Lakes Distillery Connectivity Overhaul

The Lakes Hotel needed full connectivity, including broadband and telephony between its Bassenthwaite production site, Gosforth headquarters, and the their Hotel Cockermouth.

Aspire delivered:

  • New IT infrastructure
  • World class IT support
  • New telephony systems

Lakes Distillery

Increased productivity

Delivered through improved connectivity and hardware solutions.

World class IT support

24/7/365 IT support provided to the team improving business continuity.

Easier collaboration

Facilitated by a modern telephony system across multiple sites.

The Lakes Distillery

  • Sector: Food and beverage
  • Location: North West and North East
  • Employees: 50+

The first bottles of the malt was made available in 2017 and the distillery has produced an award-winning special British Isles blended whisky, called The One. Paul Currie, the company’s founder and managing director, established the distillery in converted old buildings at an original Victorian Model Farm.

The Lakes Distillery, which has its head office in the Newcastle upon Tyne suburb of Gosforth, employs about 40 people, who work on production of whisky, gin and vodka, and products sales through the distillery’s bistro, on distillery tours, and in the distillery’s shop.

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Lakes Distillery Team Bassenthwaite

The Challenge

With major bases in London, Southampton, Glasgow and Belfast alongside an additional 15-20 smaller project offices in the UK, Kier needed to improve resilience across their existing infrastructure. They also needed to introduce a defined set of SLAs and realise incremental cost savings.

Kier needed an improved IT strategy and to implement best IT practice across their organisation.

Aspire’s Solution

Aspire installed new IT infrastructure and hardware across the company, including broadband connectivity and a new MITEL telephony system, and it is also delivering RealCARE, its state-of-the-art support package.

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Working with Aspire


Aspire was appointed to deliver its RealCARE support service, which offers desktop and server support, regular system health checks, disaster recovery, backup monitoring and network support, depending on business requirements for The Lakes Distillery’s head office in Gosforth, the Trout Hotel and the distillery in Cumbria.

The infrastructure project, including telephony, PC’s and server and Wi-Fi install, was managed by Aspire. The Trout Hotel andour head office have also benefited from a Desktop refresh.

We are very happy with the service and support provided by Aspire, and look forward to continued progress over the coming years to keep up-to-date on all IT developments.”

Mike Hodgson, Administrator at The Lakes Distillery