The Technology Partnership agreement with TSG is the latest partnership deal to be struck by the SGU, which is pursuing a policy of linking with major brands where a range of essential goods or services are provided on a reciprocal basis. It is also the first such technology partnership with a sports governing body for TSG, marking new territory for the fast growing IT services company.
As the official IT partner, TSG will provide its specialist support service, ‘System Care 2’, to the SGU head office with additional on-site IT support during some of the national championships during the tournament season. The partnership will provide a fully outsourced professional IT service which will enable the SGU to concentrate on its day to day business with TSG focusing on providing all IT solutions. In addition, TSG has also developed specialist Golf Club management software, which will be made available to member clubs on special terms.
Hamish Grey, Chief Executive of the SGU said, “This is an exciting deal for the SGU with technology playing an increasingly important role in our business. With the support of TSG we will have fully resourced professional IT support across a wide range of our activities, enabling us to improve how we deliver our key goals.”
Maitland Gray, Director with TSG in Scotland added, “We have already supported golf in Scotland through sponsorship of business golf tournaments but this opportunity allows us to become more directly involved by helping the SGU improve its business and work directly with the member clubs.”
TSG recently announced that it had recorded its best ever year in Scotland, with turnover now in excess of £10m, an increase of over 300% since the company launched in Scotland in 2004. TSG provides hardware, software, systems support and related IT services to nearly 2000 businesses in Scotland. The company also recently announced the acquisition of Solution Canvas, a specialist e-commerce consultancy.
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