Independent technology company SCC has signed a new partnership deal with the National Trust.
The Birmingham-based company, which is part of Rigby Group, has worked with the trust for the past ten years and this new deal extends the collaboration for a further five.
SCC will provide an extension to its IT services to the charity including a dedicated National Trust service desk at the company's base in Birmingham and an out-of-office support seven days a week.
James Rigby, chief executive of SCC, said: "We have signed a five-year contract with the option of extending it for a further two years following a competitive bid process.
"As part of dovetailing with the National Trust's own practices, we are introducing 'ServiceNow' to ensure we continue working in an innovative and efficient way.
"Our engineering workforce also has an important role to play and we have formed a regular team of 30 National Trust champion engineers who wear dual-branded uniforms when they visit properties.
"To mark the opening of the desk, we are planting an oak tree which is part of the charity's logo at our UK headquarters in Birmingham to underline the commitment to our partnership and our collaborative working."
Sarah Flannigan, chief information officer at the National Trust, said the new deal further strengthened the relationship between the two organisations.
"High quality IT support is essential so that our staff and volunteers can work efficiently and have dedicated personnel on hand who understand our needs," she added.
"SCC has proved it is prepared to make significant changes to meet our needs and to really embed itself in our organisation."