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Forward-thinking office supplies

Shopping around for reliable office supplies and facilities management can be an onerous task. But not if you choose CAS. Our facilities management services cover broad-ranging business functions, coordinated under one supplier. We can provide comprehensive office...

Document storage services for Peterborough businesses

CAS services are designed to help local businesses. In this blog, we're taking a closer look at how our services can support businesses in Peterborough. The city has a central location in eastern England, its designation as a ‘New Town’ in the 1960s, and population...

Secure off-site medical records storage

At the weekend the government announced a funding increase of £20bn a year by 2023 as a 70th 'birthday present' for the NHS. That figure suggests that the annual budget of £114bn will rise by 3.4%. Will it come from tax rises or a potential benefit of Brexit? Either...

Secure Legal Document Storage

With years of experience, CAS is expert at providing secure legal document storage for a variety of sectors. We can create a digital archive, including easy access for frequently accessed files. And we’re up-to-speed with the requirements of each sector’s regulatory...

Happy GDPR Day!

GDPR Day has finally arrived! Not exactly Christmas is it? But the benefits it brings to data privacy and protection are worth having. So by now you’ve got your policies in place, named your Data Protection Manager, and ensured your marketing is GDPR. Now it’s time to...

Chelmsford business services from CAS

Chelmsford business services from CAS include document management, document storage, archiving and digitisation, and facilities management and office supplies. Business in Chelmsford Contributing over £3 billion per annum to the UK economy, Chelmsford plays a critical...

Advanced IT data disposal services from CAS

Most organisations have large quantities of highly sensitive data stored on their IT equipment. It is essential to keep this information safe and secure once the apparatus reaches the end of its life. The worry of confidential information getting into the wrong hands,...

Facilities management services from CAS

For more than 20 years CAS has been well regarded as a trustworthy document archive storage company. Approved by the NHS and the Financial Standards Authority, CAS has developed the most comprehensive services to safeguard business-critical records. But, as well as...

Delivering a paperless NHS: CAS can help

An ambitious strategy: delivering a paperless NHS. CAS can provide all the services GP surgeries need for efficient off-site storage and digital access. Digital patient records save time and money Healthcare has become more complicated over the last seven decades, so...

Digital document storage from CAS

Many organisations are nervous about offsite storage when they need regular or even daily access to documents. What options are available for digital document storage? We speak to many businesses, large and small, which have a problem with document storage. With paper...

Are Your Systems Ready for GDPR?

The GDPR clock is ticking. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into British law on the 25 May 2018. Here's a quick refresh on what you need to do to get systems ready for the new legislation. GDPR countdown, the basics of data protection GDPR will...

Secure patient records storage provided by CAS

With years of experience, CAS is a specialist in sophisticated archive storage, including secure patient records storage. Storing medical records off-site in CAS warehouses is cost-effective, as it frees up space at GP surgeries. Whether it’s a digital or hard copy,...

Secure IT equipment disposal and GDPR compliance

The countdown to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) continues, ahead of its coming into force on 25 May 2018. We know that organisations of all sizes are working hard to prepare for the deadline. So we thought we’d highlight how our services can help your...

CAS confidential document shredding helps you be GDPR-compliant

We talked in our last blog about the countdown to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effective on 25 May 2018. Many organisations must improve their policies and procedures to cope with enhanced data protection responsibilities. We thought we’d look at...

100 days to GDPR Get CAS support today

In just 100 days, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in the UK and across the EU. And, if you think Brexit means you don’t have to think about it, think again. The UK government announced last year that GDPR will still take precedent...

RFID allows for more accurate record tracking

In the latest of our series of blogs looking at quality assurance, we focus on a clever piece of technology. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a versatile way of tracking and identifying items, and is widely used in a range of industries. Here at CAS, the use...

Document Management Services for Small Business

Small businesses are under constant pressure to control its overheads. However good the business model, it’s where many a small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) has come unstuck. Office rents, together with ancillary costs such as insurance, business rates and...

