Has it really been 30 years since Kainos first began? Time really does fly when you’re having fun. In that time, we’ve grown even more than we thought we would and achieved some very big ambitions. Take a look and see what we’ve been up to…


The Beginning


1986 – 2003



Kainos is founded as a joint venture between Fujitsu and QUB in April 1986.



1987 starts with Frank Graham becoming Kainos’ first employee on 1st Jan.


Kainos’ current CTO, Tom Gray is part of the team working on the launch of an electricity network analysis product for ICL – a system we continue to support.



Kainos outgrows its first office and moves into a bigger space. Onwards and upwards!


Kainos is busy developing the Microsoft-based Meridio software product for enterprise document and records management – later to become our first successful spin-off.



We’re growing, growing, growing! And opening a new office in St Stephen's Green, Dublin to be close to our Irish customers.


Kainos comes home! We move into our present offices at Upper Crescent in Belfast, which we’ve really made our own.



We’re working on some really high-octane projects, including developing the core ticketing software for London Underground ticketing.


Kainos goes to Kansas! We send a team to work onsite with our customer on our first ever US project.



Meridio demerges from Kainos, taking Frank as new CEO. Brendan Mooney steps up to take the reins at Kainos.

Kainos expands into the UK


2004 – 2009

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Bank of Ireland ask us to develop and deploy an innovative customer relationship management system.



The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office looks to Kainos to develop and deploy a ground-breaking case management system that meets the challenges of new data protection legislation.


Elementary, my dear Watson! We’re off to London, and establish ourselves in the old SOE headquarters in Baker Street.



Successful spin-off number two - SpeechStorm, providing automated voice, text and video products for enterprise call centres, takes the industry by storm!


Witamy, Kainos! We establish a new development centre in the historic city of Gdansk in Poland.



eircom Group commissions Kainos to deploy a digital portal to support their 3 million telephone subscribers.

Kainos enters new markets


2010 – Present



Kainos entered into the UK healthcare market with the first deployment of Evolve for the Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust.




We’re busy working on our first Digital Services project for the UK’s Cabinet Office. Today, the ‘Register to Vote’ platform is open to 46 million UK citizens.




Another first for Kainos: we make it into the Sunday Times ‘Top 100 Companies to Work For’ for the first time, and we’ll continue to improve our score year on year.




Our first Kainos AppCamp kicks off in Belfast. It’s still one of a kind and continues to attract students to design, build and launch Apps.


Kainos' Workday division completes our first ‘prime’ implementation for King Digital and starts developing an automated Workday testing product, Kainos Smart.



In our very first CodeCamp, we give over one hundred school leavers a window into the life of a software professional, and help them learn to code!



Kainos launches ‘Earn as You Learn’, an exciting opportunity for students to work with us here at Kainos – and get paid – while studying for a degree.



Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust sign a contract for Evolve - the 25th Acute English NHS Trust to do so. Evolve is now licenced to be used in over 70 NHS hospitals.



Way to go! Kainos launches the Map initiative to streamline the way in which we develop and train our talented staff.



Our Kainos Smart Testing product signs its 50th customer – and we open Kainos offices in Amsterdam and Boston to support WorkSmart expansion.


A major milestone: Kainos IPOs and is listed on the Main Market at the London Stock Exchange!



Over in Gdansk, we’re opening prestigious new offices – and Anna Bogacka-Krzyzak becomes our 200th Polish employee.

Today, Kainos continues to grow and change as quickly as the world does. In fact, and in lots of ways, we’re driving that growth.
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