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Northgate creates 25 new posts thanks to major five-year IT contract with the NSPCC

An IT outsourcing company in Co Antrim has created 25 new jobs after winning a five year contract with the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).

Northgate Managed Services in Newtownabbey will design and manage an IT infrastructure for the National Society for the NSPCC. The system, with 2,000 users in 130 locations, is expected to help the charity cut costs.

Northgate, which was named business of the year at this year’s Belfast Telegraph Business Awards, said the new system was based on ‘|pay as you use’ utility-based computing.

Ian Chivers, director of finance and corporate services at NSPCC, said value for money was crucial for the charity.

“I am confident that by appointing Northgate, we have aligned ourselves with a provider that can not only deliver cost effective and reliable IT services across our organisation but also has the ability to grow with us as we continue to enhance our ability to engage with young people in an increasingly broad and fast changing digital world.

“Northgate is providing a utility computing model — a ‘pay as we use’ system which allows the NSPCC to accurately predict usage and to control costs. I am confident the NSPCC partnership with Northgate will allow us to |optimise our use of technology and in doing so help us to work towards our main aim – ending child cruelty.”

Andy Ross, chief executive of Northgate Managed Services, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the NSPCC contract.

“The third sector is an important marketplace for Northgate and the award of this contract is clear evidence of our ability to provide the best, most effective solution overall.

“The NSPCC’s decision speaks volumes and clearly demonstrates its confidence in our company and those that will be involved in the project.

“We are committed to working hand-in-hand with the NSPCC team and will, over the next five years be introducing a number of new services that I am confident will allow the NSPCC to achieve clear return on its ICT investment.”

The service will be provided from Northgate’s offices in Belfast while Northgate’s UK-wide national engineering team will provide support at NSPCC offices