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Winners of the Northern Ireland Housing Association Football League were announced last night (Wednesday) at PlayBall at Stormont Pavilion. 

Fold were crowned champions following a 10 week competition, facilitated by the Irish Football Association, which saw eight housing associations from across Northern Ireland battle it out for the title. The nail biting final against Connswater Homes went to penalties before Fold took home the trophy.

Speaking at the awards ceremony Denise Burns from Helm Housing, who are Secretariat for the League, said: “We set this league up to promote health and wellbeing for staff, as well as providing an opportunity for members from all the different housing associations to meet up and have a bit of fun. Everyone seems to have really enjoyed it and got stuck in from the start, so we’re already looking forward to next season. I was delighted that Helm’s own interim Chief Executive, John McPeake was able to join us for the awarding of the inaugural ‘McPeake Cup’, named in his honour. He has been a dedicated advocate for the housing sector in Northern Ireland for many years and a huge supporter of this initiative. We are also particularly grateful to our award sponsors Novosco, who provided the awards, and BT and NIBC who donated the prizes for players of the tournament.”

David Maginnes, Senior Account Manager at Novosco presented the winners with their award. He added: “We are delighted to sponsor this League which is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland. At Novosco we firmly believe in employee wellness, and it’s great to be part of helping to promote this culture within other organisations as part of this great initiative. Congratulations to all those who’ve taken part and who have contributed in making it happen.”

Kris Lindsay, from the Irish Football Association added: “We were charged with establishing the first business football league in Northern Ireland and the Housing Association Football League has more than delivered. The standard of football was much higher than we expected, and it was great to see so many men and women taking part and enjoying themselves. Anything that promotes good health and participation through sport is something we are delighted to be involved in and we look forward to getting behind more like this in the future.”

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Simon Hamilton at Novosco, cloud computing experts.

Novosco's impressive new offices in Belfast were today officially opened by Economy Minister, Simon Hamilton.

Based at the Concourse 3 building at Catalyst Inc (formerly the NI Science Park), the 11,000 sq ft facility represents an investment of over £1million, and more than doubles Novosco's space in the city.

The offices - the company's headquarters - include a gym, a library, a coffee dock, and a virtual reality room for staff entertainment. The architect on the project was Blackstaff Architects Belfast.

Novosco is a managed cloud provider with clients in the public, private and voluntary sectors across the UK and Ireland. It employs almost 150 people and also has offices in Dublin, Cork and Manchester.

Novosco's business has grown significantly as it has won a series of major contracts with organisations including top businesses, leading universities, global financial organisations, and some of the largest NHS trusts.

The company held an official opening event at its new base this afternoon. Speaking at the gathering, Economy Minister, Simon Hamilton MLA, said: "Novosco is making a valuable contribution to growing Northern Ireland's technology sector and the remarkable growth and development undertaken by the business in recent years highlights its confidence in our local talent base.

"Working closely with Invest Northern Ireland, Novosco has almost doubled its Belfast workforce in the last three years and implemented R&D and skills development activities to position itself competitively in the global marketplace. These new offices mark an exciting new chapter for Novosco and I wish the business continued success in the future."

Novosco managing director, Patrick McAliskey, said: "We are delighted to have the Economy Minister with us this afternoon to mark what is a very significant step in Novosco's ongoing journey. We wanted to create a unique office environment to support our efforts to recruit and retain the very best people. We don't think there are any other offices in Northern Ireland quite like those we have created and we feel that they will play a crucial role in the continuing growth of our business."

Founded in Belfast over 20 years ago, Novosco is a market-leading managed cloud provider, and one of the island of Ireland's fastest-growing tech companies. It recently acquired English specialist IT security solutions and managed services expert NetDef in a seven-figure deal.

Novosco has been ranked in the Sunday Times Best UK Companies To Work For in each of the past four years.

Simon Hamilton visits Novosco's new offices

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Managed cloud provider Novosco has racked up a record 17th straight year in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Ireland.

