Maple Lake Retail Management Solutions Take Off In UK -- Company Grows Operation X3 in One Year



    
    Canadian Software Company's Investment in the British Midlands Pays Off --
    Maple Lake Grows UK Client Base Significantly
    

    CHICAGO, July 3 /CNW/ -- Today the British Midlands Development
Corporation announced the growing success of Maple Lake's Midlands based
operations.
    Maple Lake provides software solutions that assist their retail clients
in managing various aspects of their businesses, including inventory
merchandise and assortment planning applications.  Recently Maple Lake added
to their UK client roster with a contract with Arcadia Group, the United
Kingdom's largest privately owned retailer.
    Maple Lake will work closely with the Arcadia Group to provide an 'end to
end' solution in the form of their QuickAssortment software, comprehensive
professional services, and on-going product, business, and technical support.
    "We've been able to expand our UK operation in the British Midlands
rapidly," said Bob Jolley, Commercial Director for Maple Lake UK, Ltd., "Our
service office in Leicester first opened with 3 people in March 2007 and just
one year later we have grown our employee base substantially and taken new
offices some 10-times larger than where we started."
    "We've added and expanded 4 teams delivering consulting, development,
support, and commercialization."
    When asked why Maple Lake chose the Midlands for their UK/European
operation, Jolley responded, "We can still contend with our big competition
and enjoy a balance and quality of life."
    "We have access to the high street, retail parks, main motorway and
airport networks without the congestion and labor drain of other regions," he
added, "We were impressed with the new business park and its contemporary look
and feel, which is important to our clients."
    "The Midlands is located just 60 minutes to the north of London in
central England," said Mary Rabatin, Vice President of the North American
Central Region for British Midlands Development Corporation, "The location is
excellent for companies needing access to London and other major European
cities and markets."
    "Companies get the best of both worlds in the Midlands," she added, "They
enjoy a lower cost of doing business, they can find the skilled labor they
need, and their executives have a high standard of living, all without giving
up any competitive advantages to being in London or other European cities."
    
    About British Midlands Development Corporation
    
    The British Midlands Development Corporation is the North American
economic development agency for central England. The Midlands region is
located just one hour to the north of London and includes the major commercial
centers of Birmingham, Nottingham, Coventry and Northampton.
    As an agency funded by the UK Government, The British Midlands
Development Corporation provides specialist advice and support to North
American companies seeking to establish a presence or expand a current
operation in the region. The British Midlands Development Corporation provides
access to business networks, details about sources for grants and funding,
business support services, and information to help companies identify
opportunities to develop and grow.
    The British Midlands Development Corporation is based in Chicago with
branch offices in Boston, Washington, DC and San Jose.
    For more information, please visit our website at
www.thebritishmidlands.com.
    
    About Maple Lake
    Maple Lake is a very different kind of business.
    
    Sure, we provide probably the best merchandise assortment and allocation
solutions to the retail market, but there's more to the business than just
great products!  With our direct experience in retail, we have an unparalleled
knowledge of the unique demands of trying to plan assortments in a fast paced
retail environment.
    Our clients will attest to this expertise and focus on delivery, and
these are some of the best names in the business too!  They include;
Aeropostale, lululemon athletica, Cole Haan, Club Monaco, Mountain Equipment
Coop, LEGO, Barneys New York, Stylo plc, and many more.
    For more information on how we are transforming the merchandise,
assortment and allocation process please visit www.maplelake.com.

    
    Press Contact
    Shirar O'Connor - Mugler
    shirar@thepontgroup.com
    646 496 7668
    




For further information:

For further information: Shirar O'Connor-Mugler, +1-646-496-7668, 
shirar@thepontgroup.com Web Site: http://www.thebritishmidlands.com          
       http://www.maplelake.com

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