Fairfax Meadow Shortlisted for IT in Manufacturing Award

By Columbus It, PRNE
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

NOTTINGHAM, England, November 24, 2010 - Fairfax Meadow, the UK's largest national catering butcher, has been
shortlisted for The Manufacturer IT in Manufacturing Award 2010. The award
ceremony will take place at Chesford Grange in Warwickshire on 18th November

Fairfax Meadow has embarked on an ambitious long term IT strategy to
drive operational efficiencies throughout the whole organisation. At the
heart of their plan is the implementation of a new ERP solution, Microsoft
Dynamics AX, which runs throughout the business connecting all functions,
processes and departments.

Tony Carlisle, IT Manager for Fairfax Meadow commented, "I am delighted
for the whole of Fairfax Meadow that we have been shortlisted for these
awards. It is great to see our hard work rewarded. Our new IT model has led
to significant gains in the business and ensures that we continue to offer a
great service to our customers."

The Fairfax Meadow Board had a very clear vision based around blending
advanced manufacturing techniques with the skills of the traditional butcher.
Their aim is to deliver the highest quality meat at a very competitive price
and they are using IT as a key enabler to making this happen.

Mary Hunter, Managing Director at Columbus IT who are the IT partner for
Fairfax Meadow, said, "It is great to see Fairfax Meadow shortlisted for this
award. From the start they have put the customer at the heart of this
project. They have a long term view on how they want the business to progress
and how IT can help them."

About Columbus IT

Columbus IT specialise in Microsoft Dynamics ERP for the manufacturing
and distribution sectors. They have a team of highly skilled consultants with
a deep-rooted knowledge of the industry with over 5,000 successful
implementations globally. Columbus IT is a Microsoft Gold Partner with 30
offices worldwide and has won the most partner awards from Microsoft
globally. www.columbusit.co.uk

About Fairfax Meadow

Fairfax Meadow is the UK's largest national catering butcher with a
robust reputation in the food service industry. The 40 year-old, Derby based
company is part of Argent Group Europe, the holding company for several food
businesses. The company's customers include many prestigious blue chip names
from the hotel, pub, restaurant and travel sectors.

    For further information please contact:
    Chris Green, Marketing Manager, Columbus IT

For further information please contact: Chris Green, Marketing Manager, Columbus IT, c.green at columbus.co.uk, +44(0)7738-697606

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