Transforming Subcontractor Management at Taylor Wimpey with Crimson’s Microsoft Power Pages

Background  Taylor Wimpey, one of the UK’s largest homebuilders, faces a challenge typical to all homebuilders: they don’t directly employ the vast army of plumbers, electricians, carpet fitters and other specialists needed for their projects. Instead, they work with a network of subcontractors. With 22 business units across the UK, managing these subcontractors was becoming increasingly cumbersome, and inefficient. Their …

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Crimson provides Newcastle University with a transformed admissions process from application to registration

  Background: Newcastle University can trace its origins to 1834 with a strong civic mission to advance education, learning and research for the public benefit. As a founding member of the Russell Group, Newcastle University has a global reputation for academic excellence, innovation, and creativity. The University plays a leading role in the North East of England, having a significant …

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NTS Nuclear Transport Solutions

Crimson provides Microsoft Power Platform solution for Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS)

Background Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS) was formed in April 2021 as the UK’s specialist nuclear transport organisation. It brought together Direct Rail Services (DRS), International Nuclear Services (INS) and Pacific Nuclear Transport Limited (PNTL) to operate as the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) single transport division. NTS is the leading global provider of safe, secure and reliable nuclear transport solutions that …

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Ardagh Group

Crimson helps Ardagh Group hire exceptional IT talent in a candidate-driven market

IT Recruitment Client Ardagh​​ Group is a global supplier of sustainable, infinitely recyclable metal, and glass packaging for brand owners worldwide. They operate 65 metal and glass production facilities in 16 countries, employing 20,000 people with sales of approximately $10bn. As market leaders, Ardagh continually innovates and improves its products, services, and employee experience. Sustainability is at the core of …

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Home Buyer

Crimson enhances home buyer experiences at Taylor Wimpey with Microsoft 365

This case study was originally posted in Microsoft’s Customer Stories portfolio.  Taylor Wimpey is one of the UK’s biggest house builders. It aims to deliver an excellent customer experience for all home seekers and purchasers. With 23 different business units across the UK, ensuring information is shared across plots, developments and regions is key to ensuring excellence and consistency of …

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Crimson provide Microsoft Azure solution for Phoenix Community Housing

Background Phoenix Community Housing owns and manages over 6000 homes in South London and is starting to build new homes in the area. As a not-for-profit resident-led housing association, Phoenix Community Housing is a member of PlaceShapers, a national alliance of over 100 housing associations that are community-led.   The Problem Phoenix Community Housing had built up a collection of …

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The University of Salford launches its Education Technology Fund to reduce digital exclusion during lockdown

Background The University of Salford Education Technology Fund (SET Fund) was established to support students who are unable to access or cannot afford a laptop to assist with their studies. Successful applicants can select a laptop from a restricted range available through the University of Salford’s nominated hardware supplier. New and existing students studying for a foundation degree, undergraduate degree, …

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Dee Set Case Study

Crimson sources niche developers for Dee Set transformation project

The client Established in 2001, Dee Set provide a range of retail solutions that help retailers and brands sell more. Their innovative solutions drive growth, ROI and cost efficiencies, from distribution and fulfilment to merchandising and manufacturing. Their customers include some of the world’s largest brands, such as P & G, and Unilever, and supermarket giants Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons. …

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Crimson provides Microsoft solutions to the University of Salford to transform student attraction, recruitment and admissions

THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD The University of Salford was founded in 1896 and gained its University title in 1967. Based in Salford, Greater Manchester, the University placed 91st in The Guardian’s University league 2021. With over 30,000 students, the University has increased its undergraduate intake by 26% in five years against a sector increase of circa 7% as a result …

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Crimson provides Accent Housing with Dynamics 365 Sales and ClickDimensions to improve customer experience and new home sales efficiency

Background  Accent Group was established in 1966 and provides affordable housing and services across the North, East and South of England. With over 20,000 homes, Accent Housing offers high quality, affordable homes for those also taking the first step on the housing ladder, a new beginning, or more support. Accent’s property sales team, Homemade offers both new and resale shared …

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Crimson provides a single view of the customer through Dynamics 365 for Platform Housing Group

SOCIAL HOUSING AND THE CHANGING DIGITAL LANDSCAPE With pressure to meet political, environmental, customer and cost-saving demands, it’s no exaggeration to say that social housing across the country is experiencing unprecedented change. As sector specialists, Crimson understands the complex challenges that social housing sector is facing and our flexible digital solutions enable UK providers to improve their customer service accountability …

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Crimson helps Merton Council go above and beyond for its community

Helping Merton Council go above and beyond for its community. Bringing the right technology and expertise together to digitally transform Merton Council, with our Microsoft Azure cloud solution.   The Background Local government faces many challenges. It’s under pressure to balance making extreme cost saving with finding new and better ways to deliver more for communities. These local authorities are …

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Crimson provide Dynamics 365 Sales and Marketing solution for Avant Homes

Background Avant is one of the UK’s leading privately-owned house builders, operating in Scotland, the northeast of England, Yorkshire, and the Midlands. Avant currently has five regional offices, employing over 700 people and has ambitious growth plans for the future.   The Problem Avant Homes wanted to evolve its sales admin processes as previously data collection had been largely managed …

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Crimson helps Great Places Housing Group to utilise Power BI and meet business demands

The Client Great Places Housing Group operates across the North West and Yorkshire, owning 24,000 homes. It provides a wide range of services to create sustainable communities. The group consists of Great Places Housing Association, Plumlife and Cube, with over 600 employees working across a number of offices. As a profit-for-purpose organisation, the group gives back to customers, communities and …

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Crimson helps Ealing Council return to the office during Covid-19

Background Ealing Council serves the residents and businesses of London’s third largest borough, which is located in the heart of west London. Serving over 342,000 residents the council provides dozens of different services, from disposing of abandoned cars to running the Hanwell Zoo. The Problem As employees across all sectors are encouraged to return to work following the Covid-19 lockdown, …

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IT recruitment

Crimson support WHG transformation plans by providing key personnel

The client Walsall Housing Group (WHG) is a leading social housing landlord in the midlands with around 21,000 homes in the region. The challenge WHG were looking to source 18 professional roles within a 6-month period. From Project Managers and Analysts, to Developers. The average salary across the roles was £37,000. Attracting and retaining the best talent is imperative to …

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IT Recruitment Agency Crimson delivers over 40 SAP specialists

Crimson sources over 40 SAP specialists for global transformation programme

The client Meggitt is a global engineering group specialising in extreme environment components and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defence and energy markets. Customer Service and Support (CSS) have responsibility for commercial and military aerospace spares distribution and the maintenance, repair and overhaul operations. It operates through 27 facilities covering three continents, with a turnover of over 2 billion. The consultant …

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IT recruitment agency Crimson swiftly delivers talented professionals for RICS’s digital transformation

IT recruitment agency Crimson swiftly delivers talented professionals for RICS’s digital transformation

The challenge In early 2018 RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) moved its operational headquarters to Colmore Row, in the heart of Birmingham city centre’s business district. As part of this move, RICS’s technology team embarked on a two-year digital transformation programme, which will elevate the digital experience for all user groups in RICS’s global community. Under this transformation RICS …

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Chris Grants

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Transforms Grant Provider Response Times

Background Charis specialise in helping utility providers support their most vulnerable customers access grants to clear energy debts. Over the last 15 years, they have helped their clients manage over £100m of funds, many of which to meet regulatory requirements. The problem To manage tens of thousands of requests for financial assistance each year, it’s essential that Charis can respond …

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