Ipswich local businesses can switch to CAS to save money

In the latest of our Spotlight blogs, we turn our attention to Ipswich. Located on the River Orwell, 60 miles north east of London, Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk. Continuously occupied since Saxon times, Ipswich’s port has been important to the economy of both...

Paperless NHS: how CAS can help

The NHS celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2018. It’s going to be a year of recognising the achievements of the organisation, which continues to offer healthcare for all provided free at the point of delivery. There will be a special focus on ‘health heroes’, the...

New Year, New Office? Let CAS Take Care of your Office Removals

Welcome to 2018. If you're planning to expand your office facilities or moving to new premises, let CAS take the strain out of office removals. We have an experienced team of office and commercial removal specialists, whose mission is to listen to your exact needs and...

Ultimate Solution for Remote Working

Smartphones, tablets and laptops mean that an individual can be anywhere in the world and still get the important work done. But to make this all function smoothly, it’s essential to have a secure and efficient system of virtual document storage and retrieval. This is...

Live file storage keeps your costs down and office tidy

We speak to many businesses, large and small, which have a problem with document storage. With paper document archives stored on-site, they’re fast running out of space in their offices. And for digital archives, they’re compromised by the size of their computer...

GDPR Countdown. Are Your Systems Ready?

The GDPR countdown has begun; It’s just five months until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in May 2018. We’ve talked before in this blog about the steps which your organisation should take to be ready for this new data protection regime....

Legal Documents Storage: Keep What You Need, Destroy What You Don’t

With years of experience, CAS is expert at providing specialist secure off-site document storage for a number of different sectors. We can create a digital archive, including easy access for frequently accessed files. And we’re up-to-speed with the requirements of...

Quality Assurance #1: DBS Checks Show our Staff at their Best

Here at CAS, we set great store in the fact that our clients’ security is our priority. We always strive to improve our processes to keep documents and data physically safe and electronically secure. In a new series of blogs, we’re going to be taking a closer look at...

Spotlight on Peterborough: CAS sets its sights on helping local businesses

Our latest ‘Spotlight on’ blog focuses on Peterborough. The city has a crucial location in eastern England. Its designation as a ‘New Town’ in the 1960s, and further population growth more recently, has boosted the local economy. We’re going to take a closer look at...

Rise of the mega GP practice: how CAS can help to mitigate the risks

The face of frontline patient care is changing in the UK. Statistics released by NHS Digital earlier this month showed the rise of the 'mega GP practice'. Over one in four practices now has a patient list of more than 10,000 patients. The proportion of surgeries with...

Scan On Demand Gives Cost Effective Access to Digital Documents

Every organisation has some documents which it needs to keep, in order to comply with regulations. These documents don’t regularly need to be viewed in electronic format. But even so, you might need to share them digitally from time to time – and of course, you need...

Specialist Document Storage for the Financial Sector

It’s just over twenty years since the Bank of England became independent and the regulatory framework for the financial sector changed in the UK. And it’s also just over ten years since the financial-sector crisis which prompted further amendments to regulatory...

Spotlight on Basildon: Companies Boost their Bottom Line with CAS

In the latest of our series of ‘Spotlight on’ blogs, we take a closer look at Basildon. As the second largest economy along the River Thames eastwards after Canary Wharf, Basildon is an important business hub. Find out here how CAS can help these businesses and other...

CAS Document Storage Boxes Made to Last

For many offices, there’s increasing pressure to go paperless. One obvious solution is to choose off-site secure document storage or archive storage with CAS. Yet whatever motivates the move to cut the clutter, employees will still want to keep some bits and pieces on...

Document Retention Policy: Why Every Accountancy Firm Needs One

It’s nearly halfway through the UK tax year. For any accountancy practice, that means coping with an increasing number of files for current clients. But for many firms, there is sometimes confusion over past paperwork, especially for former clients. There are often...

