Lancaster & Morecambe Chamber of Commerce’s history dates back to the 18th Century and is firmly rooted in the business community.

Its principal aim is to help make North Lancashire businesses become more profitable and through partnerships create an environment where businesses can grow and prosper. It does this by offering member organisations a range of services to help them grow and save money.

What was the challenge?

Lancaster & Morecambe Chamber of Commerce were moving offices, from the White Lund in Morecambe to new premises within the Lancaster & Morecambe College campus.

How did we contribute?

Q2Q were involved in the planning at a very early stage, to ensure we could cover all aspects of re-siting the IT infrastructure from old site to new.

Our engineers made pre-move site visits to the new office space, to ensure as much planning and preparation could be done in advance, and any additional requirements specified and sourced.

Additional cabling and cable management, rack equipment, etc was planned for, and internet provision ordered.
The team were moved across over two days, with the equipment de-commissioned and prepared for transport on day 1, and then server, networking and telephony provision all re-established within just a few hours on the day of moving in.
Cabling was made tidy, working sensitively with the site management to avoid damage to newly decorated areas, and everything was up and running in super quick time to allow the business to start taking calls and working as normal wherever possible.

Q2Q were able to re-use as much as possible from the old site, and only use new cabling where required to comply with electrical safety requirements.

How did the client benefit from involving us?

The site move went without hitch, and the client was able to start manning the phones very quickly on the day of moving in.
Internet services were also delivered in quick time, thanks to pre-planning and pre-configuration work, allowing the router to jump onto the new connection as smoothly as possible.
Everything was setup, tidy and operational within hours of “picking up the new keys”.

The view from the new office is awesome, across campus and beyond!