Digital & IT

Published: June 9, 2020 | Updated: June 9, 2020

Mark of success as IT consultancy is chosen as long-term partner for rare stamp merchant

By Andrew Diprose, editor

A Bournemouth-based consultancy has been chosen as the long-term IT partner of Stanley Gibbons plc, the world’s longest established rare stamp merchant.

The London Stock Exchange-listed company has selected QuoStar to transform its digital infrastructure through several projects in order to meet its changing business needs and satisfy customer demands.

The project will involve a full technology refresh and a move to new cloud platforms, using a mix of Microsoft Azure and private cloud technologies.

QuoStar will also deliver a co-sourced IT support service which includes 24/7 support, security and enterprise-grade monitoring and reporting.

The flexible service has been designed specifically to provide additional support, knowledge and expertise for growth businesses with internal IT managers and teams.

Using QuoStar’s transformation framework, Stanley Gibbons will undergo a complete strategy refresh, ensuring they meet technical best practices and have the processes and systems in place to enable and support business growth.

Steve Thain, Chief Technology Officer, Stanley Gibbons, said: “QuoStar has a strong understanding of our business as well as deep expertise in technology transformation, which will be vital in helping us shape our IT strategy in the face of challenging economic conditions.

“It is now more important than ever to be as agile as possible, so we are looking forward to strengthening our internal systems and creating a robust framework that will enable our future success.”

James Stelfox, Managing Director, QuoStar, pictured left, added: “We have a long-standing relationship with Stanley Gibbons, and we’re delighted to help take its IT infrastructure to the next level.

“These are testing times for every business, so it’s important that companies choose solutions that improve efficiency, boost resilience and provide a strong foundation for the future.”

Founded in 2005, QuoStar is a full-service IT provider delivering specialist IT support, consultancy and security services to mid-market and growth businesses.

It has clients in the professional services, financial and manufacturing sectors.