Novosco founder Patrick McAliskey becomes chairman of Decision Time

  • NI tech firm Decision Time has appointed Patrick McAliskey as its new chairman.

    The company recently appeared in the Deloitte Fast 50 Ireland for the third year in a row. Its new chairman formerly founded well-known homegrown tech firm, Novosco. 

    McAliskey developed Novosco into one of the leading IT service providers in the UK before selling the company to the multi-national CANCOM Group in October 2019.

    Under his leadership, Novosco won a £107m contract with Cambridge University Hospitals Trust and grew its revenues to more than £50m.

    In his role with Decision Time, Patrick will chair the company’s board of directors and provide strategic direction as it seeks to expand its list of customers across the UK and Ireland.

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    The Antrim-headquartered business provides software that helps organisations to run smoothly by running effective meetings, managing risk and monitoring their strategic performance. It enables CEOs, directors and leaders across any organisation to manage all of these requirements in one place.

    Decision Time’s customers include NHS Trusts, universities, over 60 housing associations, non-departmental public bodies, a large number of the Republic of Ireland’s public sector bodies, and major Northern Ireland organisations such as Tourism NI, Translink and Invest NI.

    In the last two years, the company has more than doubled its customer-base including with new business from large global competitors.

    It said its projections are for revenues to more than double from £2.4m per annum in 2020 to beyond £5m in 2023.

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    Patrick McAliskey said: “Decision Time has a pedigree of nearly 20 years, and it is now at the point where it is growing rapidly and has an incredibly impressive market share in key sectors across the UK and Ireland.

    "I fully expect the company to move to the next level over the next few years in terms of its customer-base, employee numbers and revenues and I’m really excited to work with Geoff, David, Sinead and the team to help them on that journey.”

    Geoff Higgins, CEO of Decision Time added: “Patrick’s track record speaks for itself and we’re really pleased to welcome Patrick as Chairman of Decision Time.

    "He is one of Northern Ireland’s most skilled entrepreneurs and business leaders, and as we seek to continue to make Decision Time one of the best places to work in Northern Ireland and one of the leading software companies in Europe, I have no doubt Patrick’s input and guidance will be absolutely invaluable to us.”

    Source: Written from press release

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