Case Study Lloyd Catering

Case study for Lloyd Catering Equipment

Lloyd Catering

What does Lloyd Catering Equipment do?

Lloyd Catering Equipment was formed in 1958, and installs and undertakes after sales on commercial catering kitchens, on a national and local level. The company has been run by the Lloyd family since inception, with Brian Lloyd taking over from his father when the company was in it’s infancy. Brian increased the business exponentially, working on the first UK kitchen install for well known brands such as TGI Friday’s, and has long standing relationships with some of the largest pub and restaurant chains in the UK, for both the project management of a kitchen install, to a nationwide after sales service. Lloyds also works on one off restaurant and café projects, from the small café, to large kitchens catering for hundreds of diners in a banqueting setup. Now run by Brian’s son Simon, and with a projects team that have spent the majority of their careers working at Lloyds, their experience in this sector is second to none.
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Our Partnership

Lloyd Catering approached Kinspeed in 2004, when Lloyds were experiencing issues with their existing solution. Only 12 months earlier, the majority of the accounts had been done on paper, with only sales and purchase ledger run on an outdated accounting package that was on the Basic computer platform. The company had implemented Pegasus Opera to run these ledgers only in 2003, but were experiencing issues with the functionality they required, which was to the mirror their previous manual reporting.
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Our Approach

The newly appointed Finance Director had worked with Kinspeed on previous installations, and felt the Sage Line 100 system would fulfil the requirements of satisfying the existing reporting requirements, whilst also leaving scope to improve processes as the company moved forward. 

Following the initial implementation, a move to Sage 200 followed, and in 2012 a major integration to a new Service Management system was built by Kinspeed to ensure duplicated entry of purchase orders and sales invoice information was not required by the Lloyds team, increasing the ROI on the investment in both systems. Further development followed with the integration of an industry standard quotation system, Caterquotes (now rebranded Autoquotes), a solution that transfers quotations and purchase orders from the Caterquotes system to the Sage 200 system, once again, eliminating manual entry, reducing time and errors. Kinspeed have the link to Sage 200 and also Sage 50 from Autoquotes, with many customers within this industry.

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Ongoing Relationship

Lloyd Catering and Kinspeed maintain a healthy working relationship, and as a long standing customer, Lloyds often invite Kinspeed in to discuss system enhancement, with recent work involving enhancing the Draycir document management and distribution system, and also ensuring that Lloyds were kept fully compliant with recent MTD legislation requirements.

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