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Former Rackspace MD joins Novosco board

Karen Shearer, Finance Director, Dominic Monkhouse, new Board Member, Patrick McAliskey, Managing Director, John Lennon, Sales and Marketing Director
Emma Cowan on November 12, 2014 - 11:00 am in News

A key figure in the growth of some of the world’s best-known hosting and cloud services businesses has joined the board of Novosco.

, who was held senior leadership roles with, amongst others, Rackspace, Pipex Hosting, and PEER 1 Hosting, becomes a non-executive director at the Belfast-headquartered company.

Novosco managing director, Patrick McAliskey, says: “Dominic has outstanding credentials and is a highly entrepreneurial business leader who has been at the forefront of hosting and cloud services in the UK since their beginnings. Dominic’s knowledge, energy, contacts and vision will be a considerable asset to Novosco as we continue the growth of the business.”

Dominic Monkhouse says: “Novosco is a high-growth business that is on course to become a really significant player in the market. I have been hugely impressed by the vision of its leadership team, the skills of its workforce, and the ambition of all involved. I am extremely excited about working closely with Patrick and the team to help them achieve their considerable potential.”

Novosco, which marked 20 years in business this year, has appeared in the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For listing each of the past two years, and is in the Deloitte Fast 50 (Ireland) 2014 for the 15th year in a row – the only company to be in the prestigious listing every year since it started in the year 2000.

Novosco provides cloud computing and IT infrastructure services, including disaster recovery, managed services and connectivity services, to a wide range of organisations in the public and private sectors. Novosco is a leading partner of Cisco, EMC and VMware in the UK and Ireland.

The company’s clients include some of the UK and Ireland’s largest health trusts, councils, housing associations and universities, in addition to large financial services organisations and other businesses. In Northern Ireland, it works for about 50 of the Top 100 Companies.

Recently announced contracts include a deal worth around £2.5million with Metropolitanto provide infrastructure and network support services for the organisation’s 1,800 IT users across 260 UK locations. It is also providing IT infrastructure for a new £237m building at Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool, and building infrastructure for Bradford College’s new £50m headquarters building.

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