Thursday 15th October, 2020
NVT Group takes its sporting event IT Solutions to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
ONE of Scotland’s top IT firms has been awarded a major contract to deliver IT services that will help stage the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
NVT Group has been named the Official IT Services Provider for the Games after winning the major technology contract. Birmingham 2022 thus becomes the latest in a series of prestigious sporting events for which the Bellshill-based company has provided IT design, technology integration and support services. This includes the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow.
NVT will deliver the contract in conjunction with Birmingham-based partners and, as well as passing on the expertise of driving technology at major sporting events, NVT also views Birmingham 2022 as a golden opportunity to engage with local technology firms and showcase some of the world’s best integration and management technology.
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’re 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.”
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, which will be held from 28 July until 8 August 2022, will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to put the city, the region and its people on a global stage. The event is expected to have a global TV audience of 1.5 billion, will attract more than one million spectators and will welcome competitors from 72 nations and territories.
The firm will deploy a unique integrated infrastructure monitoring and reporting technology called Concepta which has helped maintain the flow of information at five previous major sporting events. The system instantly identifies where IT support teams are most needed as well as monitors key IT systems across all competition and non-competition venues using a contextually aware alert system.
Support will also be provided by another of NVT’s product suite, Viia, the private cloud platform that will host the data generated on each venue.
Hamish Fraser added: “This contract win proves 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:
“We are delighted to have a renowned and leading firm in NVT Group come on board as Official IT Services Provider for Birmingham 2022. In addition to previous Commonwealth Games experience, NVT has a strong reputation in the sports event sector, making it the ideal company to work with to provide the advanced technology infrastructure that is fundamental in delivering a seamless Games.
“Its commitment to providing opportunities for local firms in the West Midlands to get involved is also welcomed. We look forward to leveraging NVT’s expertise to deliver a successful global multi-sports event and welcoming them to the Birmingham 2022 sponsor family.”
CGF CEO David Grevemberg CBE said: “I am thrilled to welcome NVT Group as the Official IT Services Provider for Birmingham 2022. Having partnered with Glasgow 2014, NVT Group understands the Commonwealth Sport brand and shares our values.
With a wide range of experience in delivering outstanding IT services for major sport events, NVT will be an outstanding partner while their commitment to providing local IT firms with opportunities is a huge boost to the West Midlands.
I would also like to thank our CGF Partnerships team for their role in continuing to attract the world’s leading organisations to partner with Birmingham 2022. It represents a huge vote of confidence in the region and in the vision and values of the Commonwealth Sport Movement.”
About the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, which will be held from 28 July until 8 August 2022, will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to put the city, the region and its people on the global stage.
The Games is a catalyst for transformation across the West Midlands, attracting new investment and funding, creating jobs and apprenticeships for local people and new opportunities for local businesses, as well as accelerating projects that will ensure the region is ready to host a fantastic sports and cultural celebration.
Birmingham 2022 will be the Games for everyone, bringing people together from across Birmingham and the region, to provide a warm welcome to millions of visitors during the summer of 2022.
Find out more at www.birmingham2022.com