Belfast Telegraph

Northgate nets deal to supply £1.14m IT system to school

By Lesley Houston

Northern Ireland firm Northgate has won a £1.14m contract to create a new IT system for an English school.

Northgate Managed Services has been awarded the lucrative new four-year IT contract by St Aldhelm's Academy in Poole.

Northgate will design and support a new "robust, reliable and scalable IT infrastructure" for the academy's students and teachers.

Northgate already supplies IT services to more than 1,250 schools and colleges throughout the UK including every school in Northern Ireland.

The Newtownabbey firm is currently rated 46 among Northern Ireland's list of Top 100 companies, employing more than 900 people and boasting a £130.9m profit this year.

Its cloud-based MY-SCHOOL system will allow students to help design their own learning plans.

Andy Ross, chief executive of Northgate Managed Services, described the contract as "fantastic news for the company".

"We have a wealth of experience in the education sector and I am confident we will use this to good effect over the next four years in providing the Academy with a robust, flexible and reliable ICT solution."