Heart of Midlothian Football Club has pushed the button on a deal with Inverness-based HighNet after the communications firm completed a major upgrade of Tynecastle’s network connectivity.
The partnership is known as Hearts Telecom, and businesses who move any or all of their data, connectivity and telephony services to HighNet can in return enjoy enhanced capability and lower costs “in most cases”.
They can also show their support for the club, which will receive a monthly income from companies using the service. Hearts said the project is “part of the club’s off-field strategy to diversify income streams and bring long term financial stability”.
Hearts chief executive and chair Ann Budge said: “It was clear from the outset that we needed to undertake a radical overhaul of the club’s communications infrastructure.”
She said HighNet’s “appreciation of the business of football made them a natural choice and we look forward to taking our partnership further”.