Signum Solutions and FDMB partner to bring software expertise to North West Food and Drink businesses

Signum Solutions and FDMB partner for Success

Warrington based Signum Solutions is excited to announce we have become a FDMB partner. Food and Drink Means Business (FDMB)  is a publishing group that aims to drive the progress and development of the food and beverages sector in the North West.

Signum Solutions, headquartered in Warrington, and Blackpool based FDMB are partnering to help small and mid-size food and drink companies who have experienced rapid growth or reached a ‘tipping point’ on the need for automated business processes.

Food and beverage is one of the fastest growing sectors in the region, and this partnership provides a platform for firms to cooperate and resolve some of the key local challenges faced by the food and beverages industry.

In an ever increasingly regulated industry, the need to demonstrate end-to-end traceability or the avoidance of the ‘dreaded’ product recall are often a minefield for SME’s.  

The marriage between FDMB and Signum Solutions is intended to play to the respective market strengths of both providers.

Paul Caunce, Founder and Publishing Editor of North West FDMB said; “We are thrilled to have Signum Solutions on board with us as Software Partners. Their commitment to the food and drinks industry is beyond question, as is their passion to work with companies of all shapes and sizes in the sector. 

“It is important to us that our partners have a strong offering to meet the needs of our food and beverage readers and members, and we are excited about working with the Signum Solutions team to promote the many benefits of their SAP Business One software.”

Signum is an award-winning, industry focused SAP Gold Partner offering SAP Business One management software for enterprise resource planning.

The company was the first in the UK to receive ‘recognised expertise’ status in SAP Business One and is also the proud holders of the SAP Business One, Best performance for Customer Satisfaction award 2017.   

Under the new partnership agreement, Signum will combine its industry knowledge and SAP specialism and work with FDMB to provide a pain free approach to business software.

Solutions Managing Director Lindsay Pointon said: “We are excited to partner with FDMB. As their strategic software partner, we’re using our industry knowledge and expertise to educate on and promote the need for business management software in a lively region whose vibrant food and drink manufacturing scene is only going to grow in the future”

About Food and Drink Means Business:

North West Food & Drink Means Business (FDMB) is a trade only platform that is published online and in print by Means Business Publishing Ltd.

Launched in early 2018, the vision of the publishers was to bring the food and drink supply chain closer together, primarily through news and information,

As part of the progressive thinking behind the original concept, 2019 will see the roll out of a number of events throughout the North West, including round table discussions, producer networking events and the FDMB Live event on March 26th, visit

About Signum Solutions:

Signum Solutions specialises exclusively in SAP Business One for small and midsized businesses. The company is a fully certified SAP Business One Partner and has clients in a range of sectors including food supply and service, chemicals and coatings, wholesale and manufacturing. For more information, visit

Media enquiries on this news release to:

Diane Harvey at Signum Solutions on 01244 676900 or [email protected]


Paul Caunce at FDMB on 07501 216651 or email [email protected]

Food & Drink IT Summit

We’re pleased to announce that following on from our successful appearances at the BFFF and IFE events recently, we’ll be taking our Food Industry Edition of SAP Business One to the Food & Drink IT Summit at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on July 7th.

Here at Signum Solutions, we’ve recently been appearing at several different food and drink industry events across the UK. In light of this, we felt it was a great opportunity to pitch SAP Business One against other ERP systems traditionally used by the food and drink industry at the Food & Drink IT Summit. We also thought many companies within the industry would find it interesting that SAP Business One can cater for fruit wholesalers, coffee roasters, brewers, distributors and plenty of others – with nearly 20 industry specific extensions available separately as well as the core application!

This is a one-stop shop for business owners in the SME space. SAP Business One food industry edition is the only solution your company needs to help you reach your business goals. It’s the right tool from the right partner to help you transform your business. You can dramatically improve efficiency, optimize performance, and increase productivity not having so much time to deal with your business’ technological issues.

You can visit our event landing page here

You can also see the agenda for the Food & Drink IT Summit and get more details by visiting the event landing page here

If you’d like to attend and would like VIP invitations, drop us a line or give us a call and we can sort you out!

Food Manufacturers are Missing Out

Last week, Food Manufacture magazine reported on how food and drinks manufacturers may be missing out on innovation in product development, by choosing instead to tweak and adapt existing products.

Matthew Incles, Senior Consultant at Promar International is reported to have advised that food manufacturers need to focus on what’s going on in the market place as well as on refreshing existing products.

Simply put, by sticking with the same product, are you missing out on getting ahead of the game and putting your business at risk of falling behind your competitors?

The same theory should be applied to food manufacturers’ use of technology.  “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it” won’t cut it in a modern technological world and whilst the system that you already have but need to keep making changes to may well keep you afloat, your competitors are speeding ahead by centralising their business processes in order to gain the efficiency needed to compete with larger enterprises.

Are you paying for bespoke ERP system changes? Or for separate manufacturing, CRM, accounts and sales systems?  If so, then it’s definitely time to try something new! Give us a call and let us show you the benefits of SAP Business One for your business, 01244 676 900

Eccelso and SAP Business One – Proof in the pudding

Eccelso chooses SAP Business One to support growth

Eccelso is a manufacturer of quality vegetable suet, margarine and fats. They made the decision to move to SAP Business One to ensure they had a solution in place that would not only support planned growth but would also integrate all departments and eliminate manual tasks.

If you’re not already acquainted with Eccelso, they have been manufacturers for over 10 years and today they serve customers across the globe.

The core of the business is to ensure quality products that meet high standards. This includes ensuring our processes are running smoothly and efficiently. By choosing SAP Business One, we gained a solution that wouldn’t only support planned growth but be fully integrated into all departments automating manual tasks

Since moving to SAP Business One, Eccelso has been able to integrate all departments and eliminate manual tasks. The ultimate result of this initiative is the ability to grow profitably into the future.