Firm lands contract for Glasgow Games IT

A BELLSHILL firm has been awarded the contract to deliver IT services for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

NVT Group will be responsible for the planning, design, implementation, testing and operation of the technology infrastructure required to ensure the Games run smoothly.

The firm, based in Righead Business Park, already employs 75 staff, and will create up to 15 modern apprenticeships to meet the work.

Glasgow 2014’s chief executive David Grevemberg said: “I’m delighted to have NVT Group - a home-grown Scottish IT business success story - bring its expertise to enable us to maximise the performance of the technology required to deliver a modern multi-sports global event.

EFFECTIVE

“Effective technology infrastructure and service platforms are essential to ensuring the high levels of connectivity and information flow that are essential to delivering a high-performance Games environment.”

NVT Group managing director Stephen Park Brown hopes the event will give Scottish companies the chance to shine on a global stage.

He said: “NVT Group is delighted to be playing a part in ensuring the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is an outstanding event for Scotland and we are committed to creating legacy through developing apprenticeship opportunities for young people to enter the IT industry.

“Technology will play an integral role in delivering an excellent Games for athletes, officials and spectators and, as a Scottish company with ambitions for growth, we are committed to ensuring Glasgow 2014 is a memorable experience for all who take part as well as being an excellent global showcase for Scottish business.”

Commonwealth Games minister Shona Robison added: “I am particularly pleased that NVT Group will create apprenticeships to give young people new skills, another tangible legacy from hosting the Games.”