Case Studies


Top industry recognition for Abtec

Our sister organisation, Abtec Building Technologies, has scooped an honour at this year’s ECA Industry Awards, held on Friday 8 June at the London Hilton Bankside Hotel.

The ECA Industry Awards recognise key achievements of the finest talent in the sector, providing a great opportunity for contractors and wider industry associates to showcase exceptional work.

Substantial CO2 Savings

Abtec’s team won a highly commended award in the Best Energy Solutions Project, for a recent project with Ibstock Brick.  The project, which delivers energy efficient and intelligent lighting for Ibstock Brick’s new factory, will save 170,000kg of CO2 per year.

The ECA Industry Awards judges were impressed with Abtec’s demonstration of significant CO2 savings, anticipated energy savings of 50% and a project payback time of less than two years.

Commenting on the commendation by the ECA, Site Engineering Manager John Grew said:

“What we have achieved with the team from Abtec BT is the coming-together of the key elements of energy management. This includes lighting that is controlled by presence detection, automated emergency lighting testing, constant daylight control, as well as scene-setting. All of this is integrated within a wider, site-wide building management solution. The result is a 50% saving when it is compared with the cost of a traditional lighting solution – thus saving 170,041 kg CO2 per year, when coupled with the automated emergency testing further savings that are efficiency goals.”

Ibstock Brick’s engineering team is now working with Abtec BT to fully integrate the building services on the new site and the wider estate to provide even greater energy management.


Important IT investment with Abtec for Building Society

IT investment to pay dividends for Building Society

Getting the balance right between an IT infrastructure that is efficient to manage, whilst satisfying the UK’s financial regulatory framework is a challenge.  In our latest case study you’ll find out how Abtec helped Buckinghamshire Building Society achieve that balance.

Abtec has years of experience working with building societies across the UK.  In that time we’ve built up the knowledge and a raft of services that can help building societies deliver effective IT within the market’s regulatory framework.  We provide the IT and communications infrastructure for many of the UK’s building societies.  We’ve helped them address issues such as:

  • Meeting the Financial Conduct Authorities policy on call recording
  • Implementing business continuity plans and disaster recovery audits
  • Delivering IT infrastructure that can radically improve the organisation


In our case study with Buckinghamshire Building Society you’ll find out why more building societies are choosing to work with Abtec.


New Approach Adds Up for Accountants

“Thanks to Abtec we’ve now got an IT infrastructure that’s much easier to manage”

Our latest case study looks at how we helped East Midlands’ chartered accountants The Rowleys Partnership build a better IT infrastructure.  Like many businesses Rowleys wanted to make sure that their IT was supporting their organisation rather than getting in the way.  As you’ll see in our case study, we recommended thin client computers, running in a virtualised data centre environment.

Find out why we made that recommendation and how it helped Rowleys in our latest case study.


Case study highlights collaboration expertise

Our latest case study features a project we completed with TGW Ltd, one of the world’s leading warehousing automation companies. The case study highlights how our meeting room and collaboration technology expertise helped the company improve productivity.

The project included the fit out of the company’s new meeting rooms. The meeting rooms are in high demand at the company’s new headquarters, so we wanted to make them as simple to use as possible.

This seems to have worked as some of the early feedback from employees includes “Many people have commented how easy the technology is to operate; it helps rather than hinders meetings. Video conferencing is a much better, more effective experience”.

You can find out more about the project here.


Building on IT Savings

Darlington Building Society should be able to spend more resources on its members and customers after our latest project was completed successfully.

The Society, that covers businesses and consumers in the north east of England, have been working with us for over three years.  The project involved centralising the Society’s IT and communications resources; from its branches to its data centre.  At the heart of the project was the upgrade of the Society’s wide area network.  This enabled us to deliver IT resources as applications over that network.

We also built additional resilience into the network, strengthening the Society’s business continuity plan.

You can find out how this has improved the Society’s operation by downloading the case study.