About IM Group
IM Group is a major international company founded in the Midlands in 1976. Since then, IM Group has grown and diversified to become an internationally-renowned family-owned powerhouse in the automotive, property and finance sectors, employing around 500 staff across the world. The business is built on integrity, relationships and being inventive & innovative, whilst also being founded on a strong Christian ethos.
IM Group Ltd were required to relocate from its headquarters in Coleshill to Fore Business Park in Solihull, bringing in excess of 250 jobs to the area. The move was in response to IM’s current offices in Coleshill being acquired by HS2 to make way for the London to Birmingham High-Speed line.
A purpose-built, state of the art campus including offices and a training academy was to be constructed for the IM Group of companies including IM Properties, Spitfire Bespoke Homes, International Motors, Isuzu UK and Subaru UK. The campus also included an office for Christian Vision, a charity established by IM’s founder Lord Edmiston.
IM Group were faced with modern digital transformation trends such as offering an ‘Internet of Things’ approach, allowing employees the freedom to choose any device and access the network from anywhere, at any time, and migration to the cloud.
Having recently been appointed to carry out the structured cabling systems throughout the campus, Amillan were given the opportunity to provide a wired and wireless network for the campus, supporting multiple voice, data and video services within the campus.
Using the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Unified Access Strategy, Amillan were able to provide a consistent network service and application experience for both wired and wireless devices, offering the same high-quality performance using Wi-Fi or connected via an Ethernet cable.
The Solution also included a rich set of secure services to support IoT and enable BYOD users to use their own devices o the enterprise network.