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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

 

 

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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.