NVT Group Partners Glasgow 2014

By Community | November 26, 2012

NVT Group, a Scottish IT firm has been announced as the technology services integrator for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Organisers said NVT Group, which is based in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, will create up to 15 modern apprenticeships to help the company fulfil its role.

The firm currently employs 75 people and will be responsible for the planning, design, implementation, testing and operation of the technology infrastructure required to ensure key elements of the Games are carried out successfully.

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 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.”

Stephen Park Brown, managing director of NVT Group, 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 said: “I am particularly pleased that NVT Group will create apprenticeships to give young people new skills to work in our IT industry, another tangible legacy from hosting the Games.”

Councillor Archie Graham, executive member for the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow City Council, said: “All successful Games need an organisation who can integrate technology across venues and other centres, and it’s all the more pleasing that these services will be provided by a Scottish-based firm who plan to take on more young people as a result.”