IT firm in delay row handed more work

By Laura Paterson

Published: 10/12/2013

A FIRM whose managers were branded “headless chickens” by north councillors has won a multimillion-pound contract extension with the local authority.

The 18-month deal will be worth £14million to global IT giant Fujitsu – which has been heavily criticised for its performance on an existing package of work for the council.

And a former councillor said people would be “dismayed” by the move, which was rubber-stamped at a private meeting of the local authority’s finance, housing and resources committee.

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