Wherever we operate, we always focus on providing services to local businesses. In this blog, we take a closer look at how CAS works with organisations in Ipswich. From storing documents to disposing of them, and from managing facilities to organising office moves, we can help cut costs.
The basics about Ipswich
Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk and is located on the River Orwell, 60 miles north east of London. The town’s port has been crucial to its economy and the whole of East Anglia since Saxon times. Ipswich’s urban development and population both extend beyond borough boundaries significantly as a non-metropolitan district. It was the fourth most populous urban area in the East of England, with a population of 133,400 according to the 2011 census.
Business growth in Ipswich
Historically, industry around Ipswich has had a strong emphasis on farming and agriculture. The focus has changed more recently, and Ipswich now has a strong base of engineering, science and insurance. Ipswich has also undergone extensive remodelling, principally around the waterfront. Over the past decade, this has transformed the former industrial dock into a modern commercial and residential centre. But the town’s deep-water ‘Haven Port’ still thrives and handles several million tonnes of cargo each year.
Ipswich is the major economic centre of the Suffolk Haven Gateway, which forms part of the emerging Local Development Framework (LDF). The East of England Plan identifies ambitious aims to provide the right volume and quality of land to meet the future job-growth target of 30,000 in the region. Ipswich shares key employment drivers with neighbouring authorities, including Adastral Park (see below), the Port of Felixstowe, and the A12/14 corridors. Recent industrial and commercial growth includes the continuing success of Ransomes Jacobsen, part of the global engineering giant Textron which is located in Ipswich.
Ipswich’s future growth via an expanding tech sector
Based at Martlesham Heath, Adastral Park is a science campus which accommodates an array of international companies. These include Arqiva’s satellite earth station, Alcatel-Lucent, BT Research, CIP, Cisco, Fujitsu, Huawei, Juniper Networks and 02. CAS offers a range of advanced data and document management services designed to help such companies store and access business critical records. These services include CAS Cloud, our proprietary digital storage facility deployed by financial services organisations and healthcare suppliers alike.
Specialist records storage for Ipswich’s financial providers
The wholesale and retail insurance sectors have grown in Ipswich, underpinned by an increasingly skilled local workforce. Key employers include Axa, Churchill, Legal & General, LV and Willis. In turn, these businesses are supported by a range of ancillary services such as call centres dealing with sales and claims.
CAS provides a comprehensive range of financial records storage, confidential document shredding and facilities management services for FCA-registered companies. Our archive storage and secure document storage are particularly well-structured for Ipswich’s growing insurance sector. We ensure the highest quality management standards to comply with all UK and EU financial and data protection laws, as well as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX).
Our processes provide clients with auditing reports for the location of every stored box. And to give an extra level of comfort for financial-sector companies, CAS is fully accredited with ISO certificates.
Ipswich SMEs benefit from lower insurance costs with CAS off-site storage
Ipswich has an impressive track record for start-ups and entrepreneurs, with almost two-thirds of such businesses still operating after three years. The 2017 UK Powerhouse study showed Ipswich in the top five cities for gross value added growth in the UK. Undertaken by Irwin Mitchell and the Centre for Economics and Business Research, the study analysed 45 UK cities in the year to June 2017. The report singled out the town’s ‘excellent’ conditions for business.
Indeed, the local economy is growing thanks to hundreds of small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the area. Many companies across the broadest spectrum including SMEs have chosen CAS to provide advanced and secure document storage. Our expertise in records management and facilities management provides practical services for businesses. And insurance providers may offer reduced costs for contents insurance when business records are stored off-site.
To find out how CAS can help businesses in Ipswich and beyond, contact one of the team today.
CAS can boost the bottom line for Ipswich businesses
CAS provides a comprehensive and secure IT equipment disposal, document digitisation, information storage 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). These 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. And they guarantee that we keep your files safe and well managed.