Novosco listed again in the Sunday Times Best Companies
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013
For the second year running Novosco has been ranked as one of the best places to work in the UK.
The datacentre expert again achieved the highest ranking for a business from Northern Ireland, where Novosco has its head office.
Leadership was one of the key reasons for Novosco’s success, according to the Sunday Times, in addition to other factors including facilitating ‘Personal Growth’.
The leadership of the company’s Managing Director, Patrick McAliskey, was highlighted for particular praise: “This managing director is a long-running inspiration, say the employees at the Belfast-based IT company. They have faith in him (giving a top-five, 94% positive score, the firm’s best result)”.
The judges also praised McAliskey’s open door policy, the fact that he knows every employee by name and what is going on in their lives, and his active involvement in charity work (particularly running marathons for Bowel Cancer) and in local schools.
Other areas in which the company was praised include for having women as at least 33% of senior managers, its charity activities, and encouraging healthy eating. Long service is also impressive, with 40% of employees with more than 5 years’ service.
Novosco, headquartered in the Northern Ireland Science Park in Belfast, also has offices in Dublin and Birmingham and carries out work for large organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Its clients range from the UK’s largest health trusts, to significant councils, and major private sector businesses.
Managing Director Patrick McAliskey said that it is the company’s second year in the prestigious listing.
“One of our key goals is to recruit and retain the very best people in the sector, as they are what set us apart from our competitors. So we put a big emphasis on making Novosco a great place to work,- and we’re very pleased that the Sunday Times have recognised that again this year,” he says.