The Knot Worldwide has announced it is to establish an operations centre in Galway, creating some 100 job opportunities over the next few years.
Led by CEO Tim Chi, The Knot Worldwide delivers leading wedding marketplaces, wedding websites, planning tools, and registry services for free to more than 20 million monthly unique visitors in 15 countries across the globe.
Speaking at the announcement in Galway, Jessica Finnefrock, executive vice president of global business operations for The Knot Worldwide, said, “We couldn’t be more thrilled to expand our global footprint with a new office in Galway. We’ve been extremely impressed with the talent from this city, are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the IDA and the city of Galway, and are excited for the invaluable work this team will do to help our local wedding business professionals better connect with couples and ultimately grow their businesses.”
Minister Sean Kyne welcomed the announcement, saying: “The Knot Worldwide is a long established company, a global leader in its field, and its decision to locate in here is a further endorsement for Galway as a prime location in the areas of marketing, advertising, and analytics. I would also like to compliment both the IDA and the Portershed in keeping Galway at the forefront of these areas through the delivering of projects such as The Knot Worldwide.”
IDA Ireland’s executive director, Mary Buckley, said: “This decision by The Knot Worldwide to establish its international operations centre in Galway to serve its global markets is a welcome and significant investment for the western region, offering some 100 new roles that will enhance the skillsets base around digital marketing and content writing in the region. I believe Galway, with its vibrant and growing technology ecosystem, will be a great fit for The Knot Worldwide. I wish the company every success with its operations here.”
Through its global wedding planning brands, The Knot Worldwide has more than 40 years of experience combined and has helped more than 40 million couples plan their weddings. Engaged couples worldwide will plan and celebrate their special day by benefiting from the company’s extensive and inspirational content, registry services, free wedding planning tools, and access to more than 700,000 local vendors with seven million global reviews. Wedding professionals, retailers, and national brands will benefit from enhanced advertising and marketing reach to the expansive global wedding audience, as well as industry-leading tools and analytics to help grow their businesses.