San Pellegrino and Schwartz distributor contract win for NI-based Outsource Group: Antrim-headquartered company wins significant deal with leading consumer goods company

L-R: Head of Finance and IT at Stafford Lynch Triona Kelly, IT Security Governance at Stafford Lynch Karl Wyse, Account Manager at Outsource Group Sandra Quinn and Consultant on the project from Valorem Consulting Ken Ryan

Outsource Group, a leading IT security and managed services provider, has secured a significant contract with, Stafford Lynch Ltd, the sales, marketing, and distribution company for major brands including San Pellegrino, Schwartz, Dr Oetker and Tony’s Chocolonely.

The three-year deal, worth almost half a million Euro, will see Outsource Group provide a full refresh of Dublin-based Stafford Lynch’s IT infrastructure and a fully managed IT offering, including cloud services.

In addition to creating a new, highly secure IT infrastructure, the project includes the provision of a fully integrated service desk, software and hardware updates, and full disaster recovery.

Terry Moore, CEO of Outsource Group, says that this will help Stafford Lynch, which has over 100 staff, to ensure it operates modern and robust IT and to continue to deliver best in class services to its customers.

“Stafford Lynch is a well-established and highly successful business with world-leading brands as customers. They understand how crucial modern and robust IT is to their operations and we are really pleased that they have entrusted Outsource Group with this vitally important project,” he says.

“The objective of the project is to provide a reliable, secure and supported modern IT estate, enabling the highest levels of system availability to underpin the continuous operations of the business.

“The new IT infrastructure will be highly secure, well-integrated and optimised to reduce support complexity,” he adds.

Outsource Group, headquartered in Antrim, employs almost 100 people and offers a broad range of technology support and services to customers in the UK and Ireland, with an increasing focus in recent years on embedding IT security in everything it does.

Stafford Lynch, based in Ballycoolin and operating for nearly 50 years, provides distribution and marketing and sales activation services to many industries including retail & grocery, food service, and pharmacy. Other brands that it works with include Wilkinson Sword, Baxters and Tetley.

Head of Finance and IT of Stafford Lynch, Triona Kelly commented: “We are excited to partner with Outsource Group and have full confidence that their expertise and solutions will enable us to enhance our services to customers and continue our growth in the Irish FMCG industry. We tendered across the island of Ireland and felt Outsource Group put together an outstanding proposal that adds significant value to our business.”

Outsource Group recently announced plans to increase its workforce, and with a series of new contract wins, continues to recruit for a range of technical and non-technical roles.

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 About Outsource Group

Outsource is an award-winning certified IT security and managed services group of companies focused on delivering technology support and services to a wide range of customers across the UK and ROI, all based on three core pillars; security, recovery and performance.

Formed in 2000, the company has developed into a multi-disciplinary team delivering a broad range of managed services, focused on IT security, design & implementation, pro-active monitoring & support services, telecoms and IT consultancy. The group has built its reputation on delivering best in class solutions and services, working in partnership with customers and delivering via its highly skilled workforce, expertise and experience.

Most recently the group launched a suite of cloud services with the launch of OSG Cloud which has recently been officially awarded NI’s only Dell Cloud Solutions Provider status. The success of OSG Cloud, locally, nationally and internationally in such a short space of time, has vastly exceeded the groups projections and is set to continue to shake up the entire cloud solutions market.

The Outsource Group’s range of services include:

  • Security and IT Managed Services
  • Security Vulnerability Threat Testing
  • In-House Staff Security Training Programmes
  • Wifi as a Service
  • OSG Cloud – Solutions
  • Back Up & Recovery as a Service
  • Unified Telecoms / Leased Lines
  • Hardware / Licencing Procurement & Management

 The Outsource Group works closely with a range of global partners to create, develop, deliver and manage solutions which best fit customers’ needs. The group’s overriding objective is to ‘Make Life Better’ and to do so will go that extra mile for customers, will find ways to make their business better and work in partnership to deliver the best-in-class services and outcomes.