Integrated ERP system to support energy saving firm’s growth and automate stock control

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Colchester UK, 5 September 2013 – External wall specialists, Wetherby Building Systems Ltd, has chosen integrated ERP solution Access SupplyChain to help run its multi-location business. The company, which aims to help make buildings more energy efficient, has experienced tremendous growth over the past 12 months, seeing turnover soar from £18m to £61m.

Steve Smith, commercial director for Wetherby Building Systems Ltd, commented, “We needed a solution that would support our growing business and automate our manual stock control processes. Each month we spend two days carrying out a stocktake, which involves around 13 people across our seven stock locations. It’s time consuming, wastes a huge amount of resource, and leaves us open to potential errors. With Access SupplyChain we’ll have a robust system that will help increase efficiency and productivity.”

Given the massive success Wetherby Building Systems Ltd has experienced in the last 12 months due to the Government’s CESP & ECO initiatives, which provides additional funding to the fuel poor and drives measures such as external wall insulation, the business needed a system that would grow with it.

“Access SupplyChain will help future proof our business and support us as we continue to take advantage of market opportunities. Last year alone our headcount increased by 30% to cope with increased business; we believe with the right technology in place we can drastically reduce the administration burden and be more productive as a result.”

Wetherby Building Systems Ltd carried out extensive research before shortlisting SAP, Sage and Access Group. Access is providing an out-of-the-box solution with a quote system tailored to their requirements, all operating from one database.

“Our IT manager had previous experience of Access SupplyChain which helped in the selection process and the company’s financially strong too. This was important as we needed to be confident it was going to be around for the long term and that we could build a solid relationship. We liked the people straight away. From the offset it was clear that they ‘got’ our business and understood what we wanted from the system,” concluded Steve.

Wetherby Building Systems Ltd work with architects, local authorities, housing associations and landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings by providing easy to install thermal insulating products. The market leader in external wall insulation, it carries out a range of projects from one small building up to an entire housing estate for local councils.  


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Vertical focus and industry-specific solutions differentiate Access in the market and templated solutions make for rapid and easy deployments. Using Access software to automate operations, streamline processes and share real-time business information anytime, anywhere, businesses can benefit from significant performance improvements.

Access is one of the top five fastest growing UK software developers in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 2012 and featured in last year’s Profit Track 100. On-going commitment to excellence, customers and employees has also placed the company among the UK’s top employers in The Sunday Times’ 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ 2011.

Accreditations and memberships:

  • ·         Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
  • ·         Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • ·         Business Application Software Developers Association (BASDA)
  • ·         Access’ software is recognised by HM Revenue & Customs


  • ·         The Innovation Award finalist at the National Business Awards 2013
  • ·         Enabler of the Year finalist at the National Business Awards 2012
  • ·         Software Product of the Year finalist at the British Accountancy Awards 2012
  • ·         ICT in Manufacturing finalist at the Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2012
  • ·         Inclusion in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 list (47th)
  • ·         Inclusion in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 list (63rd)
  • ·         Inclusion in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list for mid-market companies (85th)
  • ·         Accountancy Age Award 2010 for ‘Software Package of the Year’

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Access SupplyChain will help future proof our business and support us as we continue to take advantage of market opportunities.
Steve Smith, Commercial Director for Wetherby Building Systems Ltd