A BROMSGROVE firm has won the bid to provide IT support for Coventry trust after being named city of culture 2021.

Leap IT won the 5-year contract which will see them provide all of the IT, phone and print requirements.

The company initially made the bid after Coventry was named the city of culture for 2021 in December 2017, which will allow them to increase their staff numbers to accommodate the extra work load.

Stuart Watson, managing director at Leap IT, said: “Firstly we’re immensely proud to be supporting Cov2021 with their ambitious plans.

"Everything about the project is about thinking differently and we felt it important that we try and do the same.

"The service we have built ensures the trust gets access to state-of-the-art technology without overspending or wasting money unnecessarily on outright ownership.

"It means we’ve been able to offer something really flexible that scales up during growth and down again as the project retires."

Cov2021 said they have already begun to feel the positive effects of working with Leap IT.

Cov2021 finance director, David Caldwell, said: “They have taken care of everything from fitting our office out with a new WIFI network to providing access to all the applications and collaboration tools we need through Microsoft Office 365.

"Our data is hosted on a server in our offices as well as in the cloud and all of this is securely accessible to our people whether they’re working in the office or anywhere else.

"It makes such a difference having the latest IT and technology we can trust in.

"It would have been easy for us to overspend in this situation, especially in accessing new things, however the Leap approach has given us everything we could ever need and welcomed cost transparency.”