The Money Shop

Divesting UK and European businesses from their US global parent due to changing legislation and demand presented a major IT challenge for The Money Shop – and with only 5 months to achieve a clean break, the clock was ticking.

The race was on

Where every second impacts profit, how do you guarantee minimum unplanned downtime while completing such a complex task as separating an IT estate supporting 10,000 users globally, including hundreds of databases and thousands of servers, that was never designed to be split?

These were the challenges that faced The Money Shop as they engineered a clean break from their global parent company.

But only 5 months remained before existing Transition Service Agreements expired and the UK business would begin paying significant charges for using any remaining shared services. Compounding the pressure, Microsoft’s recommended timescale for a project of this nature stretched to 18 months. The race was on.

“In Littlefish we found an organisation who were sensitive to our requirements, pressures and constraints, and who exhibited the willingness and ability to go far beyond a buyer-supplier relationship. The agility and flexibility Littlefish demonstrated were crucial to the project’s success.”


Aaron Collins – Director of IT for The Money Shop

Bespoke Solutions

A creative hybrid migration solution for a complex global divestiture challenge

On Budget, On Time

Project completed ahead of deadline and within customer budget

Negligible Impact

Minimal unplanned downtime and negligible impact on The Money Shop stakeholders

The Extra Mile

Engineers fully immersed in the on-site team, provided support and training

“The project typifies our willingness to think outside of the box to deliver bespoke solutions, and our approach of working collaboratively in honest, open partnerships with our customers whilst pursuing the best possible customer outcomes.”


Richard Hutchings – Littlefish Chief Technology Officer

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