By Scott Wright

NVT, the Bellshill-based technology firm, has secured a high-profile deal to provide IT services to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

It is the latest in a series of projects won by the Scottish business at major international sporting events, following previous work at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in 2014.

The value of the Birmingham 2022 deal, which has seen NVT named as the official IT services provider to the Games, was not disclosed. But it has been hailed as a “major coup” for the firm.

The Games, which will be held from July 28 until August 8 in 2022, are anticipated to command a global television audience of 1.5 billion.

Hamish Fraser, group managing director of NVT, said: “We are delighted to be given this opportunity. Birmingham 2022 is the biggest sporting event in the UK since the London 2012 Olympic Games and we are eager to work with our partners in the West Midlands to help deliver a magnificent sporting and cultural event.

“We are absolutely committed to helping deliver for the people of Birmingham an event of which they can be proud and which will live long in their memories.”

NVT has won two major technology contracts for the Games. It will deploy an integrated infrastructure monitoring and reporting technology, Concepta, which it has used to help maintain the flow of information at five previous sporting events. The system identifies where IT support teams are most needed, and monitors IT systems across all competition and non-competition venues using a “contextually aware” alert system.

Support will also be provided by Viia, NVT’s private cloud platform that will host the data generated on each venue.

Mr Fraser added: “These two contract wins prove that we have been able to create a valuable revenue stream from our sporting event engagements and it cements our position as a leading IT services provider in the market. Working extensively with our West Midlands partners ensures that we can deliver such engagements while continuing to guarantee our service commitment to existing customers.”

Ian Reid, chief executive officer of Birmingham 2022, said NVT’s record at sports events makes it the “ideal company to work with.”