The Chesterford Group

A family run business established in 2004, the Chesterford Group is the largest chain of Fish & Chip shops in the UK, with over 40 sites serving 3 million meals a year

The Chesterford Group's aim is simple - They aim to be the nations favourite chain of Fish & Chip shops; serving a great quality ethically sourced product, whilst consistently investing in our people & our business to offer an exceptional customer experience we can be proud of.

Established in 2004 and now headed by father & son Hugh & James Lipscombe, they operate 40 branded fish & chips shops under the brands fishnchickn, Churchills and Bankers across the south & south east of the UK, serving over 3 million meals per year!

The Chesterford Group approached Gardiff EPOS to be their EPOS solutions provider and came with a a comprehensive list of requirements. These included:

An upgraded till system across the whole estate

Real time access to sales information and key KPI's

An integrated sales platform that provided the flexibility to add in new technologies in order to enhance the customer experience

A simple, user friendly operating system

A cloud based reporting tool that provided remotes and real time access to sales data anywhere and at any time

Integration with their current bespoke stock system

With this challenging set of requirements, Gardiff EPOS rose to the occasion and delivered a bespoke EPOS solution for the Chesterford Group.  The key aspects being built in flexibility to allow them to 'bolt-on' third party applications that link seamlessly to the front end EPOS tills.  This meant they could provide services such as online ordering and a 'click & collect' option for their customers.

The results to date have been very encouraging, with the Group seeing:

Increased productivity across the business

Efficiency savings on many previously manual back office functions

Fewer reconciliation errors

A seamless, integrated solution that works with new software applications that have driven sales volume & increased average spend

James Lipscombe, Managaging Director says:

'Gardiff EPOS have become a trusted partner in providing us with hardware & software services for our 40 restaurants & takeaways. Their willingness to look at innovative ways to leverage technology to ensure we can continue to give our customers an exceptional consumer experience that truly differentiates us from our competition is essential to the current & future success of our business.'