All of CAS’s services are designed to support local businesses. In this blog, we focus on one of the most historically important cities in the UK, Cambridge. Despite its rich traditions, the city has a decidedly modern, global outlook. CAS can help you make the most of what Cambridge has to offer your organisation.
Getting educated about Cambridge
Cambridge was granted its city charter in 1951 in recognition of its history, administrative importance and economic success. The city’s centre is dominated by various colleges of the University of Cambridge, many founded in medieval times. It now boasts a second university, Anglia Ruskin University.
The city has its own small airport, but is also well-served by London Stansted Airport (some 21 miles away). It 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 run south to and from London King’s Cross and London Liverpool Street, and north up the East Coast route.
Cambridge’s economy develops new strengths
Employment and resident population have both grown rapidly as the city diversifies from its traditional economic roles. Originally a market town for the region’s agriculture, tourism has become an important source of income for Cambridge. But more recently, the city has become a vibrant and vital centre for hi-tech businesses and technology incubators. Its nickname - ‘Silicon Fen’ - is a nod to the ‘Silicon Valley’ tech sector of California, USA. There has been a profusion of science parks on the city’s outskirts, many of them owned or leased by university colleges.
In 2016, there were 131,800 local residents in the city and non-metropolitan district. Of this total, 98.3% were economically active or not claiming benefits. And these jobs are high-quality: the proportion in the professional, managerial and administrative categories is 32.6% (against the UK average of 23.5%). Over 24,450 companies are located in the city, with a total turnover of £35.6 billion in 2015-16.
Combat high office rents: off-site document storage and digital document management
High-quality office space is at a premium in Cambridge, as a result of this economic success. Rents have risen in recent years. Both within the city, and in industrial and science parks to its north and south. Every organisation operating in Cambridge must think carefully about the size of its offices, as upward rent pressure continues.
Moving document storage off-site to our secure facilities allows organisations to make savings on their rent bills. CAS provides document storage services, which don’t compromise on the security of your archive, nor on access to documents. Our live file storage system allows rapid access to frequently used documents, with a full audit trail of interactions with each document. And to facilitate remote working, we can offer constant access to files via our proprietary CAS-Cloud document management system.
Advanced medical records storage for Cambridge health-sector organisations
We’re experts in specialised medical records storage. CAS recognises the obligations set out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for health-sector organisations. We’re fully compliant with the Europe-wide General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force in May 2018. We’re registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) No: Z1281061. We maintain the confidentiality of medical records at all our secure sites. 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 often involves managing sensitive personal data. Our RFID systems support strict compliance regulations, including UK and EU data protection requirements, and the US’s Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX). So we are perfectly positioned to offer Cambridge’s financial service providers bespoke document storage and facilities management services. And if one of your clients wants to exercise their enhanced ‘right to be forgotten’ under GDPR, we can shred documents or dispose of unwanted IT equipment and data.
Legal records storage in Cambridge
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.
Striving for excellence, responsive to your needs
Our local business clients in Cambridge come in all shapes and sizes, so our services are designed to respond to your specific needs. Whether you need off-site archive storage or scanning-on-demand, an office relocation or office supplies, we’re here to help. And what’s more, our pricing policy is competitive, transparent, and without hidden costs.
Fully accredited, CAS's services give you extra peace of mind. If you want to find out more about any of our services, or for a free quote – contact CAS today!