Basildon is the largest town in the borough of Basildon in the county of Essex. Just 32 miles east of Central London, it is an important business hub. Home to companies employing approximately 77,000 people, Basildon is the second largest economy along the river Thames after Canary Wharf. Basildon’s location makes it an ideal option for both UK and overseas companies seeking to invest in the region. Exceptional road and rail links, access to nearby airports, and a new deep-sea container port provide easy access to London, South East England and Europe.
This, coupled with costs that are just a fraction of those charged in London, has attracted a host of big businesses to the town. Ford Motor Company Ltd, New Holland Agriculture, Leonardo, Honeywell/MK Electric, Gardner Aerospace, and Konica Minolta are just a few of the advanced engineering firms based in the area. Costa Coffee has recently opened Europe’s biggest coffee ‘roastery’, quadrupling Costa’s capacity from 11,000 tonnes per year to 45,000 tonnes. Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides healthcare for people across Basildon and south west Essex. As well as Basildon Hospital and Orsett Hospital, the trust includes The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre and Billericay St. Andrew’s Centre.
Basildon’s town council proactively engages with the local business community to ensure it has the support it needs to thrive in a fast changing economic environment. The council’s Economic Development team is dedicated to supporting businesses already located there, and to attract new firms. Basildon’s ‘Enterprise Corridor’ between Dunton and Burnt Mills, is the largest area for employment in the borough and the Essex Thames Gateway Sub region. The project was aimed at tackling congestion and improving capacity at critical bottlenecks along, within and approaching the corridor.
In addition to engineering, logistics, transport and freight, Basildon has also attracted important financial and retail companies. These include First Data, International Financial Data Services (IFDS), and PMS International. These trail blazers represent a significant development for an area long associated with manufacturing prowess. Financial, legal and business administration companies based in Basildon can take advantage of the comprehensive document management services offered by CAS. With more than 20 years experience working with companies whose document management and facilities management needs are complex, our team of specialists are the most highly trained in the South East. Highly accredited, our services provide compliance with all UK and EU standards, including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX).
ISO 15489, Information and Documentation — Records Management
ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management
ISO/IEC 27001, Information Technology, Security Techniques and Information Security Management:
ISO 4001 Environmental Management
High London office costs are encouraging companies to relocate, and Basildon offers some attractive options. There are currently more than 6,500 VAT registered businesses trading in Basildon Borough. Many of these are small and medium sized companies. Despite the lower-than-London costs, High-grade office space still commands a premium. One way for SMEs to reduce the cost of office space 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.
CAS are experts in medical records storage. Our work with the Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust (Read the full case study here >), to relocate and digitise patient records offers a useful snapshot of our services for NHS and medical sector organisations, including the emerging MedTech firms based in and around Basildon. Our secure medical records storage facilities have securely gated perimeter fences, which are monitored 24/7 by Mobotix M12 CCTV cameras, with records backed up off-site. Entry to all facilities is managed with advanced Suprema BioEntry fingerprint IP access terminals. We have installed environmental controls and advanced optical fire beam protection system and air quality monitoring throughout.
As experts in data storage, CAS has developed a secure hosted, digital system with customised search criteria, enabling healthcare and financial services managers to access documents remotely from anywhere in the UK. The system, CAS-Cloud, runs on a bank of dedicated high-grade servers in our bespoke HQ array. Once documents have been stored in CAS-Cloud, any activity performed on them is recorded. This comprehensive audit trail remains for the life of the material. This complete record of activity means your compliance concerns become a thing of the past.
CAS is fully prepared for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force May 2018. We are compliant with the Data Protection Act 1998, and registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) No: Z1281061.