Spotlight on Cambridge: CAS Helps Local Businesses to Save Money

In the second of our series of ‘Spotlight on’ blogs, we focus on CAS document management, and facilities management services for businesses in Cambridge. It may be one of the most historically rich cities in the UK, but Cambridge has a decidedly modern outlook. CAS...

High Standards for Document Storage and Management

and don't just take our word for it... Here at CAS, we have a passion for secure document storage and management, digitisation, facilities management and archive storage. CAS is configured to transport, store and manage exceptionally sensitive documentation, including...

Safeguarding Data and Staff: the CAS Promise to our Clients

We know that there’s a lot of responsibility in running an organisation. You have an obligation towards clients and customers, for everything from keeping them safe on your premises to ensuring that their personal information is secure. As an employer, you have to do...

Spotlight on Chelmsford: How CAS Helps Local Businesses

We’re used to a world where chatting to someone in Australia is as easy as ordering a takeaway from two streets away. But it’s still vital for businesses to know their local area. That’s why we’re starting a new series of ‘Spotlight on’ blogs. In each one, we’ll be...

CAS Office Supplies

For many organisations, shopping around for a reliable office supplies and facilities management company has become an onerous task. It’s often highly labour-intensive, but the true costs to the organisation are hidden within budget lines for staff costs. Meanwhile,...

CAS Cloud Provides the Practical Solution to Remote Working

In recent years, more and more organisations have recognised the benefits of offering their workers remote and flexible working. From the individual worker’s point of view there are many benefits. They can structure a working day around their own workload without...

CAS Virtual Post Room and Post Scanning Services

In the digital age, it’s easy to imagine that post room services have lost their importance. Especially when we think about marketing services, the current idea is that print has lost its once dominant position. But those ideas mask the reality that print is still...

GDPR #8 Managing Personal Data Under The New Regime

Over the past weeks, we’ve run a series of blogs to cover the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect from May 2018. This tightens up protections for individuals of their personal data, and increases requirements for organisations to take...

Moving Office? Let CAS Take Care of your Office Removal Logistics

However settled your organisation is in an office building or commercial location, there comes a time when you’re looking to move. Whether it’s the end of a tenancy that can’t be renewed, the need to contain rental costs, or taking advantage of a new market, there are...

GDPR #7 Personal Data Security: Managing Breaches

Our recent series of blogs covers the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will be effective from May 2018. We’ve looked at various aspects of data protection rights for individuals, and responsibilities for organisations. This week, our focus is on...

Confidential Document Shredding Services: A Vital Element of Data Protection

It sometimes seems that every organisation is fighting a battle against paper, however much there is talk of a modern office being ‘paperless’. As well as helping companies to save space, secure shredding for out-of-date confidential documents is essential for personal data security. This is all the more important now with the extension of what constitutes a personal data breach under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effective from May 2018. For many organisations, it’s simply not enough to buy a desktop shredder and add the resulting waste to the recycling.

GDPR #6 Personal Data: Transferring Data Outside Europe

The Europe-wide General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect from May 2018. Over the past few weeks, we’ve looked at various aspects of the GDPR, as it will affect your organisation and your rights as an individual. This week, we look at transferring data outside Europe.

Document Storage in London, Safe and Secure with CAS

Does your organisation struggle to find storage space for all your documents? In London, increasing commercial and office rents means that the costs of keeping this storage on-site is rising. But in most organisational budgets, this element of cost is simply hidden...

CAS FAQ on the recent Ransomware Cyber Attack

Following the mass ransomware cyber attack and the infection of the NHS systems last week, we thought it would be helpful to share some answers to your questions. What is ransomware? Exactly what it says on the tin; Ransomware is a particularly complex computer virus....

Protecting Medical Data from Cyber Attacks

Cyber attacks may be the new Cold War. Data security has never been more important, or in light of recent events, more critical. CAS are experts at protecting medical data through our advanced CAS-cloud storage system. For physical patient notes, we provide highly...

