- Case Study -
Motorsport and automotive distributor, Tipton
Fast-response to get remote workforce up and running.
Seamless transition to remote working, contributing to lockdown success
Peter Collinson, Managing Director of motorsport parts distributor, Co-ordSport, discusses how Superfast IT played a pivotal role in gearing up their team to hybrid working.
"Our business has survived and remained buoyant during the pandemic, despite the challenging trading conditions of both COVID and Brexit. I have no doubt that Superfast IT played a pivotal role in this and our general growth over the last few years."
Peter Collinson, MD, Co-ordSport, based in Tipton, near Dudley.
Like many business, at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, Co-ordSport needed to quickly adapt their operations to accommodate remote working. Some of their team would be working both at home and in the office due to the nature of the business, being a warehouse and distribution centre, so a hybrid solution needed to be found.
Co-ordSport needed a hybrid solution enabling employees to work both remotely and in the office.
Business operations needed to continue running smoothly, right from the get-go of lockdown.
Team members needed access to different IT systems, depending upon their role.
Maintaining their strong customer support and efficient/prompt delivery times was important to protect their brand reputation.
Keeping their hard-working distribution and sales office team members safe was their top priority, the IT solution needed to fit around this requirement.
With 30 years of activity in the motorsports and aftermarket scene, Co-ordSport is a leading wholesaler and distributor of branded, specialised automotive parts.
They source and distribute specialist vehicle parts through a dealer network. Co-ordSport have built and run rally cars with many major teams and sponsors around the world, that have gone on to win the FIA championships and the SCCA North American Rally Championship.
Customer satisfaction rating
Star rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Peter Collinson, MD, Co-ordSport
"At the beginning of the pandemic, we had to make rapid changes, to our working patterns and infrastructure. Keeping our team, suppliers and customers safe were our top priorities. Next, was to gear up to remote working and keep business operations running smoothly.
"Luckily, we saw what was happening in mainland Europe and began adapting ahead of Government issuing guideline changes; circumstances were quickly changing. Firstly, shielding employees were sent home, a little later we sent the majority of our office staff to work from home.
"We had a narrow timeframe to ensure operations were not disrupted and I’m pleased to say that Superfast IT played a key role. Their efficient and rapid response meant that within 10 days, every team member could access the particular set of IT systems they needed to perform their job remotely.
"There were a lot of changes. Our distribution centre still needed some team members on-site and for the first month we trialled different staff rotations. The work Superfast did at the beginning of the pandemic meant that the team were able to seamlessly work from either home or the office, as we settled into the new norm.
"We’ve been very fortunate, our business has survived and remained buoyant during the pandemic, despite the challenging trading conditions of both COVID and Brexit. I have no doubt that Superfast IT played a pivotal role in this and our general growth over the last few years."
"Their efficient and rapid response meant that within 10 days, every team member could access the particular set of IT systems they needed to perform their job remotely."
10 days to completely transform IT set-set up and accommodate work-from anywhere.
Staff remained safe
Operations remained 'as normal'
Business successful during lockdown