We’re proud of working with local businesses wherever we operate in the UK. That’s why in this blog, we’re focusing on Basildon. We’ll be taking a closer look at how CAS can help local businesses and other organisations to cut costs.
Basildon basics: ideally placed for UK and overseas companies
As the second largest economy along the River Thames eastwards after Canary Wharf, Basildon is an important business hub. Just 32 miles east of Central London, Basildon is home to companies employing approximately 77,000 people. Transport links are exceptional, via road, rail and nearby airports, as well as the London Gateway deep-sea container port. These provide easy access to London, South East England and Europe.
Yet rental costs are just a fraction of those charged in London, despite this great location. A host of big businesses have found a home in the town, such as advanced engineering firms. These firms include Ford Motor Company Ltd, Gardner Aerospace, Honeywell/MK Electric, Konica Minolta, Leonardo, and New Holland Agriculture. And UK-based Costa Coffee opened Europe’s biggest coffee roastery in 2017, quadrupling capacity to 45,000 tonnes per year.
In the public sector, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides healthcare for people across Basildon and south-west Essex. The trust includes Basildon Hospital and Orsett Hospital, The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre and Billericay St. Andrew’s Centre.
Basildon’s local council supports business
Basildon’s town council proactively supports the local business community to thrive in a fast-changing economic environment. The council’s Economic Development team is dedicated to attracting new firms and supporting businesses already located there. The largest area for employment in the borough and the Essex Thames Gateway sub-region is Basildon’s ‘Enterprise Corridor’ between Dunton and Burnt Mills. The project aimed to tackle congestion and improve capacity at critical bottlenecks along, within and approaching the corridor.
Further reduce rent costs by outsourcing secure document storage to CAS
Many of the 6,500 VAT-registered businesses trading in Basildon are small- and medium-sized companies (SMEs). Despite rents and other costs that are lower than London, high-grade office space still commands a premium. One way for SMEs to reduce office overheads is to outsource document and file storage. CAS is a market leader in secure document storage and offers cost-effective packages ideally suited to the needs of smaller companies.
Financial and retail-sector businesses are up and running
Basildon has also attracted important financial and retail companies, a significant development for an area long associated with manufacturing. Trailblazing companies include First Data, International Financial Data Services (IFDS), and PMS International. Such financial, legal and business administration companies based in Basildon can take advantage of CAS’s financial records storage services. We have over 20 years’ experience working with companies whose document management needs are complex. Our team of specialists are the most highly trained in the South East. And we ensure compliance with all UK, EU and US standards, including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX).
Healthcare providers in Basildon take advantage of medical records storage
CAS has expertise in medical records storage too. Our secure medical records storage facilities have securely gated perimeter fences, and are monitored 24/7 by CCTV cameras, with off-site back-ups. Entry to all facilities is managed with advanced Suprema BioEntry fingerprint IP access terminals. We have installed environmental controls, advanced optical fire beam protection systems, and air quality monitoring throughout.
Read the case study of our work with the Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust to relocate and digitise patient records. This offers a useful snapshot of our services for NHS and medical-sector organisations, including the emerging MedTech firms based in and around Basildon.
Remote working made easier thanks to document scanning and hosted digital storage
CAS can help Basildon-based organisations to follow the trend towards remote working solutions for their staff. As experts in document scanning and data storage, we’ve developed CAS Cloud, a secure hosted, document management system. This enables organisations to access their documents remotely from anywhere in the UK, using customisable search criteria. The system runs on a bank of dedicated high-grade servers in a bespoke array at our HQ. Once documents are stored in CAS Cloud, any activity performed on them is recorded and stored for the material’s life. This complete comprehensive audit trail means your compliance concerns become a thing of the past.
And of course, CAS is fully compliant with the requirements of the Europe-wide General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). With an enhanced ‘right to be forgotten’, CAS’s services come into their own. Our secure, safe document shredding and disposal of IT equipment can allow businesses based in Basildon to stay on top of data protection.
Whether or not you’re based in Basildon, contact CAS today to find out more about any of our services, or to get a free quote!
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. And they guarantee that we keep your files safe and well managed.