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Belfast IT firm Novosco increases office footprint as part of £28m expansion

Pictured in Novosco's expanded Belfast office are: John Lennon, director; Ellen Dickson, client director; and David Neeson, programme manager.
Gareth McKeown

BELFAST IT firm Novosco has increased its office footprint in the city by half as part of a £20 million expansion programme.

The fast-growing IT infrastructure company has acquired an additional 5,000 sq ft in the Concourse 3 building at Catalyst Inc in the Titanic Quarter as its headcount in the city continues to rise.

The new office space is a floor below its existing 11,000 sq ft Belfast headquarters and will provide a base for staff working on a £107m contract secured with the NHS in England last year.

The company has agreed a seven-year deal to manage IT infrastructure and support services for Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust.

Last year the business, which currently employs 220 people, announced a £20 million expansion project to create 150 jobs, 114 of which are to be based in Belfast. This is due to bring the headcount in the city above 300 in the near future.

The managed cloud provider also has has offices in Dublin and in the north of England near Manchester.

Novosco managing director, Patrick McAliskey said the new Belfast office will allow the IT company to continue to grow.

“Our biggest focus is on providing a fantastic environment for our team to thrive in, and we have worked hard to ensure that our new office space achieves this."

"Increasing our footprint in Belfast is another important landmark in Novosco's growth and will enable us to continue to expand our team, adding significant value to the local economy," he said.

Founded by Patrick McAliskey and John Lennon, Novosco is one of Northern Ireland's standout indigenous IT success stories.

The award-winning firm's client base includes; many of the north's top 100 companies, the island of Ireland's largest universities, several large health trusts and housing associations in England, two Premier League football clubs, and a wide range of other blue-chip customers.

Earlier this year Novosco received the Best Large Tech Company accolade at the Digital DNA Awards in a category that included stellar names such as Kainos and Allstate.

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