Bellshill boffins sign Ryder Cup IT deal

Pictured (l-r) Graeme Muir (NVT), Ryder match director Edward Kitson, Stephen Park Brown and Gerard Hampsey (NVT).
Pictured (l-r) Graeme Muir (NVT), Ryder match director Edward Kitson, Stephen Park Brown and Gerard Hampsey (NVT).

Bellshill-based IT firm NVT is set to make Scotland’s flagship international golf championship “the most connected Ryder Cup in history”.

It’s the company’s second major prestige sports-related contract for next year.

The firm has already agreed a similar deal to supply IT at the Commonwealth Games - and now will also be technology services integrator and an official supplier to the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

The agreement means NVT Group will design, test, build, install and support the technology infrastructure required to stage the event next year.

More than 250,000 spectators are expected to travel to Gleneagles for the event, which takes place in September, while a further daily audience of 500 million people across 183 countries will watch the golfing action on TV.

Stephen Park Brown, managing director of NVT Group, said: “We are currently celebrating our 25th anniversary and we can’t think of a better way to do so than by announcing our involvement with The 2014 Ryder Cup.”

He added: “We have long supported sport in Scotland and it is extremely gratifying to know that we will be working as technology services integrator for the two most prominent sporting events taking place in Scotland next year, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and now, The 2014 Ryder Cup.”

Richard Hills, Europe’s Ryder Cup director, said: “I know that, with the expertise of NVT Group behind us, the 2014 Ryder Cup will achieve that objective.”