TALL Group Wins Prestigious Queen’s Award For Enterprise: International Trade
The TALL Group of Companies, the UK leader in the provision of secure paper and electronic payment solutions, is honoured to have secured the UK’s highest official accolade for business success. Her Majesty The Queen has approved the Prime Minister’s recommendation that the organisation should receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category this year.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious awards for UK businesses and are globally recognised. Now in their 53rd year, the awards have a long history of recognising exceptional UK businesses. The Queen’s Award to Industry, the scheme’s original title, was instituted by Royal Warrant in 1965, with the first Awards announced in 1966. It later became known as the Queen’s Awards for Export and Technology in 1975, before becoming the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in 1999.
Each entry is judged by a specialist panel that makes a recommendation to the Prime Minister’s Advisory Committee. Her Majesty the Queen then decides the winners, who each receive an official grant of appointment and an invitation to a reception at Buckingham Palace.
This is the second time that The TALL Group has been accorded the Queen’s Award after Hinckley-based Checkprint Limited received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation in 2005 for its cheque printing software applications.
Now operating internationally, The TALL Group successfully exports to over 20 countries, with products ranging from cheques to vouchers and from certificates to ballot papers for elections around the world. The growth of this international trade has established The TALL Group as a market leader for highly secure and top-quality print products and services. This has encouraged organisations around the world to rely on the organisation’s committed workforce in the UK to provide a wide range of secure documents.
Indeed, The TALL Group achieved record sales over the judged period for the award, boosted by an order for 25 million ballot papers for elections in Uganda.
2nd Queen’s Award win by TALL
Martin Ruda, Group Managing Director, said: “We are thrilled to have won this prestigious award for the second time. This new award recognises companies that have demonstrated significant commercial success through the development of international business for products or services supplied from the UK.
“The TALL Group’s core business is built on printing special cheques and credits and whilst the use of the cheque is changing we have thrived due to our ability to position ourselves in new markets, making use of new technology and developing our business internationally.
“As a Group, we have been able to utilise the collective experience of our teams, based in our three sites, to grow our export sales activity avoiding reliance on one product stream. By being innovative we have not just survived in this business but have also been incredibly successful.
“This new award is a testament to all the hard work and dedication of our staff across the Group and marks their commitment to growing the business both here in the UK and worldwide.”
For more information, go to www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise
Checkprint Finalists in the Leicester Mercury Business Awards
Hinckley-based Checkprint have reached the finals of the Leicester Mercury Business Awards for the second year.
Winners of the Customer Service Award in 2017, Checkprint were nominated in the Excellence in Science & Technology category of the awards that took place in Leicester on the 12th April 2018.
Up against strong competition from other local entrepreneurs, Checkprint came away with a Finalist trophy on this occasion.
All the finalists were praised by the organisers for their use of the latest technology in developing products and systems within their respective operations. Checkprint has seen major investment in new IT infrastructure to enable it achieve the Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation. In addition, ongoing in-house product development of cheque fraud prevention software tools has seeen the Hinckley business create new sales opportunities both within traditional and new market sectors.
Lee Howitt, Director of Finance, Checkprint Ltd said, “Whilst we did not win our category this year, the fact that we made it to the finals is testament to the hard work and dedication of our team in Hinckley. We can be rightly proud of our achievements over the last couple of years and look forward to the opportunity of entering the Awards again next year.”
See the event on the official highlights video, (click here), https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/business/gallery-pictures-2018-leicester-mercury-1453007
TALL Group Receives Re-certification to ISO27001
The TALL Group of Companies, the UK leader in the provision of secure paper and electronic payment solutions, is celebrating after being re-accredited to the ISO 27001 accreditation standard. This distinguished re-certification applauds the effectiveness of the organisation’s information security management systems (ISMS).
This marks the 12th time the TALL Group has attained the standard after first securing the certification in 2006. ISO 27001 accreditation has been developed “to provide a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving an ISMS”. Following an independent assessment by ACS Registrars, the organisation was recognised for its excellent standards and the latest accreditation is valid for a further three years.
Cyber Essentials Plus Accreditation
The TALL Group of Companies consists of Runcorn-based TALL Security Print, Checkprint, located in Hinckley, and DLRT, which is based in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. Last year, the organisation received praise from Lord David Blunkett for its “unwavering commitment to fight cyber crime” after it secured the Cyber Essentials PLUS certification, just months after obtaining the standard Cyber Essentials badge. Lord Blunkett is Chairman of the government-led scheme that is designed to help organisations to safeguard themselves against the most common cyber attacks.
Martin Ruda, Group Managing Director, The TALL Group of Companies, said: “This was an extremely comprehensive audit covering all aspects of our Information Security Management System over a three-day period and with two auditors on site. This fantastic achievement is the result of a lot of hard work and ongoing investment and I would like to congratulate all employees involved in this process. We have a commitment to our customers to be as robust, resilient and secure as possible, and this re-certification, alongside our Cyber Essentials PLUS standard, illustrates this perfectly.”