For us here at CAS, working with local businesses keeps us in touch with vibrant sectors across the Southeast and East England. Take our Chelmsford business services, for instance. Whatever your Chelmsford business, and whichever sector you’re in, we provide the business services you need. We’ve got you covered for document storage and archiving, through to digital document management and scan-on-demand. And we offer facilities management and office supplies too.
Business in Chelmsford
As the county town, Chelmsford plays a critical role in the economic success of the western part of Essex. The city has very low unemployment and a vigorous community of over 8,000 businesses employing at least 83,000 people. Indeed, it contributes over £3 billion per annum to the UK economy.
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.
Affordable off-site document storage for Chelmsford businesses
Chelmsford has the most office floor space in Essex, with a high percentage of second-hand office space. However, 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.
Whatever size your company, our off-site archive storage and secure document storage allows 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. Our state-of-art storage facilities have top-notch fire suppression, atmospheric controls and security measures. This means that SMEs in Chelmsford which utilise CAS secure document storage can benefit from reduced insurance costs. When critical documents are stored off-site in our secure facilities, it limits the impact of damage to your premises on business continuity.
Services for the financial sector in Chelmsford
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.
Looking to the future of Chelmsford with CAS
Chelmsford businesses 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 help meet the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with our environmentally friendly secure document shredding and IT equipment disposal services.
Given its location and vibrant business community, Chelmsford will continue to play a key role in ensuring the region’s prosperity. And with the dedicated efforts of our business development manager, Claire Brooks, we’re especially able to offer good value to Chelmsford businesses. We’re able to take a more strategic look at document management, allowing us to act locally in East England, while still thinking globally.
Contact CAS today to find out how we deliver efficient Chelmsford business services
About CAS Chelmsford business services, from document storage to facilities management
CAS provides comprehensive and secure services for businesses in Chelmsford, including document storage and management. 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.