Black Nova Designs ’42 under 42′ Press Release June 23


Wiltshire businesswoman recognised in South West 42 under 42 list – exactly one year after her husband received the same accolade.

Danielle Holmes, head of business development at Calne-based IT firm Black Nova Designs, has been named in the prestigious South West Business Insider’s “42 under 42” list for 2023.

The 42 under 42 list is compiled annually by South West Business Insider and recognises exceptional leaders under the age of 42 who are innovating and scaling up their businesses. Including businesses located in the southwest of England, in sectors as diverse as IT and marketing to manufacturing and healthcare, the list showcases individuals who have demonstrated innovation, entrepreneurship, and a commitment to driving growth in their organisations.

Danielle’s inclusion in the class of 2023 “42 under 42” list is a remarkable achievement that helps solidify Black Nova Designs’ reputation as an exciting and forward-thinking company. Her dedication to raising the company’s profile through tireless networking and constant eye on new marketing technologies have played a pivotal role in the company’s success and growth. Black Nova has grown year on year since it was opened in 2015 and now employs 5 staff and has a cumulative turnover of £1.3m. This timely recognition will come as no surprise to anyone who has worked with Danielle and witnessed her tenacity and unwavering desire to succeed.

The recognition comes just one year after her husband Kyle, founder of Black Nova Designs, was included in the South West Business Insider “42 under 42″’s class of 2022 list. This notable achievement, not only for two Black Nova Designs employees to be recognised as business leaders to follow but also in consecutive years, showcases the exceptional talent and business acumen within the Holmes family. The couple hope that it demonstrates their commitment to establishing Black Nova Designs as a leading force in the IT industry in the southwest and a business to watch! The award also comes as the business announced a £30,000 investment in new website hosting technology, part of the company’s ongoing plan for growth and to offer exceptional IT solutions to its customers.

“I am over the moon to be included in this year’s South West Business Insider’s ’42 under 42′ list,” Danielle commented “We’ve worked so hard over the past eight years to take Black Nova Designs from a startup to a trusted IT and web design provider with big plans for the future. I would also like to extend my gratitude to our clients and partners for their continued support. Without them we wouldn’t have a business and I will never forget that.”

Black Nova Designs offers website hosting, web design, networking, Wi-Fi and other IT services to businesses based all over the world. Based in offices in Calne, Wiltshire and with a team of highly skilled IT professionals, Black Nova Designs prides itself on its commitment to excellence, creativity, and customer satisfaction.

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