Bardsley Construction builds on efficiency with Zen

Bardsley Construction, one of the North West’s foremost construction companies, has signed a contract with Zen Internet, one of the UK’s leading independent Internet Service Providers (ISP) for a dedicated business class connectivity solution.

Bardsley wanted a fast, secure, reliable connectivity solution to connect its HQ to the Internet and its remote sites. As the company grew so did its bandwidth requirements, leading to problems transferring business critical documents and information. Standard ADSL broadband wouldn’t solve the issue, as its download speeds varied throughout the day and upload speeds were limited. Bardsley needed a solution that offered guaranteed bandwidth throughput regardless of the time of day.

Zen provided a dedicated business class Leased Line connection, with symmetrical upload and download speeds, dedicated bandwidth and greater reliability. This solution was ideal for Bardsley’s HQ as it allowed more remote workers and sites to access the network and with guaranteed service levels ensured quick fixes and peace of mind. The solution also included 24×7 circuit monitoring and pro-active alerting with a 4 hour guaranteed onsite response in case of hardware faults ensuring maximum uptime.

Bardsley has now been able to increase the number of VPN tunnels and link all 20 of their remote sites to their HQ. The increase in bandwidth has reduced congestion and had a dramatic impact on business performance.

“Zen’s solution has increased the productivity and efficiency levels of our staff. The reliability and speed of the new service helps Bardsley maintain a competitive edge by allowing our staff to focus on delivering projects within programme and on time, which we believe is quite unique in the construction arena,” said Mark Grandi, IT Manager, Bardsley.

The improved solution has allowed Bardsley to maintain its high standards having delivered its last 146 projects within programme and on time. These new services enable the company to plan ahead with the ambition to constantly refine and improve working practices.

“Zen’s connectivity solution has provided Bardsley with faster dedicated bandwidth and greater reliability that supports their business today but can also accommodate their future needs. We are committed to providing our customers with connectivity solutions that are reliable, secure and supported by accredited and experienced staff,” said Andrew Saunders, Zen’s Head of Product Management and Marketing.

Bardsley is now considering other complementary products and services such as Zen’s Voice over IP (VoIP) services and a Managed Security solution to protect their HQ from Internet threats.