience platform. These additions will include frequent software updates, technical training, and the latest digital solutions.
Kentico's platform combines CMS and digital marketing tools which equip businesses to offer better customer experiences faster along multiple channels. This powerful combination empowers businesses to innovate their digital service offerings, which in turn results in an increase in productivity and profitability.
Robert Carpenter, Chief Operations Officer at Granite Digital, expressed his delight, "Together with Kentico, we have strong growth targets in Ireland and internationally, particularly in the United States. As the demand for digital services offerings continues to surge, we are determined to scale more companies through transformative digital solutions, propelling our own company’s growth in the process."
Dominik Pinter, CEO of Kentico, spoke highly of the new partnership, "Granite Digital stands as a truly deserving Gold Partner. Its impressive track record of delivering forward-thinking and exceptional digital solutions for some of the largest companies, education institutes and government agencies in Ireland, speaks volumes about their capabilities. We are delighted to join forces with such an ambitious company and extend our best wishes for their continued success as they embark on their remarkable scaling journey."