The Belfast-headquartered company is the only business to appear in the listing of the 50 most rapidly growing tech firms on the island every single year since it began in 2000. In addition to this being unprecedented in Ireland, it is understood that no other company in Europe has appeared in their country’s respective Deloitte Fast 50 listing as many times.

The awards, which took place on Friday (4 November 2016) in the DoubleTree by Hilton in Dublin, rank the very best of the island’s indigenous technology sector and recognise those companies that have demonstrated exceptional growth in turnover over the last four years.

Novosco has grown its turnover and been profitable every year since it was founded more than 20 years ago, and expects to grow its turnover by around 18 percent this year as well. The company, which also has bases in Dublin, Manchester, and Cork, recently doubled its space in Belfast when it opened impressive new 11,000 sq ft offices at Catalyst Inc (formerly the NI Science Park).

Earlier this year, Novosco acquired English specialist IT security solutions and managed services expert NetDef in a seven figure deal.

Multi-award-winning Novosco was named Northern Ireland Company of the Year by the Belfast Telegraph in 2015. It was also ranked by Deloitte as one of the Best Managed Companies in Ireland, and has appeared in The Sunday Times UK Best Companies to Work For listing each of the past four years.  In 2016, Novosco was named as one of the 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain by the London Stock Exchange.

Commenting on the Fast 50 listing, Novosco Managing Director, Patrick McAliskey, says: “We’re delighted to achieve a Fast 50 listing again, for the 17th consecutive year. We think it sends a very positive message to clients and potential clients about our ambition as well as our ability to sustain growth over the long-term. But perhaps the biggest benefit for us is in communicating the dynamic, progressive nature of the company to current and potential employees. As we expand our business across the UK and Ireland, we need to recruit and retain the very best people, and being recognised in the Fast 50 helps motivate our existing team and supports our efforts to bring in new talent as well.”

Details of the final Technology Fast 50 ranking list are available to download at www.fast50.ie.

Managed cloud provider Novosco has racked up a record 17th straight year in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Ireland.

The Belfast-headquartered company is the only business to appear in the listing of the 50 most rapidly growing tech firms on the island every single year since it began in 2000. In addition to this being unprecedented in Ireland, it is understood that no other company in Europe has appeared in their country’s respective Deloitte Fast 50 listing as many times.

The awards, which took place on Friday (4 November 2016) in the DoubleTree by Hilton in Dublin, rank the very best of the island’s indigenous technology sector and recognise those companies that have demonstrated exceptional growth in turnover over the last four years.

Novosco has grown its turnover and been profitable every year since it was founded more than 20 years ago, and expects to grow its turnover by around 18 percent this year as well. The company, which also has bases in Dublin, Manchester, and Cork, recently doubled its space in Belfast when it opened impressive new 11,000 sq ft offices at Catalyst Inc (formerly the NI Science Park).

Earlier this year, Novosco acquired English specialist IT security solutions and managed services expert NetDef in a seven figure deal.

Multi-award-winning Novosco was named Northern Ireland Company of the Year by the Belfast Telegraph in 2015. It was also ranked by Deloitte as one of the Best Managed Companies in Ireland, and has appeared in The Sunday Times UK Best Companies to Work For listing each of the past four years.  In 2016, Novosco was named as one of the 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain by the London Stock Exchange.

Commenting on the Fast 50 listing, Novosco Managing Director, Patrick McAliskey, says: “We’re delighted to achieve a Fast 50 listing again, for the 17th consecutive year. We think it sends a very positive message to clients and potential clients about our ambition as well as our ability to sustain growth over the long-term. But perhaps the biggest benefit for us is in communicating the dynamic, progressive nature of the company to current and potential employees. As we expand our business across the UK and Ireland, we need to recruit and retain the very best people, and being recognised in the Fast 50 helps motivate our existing team and supports our efforts to bring in new talent as well.”

Details of the final Technology Fast 50 ranking list are available to download at www.fast50.ie.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, officially opened Concourse Building 3 in Belfast's technology park, Catalyst Inc.

Novosco invested £1 million in opening the new company headquarters, Prince Andrew was given a tour of the new offices by Patrick McAliskey (Managing Director) and John Lennon (Sales Director). 

 

  

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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