NHS Trust Chooses CAS to Store Confidential Patient Records

CAS was commissioned by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust to undertake a project to relocate and digitise over 20,000 confidential client health care files. The files were for the Children & Young Person’s Unit and included information about all children...

GDPR #5 Personal Data: GDPR Individual Rights Strengthened

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in effect from May 2018, data protection is changing. In the past few weeks, we’ve covered various aspects of the GDPR and the effects for your organisation. This week we look at how the GDPR strengthens individuals’...

SME Business Services: Cut Your Overheads With CAS!

Every organisation is under constant pressure to control its overheads. However good the business model, it’s where many a small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) has come unstuck. Office rents, together with ancillary costs such as insurance, business rates and...

GDPR #4 Personal Data: GDPR Code of Conduct and Certification

In our fourth blog post on the new General Data Protection Regulation, we focus on GDPR Code of Conduct. From May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will change the law surrounding data protection. In the past few weeks we’ve looked at how the GDPR...

Digitising Data: How To Take Your Document Archive Online

For many of our clients, the task of digitising data and document archives is a daunting one; but it can be business critical. Many organisations need to do it to free up valuable office space to reduce overheads with office rents being so high. Moreover, with the...

Confidential and Secure Shredding for Documents and IT Data

A strategic approach to document shredding can improve your data security and save the planet, one tree at a time — and here's how in three easy steps. Step One — Secure the information At CAS we provide specially designed ‘confidential waste collection bins’. The...

GDPR Personal Data And Individual Consent: What Will Change Under The New Regulation?

In the second of our blog series, we explore how the Europe-wide General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect an individual’s consent to an organisation holding their personal data from May 2018. (In last week’s blog, we looked at what constitutes personal data – i.e. information on an individual, which would allow that individual to be identified).

GDPR: Processing personal data, are you a data controller?

The first in a series of blogs helping you understand the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) There’s a new data protection regime coming into force in May 2018: the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You may already have heard about this new...

Safe and Secure Document and Data Disposal

Whether it’s disposing of sensitive data in paper documents or stored on old IT equipment, CAS can help you with your data disposal needs. Most organisations these days collect and store large quantities of highly sensitive data about customers, clients, service users...

Premier Secure Document Storage London

CAS is a company with a passion for secure document storage, digitisation, management and confidential disposal. Our expert services are designed around the specific needs of NHS Trusts, Financial Services providers, and corporate and private clients.  Founded 20...

London Office Space is Expensive, Outsource Document Storage

Secure document storage and efficient records management are of particular importance in two industry sectors; the NHS and financial services. Both of these areas have been hit in recent years with rising costs and the need to reduce overheads. And, particularly for...

Facilities Management Services

as well as digitisation, document storage boxes, cataloguing, archive storage and data storage, CAS also offers complete facilities management services.

Document & Data Storage Secured

Secured Document & Data Storage Information Security is a fundamental focus of business at CAS. We are the trusted partner of NHS Trusts, Financial services organisations and a whole host of small and enterprise level companies – providing them with the broadest range...

Advanced Security for Medical Records Storage

CAS provide expert medical records storage and medical records archive facilities. We can help NHS Trusts to ensure that their medical records storage is in the best possible shape to help deliver excellent patient care. The extended use of patient records means that...

Lloyd George Medical Records Storage Boxes

Lloyd George Medical Records Storage Boxes Experts in document archive storage and medical records storage, CAS have been supporting NHS Trusts and GP practices for 20 years. We specialise in developing storage solutions that exactly meets each client’s needs. This...

CAS-Cloud Facilitates Remote Working

CAS Cloud Service Remote and flexible working is becoming increasingly popular with employers and workers alike. The opportunity to structure a working day around customers’ needs without missing the kid’s Christmas Panto delivers the almost mythical ‘work-life...

