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Office Relocation for London Client

Hymns Ancient and Modern

  • Industry sector icon svgPublishing
  • Staff icon svg100
  • Location icon svgLondon
  • Client since 1998

Background

Hymns Ancient and Modern is a charitable organisation whose legacy spans over 150 years. Perhaps best known for the weekly newspaper The Church Times, the charity aims to achieve “the advancement and promotion of religion” through all its business and charitable work.

The business management team report regularly to a board of trustees and the organisation operates across three sites; a bookshop and office (both in London) and a warehouse and distribution centre in Norwich.

Project benefits

  • No downtime or disruption to the business due to extensive planning and co-ordination with third parties

Project description

Since starting work for the charity back in 1998, we have managed several office moves on their behalf. This particular project involved the relocation of their London office to new premises in Golden Lane; the office where the weekly newspaper is produced. Since they have never missed a deadline in over 100 years, it was essential that the project ran smoothly with as little disruption to the working environment as possible.

Acting in a consultancy role, closely liaising with the company who provided the fit-out services for the new office, Impreza also managed communications with their telephone and internet providers. We arranged for internet services to be set up, configured and connected to the network prior to the move to ensure a smooth transition. Servers and desktops were all online within just one hour, leaving staff to get on with the important job of printing their newspaper to deadline.

The Technology

  • EXA Networks uncontended ADSL broadband
  • Draytek routers

Other Projects

  • Hymns Ancient and Modern have been a client for our Contract IT Support Service since 1998
  • Provision of leased lines to main office locations
  • We registered for Microsoft Charity Licencing to use for all servers
  • Office 365 for non-profit has been deployed throughout the organisation
  • Consultancy for the migration to Adobe In-Design from Quark Xpress
  • Consultancy for selection of Subscription Management software
  • Addition of Cloud Server to network for data replication off-site
  • Migration of subscription system to cloud server
  • Relocation of IT infrastructure for Norwich warehouse to current location in 2010
  • Relocation of two London offices into one in 2006
  • Server and desktop 4 year replacement cycle
  • Hosting of over 30 public websites with e-commerce services across multiple servers
  • Management of server certificates on web servers

In addition, our in-house development team have designed and built the entire suite of websites.

Testimonial

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With such a comprehensive portfolio and commitment to customer service, Impreza are an excellent alternative to an in-house IT department

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