UK education ICT provider secures stg£9m in back to school contracts

5 Oct 2011

UK education-based ICT services provider Northgate secured more than stg£9m in back to school business in September, with 7,000 extra teachers and learners availing of these services.

For each school, Northgate has tailored its offerings for its specific requirements. This includes wired and wireless networks, remote access, cashless catering, access control, managed print and Northgate’s cloud-based application, My School.

Onsite teams will continue to support and manage ICT in these schools.

Northgate believes the offerings will deliver long-term costs savings and efficiencies for schools.

“The new academic year has highlighted what a key role Northgate is playing in delivering ICT in education today. This is not only good news for learners and teachers at the many schools, colleges and academies we are servicing, but it is also recognition for the educational team at Northgate Managed Services,” said Andy Ross, chief executive of Northgate Managed Services.

“Ensuring each establishment was ready for the new school year was a top priority and was achieved thanks to the expertise and dedication of our on-site and service desk teams.

“This approach, coupled with our partnerships with suppliers, local authorities, contractors and the schools themselves has ensured every teacher and pupil – no matter what stage they’ve reached on their educational journey – has access to the very best resources and most up-to-date learning environment.”