Document Scanning Saves Space, Time and Money

CAS provide comprehensive and secure document digitisation, information storage, shredding and facilities management services. For more than 20 years CAS have worked with NHS Trusts, Financial Services providers, and corporate and private clients. Our head office is just four miles from the City of London, supported by our advanced storage centres across the UK. CAS has an impressive array of International certifications (ISOs), which prove our compliance with the strictest national, European and international laws. They also demonstrate our commitment to provide innovative systems on security, confidentiality and quality control in keeping your files safe and well managed.

Planning an Office Removal? Catalogue and Digitise First

Moving to a new office can be a complicated and stressful operation. It certainly takes a considerable amount of time and planning to make the process efficient. Often companies move into new premises only to discover that they are then unpacking a lot of unwanted or...

Stress-Free Office Removal and Reorganisation Services

It is said that moving house is one of the most stressful things in life. But for the senior management team in a company, moving to a new office can take that stress to a new level. Everyone has their special requirements, equipment and working scenarios; there are...

Accredited NHS Secure Document Management Services

NHS Trusts are increasingly working with document management companies to provide expert digitisation, storage and online access to medical records. Accuracy, confidentially and expertise in handling sensitive documents is of paramount concern. Accreditations exist...

Medical Records Storage, Modernising the Archive

Secure and accessible storage of patient records is vital to running a successful NHS Trust. In the NHS England Document and Records Policy, medical records are identified as "a valuable resource because of the information they contain." Furthermore, the policy goes...

Financial Records Storage Experts

Financial Records Storage Facilities From credit cards, bank accounts and mortgages, to loans, savings and pensions, virtually every adult in the UK is a consumer of financial services, and all of the companies that provide those services are regulated by the...

Lloyd George Storage Boxes

Although increasingly medical records are being digitised and the physical records stored in facilities such the state-of-the-art CAS medical records archive centre in Sudbury, Lloyd George storage boxes are still an important feature of health practices across the country. Just one small way to remember the man whose work led to the establishment of our world-renowned National Health Service.

Maximise NHS Resources By Digitising Medical Records

Digitising Medical Records NHS resources  represent a strange conundrum – a vast budget, the fifth largest workforce in the world, and an immense property estate*. And it still isn't enough. Improvements in treatments, an ageing population, and pressure from other...

CAS-Cloud Delivers 24/7 Online File Storage and Access

Online File Storage One of the wonderful things about the rise of technology is the ability to work from anywhere in the world and still communicate with your team and deliver projects effectively. And, as flexible and remote working becomes ever more popular,...

Confidential Shredding: Saving the Planet and Securing Data

Confidential Shredding Document shredding might sound like one of those 'business hygiene factors' — saves space but not too exciting. Well, there’s a lot more to it than that. A strategic approach to confidential shredding can improve your data security and save the...

Out of the Box: Electronic document storage solutions

  Electronic Document Storage Solutions The evolution of communications over the past decade and an explosion of intuitive technology have meant that flexible working and a 24/7 working culture is becoming more routine. In 2014, the government introduced the right of...

Boxing up Your Facilities Management

Facilities Management Services A huge number of our clients are concerned with the rising and often hidden costs of contracting multiple suppliers for regular business services. Choosing one vendor offers a broad range of benefits — here are the three most common...

Secure Document & Data Storage

CAS, The Fort Knox of Document and Data Storage Facilities Data and document security is such a hot topic that I wanted to write a few words about the importance it holds for us at CAS. I’m sure that every company will say that they take security seriously — but for...

NHS Trust Chooses Clarks Archive Storage

In September 2015, Clarks Archive Storage (CAS), was approached by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust to undertake a project to relocate and digitise over 20,000 confidential client health care files. The files were for the Children & Young Person’s Unit and...

