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 role in the economic success of the area. The city has very low unemployment and a vigorous community of over 8,000 businesses employing at least 83,000 people. With its proximity and connectivity to London, Chelmsford has particular strengths in financial and business services. But with a strong higher education sector and a highly skilled workforce, it has strengths in medical technology, research and development, and advanced manufacturing too. Chelmsford has attracted major corporations such as MS Amlin, IFDS, BAE Systems, e2v, Visteon and Grant Thornton. But most of Chelmsford’s businesses are small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with up to 250 employees.
Offset expensive office space with affordable off-site document storage
Chelmsford has the most office floor space in Essex, with a high percentage of second-hand office space. However, there is less space than in other regional cities of similar size. And there is a shortage of high-quality Grade-A office development opportunities, with limited land available for flexible business uses. Unsurprisingly, this has driven up rents, with a premium on quality office space. This is where CAS can help SMEs and bigger companies.
By taking your archive storage and secure document storage off-site to our state-of-the-art facilities, we allow you to optimise your floor space and save on rent costs. What’s more, our document scanning services and CAS-Cloud document management systems enable you to securely store documents without compromising on access to live files. This also allows more of your staff to work flexibly, which again reduces your need for premium office space.
As well as saving on rent costs, off-site storage can reduce other overheads too. SMEs in Chelmsford which utilise CAS secure document storage can also benefit from reduced insurance costs. Insurers often provide a reduction of the expenses if critical documents are stored off-site in secure fire-proofed facilities. This is because it limits the impact of damage to your premises. Thus reducing the costs of business continuity plans. All of CAS’s facilities have the latest fire suppression measures, as well as being highly secure.
Services for the financial sector
Research undertaken by Regeneris in 2014 indicates that there is a huge opportunity for growth in the finance and professional services sector in Chelmsford. CAS has years of experience storing, transporting and managing sensitive documentation such as financial records. We ensure our services work to support the requirements of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), as well as UK and EU privacy requirements, and Sarbanes-Oxley regulations in the USA.
As such we are ideally placed to offer Chelmsford’s financial service providers secure financial records storage. For instance, CAS deploys Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to individually bar-code and scan storage boxes, enabling comprehensive audits in close to real-time. The resulting audit trail of all clients’ transactions supports strict compliance regulations on handling sensitive information.
Storing patient records
CAS can provide secure R&D file and medical records storage for companies operating in this sector. We have an excellent track record of working with organisations whose document archive arrangements are complex and demanding. And, ensuring that we help fulfil clients’ obligations as set out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). For example, for Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust we relocated and digitised over 20,000 confidential client files.
Looking to the future with CAS
Given its location and vibrant business community, Chelmsford will continue to play a key role in ensuring the region’s prosperity. Looking to the future, companies in such sectors as advanced manufacturing, low carbon and renewables, life sciences and healthcare, digital and creative services, business services, and logistics are set to thrive. For all these sectors, CAS’s secure document storage and CAS-Cloud document management services will help trim their costs. Furthermore, we’ll help meet the requirements of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with our environmentally friendly secure document shredding and IT equipment disposal services.
By enhancing their bottom line, CAS can keep local businesses playing their part in this ongoing economic success. Contact CAS today to discuss all our services.
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About Chelmsford business services from CAS
CAS provides comprehensive and secure 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 in keeping your files safe and well managed. Chelmsford business services delivered by CAS