Case studies

Online Backups and Disaster Recovery for Retail


Online Backups and Disaster Recovery for Retail


Anthony Nicholas Group is an international jewellery retailer that selected Stryve’s business continuity platform to support continued expansion and growth plans. Anthony Nicholas Group is one of Ireland’s leading retailers with several jewellery companies including Fraser Hart, Fields, Lyons, Bernstones and Crouch. Across its businesses, the company employs almost 1,200 people. Anthony Nicholas Group offers a range of quality products to customers in both Ireland and the UK. For example, Fraser Hart began trading in 1936 and is now one of the UK’s leading jewellers with 39 shops nationwide. Similarly, Fields has been a market leader in Ireland since 1979 and has now expanded to 14 stores throughout Ireland.

Online Backups and Disaster Recovery Challenge

Anthony Nicholas Group required a solution that could provide an enterprise Business Continuity Plan combined with an efficient cloud-based recovery solution. A solution that ensured optimal service to customers was key, therefore, Anthony Nicholas Group required a Recovery Point Objective (RPO) of seconds and a Recovery Time Objective (RTO) of minutes. The company’s previous solution was slow, required user intervention and was unable to fulfil the organisation’s business requirements. Anthony Nicholas Group needed a solution that would not impact the business operations in any way and guarantee a quick turnaround – measurable in minutes, not days!

Online Backups and Disaster Recovery Solution

Stryve conducted an audit of the organisation’s system and then implemented a solution which had zero impact on the business. Stryve were able to fulfil Anthony Nicholas Group’s essential requirements using a combination of two of our business continuity products – Online Backups and Disaster Recovery. The packages were tailor-made to ensure a perfect fit for the Business Continuity requirements of an expanding organisation with a substantial international presence. Stryve’s solution minimised disruption to the Anthony Nicholas Group’s business and customers, giving the company an edge over its competitors.


Turnover Supported:

€21 billion

Average RPO

Average RPO:

8 Seconds



Client Profile

  • International jewellery retailer
  • Leading retailer across Ireland and the UK
  • Over 80 years of experience
  • Almost 1,200 employees

Client Requirements

  • Business Continuity Plan
  • An efficient cloud-based recovery solution
  • Low RTO and RPO
  • Limited user intervention
  • A quick turnaround


  • A tailor-made business continuity package
  • A cloud-based recovery solution
  • Zero impact on the business
  • Significantly reduced RTO and RPO
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“Business continuity planning has always been a key focus of the Anthony Nicholas Group as we strive to ensure that our customers’ experience remains optimal at all times. Stryve provided a unique service in allowing us to reach key business continuity targets set by the business” Baxter describes the organisation’s experience with Stryve as, “A unique personable partnership with a solution-driven approach.”

Keith Baxter
CIO at Anthony Nicholas Group

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