Rapid IT, a Lancashire based IT asset disposal specialist, is one of just 6 companies to have been awarded the UK GDPR Certification Scheme, ADISA Standard 8.0.

Destroying client’s confidential data, held on IT based devices such as computers, laptops and servers, data is a primary responsibility of Rapid IT. Their services include both physical and software-based data destruction for redundant IT assets, and this can be done at a customer’s premises, or within their secure facility.

Having worked through the application process for the last 12 months, ADISA’s new 8.0 standard is at the forefront of GDPR, and Data Security having been approved by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) and the audit process achieving UKAS accreditation.

Being recognised as one of the UK’s most accredited companies within the IT Asset Management and Recycling sector has been an objective for Rapid IT since the company was established back in 1998. Having now acquired this prestigious accreditation, it now provides recognition of how the Padiham based company can service clients at any level, from schools and small businesses right through to blue-chip multinationals such as booking.com.

As a certification body, ADISA is constantly striving to promote best practices for data sanitisation and data protection across the IT Asset Disposal & Recycling sector, working with organisations across the globe.

Jack Bannister, Rapid IT’s Managing Director said:

“I’m so proud of all the hard work our team have put in throughout the last 12 months in an effort to receive approval of this prestigious accolade.

“There’s no doubt it’s been an enormous challenge; adapting processes, procedures, and software systems to adapt to a more efficient way of working and ensuring complete compliance every step of the way.”

Lindsay Bowker, Compliance Manager at Rapid IT said:

“It’s a fantastic feeling knowing all the hard work that our team has put in the last 12 months to get this over the line. It should now also contribute to allowing us to work with even more blue-chip customers, aiding our plans for expansion in 2023 and beyond.”

Lisa Mellings, Certification Director at ADISA said:

“We are delighted to have Rapid IT as part of the certification scheme, and it is testament to their investment, hard work and vision in seeing the benefit brought to their business and their customers by becoming certified to a UK GDPR certification scheme approved by the data regulator – the ICO.”

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Published On: October 21st, 2022
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