Motorcycle broker Bennetts is to invest over £700,000 in a new IT system to drive growth from 2005.

The company decided to work with IT specialist Sword Global after rejecting a number of off-the-shelf products.

Bennetts managing director Matthew Gledhill said: "The current system has been a hindrance to the success we have had over the past year. We recognise the need to have a more dynamic and flexible system that can support the business and react to changes in the market quickly."