Cloud provider Novosco is doubling its office space in Belfast to meet significant growth in its business.
The company has acquired 11,000 sq ft of accomodation at Catalyst Inc. (formerly the NI Science Park) for new world-class premises, as it is set for at least 18 per cent expansion in turnover this year alone.
Novosco, which currently employs around 140 staff, is also currently recruiting for 21 positions.
Its business has grown significantly as it has won a series of major contracts with organisations across the UK and Ireland; from top universities to global financial organisations and some of the largest NHS trusts.
Its new office, which represents an investment of over £1million, is a more-than-doubling of its space in the city, from 5,000 sq ft to over 11,000 sq ft.
Based in the new Concourse 3 building at Catalyst, the impressive facility includes a customised staff gym, a library, a specially-designed staff coffee dock, and a virtual reality room for staff entertainment.
Novosco employed world-renowned architects, office designers, and fit-out specialists for the project. It even employed the services of a graffiti artist to create bespoke artwork on the interior walls of the building.
Novosco was recently ranked by the Sunday Times as one of the Top 100 Companies to work for in the UK, for the fourth year in a row.
Managing Director Patrick McAliskey says that the new offices are part of the company's growth plan and a major statement in its strategy for recruiting the best people.
"What sets us apart without any doubt is that we have some of the most talented people, including IT engineers, sales professionals, and project managers, in the business. We wanted to create a unique office environment to support our efforts to recruit and retain the very best," he explains.
"We've taken inspiration from what the absolute leading companies in the world in places like the US are doing. We don't think there are any other offices in Northern Ireland quite like what we have created and we feel that they will play a crucial role in the continuing growth of our business," he adds.
Founded in Belfast over 20 years ago, Novosco now has offices in Belfast (its headquarters), Dublin, Cork, Manchester, and Cheshire. It is a market-leading cloud provider, and one of the island of Ireland's fastest-growing tech companies. It reently acquired English specialist IT security solutions and managed services expert NetDef in a seven-figure deal.