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TALL Employees Reach Century Milestone

TALL employees reach century milestone
Left to Right: Ed Starkey, Bill Lamb, Bob Eyre, Ed Starkey, Steve Watson

Employees reach century milestone – Four loyal employees from TALL Security Print in Runcorn are celebrating a special anniversary – 25 years each with the company. Ann-Marie O’Neil, Steve Watson, Bob Eyre and Eddie Langton joined the company back in 1994 – at a time when John Major was Prime Minister and Wet, Wet, Wet was at number one with Love is All Around! They each received £250 as a thank you from the Directors at their long-service presentation ceremony, plus a lunch out to celebrate the milestone.

Ann- Marie is the Finishing Manager, Bob the Print Manager, Steve a Printer and Eddie is Logistics Manager at the company which is a specialist provider of secure electronic and paper payments solutions. Away from the office, located in Manor Park, Ann-Marie enjoys watching all types of sport, including Rugby League – St Helens of course.  Bob, Eddie and Steve are all involved in their children’s football teams.  In fact, Eddie used to be on the books for Everton Football Club and is now a local football coach himself.

Ed Starkey, Operations Director at TALL Security Print, said: “We are so lucky and proud to have these four employees join the “quarter of a century club”.  They are a fundamental part of our company’s ongoing success, and we hope they stay with us for many more years to come.”

Runcorn-based TALL Security Print has been producing securely printed documents for nearly 30 years and has gained an eviable reputation both here in the UK and overseas for the quality and reliability of its products. Ranging from cheques, credits, through educational certificates to ballot papers and other secure government documents, TALL has achieved high standards, and as part of the TALL Group of Companies, was accorded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise; International Trade in 2018 for its committment to supplying secure print documents worldwide.

DLRT Secures Leading Financial Services Supplier Qualification

DLRT, part of The TALL Group of Companies, the UK leader in the provision of secure paper and electronic payment solutions, has successfully achieved the Hellios Stage 2 Financial Services Supplier Qualification (FSQS) . The Lisburn-based printing specialist achieved the certification which is required by major Banks and Financial Services Organisations when selecting suppliers.

financial services supplier qualification

FSQS is designed to improve the standard of suppliers through a common set of policy and risk areas including IT Security, Operational Risks, GDPR and Responsible Business Governance which are regularly reviewed and updated to stay ahead of regulatory changes.

As the regulated environment becomes more complex, the rigorous financial services supplier qualification system provides a standardised way to manage requests for compliance and assurance information.

FSQS is currently used by 18 major Banks, Building and Insurance companies including Lloyds Banking Group, Metro Bank, Santander, TSB, Clydesdale Bank and The Bank of England.

Peter Thomas, Managing Director of DLRT, said: “We are extremely proud to have successfully achieved this certification, which demonstrates our ability to consistently provide products and services that meet the compliance and regulatory requirements of our clients.”

Providing a total end to end solution to its clients, DLRT Ltd – a CPAS accredited printer – is an active member of the Cheque and Credit Clearing Company (C&CCC, formally APACS), offering consultancy services on counterfeit and fraud prevention, with design, secure print and personalisation of the standard ranges of cheque and credit book products supplied. In addition, DLRT Ltd produces secure documents for government applications.

Hot Off The Press

election ballot papers

TALL Security Print has completed the printing of 2.5 million ballot papers for Thursday’s General Election (12 December 2019) on behalf of a number of local authorities. Printed on an Imer Business Forms Press over a period of two weeks, including a weekend and some 24-hour working days, TALL Security Print was responsible for managing the process in house from the Origination Department through to completion and delivery.

TALL Security Print were delighted when the BBC contacted them to film a piece for their Breakfast programme highlighting preparations around the country for the upcoming elections. In reporting on the printing of ballot papers ready for the vote, Peter Andrew, Sales & Marketing Director, at TALL was interviewed by BBC Breakfast’s Jon Kay, with prompt delivery and secure print requirements being key messages to the camera. 

Over the past 14 years the company has been responsible for producing millions of election ballot papers both here in the UK and around the world working to critical deadlines and providing high levels of security. Ballot papers are one of the highest volume items of election materials produced for an election – and arguably the most important one. It is essential that the overall design and layout of the ballot paper is easy to use so that it can be clearly understood by all voters, and subsequently accurately processed by ballot counting staff as it is the form that translates voters’ party preference or candidate choice into their vote.

Martin Ruda, MD at the TALL Group of Companies said: “In all election systems, the strictest quality control measures with regard to ballot production are required to ensure that election materials are accurately printed. Ballot papers are legal documents, with strict controls on the production of ballot materials requiring paper security and integrity to protect the validity of voting processes. We understand the importance of these measures and are able to provide peace of mind for our clients.”

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