Export Achievement Award for TALL Security Print
An export achievement award for Runcorn-based security printer and payments solutions provider.
TALL Security Print is delighted to have been given a ‘Highly Commended’ certificate at the recent High Sheriff of Cheshire’s Awards for Business Enterprise.
The company received the export achievement award as one of two nominations for the prestigious Cheshire Business Exporter of the Year category at the event. The judges wanted it to be noted that “TALL Security Print had achieved high standards with its entry and the work done at the Runcorn site to develop its export markets”.
The awards dinner held at the Chester Racecourse attracted business leaders and staff to celebrate the work performed throughout Cheshire, sponsored by the High Sheriff of Cheshire, Kathy Cowell OBE DL.
Export Achievement Award
Martin Ruda, Managing Director, The TALL Group of Companies, said: “We are extremely proud of our strong performance throughout 2016 at TALL Security Print, which further cements our position as an industry export leader. Moving forward, we will continue to push our world-class technology-based services and solutions, both domestically and overseas. We are expecting to see an impact from the introduction of cheque image clearing in the UK this year, with our cheque image scanner fulfilment business likely to reach record levels, and I am sure that this will be mirrored in the export marketplace. Indeed, we look forward to the opportunity of submitting an export achievement award entry again in 2018 based on our 2017 performance.”
TALL Group of Companies Awarded Government-Led Cyber Essentials Certification
The TALL Group of Companies, comprising TALL Security Print Ltd, Checkprint Ltd and DLRT Ltd, has gained the recently launched Government-led Cyber Essentials certification. The Cyber Essentials scheme is part of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy and provides an independent assessment of the essential security controls that businesses need to have in place to mitigate risks from web-based threats and cyber-crime.
One in four businesses reported a cyber-breach or attack in the past 12 months (Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2016, Department for Culture, Media & Sports). By successfully going through a Cyber Essentials assessment, businesses not only lower their risk of serious data and financial loss, including intellectual property theft but also, by displaying the Cyber Essentials’ badge on marketing collaterals, they demonstrate to customers and suppliers that they have taken steps to be fundamentally cyber safe.
Martin Ruda, Group Managing Director of the TALL Group, commented, “We believe we are one of the first security printer and electronic payments solutions providers in the UK to achieve this Cyber Essentials certification and I would like to congratulate our teams across the Group in achieving this standard. Our three Group sites in Runcorn, Hinckley and Lisburn exchange secure data on a daily basis and so this important Government-led initiative provides a clear focus on cyber-crime.
In addition, moving forward, because it is mandatory when bidding for a range of Government contracts, we will be in a better position to compete for this type of business.”
“As a Group, we are already implementing the standard ISO27001 that provides a specification for an information security management system (ISMS). Our ISMS outlines our Group policies and procedures for all legal, physical and technical controls that make up our information risk management processes,” he added.
According to its documentation, ISO 27001 was developed to “provide a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving an information security management system.” As such, ISO 27001 provides a top-down, risk-based approach and is technology-neutral whereas the Cyber Essentials certification focusses attention on key areas of IT systems security and provides real assurance that the TALL Group has appropriate measures in place to secure sensitive data.
In order to pass the Cyber Essentials Accreditation, TALL had to complete a Cyber Essentials questionnaire, covering the five key elements of the Cyber Essentials programme. The TALL Group’s network also underwent an external vulnerability assessment, by QG Business Solutions Ltd on behalf of the Certification Europe body, to ensure the company had implemented sufficient and secure controls at its connections with the web and wider world.
Systems that fall within the scope of the Cyber Essential Scheme include internet connected Group devices such as desktop PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones, and other internet connected systems including email, web and application servers.
The Cyber Essential scheme requires the following items to be put in place within the organisation:
• Boundary firewalls
• Internet Gateways
• Secure configuration
• User access control
• Malware protection
• Patch management
QG Business Solutions Ltd. awarded the certification to TALL following an evaluation of its security. “We enjoyed working with The TALL Group of Companies to help them achieve the Cyber Essentials certification and applaud their initiative and strong commitment to security,” said Brian Lightowler of QG Business Solutions Ltd. “Cyber Essentials focusses attention on key areas of IT system security and provides real assurance that TALL has appropriate measures in place to secure data. And this is a major benefit to other organisations that can also have greater confidence in cyber security if they buy from suppliers who are certified to the new standards.”
The TALL Group of Companies is an established security print and electronic payment solutions provider and nominated for several important business awards. TALL, an expert in its field, regularly manages confidential customer financial data and payment details to provide either paper or electronic payment services. This certification reinforces TALL’s ability to provide the solutions that will help protect its own IT systems and customer financial data in today’s increasingly difficult cyber environment.
Checkprint Service Award Nomination
A huge pat on the back to Checkprint Ltd, a member of The TALL Group of Companies, on the fantastic news that Checkprint Limited has been shortlisted as a finalist for the “Services Award” at this year’s Leicester Mercury Business Awards. The team look forward to attending the Awards Dinner on the 27th April at the Leicester Arena to see who will be category winner.
The award nomination comes on the back of news that the TALL Group of Companies, the UK leader in the provision of secure paper and payment solutions, has enjoyed its most successful year to date after achieving a record sales turnover for 2016. The organisation secured a pre-audit group sales figure of £14.6 million, representing a rise of 24% on the previous year, including above target sales at the Hinckley-based Checkprint, following increased activity in the cheque scanners and cheque fraud prevention software offered by the company.
Checkprint Service Award Nomination
Latest TALL Group Changing Payments Update Newsletter
The introduction of the new Image Clearing System will improve the efficiency and speed of the cheque clearing process by using the latest 21st century imaging technology, either through a mobile phone or dedicated cheque scanner, whilst at the same time protect the continuing use of the paper cheque for those who feel more comfortable using this traditional payment method.
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