Published On: Mon, Jul 3rd, 2017

Novosco wins £10m contract with London-based housing association

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Patrick McAliskey, Managing Director, Novosco, left, with Andrew Muir, Group Corporate Services Director Notting Hill Housing.

Managed cloud provider Novosco has secured a deal worth over £10million with a major UK housing association. The Belfast-headquartered company has won the business with Notting Hill Housing, which manages nearly 32,000 properties across London, and is building thousands more.

As part of the five-year deal, Novosco will provide a range of IT services, including service support and delivery, application management, ICT commodity services, and strategic planning.

Novosco has built considerable expertise in the housing association sector, working for organisations including Swan Housing in the south of England, Northwards Housing based in Manchester, and Radius, which has some 33,000 homes in Northern Ireland.

Notting Hill is the third of London’s so-called G15 large housing associations that Novosco has secured as a client.

The five-year deal, which has the potential to be extended for a further two years, will commence after this summer.

Novosco managing director, Patrick McAliskey, says: “Notting Hill is one of the largest housing associations in London, and Novosco looks forward to providing it with an innovative service across a wide range of areas including service desk, security, and disaster recovery. Our team has unrivalled experience and expertise working in the sector, which has been a key factor in us securing the contract.”

Andrew Muir, Group Director of Corporate Services at Notting Hill Housing says: “With so many residents relying on us every day it is absolutely vital that our IT systems are efficient, stable and secure. For that reason, we look forward to working with Novosco, who have a proven track record in providing a high quality service to the housing sector and beyond.”

Novosco is a managed cloud provider with clients in the public, private and voluntary sectors across the UK and Ireland, including Premiership football teams, some of the UK’s largest health trusts and many of Northern Ireland’s top companies.

Novosco employs almost 150 people and also has offices in Belfast, Manchester, Dublin, and Cork. Last year it acquired English specialist IT security solutions and managed services expert NetDef, further extending its presence in the GB market.

Novosco, which is continuing to recruit for high-value roles in Belfast, recently invested over £1million to more-than-double its space in the city, from 5,000 sq ft to over 11,000 sq ft. Located in the new Concourse 3 building at Catalyst, Novosco’s impressive new headquarters includes state-of-the-art offices, a gym, a library, a coffee dock, and a virtual reality room.

 

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