Case Study:

The Works, a prominent UK retailer specializsng in value gifts, arts, crafts, toys, books, and stationery, required a robust solution to manage the distribution of hygiene and janitorial products across its 530 stores. I-Tel Group was tasked with optimising this process through effective sourcing, storage, and on-demand distribution, leveraging our bulk purchasing capabilities and extensive warehousing infrastructure to meet their needs efficiently.
Managing inventory for a large network of stores and ensuring efficient distribution of hygiene and janitorial products presented significant logistical challenges. The Works sought a solution that could handle complex warehousing needs while ensuring environmental sustainability.

530 sites

15% cost savings


Our solution

I-Tel Group provided comprehensive warehousing and logistics services, utilising our internal warehousing capabilities to support The Works’ distribution requirements. Our solution included detailed stock forecasting, which facilitated bulk buying and helped reduce the carbon footprint by optimising delivery routes and schedules.

Logistics & Warehousing

The results

Here are the key outcomes of our warehousing and distribution enhancements:


Streamlined Logistics

Efficient storage and distribution logistics significantly reduced delivery times and associated costs.


Reduced Environmental Impact

Optimised delivery routes and bulk storage solutions minimised the carbon footprint.


Scalable Warehousing

Tailored warehousing solutions accommodated seasonal fluctuations and varying demand across The Works’ retail network.

What our clients say

“I-Tel’s ability to source competitively and deliver logistically in today’s testing supply chain conditions is testament enough. Impressive from the outset.”

Mark Haywood

GNFR Procurement Manager

Gareth Shaw, I-Tel Group

Gareth Shaw

Senior Procurement Consultant

Gareth has over 19 years’ experience in commercial procurement contract management across both public and private sector. Holding senior positions at the Ministry of Justice and Turner and Townsend Gareth has overseen several multi million-pound contracts.
Guiding I-Tel in best practice and sustainability while offering practical solutions to steer our procurement team towards red tape reduction and compliant, efficient services.

Gareth Thompson

Legal & Compliance

Gareth is a qualified, senior commercial solicitor with 30 years’ experience. As counsel to the directors Gareth brings a wealth of experience to enhance I-Tel’s legal compliance and ensure supply chain legitimacy.
Overseeing all our commercial agreements and supporting the individual requirements of our clients, Gareth brings tremendous credibility to the whole organisation.
Dee Sarikaya, Head of Marketing, I-Tel Group

Dee Sarikaya

Head of Marketing

An impressive background with blue chip companies Dee is a former global B2B Commercial manager for Dyson. A proven track record in marketing and communications Dee is responsible for I-Tel’s client onboarding and messaging.
With huge experience in strategic international campaigns and working effectively in cross-functional teams Dee brings strong commercial acumen alongside an excellent ability to interact and influence at all levels.
Paul Keenan, Head of Client Services, I-Tel Group

Paul Keenan

Head of Client Services

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in B2B sales in both the public and private sector and heads up our client services division. Overseeing high value public and private sector contracts Paul has in depth knowledge of the industry.
Key contact to senior management and C suite clients with a problem solving, customer service excellence ideology.
Andrew Plummer, Operations Director, I-Tel Group

Andrew Plummer

Operation Director

A co-founder from the outset Andy has headed the operations team for I-Tel group. An engineer by trade Andy has a vast experience in manufacturing, logistics and warehousing.
Overseeing the day to day complexities of our hybrid model and ensuring all the individual parts function to produce the seamless highly efficient business model we see today.
Melvin Gauci, MD, I-Tel Group

Melvin Gauci

Managing Director

Managing Director and founding partner at I-Tel Group. Mel has been instrumental in transforming the business from a start-up cartridge manufacturing facility to an innovative forward thinking procurement company.
With 15 years at the helm and in depth knowledge of I.T. infrastructure and data analysis I-Tel Group is today one of the latest key players in the indirect procurement space.

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