Gareth McAlister, Nimbus: 40under40 Profile

gareth McAlisterWith the aim of bringing Corporate Technology to Small Businesses, in 2010 Gareth McAlister turned his back on a successful career with one of the world’s leading IT companies to set up his own IT services business, Nimbus.

In just 8 years Gareth has went from a sole trader with a handful of local businesses, working from his parents’ attic, to a team of 12 with a large portfolio of customers throughout NI, GB & ROI, operating from his own premises at Heron Wharf, Belfast. Career highlights have included providing IT support to the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards when they were in Belfast in 2015 and receiving outstanding feedback from International Tier 1 Banks on Nimbus supported networks.

Gareth has built a team which prides itself on providing innovative IT solutions for SMEs and continues to be ambitious for further planned growth and job creation.

Gareth’s Top Business Tip

The things you regret most in life are the risks you didn’t take”. Owning a business where I could bring the innovation that Corporates enjoy to SME’s had always been my dream, this quote helped me decide that the risk of regretting not doing it was greater than the steady career etc that I was giving up.