A Redhill-based helpdesk company has signed a contract – the largest in its history – with the BBC.
Restore said the ten-year, £22m deal is to manage the broadcaster’s archive of entertainment-related assets.
It comprises approximately 10.2 million assets made up of several separate collections, which currently occupy 74,000 linear meters of storage in temperature-controlled vaults.
These include audio, moving images, still photographic images, vinyl records and sheet music collected over the last century.
Restore will build a dedicated vault into one of the group’s existing facilities and then throughout 2023 manage the migration of assets from an existing BBC facility.
In addition to Restore Records Management providing the long-term storage, management and retrieval services, Restore Harrow Green will manage the migration project to plan, manage and migrate collections from existing BBC facilities.
Managing Director Charles Bligh said: “I am delighted that the BBC has awarded Restore the contract to manage its archive of assets which are incredibly important to the whole nation.
“This contract demonstrates not only the group’s preeminent position in the market, providing important, long-term and essential services to our customers, but also Restore’s ability to effectively combine our digital and information management solutions and secure lifecycle to deliver a compelling proposition to our customers, earn the trust of customers like the BBC and win in the marketplace.”