Record Sales Ensure Successful Year For The TALL Group
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.
This growth is attributable to a number of significant factors, including the first full year contribution from The TALL Group’s Lisburn-based secure printing business DLRT Ltd, following the acquisition’s completion in April 2015. Concurrently, The TALL Group has also witnessed a substantial growth in activity across both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, working alongside clients such as Allied Irish Banks (AIB) and Bank of Ireland.
In addition, The TALL Group successfully fulfilled a substantial export contract for approximately 20 million ballot papers for the 2016 elections in Uganda, the largest contract in the company’s history. The project highlights the group’s ongoing commitment to strengthening its presence across international markets and its continued focus on providing access to secure print and payment solutions in emerging markets. The group supports a number of ongoing requirements in developing nations, following previous assignments in Ethiopia, Iraq (Kurdistan), Liberia, Nigeria and South Sudan, in addition to various projects across the Caribbean.
Throughout 2016, The TALL Group also grew its UK Business Process Outsourcing activities. Around 100 organisations are now using the company’s innovative payments bureau service to achieve time and cost savings. The group was also buoyed by a number of new product and service agreements with organisations including Lloyds and Santander, as well as securing contract renewals and service extensions with clients such as Barclays and Metro Bank.
Martin Ruda, Managing Director, The TALL Group of Companies, said: “We are extremely proud of our strong performance throughout 2016, which further cements our position as the industry leader. Moving forward, we will continue to push our world-class technology-based services and solutions, both domestically and overseas. We are also 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.”
DLRT awarded leading information security management certification
County Antrim-based security printing specialist DLRT Ltd is celebrating after being recertified to the ISO 27001 standard. This renowned certification applauds the effectiveness of the organisation’s Information Security Management System (ISMS).
DLRT Ltd, which is part of The TALL Group of Companies, the UK leader in the provision of secure paper and payment solutions, is located within the Lissue Industrial Estate East in Lisburn. The company has been recertified every year since first securing the ISO 27001 certification in December 2007. The latest recertification is valid until December 2019 at the earliest.
Following an assessment by Certification Europe, DLRT Ltd was recognised for its high information security standards. The certification covers the procurement, production, personalisation, sales and despatch of security products, including cheques, credits and other related business documents from the Lisburn site.
Peter Thomas, Managing Director at DLRT Ltd, said: “Information security is absolutely vital in today’s landscape and businesses have an obligation to be completely resilient. The latest accreditation illustrates DLRT Ltd’s ongoing commitment to providing our customers, partners and suppliers with the highest levels of security.”
In May 2015, DLRS Ltd became a member of the TALL Group of Companies, changing its name to DLRS (NI) Ltd, adding its 24-strong workforce to the TALL Group’s industry-leading portfolio of secure print and payment solutions, and expanding the Group’s geographical and product coverage. The following year the company was renamed DLRT Ltd to reflect its continued integration into, and strengthening business relationships within, the TALL Group of Companies.
TALL Security Print backs the Vikings ahead of big 2017 season kick-off
A Runcorn-based printing company has thrown its weight behind Widnes Vikings’ quest to conquer the 2017 Betfred Super League. TALL Security Print’s logo will be emblazoned on the back of the rugby league team’s brand new alternative shirt, which was officially launched this month.
The company, based in Manor Park, secured the position after taking part in the ‘Vikings Grand Kit Lottery’ last summer with some 40 sponsorship positions on offer across both the 1st team, academy and support staff’s shirts.
The focus of the lottery initiative is to raise valuable funds for the Vikings Sports Foundation, the club’s affiliated charity, that aims to engage, educate and inspire the local community to bring about positive change and new opportunities for all through rugby league. The charity operates across five key areas: School Sport, Aspiration Centre, Vikings Health, Sport 4 All, and Vikings Learning Centre.
Each business that participated made a specified donation and then entered into the lottery draw with every entry drawn out rewarded with a branding opportunity for the 2017 season.
Widnes Vikings will kick off their 2017 campaign on Friday 10th February at home to Huddersfield Giants, before travelling away to Wigan Warriors a fortnight later.
Friendly rivalry at TALL Security Print
Brian Carney, Commercial Director at TALL Security Print, said: “Whilst there is a lot of friendly rivalry in our Runcorn site with fans of several local Super League sides, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity of this shirt sponsorship and the associated links to support our local community. Now in our 25th year of operation in Runcorn, we’re delighted to be developing our partnership with Widnes Vikings just across the River Mersey, especially as they prepare for another exciting season.”