Nostra, an independent, Irish owned and managed ICT company based in Lucan, Co. Dublin has today announced 50 new jobs. The company was established by Kevin O’Loughlin along with Gary Byrne, Senan Finucane and Barry O’Loughlin in 2006 and has grown rapidly in the last number of years. The business has grown from just four staff in 2006 to 75 people in 2016 with 50 new positions to be filled over the next three years.
Recruitment for the new positions, with the support of Enterprise Ireland will begin immediately and includes roles for computer engineers and sales personnel who will be required to service recent client wins and support the growth of new international business. The company supports well-known brands including BoyleSports, Dawn Farm Foods and aerospace giant Avolon which now has a requirement for international ICT supported and managed by Nostra.
In 2016 the company turned over €7 million and it is currently in the second year of a 5-year plan to achieve a turnover of €25 million with 147 jobs by 2020. To meet this expansion, Nostra recently extended its headquarters and has just completed a full renovation and state-of-the-art 9,000 sq. ft. facility which was unveiled today by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D.
Minister Mitchell O’Connor said, “SME’s are the backbone of our economy and are creating jobs right across all regions of our country. They are filled with innovative, hardworking entrepreneurs. I am delighted that Nostra, an Enterprise Ireland supported company which started its life with just four people working out of what was essentially a shed in an industrial estate has now grown to be an international player on the world stage. I would like to congratulate Kevin O’Loughlin and his team for their hard work and vision and wish them the very best in their endeavours.”
Kevin O’Loughlin, CEO of Nostra said, “We are really grateful for the support we received from Enterprise Ireland which has allowed us to grow and expand the company. Our international business has really taken off and the support from Enterprise Ireland has been a game changer for us. It has helped Nostra to take on new business and create new jobs. We are very focused on reaching our goals and are currently working on building our business in North America and Europe”.
As part of the current expansion, Enterprise Ireland is supporting the recruitment of export focused positions in the company. Leo McAdams, Divisional Manager ICT & ITS, Enterprise Ireland said, “Enterprise Ireland’s mission is to partner with innovative Irish businesses looking to scale internationally. Nostra is a great example of an Irish internationally traded services company with global ambition, competing and winning sustained business in overseas markets. Enterprise Ireland looks forward to continuing to support Nostra’s growth ambitions as they expand their global footprint, strengthening their customer base internationally and continuing to create jobs here in Ireland.”
The new look facility at Nostra’s headquarters in Lucan, Co. Dublin includes new office spaces, a 24-hour helpdesk, a state of the art IT Build Room, boardrooms, meeting rooms, a dedicated field and internal sales team area and a café. For more information on Nostra visit www.nostra.ie
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Nostra has been the independent ICT partner of choice for organisations throughout Ireland and the UK since its inception in late 2006. With the skills of a dedicated technical, sales, support, and administrative staff, it helps organisations of every size and industry to integrate technology with their business. This merging of technology and business is what Nostra is all about. The company provides a complete suite of integrated solutions across the entire ICT spectrum and delivers them as part of one end-to-end managed service. It starts with an analysis of a client’s business needs both now and into the future, and works with them to design a comprehensive ICT strategy. Nostra develops the solution, identifies the best technology, implements it, supports it, and maintains it with a range of trusted and proven skills in data infrastructure, managed services, cloud, networking and security, and contract resourcing. To correspond with the changing needs of business today, Nostra can deliver these solutions either on premise or through a public or private cloud. Nostra takes care of every aspect of its client’s ICT systems throughout their entire lifecycle, from analysing current business needs together with those a changing corporate environment might demand, through to planning and roll-out, to support and management. Working with the world’s most advanced, innovative, and reliable technologies, it makes a client’s business stronger, more efficient, and more flexible. By aligning with the most trusted vendors in the industry, it connects business teams to the information they need no matter where they are, what devices they are using, or when they need it. Nostra then protects that information, supports the systems running it and maintains the solutions that it implements. Nostra brings all of the industry leaders together through one point of contact. It has the highest accreditations with leading innovators and represents the most successful names in each technology. Because it is an independent company its advice is always impartial, and Nostra will only ever recommend the solutions that are right for its clients. Nostra see themselves as being a trusted IT project delivery partner as opposed to just another supplier of services.