• Anne Sendall Group - IT Infrastructure

The Company

Founded by a former Midlands Business Woman of the Year, Anne Sendall Group specialises in the design and merchandising of show homes for major national and regional house builders.

The company, which has been operating for more than 13 years and employs over 30 people, implements more than 90 show home projects a year for clients including David Wilson Homes, Bellway Homes, Charles Church and George Wimpey.

The Challenge

Anne Sendall Group was looking to manage the relocation of its business from Sutton Coldfield to Tamworth, which included a significant IT infrastructure.

The company operates a Microsoft® Small Business Server 2000 and Microsoft® Windows XP Professional as well as a number of Microsoft® Office solutions.

Probrand had to address a number of key areas

The Solution

On the advice of Probrand, Anne Sendall took the decision to stage the relocation over a two day period.

Probrand installed a CAT 5 voice and data cabling network which was fully tested ahead of the move thus enabling the company to move into new premises with confidence that it would work with minimal adjustment.

Probrand also installed a new telephone exchange system and managed the migration of all telephone numbers thus minimising the amount of down time for the business.

The Benefits

Probrand's planning and execution ensured that disruption to the business was minimal and it was fully operational inside new premises on schedule. The company has an IT infrastructure in place that will permit future growth.

  • Ensure a fully operational cable infrastructure to support servers, workstations and telephones was in place in its new premises in time for the move
  • Ensure all data was backed up prior to the move
  • Re-install all of its hardware at new premises
  • Supply new PCs and monitors to provide facilities for new staff members