About Premier Foods

  • Premier Foods plc, established in 1976 is a British food manufacturer and listed on the London Stock Exchange.
  • The group owns and produces many well-known food brands including Mr Kipling, Ambrosia, Angel Delight, Sharwoods, Lloyd Grossman sauces, Bisto and Batchelors, as well as manufacturing cakes under the Cadbury's brand by license.
  • As one of Britain’s largest listed food organisations, it employs over 4,000 people at 15 manufacturing sites and annual turnover of £824.3m.
  • Based in Oxfordshire, with international offices and a partner network in Europe.

Case Study Overview

Premier Foods wanted to move to a more adaptable and efficient cloud services platform for its core business. The primary objective was to implement a more flexible and cost-efficient method for delivering services to its IT users and migration to the public cloud was under consideration. However, the organisation needed a clear view of available options and associated costs. CDW was selected to investigate potential solutions and deliver a proof of concept for the infrastructure.

CDW developed a strategic roadmap for public cloud migration via its own multi-tier cloud assessment service, CloudPlan® delivering fast, accurate insight into cost savings and flexibility. Following analysis, a business case and implementation plan for migration to Amazon Web Services (AWS) was developed.

Migration activities are now underway, with full implementation of the public cloud solution progressing with no technical issues. Once migration fully is completed, the new cloud services will deliver an immediate reduction in operating costs, amounting to several thousand pounds a month, enabling the organisation to invest those savings in innovation projects that add value.

"It was clear that CDW's people were empowered to make decisions without stalling or delay, and that has delivered an agile and adaptive migration process to AWS public cloud that has so far lived up to all of our expectations."

Gareth Byrne-Perkins

Head of Technology and Services

To learn more about how CDW has helped Premier Foods boost flexibility using AWS public cloud, download the case study. For any other enquiries contact CustomerReference@uk.cdw.com.

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