Our work with Arco

Arco are experts in safety and the UK's leading supplier of safety equipment, workwear, safety boots and shoes, gloves and maintenance supplies.


They are undergoing a digital transformation that will enable them to increase their product and services offering; unlocking £20Mp/a in sales.

This includes the implementation of PIM software and re-platforming of their e-commerce solution. Understanding that digital transformation is not just a tech challenge Amplifi were engaged to help them understand how ready the business was for the changes.

Arco wanted to further strengthen the governance of data and processes. They wanted mentorship, guidance and support to enable a Data Governance capability that could prove success quickly.


Amplifi performed a Data Readiness Assessment that ascertained the business objectives and associated financial or material benefits.

We documented the current state of data, processes, organization and systems and how these could be limiting the achievement of the objectives.

We built a practical and executable roadmap of change to support the objectives. As part of the roadmap Arco were the subject of a Data Governance Quick Start, which involved the design of an appropriate organisation, the processes to define business terms, policies, and to deal with data quality issues.

This was followed by two months of working together to embed the organisation and processes into business as usual.


  • A Data Governance organisation that delivered measurable value in month one and is flexible enough to change with demand
  • Well defined responsibilities, from board level to operations, with measurable success criteria
  • Controlling processes that ensure that the definitions are kept in line with the business imperatives and keep data quality in check
  • Solid business and technical definitions of their data
  • A supporting platform based on existing licenced technology