IT infrastructure company Novosco is expanding its Belfast office space by 50 percent as its headcount increases towards 300 people.

The fast-growing business, which won a £107million contract with a major health trust last year, has acquired an additional 5,000 sq ft of space in the Concourse 3 building at Catalyst in Titanic Quarter to house the additional team members.

In addition to its Belfast headquarters, Novosco also has offices in Dublin and Daresbury in Cheshire.

Founded by Patrick McAliskey and John Lennon, Novosco is one of Northern Ireland’s standout indigenous IT success stories. It won Best Large Tech Company at the recent Digital DNA Awards in a category that included stellar names like Kainos and Allstate.

It’s client-base includes many of Northern Ireland’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.

The new office space is on the floor below its existing 11,000 sq ft, world-class facility. It will provide a base for the team working on the major new contract with Cambridge University Hospitals Trust.

The new space has been fitted out to the same standard as Novosco’s existing office, and includes a high calibre café environment, views over Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, and modern communal areas. The team will also have access to Novosco’s dedicated gym.

Novosco Managing Director, Patrick McAliskey, said: “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.”

Novosco currently employs 220 people, with plans in place for that to increase to over 300.

Last year Novosco announced a £20million expansion project, including 150 new jobs. Invest Northern Ireland offered the company over £1.2m towards the creation of 114 of the new roles to be based at its Belfast headquarters. Danske Bank provided finance for the capital investment required to support the company’s expansion and continued growth.

In addition to its Belfast headquarters, Novosco has offices in Dublin and in the north of England near Manchester.

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