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Novosco trio

Novosco has secured business worth more than £500,000 with three of Northern Ireland’s most innovative exporters.

The IT infrastructure company, which is headquartered in the NI Science Park, has recently won work with CDE Global, TG Eakin, and Leckey.

Novosco provides managed cloud services to a wide range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations, and has been brought in by the firms to review and upgrade their IT systems.

Novosco already works for over 50 percent of Northern Ireland’s top 100 companies, as well as health trusts, housing associations, educational establishments and other organisations across the UK and Ireland.

Managing Director, Patrick McAliskey, says that he is delighted to secure work with three such prestigious businesses.

“These are amongst Northern Ireland’s most innovative companies, with fast-growing export businesses and expanding teams. IT plays a key role in their success and we are helping them ensure their systems are robust, dynamic and agile as they continue to grow,” he says.

“For instance, our work for TG Eakin will provide their staff with a remote access solution that will enable them to work anywhere in the world via an encrypted connection, delivering a desktop environment from their datacentre,” he continues.

“In relation to Leckey, we have deployed a new virtualised infrastructure, allowing the business to be more agile and flexible in providing core services to its users, partners and customers. Enhanced business continuity features were also provided as a result of the work,” he adds.

Based in Comber, TG Eakin manufactures medical equipment and exports it to over 30 countries around the world.

Leckey, which has its headquarters in Lisburn, employs some 100 people and is a globally recognised pioneer in the research, design and development of products for postural support.

Cookstown-based CDE Global supplies washing equipment for quarries and mines on the global market and has offices in India, Brazil and the US.

Novosco has been in business for more than 20 years and now employs 120 people. It has appeared in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For listing each of the past four years, and appeared in the Deloitte Fast 50 2015 for the 16th year in a row – the only company to be in the prestigious listing every year since it started in the year 2000.

Novosco Awarded Deloitte BMC 2016 Patrick McAliskey WS7 March 2016 - Novosco has completed a remarkable recent hat-trick with its latest accolade, a Deloitte Best Managed Companies in Ireland Award.

This adds to its Sunday Times Best UK Companies to Work For listing in February, and its appearance for an unprecedented 16th consecutive year in the Deloitte Fast 50 ranking of the fastest growing tech businesses in Ireland at the end of 2015.

Novosco, which is headquartered in the NI Science Park, Belfast, and has offices in Manchester, Dublin and Cork, employs over 110 people. It provides IT infrastructure services to a range of top businesses, health trusts, housing associations and other organisations across the UK and Ireland.

In 2015, Novosco was also named Northern Ireland’s Outstanding Company of the Year by the Belfast Telegraph.

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, recognises companies across the island that are operating at the highest levels of business performance.

A lengthy qualification and judging process takes place in which the complete performance of a business is assessed, moving beyond finances to such areas as operational excellence, strategy, and human resource processes.

Novosco was presented with its latest award in Dublin on Friday 4th March 2016 when its Managing Director, Patrick McAliskey, said: “We work for many of the UK and Ireland’s largest and very best organisations, and we think it’s important to demonstrate that we too are a very well managed business, with world-class standards in areas including HR and operations. The awards is a very rigorous process and we see being judged as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies as an important endorsement.”

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, is open to companies from all 32 counties on the island of Ireland. It is the only awards programme that considers a business’ performance from every perspective.

Novosco attributes its growth to class-leading customer service and staff dedication


news1Belfast, Northern Ireland 16th November 2015 — Novosco Ltd today announced that it ranked number 49 in the 2015 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Ireland. Rankings are based on average percentage revenue growth over four years.


Novosco’s CEO, Patrick McAliskey, credits class-leading customer service and staff dedication with the company’s growth over the past four years. He said, "We are proud to be the only firm to have been in the prestigious Deloitte Fast50 every year since it was established in the year 2000. Our continued growth can be attributed to customer- and employee-centric management practices. Nurturing employee satisfaction through our four core values leads to our technology experts delivering consistently an excellent service to our loyal customers.” The awards, which are in their sixteenth year in Ireland, demonstrate the strength of the indigenous technology sector in Ireland. Cumulatively, the 2015 Fast 50 winners generated approximately €480 million in total annual revenues in 2014. The average revenue ofcompanies featuring on the ranking was €9.5 million, while the average growth rate of the companies over the last four years was 540%.


Announcing the winners of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 programme, David Crawford, Partner with Deloitte Belfast said: “Huge congratulations to the winning companies. The awards showcase the agility, innovation and strength of the industry. The winners epitomise these characteristics. What’s really encouraging is the ambition that is apparent amongst them. On average 58% of turnover amongst the winners is generated by exports.


Furthermore, on average, over a quarter of turnover is spent on R&D. The winning companies are making their mark internationally and investing in their companies’ future.” The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards took place in Dublin on 13 November 2015, hosted by science and technology journalist, and founder of Whipsmart Media, Jonathan McCrea. Keynote speaker on the night was Paul Sallomi, Deloitte U.S. and Global Technology Sector Leader for Technology, Media and Telecoms.


Details of the full Technology Fast 50 ranking list are available to download at



Ampliphae NewsCloud Expo Europe, London, 12th April 2016 – Ampliphae Ltd today announced that Novosco, the leading UK-based cloud solutions provider, has chosen Ampliphae virtualised network analytics to significantly enhance its direct cloud connectivity offering. Ampliphae will complement Novosco’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect service, enabling Novosco to launch differentiated value-added services leveraging AWS.

Ampliphae deep network analytics provides unprecedented visibility into the traffic flowing across the network from enterprise to cloud, enabling Context Aware Networking that supports business-critical cloud and SaaS services. Ampliphae dynamically prioritises and steers critical business traffic flows to optimise and assure the user experience of enterprise cloud and SaaS applications.

“Novosco is committed to enabling our customers as they adopt cloud technologies. Our AWS Direct Connect solution provides our customers with a secure and predictable connection to Amazon’s IaaS and PaaS public cloud, giving them the confidence to accelerate migration of their business applications as well as their own services to the cloud”, said Patrick McAliskey, Managing Director of Novosco. “Ampliphae’s analytics further enhance our cloud service by allowing customers to control and prioritize the network, in support of their business-critical cloud and SaaS applications. With Ampliphae, we can ensure that the highest levels of security and performance are maintained throughout the cloud adoption journey.”

Trevor Graham, CEO of Ampliphae, commented: “We are delighted that Novosco have chosen our technology to help power their cloud offerings. We look forward to working closely with Novosco, supporting their customers as they adopt cloud and SaaS services, and delivering an effective mechanism for customers to control and optimize their cloud network. This provides strong validation for Ampliphae’s product and value proposition. Our investors have demonstrated strong belief in Ampliphae’s unique and disruptive technology, and we are very pleased that we now have the opportunity to demonstrate our product in a major service provider network.”

Novosco and Ampliphae are jointly demonstrating intelligent cloud connectivity on stand 460 at this year’s Cloud Expo Europe event at the ExCel Centre in London, United Kingdom, 12th-13th April 2016.


The Novosco stand was very popular with visitors of the Cloud Expo 2016 (London ExCeL), where they learned about our Cloud Readiness Assessment, Hosted Skype for Business, Single Tenant Cloud and BaaS / DRaaS.


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