Supply UK

From small beginnings at Runcorn Docks in Cheshire in the late 1990s, Supply UK has become a significant player in the tool hire industry, with a head office in Manchester and a depot network of over twenty locations. The company is able to provide its construction and civil engineering customers throughout the U.K. with equipment ranging from a cordless drill to a dumper truck.

Today, turnover is in the region of £11 million and the business employs over a hundred people. For large construction projects, Supply UK can establish a long-term on-site presence to give contractors convenient access to a trusted supply of hire equipment and consumables. One such project is MediaCityUK, an exciting development for the media industry being created in Salford Quays.

Solution benefits for Supply UK:

  • Greater business control, with improved visibility of any emerging issues within the depot network

  • Users can manipulate the data and produce management accounts without specialist IT support

  • Greater automation frees time previously consumed by manual operations in administration and accounting

  • The software moulds to specific requirements without the overheads of a bespoke solution

  • Datel’s support keeps the solution aligned with changing business needs

Industry: Distribution

Sage solution: Sage 200

“Sage 200 Financials was essential to give us control over our business and visibility of each depot or cost centre. What’s more, we don’t have a huge team of people, so having an up-to-date IT system in place contributes enormously to increased efficiency.”

- Karen Hitchen, Financial Controller at Supply UK Ltd