Catalyst Inc tenant company Novosco announces major expansion

Added Monday, June 18 2018

Managed cloud provider Novosco is recruiting almost 150 additional staff in a £20million expansion project.

The new jobs will include IT infrastructure engineers, service delivery roles, project managers, cloud experts and cyber security specialists.

Invest Northern Ireland is offering the company over £1.2m towards the creation of 114 of the new roles to be based at its Catalyst Inc Belfast headquarters. Danske Bank is providing finance for the capital investment required to support the company’s expansion and continued growth.

Patrick McAliskey, Managing Director of Novosco, said: “Novosco provides services to many of Northern Ireland’s leading businesses and public sector bodies as well as to universities, NHS Trusts, housing associations and businesses across the UK and Ireland. Our latest contract with CUH will propel our growth in the English market and require us to significantly expand our Belfast headquarters.

Novosco provides IT infrastructure and Cloud based products and services to customers operating in a wide range of industries and sectors with health, housing, services and manufacturing representing key target markets. As an example of its growing success, the business was recently awarded the contract to manage IT infrastructure and support services for Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Novosco currently employs around 180 people, mostly at its Belfast headquarters in Catalyst Inc, and this announcement will see its headcount increase by 150 to more than 330 people.

Recruitment of the 114 new jobs to be located in Belfast is underway and will be ongoing until 2020.

As part of this expansion, the business is also planning to recruit 32 new employees to be located in England, where Novosco has an office in Daresbury, near Manchester as well as onsite presence with major customers.