Cambridge is a university city, and the county town of Cambridgeshire. Cambridge was granted its city charter in 1951 in recognition of its history, administrative importance and economic success; yet unusually for a city it has no cathedral. Its historical centre is dominated by the University of Cambridge and its various colleges. The city now boasts a second university, Anglia Ruskin University (which is the former Anglia Polytechnic). Cambridge is twinned with two cities, which both have universities and are similar in size of population: Heidelberg in Germany, and Szeged in Hungary.
The city has direct road links via the M11 motorway and the A10 trunk road to east London, which is approximately 50 miles away. Meanwhile cross-country roads make the city a link between East Anglia and the East Midlands. Rail services are offered by Great Northern from London King’s Cross and by Great Northern and Greater Anglia from London Liverpool Street. Cambridge has its own small airport, but is also well-served by London Stansted Airport (some 21 miles away).
In recent years, Cambridge has become a vibrant and vital centre for hi-tech businesses and technology incubators in the UK. This has earned the city the nickname of ‘Silicon Fen’, as a homage to the tech sector located in the ‘Silicon Valley’ area of California, USA. A profusion of science parks on the outskirts of the city, many of them owned or leased by university colleges, has led to rapid growth of employment and resident population in the 21st century. Additionally, tourism is a major generator of income for the city.
Cambridge in numbers
131,800 local residents in city and non-metropolitan district
Of whom: 98.3% were economically active/ not claiming benefits in 2016
32.6% of jobs were in the highest-paid professional, managerial and administrative categories (against UK average of 23.5%)
The current unemployment rate is just 1.7% (March 2017, against UK average 3.8%)
Over 24,450 companies are located in the city
Total turnover of these companies was £35.6 billion in 2015-16
Off-site secure document storage can save your business’s rent costs
High-quality office space is at a premium in Cambridge, both within the city and in the parks to its north and south. Rents have been rising in recent years, and are forecast to continue to do so. This means that every organisation operating in Cambridge has to think carefully about the size of its offices. By moving documents off-site, there are savings to be had in allowing organisations to downsize and reduce their rent bills. CAS provides document storage services, which don’t compromise on the security of your archive storage, while allowing fast access to your documents. Our live file storage system means that frequently used documents can be rapidly accessed and amended, with a full audit trail of any interactions with the document.
Advanced medical records storage
We understand that medical records storage is highly specialised and intricate, needing to recognise the obligations set out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for health-sector organisations. As well as maintaining confidentiality at our secure sites, we’re able to offer constant access to files via our proprietary CAS-Cloud service. We’ve written up a case study on our work with the Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, where we digitised more than 20,000 confidential client files and relocated the paper documents.
Financial records storage for Cambridge businesses
With our track record of dealing with financial sector companies, we are fully versed in the requirements for such companies as set by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). We know that financial records storage involves managing sensitive personal data, so are perfectly positioned to offer Cambridge’s financial service providers bespoke document storage and facilities management services. Our RFID systems support strict compliance regulations, including UK and EU data protection requirements, and the US’s Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), by giving our clients audit reports which track the location of every stored carton.
Legal records storage
Given Cambridge’s place as a county town and administrative centre, it is home to a large selection of law firms of varying size. We are uniquely placed to offer law firms based in Cambridge a full range of secure document storage. We’re conversant with the obligations which the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Code of Conduct imposes on all the UK’s law firms, and can help provide the highest level of security and confidentiality for all your off-site legal records storage.
Fully accredited services, focusing on data protection
- ISO 15489, Information and Documentation — Records Management
- ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management
- ISO/IEC 27001, Information Technology, Security Techniques and Information Security Management:
- ISO 14001 Environmental Management
CAS is fully compliant with the Data Protection Act 1998, and registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) No: Z1281061. And CAS is future-proofed for the new Europe-wide General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force May 2018.
Data Sources: Office for National Statistics; Cambridge Cluster Map; Cambridge Ahead; Cambridge Network