Software investment to drive growth at Openshaw

The new owners of H S Openshaw have ordered a software system as part of a bid to grow the company and extend its territory.

The new MD of the Bolton-based foodservice wholesaler, Jeremy Woodward, has opted to invest in BCP’s Accord Distribution package, a system he used at his previous company Woodward Foodservice.

The deal follows Openshaw’s recent acquisition by the Big Fish Group, operated by Woodward, and Iceland’s former chief executive Malcolm Walker and finance director Tarsem Dhaliwal.
The Openshaw system, which will be implemented during April, covers purchasing, sales order management, stock control, telesales and financial accounting.

Woodward said: “Powerful IT is critical to success in the highly competitive foodservice market. Accord delivers proven capabilities which are second to none.

“The telesales and service level reporting features – both vital to foodservice operators – are particularly powerful and I have no doubt that Accord will help us successfully grow the Openshaw business.

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