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Novosco has been included in the shortlist for Best Company categoryat the UTV Business Eye Awards 2016.

In this, the 10th year of the UTV Business Eye Awards, the ceremony will be held at the brand new Belfast Waterfront, in association with Emirates.


Richard Buckley, Editor of Business Eye said, "We're delighted that the UTV Business Eye Awards have reached their tenth anniversary. Over the past ten years, they've grown to become by far the biggest and most important business awards on the local stage. Once again we'll be honouring the best businesses and the best business leaders here in Northern Ireland and we can promise a night to remember."

 

Enda Corneille, Country Manager (Ireland) for Emirates added, "To be a part of something that recognises and rewardsp;Northern Ireland's most successful, innovative and hard-working business leaders is really exciting for us."

This latest commendation for Novosco comes on the back of continued rapid expansion through the opening of Novosco's new offices at Catalyst Inc., in Belfast's Titanic Quarter and recent acquisition of NetDef

 

 

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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. 

August 8th - 12th saw the inaugural Novosco Cloud Camp, held at Belfast Met and supported by Almac. The young technologists were taught all about virtual machines and cloud computing as well as receiving a Raspberry Pi to take what they learned in the classroom home with them.

 

As well as receiving a first class experience from the Belfast Met tutors in the subject and having Novosco engineers on site to guide them and answer any questions they may have, the Cloud Camp also received a special visit from NI Economy Minister Simon Hamilton.

 

Economy Minister Simon Hamilton and Novosco Managing Director Patrick McAliskey talk IT with Nendrum College students Lauren McAslan and Nathan McBride at the Novosco Cloud Camp in association with Almac hosted by Belfast Metropolitan College. It was Northern Ireland’s first IT infrastructure summer camp and areas covered included networking, Python programming, basic HTML programming, and creating virtual servers.The IT engineers of tomorrow are being hothoused at Northern Ireland’s first IT infrastructure summer camp this week (8th - 12th August, 2016).

Novosco Cloud Camp, which is organised by Novosco and supported by Almac, is taking place at Belfast Metropolitan College’s Titanic Quarter Campus.


Free of charge and open to year 11–13 students, it is providing hands-on IT infrastructure experience and invaluable learning opportunities to students from across Northern Ireland.

Professional IT engineers and Belfast Met lecturers are facilitating the camp, which also includes a tour of Novosco’s headquarters in theCatalyst Inc. science park, allowing students to see a world-class managed cloud company in action.

In addition to free registration, all participants are being provided with a freeRaspberry Pi computer to keep.

Areas being covered at Novosco Cloud Camp include: networking, Python programming, basic HTML programming, and creating virtual servers.

Economy Minister Simon Hamilton MLA, who visited the camp commented: “Summer camps like these are a great way to get our young people engaged in Information Communication Technology in a fun and interactive way.

“The anticipated growth in the ICT sector means that we will need more skilled people in the future to meet the demands of employers. Gaining this hands on experience and having the opportunity to work with two locally based companies will hopefully inspire these young people to go on to consider a career in ICT in Northern Ireland.”

Novosco Managing Director, Patrick McAliskey, said: “We have had very strong interest in the camp, which gives us real encouragement about the increasing enthusiasm there is to begin a career in IT infrastructure. There is already incredible demand for the kinds of skills that these students will be developing, and that is only going to grow in the future. We are very pleased to be working with Almac and Belfast Met to play our role in ensuring the skills pipeline that our business and the industry as a whole requires.”

Andrew Hillis, Group Head of Information Services at Almac commented, “As a global company providing unique services, demand from clients all over the world continues to grow. IT plays an incredibly important role in delivering our global operations and as such we offer a vast range of career opportunities within Almac to people with these skills. The Cloud Camp is an excellent way of stimulating interest in IT infrastructure amongst young people and we look forward to working with Novosco to encourage potential future employees.”

Belfast Met’s Director of Development, Damian Duffy, said: “This Cloud Camp is the latest in a series of fantastic events which are helping to maintain the College’s position as the leading facilitator of education and skills solutions in the ICT sector. Belfast Met is delighted to be delivering this Novosco initiative at our state of the art Titanic Quarter campus. We are also thrilled to be partnering with Almac, another leading firm, in engaging the digital technologists of the future.”

Novosco employs 140 people and works for leading organisations across the UK and Ireland, including many of Northern Ireland’s top companies, UK health trusts, councils and other organisations. It has been ranked one of the top companies to work for in the UK by The Sunday Times for the last four years.

Novosco Cloud Camp Future Technologists with Simon Hamilton MLA The IT engineers of tomorrow are being hothoused at Northern Ireland’s first IT infrastructure summer camp this week (8th - 12th August, 2016).

Novosco Cloud Camp, which is organised by Novosco and supported by Almac, is taking place at Belfast Metropolitan College’s Titanic Quarter Campus.


Free of charge and open to year 11–13 students, it is providing hands-on IT infrastructure experience and invaluable learning opportunities to students from across Northern Ireland.

Professional IT engineers and Belfast Met lecturers are facilitating the camp, which also includes a tour of Novosco’s headquarters in the Catalyst Inc. science park, allowing students to see a world-class managed cloud company in action.

In addition to free registration, all participants are being provided with a free Raspberry Pi computer to keep.

Areas being covered at Novosco Cloud Camp include: networking, Python programming, basic HTML programming, and creating virtual servers.

Economy Minister Simon Hamilton MLA, who visited the camp commented: “Summer camps like these are a great way to get our young people engaged in Information Communication Technology in a fun and interactive way.

“The anticipated growth in the ICT sector means that we will need more skilled people in the future to meet the demands of employers. Gaining this hands on experience and having the opportunity to work with two locally based companies will hopefully inspire these young people to go on to consider a career in ICT in Northern Ireland.”

Novosco Managing Director, Patrick McAliskey, said: “We have had very strong interest in the camp, which gives us real encouragement about the increasing enthusiasm there is to begin a career in IT infrastructure. There is already incredible demand for the kinds of skills that these students will be developing, and that is only going to grow in the future. We are very pleased to be working with Almac and Belfast Met to play our role in ensuring the skills pipeline that our business and the industry as a whole requires.”

Andrew Hillis, Group Head of Information Services at Almac commented, “As a global company providing unique services, demand from clients all over the world continues to grow. IT plays an incredibly important role in delivering our global operations and as such we offer a vast range of career opportunities within Almac to people with these skills. The Cloud Camp is an excellent way of stimulating interest in IT infrastructure amongst young people and we look forward to working with Novosco to encourage potential future employees.”

Belfast Met’s Director of Development, Damian Duffy, said: “This Cloud Camp is the latest in a series of fantastic events which are helping to maintain the College’s position as the leading facilitator of education and skills solutions in the ICT sector. Belfast Met is delighted to be delivering this Novosco initiative at our state of the art Titanic Quarter campus. We are also thrilled to be partnering with Almac, another leading firm, in engaging the digital technologists of the future.”

Novosco employs 140 people and works for leading organisations across the UK and Ireland, including many of Northern Ireland’s top companies, UK health trusts, councils and other organisations. It has been ranked one of the top companies to work for in the UK by The Sunday Times for the last four years.