Software company Obbi expands after securing £ 300,000 funding for Innovate UK

Compliance software company BELFAST Obbi Solutions has secured £ 300,000 funding from Innovate UK, which will see new jobs created in tech, sales and customer support in the coming months.

Created last year by Gareth Macklin, Obbi is a software platform for integrated people, process and safety compliance across HR, operations and health and safety teams.

It enables businesses to revolutionize and connect paper or manual processes into an automated workflow to save time, money and mitigate risk.

Gareth said: “We are honored to receive this funding from Innovate UK. This was a nationwide contest with almost 3,000 entries, so knowing that they believe in our solution as much as we do and want to help us grow makes us extremely proud.

“This funding now allows us to accelerate our growth plans faster than we ever imagined. Our software development team will now grow, as will our sales and customer support teams.

“With concrete plans to grow with our solution, alongside the expansion of our team, this is an exciting time for the Obbi team. We believe Northern Ireland has some of the best talent, which is why we are exceptionally proud to be able to offer additional roles within Obbi, sooner than expected.

Obbi Solutions ( is a multi-industry solution with key markets such as manufacturing, engineering and waste, but has adapted and recently evolved into sport through golf clubs, the everything under the umbrella of built-in compliance.

“The need for an integrated compliance, health and safety system in golf clubs has emerged particularly as a gap in the market where we have already secured some of the best golf clubs in Northern Ireland as as customers.

“We are delighted that Innovate UK sees such value and impact in what we do. We are extremely grateful to everyone who has helped us along the journey so far and we can’t wait to kick off Obbi’s next chapter.

Margie D. Carlisle