Belfast Telegraph

Northgate on its way back to school with £22m contracts

By Heather McGarrigle

A Co Antrim ICT provider has won three education contracts in England worth over £22m.

Newtownabbey-based Northgate Managed Services (Northgate) secured the work with Blackpool and Oldham councils and the Richard Rose Federation which represents two academies in Carlisle. The £15m contract with Oldham Council will see Northgate provide and manage a range of technologies to two schools and two academies.

The new technology will allow the schools and academies to save energy, use computers more efficiently and allow students to access learning materials from desktop PCs, laptops and personal user devices.

As well as designing, installing and managing the ICT infrastructure and network, Northgate will support and monitor |them from a dedicated service desk.

The Blackpool contract is worth £3.5m and the company will provide the core technology and ICT infrastructure for every secondary school in Blackpool.

The Richard Rose Federation has chosen Northgate as its ICT partner.

For this £3.19m contract, Northgate are tasked with designing, supplying, installing and managing ICT solutions.

The system will be collaborative, meaning staff and students across the two academies, plus parents and members of the community, can use it any time.

Andy Ross of Northgate Managed Services said: “I really believe that our personalised approach will help each school and academy to receive the best and most appropriate ICT solutions for their own unique set of needs.”

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