IT entrepreneur Patrick McAliskey has received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his impressive achievements in the business world.
Best known as the founder of Novosco, Patrick received the prestigious accolade at the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards last night at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast.
Patrick founded Novosco more than 20 years ago and grew it into one of NI’s best known and most successful IT companies.
Under Patrick’s leadership, Novosco won a landmark £107million contract with Cambridge University Hospitals Trust and was ranked amongst the best companies to work for in the UK.
At Novosco, Patrick also led a series of successful mergers and acquisitions and ultimately a multi-million-pound sale.
Today, Patrick is chairman of fast-growing tech firm Outsource Group and a non-executive director of food-to-go company Around Noon.
He also part owns craft brewery Spadetown based in the Silverwood Industrial Area.
At the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards, in partnership with Ulster Bank, firms and businesspeople across 16 categories were honoured at the black-tie ceremony attended by around 450 people.
Mark Crimmins, regional managing director at chief sponsor Ulster Bank NI, said: “Once again Ulster Bank was proud to work in partnership with the Belfast Telegraph to deliver this year’s Business Awards and recognise the exceptional talent and entrepreneurial spirit of business leaders here.
“Each and every one of the winners honoured this evening has shown immense levels of innovation and ambition and rightly deserves to be congratulated on their achievements, particularly in light of the current economic challenges and issues.
“On behalf of Ulster Bank, I’d like to pay tribute to the event organisers, our partners at the Belfast Telegraph, and the team of judges for their help in making the awards a success and putting together such a strong showcase for our local business community.”
“And many congratulations to Patrick on his Lifetime Achievement Award which is very well deserved for an incredibly impressive business career to date.”