NVT Group has been named as the official IT services provider of Birmingham 2022 ©NVT Group

Scottish IT firm NVT Group is aiming to leave a "legacy imprint" at Birmingham 2022 after being named as the official IT services provider for the next Commonwealth Games.

NVT Group previously offered IT design, technology integration and support services at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in Scotland as well as other major events including the Ryder Cup in 2014, the European Games in 2015 and the European Championships in 2018.

Birmingham 2022 said the Glasgow-based company will deploy an infrastructure monitoring and reporting technology called Concepta which "instantly identifies where IT support teams are most needed".

Support is also set to be provided by Viia, NVT's private cloud platform that will host the data generated on each venue.

Hamish Fraser, group managing director of NVT, said: "We are delighted to be given this opportunity.

"Birmingham 2022 is the biggest sporting event to be held in the United Kingdom 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 unique technology we use has been tried and tested across the world at major sporting events, but we're eager to share it with local firms as a means of leaving a legacy imprint at Birmingham 2022 and helping British technology remain at the cutting edge of global communications infrastructures."

NVT views Birmingham 2022 as an opportunity to engage with West Midlands-based technology firms, and is set to invite local IT companies to visit its technology operations centre in the run-up to the Games.

NVT Group previously provided IT support at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Birmingham 2022
NVT Group previously provided IT support at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Birmingham 2022

Ian Reid, chief executive 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."

David Grevemberg, chief executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), added: "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."

NVT Group is the sixth official partner for Birmingham 2022.

The firms joins the University of Birmingham, legal advisers Gowling WLG, timekeeper Longines, recruiter GI Group and host broadcaster Sunset+Vine.