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Nostra announces 50 new jobs and unveils new facility

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.

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We transferred to Nostra for managing our network in October 2016 and immediately felt confident that our system would be brought up to the best possible standards of monitoring and maintenance.  We are happy that the latest in best practice guidelines are now in place and that our network is now on a fully stable footing.  Business continuity is obviously a key priority and they have put in place a robust system of replication and backups with a regular monitoring system.

The staff in Nostra know their IT and they have expertise in every aspect together with relationships with Microsoft and other key partners in the industry.  They manage everything IT for us apart from our core banking system and they have built a relationship with that provider also.

I am happy to recommend them as a strong network services provider

Operations Manager

“Seamless, Efficient, and Hassle Free”

“We have worked with Nostra as our Technology Partner since 2011. During that time we have moved our mail to Microsoft O365, upgraded our servers, and deployed Microsoft Virtualisation. In tandem with Nostra we have reviewed and upgraded our Business Continuity Plan and have put disaster recovery failover in place. All of these initiatives have been accomplished in a seamless, efficient, and hassle free manner with no down time to the company. Nostra always conduct due diligence before any move and come up with business driven and cost effective solutions. They are very adept at providing the latest software solutions and advice with a customer centric focus.”

Office Manager

“I have more time to focus on my business”

“Although Nostra have committed to 30 minute support, the support engineers are usually online and fixing any issue within 5 or 10 minutes and we’re generally back up and running within the 30 minutes. They provide an excellent service and more importantly leave me with more time to focus on my business.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Nostra to any company who wish to cut IT costs without jeopardizing any service levels.”

Managing Director

“The Service We Receive is Unlike Any Other”

“We chose Nostra as our IT provider because they understand our business and give a proactive approach to managing our IT. They provide the fastest response time from any IT company in our market but much more than this they advise us on keeping our systems stable and our costs down.

They engage with our other vendors to ensure that once we make a call to Nostra any IT worry will be resolved.

The efficient running of our technology systems is crucial to the smooth running of our business. They have become a key IT manager to our business. From analysing our systems they have saved us a lot of money, we run more systems from less machines and we do so in a stable fashion. Our employees are an integral part of our business and our employees choose Nostra Systems.

The service we receive from Nostra Systems is unlike that given to us by any previous provider.”

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