The Towergate Partnership has signed a major development contract with its principal systems provider, Open GI, worth almost £500,000.

The contract is for a dedicated team within Open GI's Worcester headquarters to manage the development of Towergate's expanding scheme portfolio and bespoke projects.

Max Carruthers, group operations director, Towergate, said: “The development contract with Open GI is in response to the sheer volume of scheme projects we need to deliver as we expand, refine and e-enable our product range.

“Having a dedicated Towergate team within Open GI gives us the close partnership and flexibility to prioritise projects and evolve the system to suit our own unique requirements.

“Open GI has the technical knowledge and experience to deliver within tight timescales and advise us on future strategy. The system has already played a major part in improving efficiency and expanding distribution and will continue to do so as we expand.”