IT firm grows in Belfast with eight jobs

Nimbus founder Gareth McAlister pictured with Invest NI chief executive Alastair Hamilton at the opening of the firms new Belfast offices
Nimbus founder Gareth McAlister pictured with Invest NI chief executive Alastair Hamilton at the opening of the firms new Belfast offices

Belfast IT and cloud computing firm Nimbus CS has announced that it plans to create eight new jobs over the next year with an expansion in to new premises in the city.

The move, backed by Invest NI, curreentluy has 11 staff based at its new office at Herron Wharf.

Nimbus CS is led by young entrepreneur Gareth McAlister who started the business six years ago in his parents’ attic.

Much of its success emanates from the high profile contracts the company has landed over the past 18 months including IT financial services business FinTrU and UK / Ireland truck and trailer rental firm Hireco.

In addition, the company boasts clients such as BlueMac Manufacturing and DMAC Engineering and has carved out something of a niche within the manufacturing sector.

“I am delighted that in such a short period of time we have grown from a tiny business servicing a few clients to almost 200 SMEs from a variety of sectors across the UK and Ireland,” said Mr McAlister.

“We’ve landed some major contracts in recent times, with the FinTrU support contract being one we are particularly proud of.

“We are now set to grow rapidly with eight new jobs being filled in the next few months and, the opening our new office is a personal milestone for me, and the staff who have worked so hard to support our clients in recent years.

“In these difficult times, it’s good to be able to announce some good news for the local economy.”

Invest NI CEO Alastair Hamilton said: “Gareth is someone whom Invest NI has been delighted to support through our Leader programme and his success in the IT industry demonstrates what can be achieved through innovation, clarity of purpose and expertise.

“Nimbus is a great example of how a local company can grow from humble beginnings to compete on the global stage.

Supporting young, innovative companies like this to reach their full potential is a key priority for Invest NI. The assistance offered to enable Nimbus to expand is workforce will help the company to realise its growth ambitions.”