Located on the River Orwell, 60 miles north east of London, Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk. Continuously occupied since Saxon times, Ipswich’s port has been important to the economy of both the town and the whole of East Anglia. A non-metropolitan district, Ipswich’s urban development and population, extends beyond borough boundaries significantly. At the time of the 2011 census, Ipswich was the fourth most populous urban area in the East of England.
Over the past decade, Ipswich has undergone extensive remodelling, principally around the waterfront. This has transformed the former industrial dock into an into a modern commercial and residential centre. But the town’s deep-water ‘Haven Port’ still thrives and handles several million tonnes of cargo each year.
Industry around Ipswich has historically had a strong emphasis on farming and agriculture but these days that focus is changing, and Ipswich now has a strong base of engineering, science and insurance. Hundreds of small and medium sized businesses in the local area are helping to grow the local economy. Many of these companies have chosen CAS to provide advanced and secure document storage. Our expertise in records management and facilities management provides practical services for businesses across the widest spectrum including SMEs. Insurance providers may offer reduced costs for contents insurance when business records are stored off-site.
An increasingly skilled local workforce has helped to encourage the growth of both the wholesale and retail insurance sectors in the area. Key employers include Axa, Churchill, Legal & General, LV and Willis. In turn, these businesses are supported by a range of ancillary services such as call centres dealing with sales and claims. For FCA-registered companies, CAS provides a comprehensive range of financial records storage, confidential document shredding and facilities management services. CAS archive storage and secure document storage, in particular, are ideally structured for Ipswich’s growing insurance sector and include the highest-quality management standards to ensure compliance with all UK and EU laws as well as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX). Our processes provide clients with auditing reports for the location of every stored box. CAS Is fully accredited:
• ISO 15489, Information and Documentation — Records Management
• ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management
• ISO/IEC 27001, Information Technology, Security Techniques and Information Security Management:
• ISO 14001 Environmental Management
The Suffolk Haven Gateway Employment Land Review (SHGELR), commissioned by the Haven Gateway Partnership, on behalf of Ipswich Borough Council, and neighbouring councils for Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk County and Babergh District, forms part of the evidence for the emerging Local Development Framework (LDF). The East of England Plan identifies ambitious aims to provide the right volume and quality of land to meet the future job-growth target of 30,000 in the region.
Ipswich is the major economic centre of Suffolk Haven Gateway. The Borough shares some key employment drivers with neighbouring authorities, for example, the Port of Felixstowe, Adastral Park and the A12/14 corridors. Recent industrial and commercial growth includes the continuing success of Ransomes Jacobsen, part of the global engineering giant Textron which is located in Ipswich. The science campus, Adastral Park based at Martlesham Heath accommodates an array of international companies. Along with Arqiva’s satellite earth station, these include BT Research, Juniper Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Fujitsu, Huawei, 02, and CIP. CAS offers a comprehensive set of advanced data and document management services design to help companies in emerging markets to store and access business critical records. These services now include CAS Cloud, our proprietary digital storage facility deployed by financial services organisations and health care suppliers alike.
Population of Ipswich: 133,400 (as at 2011 census)
Borough boundary area: 15.22 square miles
Ipswich Town Football Club won the FA Cup: 1978
Ipswich (then Gippeswyk) founded: the 7th Century
CAS is fully prepared for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force May 2018. CAS is compliant with the Data Protection Act 1998, and registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) No: Z1281061.
Data Sources: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Ipswich Borough Council, All About Ipswich.