East Anglian law firm Birketts signs deal with west Suffolk-based document management specialist Box-it East

From left, Alan Fulcher, driver, Tim Foddy, logistics manager, Charlotte Vine-Milns, finance assista

From left, Alan Fulcher, driver, Tim Foddy, logistics manager, Charlotte Vine-Milns, finance assistant, Scott Bradley, driver, Claire Brooks, managing director, Ken Clorley, driver, and Stuart Finnecy, storesman, at Box-it East, based at Risby, near Bury St Edmunds. - Credit: Archant

Regional law firm Birketts has signed a three-year storage and retrieval contract with fast-growing west Suffolk document management company Box-it East.

The deal will involve Box-it East, which is based at Risby, near Bury St Edmunds, handling around 30,000 archive boxes for Birketts, which has offices in Ipswich, Chelmsford, Cambridge and Norwich.

Birketts, which provides a full range of legal services to business, institutional and individual clients, locally, regionally and nationally, joins other major clients of Box-it East including the National Health Service and a number of county councils.

“These are exciting times for Box-it East,” said managing director Claire Brooks, who was appointed to the role earlier this year.

“Having taken the lead in January, I couldn’t have hoped for a better start to the year.

“We’re presently a team of eight full-time staff and with the additional business we have secured we’re looking to recruit more employees and increase our warehouse capacity.”

Birketts is planning to relocate its Ipswich headquarters in Museum Street to new purpose-built offices in Princes Street.

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Chris Simmons, IT director at Birketts, said: “We undertook a complete review of our records management system and identified a number of areas for improvement in preparation for relocating to our new head office premises in Ipswich.

“One fundamental requirement was the ability for a supplier to collect and deliver individual files as well as complete boxes or box sets, to and from any of our four offices on a next day, before 12am service.

“Claire Brooks understood the needs of our records team, visiting each office and discussing the storage nuances of deeds, wills, probate and other files types, and then put together a customised system to meet our needs.”