The Manor Group have two companies, Manor Renewable Energy and Manor Marine. Manor Renewable Energy provide temporary power and bespoke engineering solutions for the offshore renewables industry that support the development, construction and maintenance of wind, wave and tidal projects. Manor Marine has been providing ship building, extensive marine manufacturing and repair, and general engineering services for over 30 years and have a workforce of 70 specialists including welders, fabricators, marine and general engineering fitters, electricians, machinists and carpenters. Both businesses are based in Portland, Dorset.
The Manor Group were facing two main issues: the infrastructure for the finance team was no longer viable and at breaking point, and many staff had to start working remotely and the existing systems and server weren’t able to cope.
JLex undertook an infrastructure refresh for Manor Marine with a particular focus on helping the finance team plan workflow and cashflow more efficiently. With so many of the team working remotely, it was important to introduce a system that could be accessed and used by the whole team, regardless of their location.
We also migrated the businesses to Office 365, which enabled meetings and calls to go ahead on Teams, and met customer and supplier expectations in terms of technology. This migration included preparing laptops for remote workers and updating outdated software on much of the company’s hardware.