Scottish Borders £92m digital deal promises 200 new jobs

A £92m deal with a global IT firm promises to create 200 new jobs in the Scottish Borders.

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CGI

15/04/2016

As part of the deal, CGI will create a Scottish Centre of Excellence in the region.

Scottish Borders Council described it as the "most significant" inward investment proposal the region had ever known.

It said the deal had been enabled by the Borders Railway which officially opened last year.

The agreement sees SBC award its digital services contract to CGI.

The 13-year contract will provide the authority with "state-of-the-art technology to deliver excellent customer services and streamlined systems".

The council said it had the potential to inject more than £100m into the local economy.

Exciting opportunity

Apart from a centre of excellence being created in the Borders, the deal will also mean that the council's existing 49 information and communications technology (ICT) staff will remain in the region.

"CGI is committed to working with a diverse range of partners to help bring flexible, cost-effective digital solutions to local and central government across the UK."

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