Nitec Solutions Ltd. began life in 1998 with the merger of Nigel Mulholland’s Nitec PC Support (infrastructure and technical support specialists) and Peter McMahon’s Prosoft (software development specialists).
The nascent Nitec was formed with a clearly defined vision to provide outsourced information technology expertise and end–to–end technology solutions to small–to–medium enterprises, many of whom had neither the skills nor the resources to manage their own IT strategy and systems. Nitec’s aim has always been to bring corporate quality solutions to the SME in an affordable and cost–effective form.
After around 5 successful years based in Oakmont House in Lisburn, sustained growth eventually necessitated the search for new, larger premises. The search led to Antrim and the keynote building in Invest NI’s Technology Park at Muckamore provided an ideal state–of–the–art home for the company. The move, which involved almost £1million of private investment by Nitec’s co–owners, saw the company increase floor–space by around fivefold and has facilitated growth in staff numbers.
The company now employs 35 staff, servicing several hundred clients and offering a full portfolio of services, including network design and implementation, support, software development, and training.
Nitec’s success is largely due to an ability to design and implement complete solutions, operating as a one–stop shop to small and medium businesses, acting as a complete outsourced IT department. Continuous investment in new technology and R&D has always been a hallmark of Nitec and the company is widely acknowledged as a leading–edge technology innovator. A strong commitment to staff training has also played an important part in the company’s growth and led to recognition as an “Investor in People”.
Nitec is a multi–award winning company with no fewer than 17 awards of national or international recognition since 2000 for both business and technical excellence. The highlights of these, respectively, have been the Parcelforce Worldwide UK Small Business of the Year Award 2005 which saw the company win the overall UK crown as Northern Ireland’s regional representative, and in 2004 Nitec became the first Microsoft Ireland Partner ever to be nominated as Microsoft Worldwide Awards Finalists as the European Networking Infrastructure Partner of the Year for our network infrastructure solution for local manufacturer, Clarehill Plastics.
As well as finding favour with customers (and judging panels!), Nitec’s approach has attracted the interest of major players within the industry. The company has close ties with both Microsoft (Gold Certified Partner) and Hewlett Packard (Gold Preferred Partner) and has also formed partnerships with a number of other global players in the IT sector.