Motorway services group Westmorland Ltd has rolled out BCP’s market leading Accord® Momentum EPoS solution to its newly acquired Cairn Lodge motorway services operation in Scotland in order to gain the cost and efficiency benefits the system is already delivering in other areas of its business.
Still the only family owned and run motorway services in the UK, Westmorland is a multi-site operation employing some 600 people across all its distinct businesses. These include the award winning Rheged visitor centre, Tebay Services Caravan Park, the Tebay Services Hotel, the J.38 Truck Stop, Tebay Services, Gloucester Services and, now, Cairn Lodge, which serves both sides of the A75 (M), 35 miles south of Glasgow.
BCP (Business Computer Projects Ltd) is a leading UK software house with a pedigree stretching back over 30 years in delivering dynamic retail solutions that allow retailers to achieve their business goals and dramatically improve profitability. Its latest Accord-Momentum suite of retail software offers a proven, feature-rich solution which utilises the latest technologies, including a lean POS system and a cloud based architecture, to deliver a resilient and cost effective solution with the flexibility to adapt quickly to ever changing market trends and consumer demands.
Accord Momentum went live at Cairn Lodge in January. It follows successful implementation last year in Westmorland’s retail outlets at Tebay Services on the M6 and Gloucester Services northbound on the M5, which was recently named Best British Newcomer 2014 at the Observer Food Monthly Awards.
The system is already delivering substantial cost and performance benefits for Westmorland, providing a degree of resilience that is lacking in most cloud-based solutions, yet critical to success in motorway services retailing. Company-wide visibility of real time data is facilitating more centralised reporting and control and enabling more accurate, quicker replenishment, resulting in improved sales and profitability.
The ability to deploy and upgrade the system quickly and inexpensively is delivering increased savings as Momentum becomes more widely used across the business and will crystallise further when it is rolled out to the Gloucester Services south-bound operation which is due to open early in the summer.
Jon Lees, retail systems manager: “Accord Momentum is living up to its promises, allowing us to take advantage of the cost and delivery benefits of a cloud-based solution, but with the resilience we require to trade successfully in our motorway services businesses – and it’s helping us to control those retail outlets effectively from the centre with all the additional benefits that brings.”
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About BCP – www.bcpsoftware.com
Founded in 1979, Business Computer Projects Ltd (BCP) is a leading UK systems house specialising in supply chain software solutions. Our fully integrated, modular Accord® systems offer end-to-end, web enabled supply chain solutions for retail, cash & carry and delivered wholesale operators.
Our latest Accord Momentum retail suite uses cutting edge technologies to deliver resilient, cost effective lean PoS solutions utilising a cost effective cloud based architecture to make true NonStop™ retailing a reality and provide the agility and flexibility to implement changes to business and retail processes more swiftly and efficiently than even before.
BCP clients include SPAR, Musgrave, Morrisons, BWG, the Health Store and ADM Londis.
About Westmorland Ltd – www.westmorland.com
Westmorland Ltd dates back to 1972 when it opened a service area – Tebay Services – on the M6 motorway in Cumbria. Still the only family owned and run motorway services in the UK, the company has developed into a multi-sited operation employing 600 people across eight distinct businesses. These include the award winning Rheged visitor centre on the outskirts of Penrith, Tebay Services Caravan Park, the Tebay Services Hotel, and the J.38 Truck Stop, as well as Tebay Services, north and south-bound, Gloucester Services and Cairn Lodge. Tebay Services – a landmark to all M6 drivers in the area and voted the best in the UK by both Egon Ronay and Which – includes farm shops, butchers counter, lifestyle shop and cafes serving homemade food using the best local ingredients, including beef and lamb from the company’s own nearby farm.
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