Keeping NHS medical records

NHS Medical Records The value of keeping good medical records can be seen as ‘The Life Project’ cradle-to-grave survey turns 70. It has been instrumental in identifying what makes some people happy, healthy and successful – and others not. In their Document and...

How document storage companies help businesses save time and money

Document storage companies can help improve productivity and avoid unnecessary ‘lost time’. Research shows that it takes employees at big companies an average of 38 minutes to find a document. This is at odds with an ‘information age’ where we are all used to the...

Medical records storage – a valuable health sector resource.

Good medical records storage is vital to running a successful medical practice, facility or department. In the NHS England Document and Records Policy medical records are identified as ‘a valuable resource because of the information they contain’. Furthermore, the...

Professional document management services

Professional document management services can be a great help in dealing with the ever-increasing amount of information that businesses receive. The indications are that the level of information we all receive, or have access to, will continue to increase. In a recent...

Document management

Document Management With the ‘squeeze’ on office space, and changing working practices, good, professional document management is becoming a must for businesses. Co-ordinating and controlling the flow of electronic and paper documents in a secure and efficient manner,...

Offsite document storage

Offsite document storage has become increasingly popular in the UK. It’s no wonder, when, according to data from the British Council for Offices (BCO), an industry club, the average office tenant now uses around 11 square metres per worker, 35% less than in 1997....

Secure document shredding in London and the UK

Secure document shredding is vital in ensuring that confidential information stays confidential. It’s easy to assume that a standard office shredder will do the job properly – but shredding a large number of documents in the office can be time consuming, costly and...

Document Scanning – The Benefits

Document Scanning Services As the digital era in which we live continues to evolve, more businesses are learning the benefits of document scanning. Not only does scanning increase productivity by giving you virtual access to any given document at any given moment, it...

Legal documents storage in London

Legal documents storage in London has never been simpler or safer. You might think that finding secure legal documents storage in London would be an easy task. If that were true, you probably wouldn't be reading this right now! As you have probably learned from...

Historical document storage London

Historical Document Storage Historical document storage in London could be seen as part of what goes on in everyday life in the capital – after all it is home to nine of the top ten most visited museums in the UK and the UK’s National Archives which contains ‘1,000...

Office relocation London

London Office Relocation London office relocation can be difficult. It’s not just the process of finding new offices in London – getting the right sized office in the right place, negotiating the price and the lease, can all be challenging enough without considering...

Document shredding – how secure and confidential is yours?

Confidential Document Shredding Document shredding is seen as a secure, confidential way of disposing of sensitive information. When carried out properly, by accredited document shredding experts, document shredding is a guaranteed means of making sure that...

Document storage in London with quick, easy access

Document Storage in London Finding high quality document storage in London could be seen as being difficult. Finding a storage solution that offers quick and easy access could seem almost impossible! Perhaps this is not surprising given that, depending on how it’s...

Medical records storage – how long should medical records be kept for?

Medical health records storage can be a complex area as different types of medical health records should be stored for different periods of time. The Department of Health has produced guidance on managing health records for NHS organisations in England which covers...

Archive storage in London

Archive Storage in London With 841,000 private sector business, London has more firms, than any other region in the UK. Consequently, finding effective, easy to access archive storage in London can sometimes be a challenge. This might seem surprising given the history...

Financial records storage – secure, safe and accessible

Effective financial records storage is important for the smooth running of any business or organisation. Recent developments in online technology show the role security has to play when it comes to financial records storage. In recent months, the Bitcoin phenomenon...

Legal records storage – effective maintenance is vital for success

  Legal Records Storage In the face of legal system budget cuts, CAS Ltd can help lighten the administrative burden of legal records storage. In national efforts to achieve a society free of crime and the threat of danger, the smooth operation and administration of...

Safe medical records storage, secure and easy to access

Safe medical records storage -  having safe, easy access to medical records is critical for healthcare professionals in administering the  right care to patients Medical records retain an air of privacy that still remains widely respected by society, but they also...