Awards & Commendations

Retail Officer of the Month: Daniel Orme

Kingdom Services Group is happy to announce that Daniel Orme has been awarded with our Retail Officer of the Month award for June 2018! Daniel is a Security Officer at the Appleby branch Co-op and has become our Retail Officer of the Month for a number of reasons that all stem from his dedication to his position and the professionalism he brings.

To be nominated for the Retail Officer of the Month award, Daniel has showed impeccable conduct in all he has done, which went over and above in order to be considered outstanding to all around him. He has received many a compliment from both client and consumer alike and continues to show an innovation that adds value whilst improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the tasks he undertakes. His brilliant conduct goes so far as to positively impact upon the service delivery as a whole and he has attained compliments from the business as well as managers, peers and colleagues.

Ian Peacock, the Store |Manager whom nominated Daniel, had this to say on Daniel’s behalf;

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Kingdom signs up to Prompt Payment Code

Kingdom is pleased to announce that we have signed up to the Prompt Payment Code (PPC). The code sets out the standards for payment practices and best practices and covers prompt payment as well as wider payment procedures. Being an approved signatory to the Prompt Payment Code means that we can use their logo on our documents and website to show that we are serious about good payment practice.

The Prompt Payment Code is administered by the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (the largest professional credit management organisation in Europe) on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS), and compliance is monitored and enforced by the Prompt Payment Code Compliance Board. It is supported by C2FO, RBS (The Royal Bank of Scotland), HSBC, Lloyds Bank and Taulia.

As outlined on the Prompt Payment Code website, companies that have signed up to the Prompt Payment Code undertake to:

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Kingdom receives certification following successful ISO audits

Kingdom is pleased to announce that we have had all our ISO audits carried out for 2018 and have successfully met all the requirements of those audits without conceding any non-conformities.

The successfully completed audits are for the following ISO standards which we are delighted to have received certification for from the independent management systems certification provider SOCOTEC:

  • ISO 9001:2015
  • ISO 14001:2015
  • ISO 27001:2013
  • OHSAS 18001:2007

This is a renewal of our certification for ISO 27001:2013 and OHSAS 18001:2007, but it is the first time that Kingdom has completed audits for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 as we have been transitioning to these standards this year, at the same time as changing our management systems certification provider from BM Trada to SOCOTEC. We are very pleased to have successfully made the transition without any issue.

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Kingdom one of “1000 companies to inspire Britain” for the second year

Kingdom is delighted to be able to announce that we have been included in the fifth edition of the London Stock Exchange Group’s annual list of “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain”. This is the second year in a row that Kingdom has been included in the publication, and we could not be more excited about it!

Sponsored by Business Growth Fund, Cenkos, British Business Bank and The Telegraph, 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain is an annual celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK, and we are very pleased that Kingdom has been included in this definition for two consecutive years now.

The report identifies the 1000 companies by ten key sectors, and also examines in detail the opportunities and challenges facing SMEs, looking at the sectors and trends that will shape the future of the UK economy. The annual average revenue growth rate across the 1000 named companies from 2013 to 2017 is a phenomenal 71% a year.

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Kingdom membership of top cleaning industry professional body renewed

Kingdom is very pleased to have renewed its membership of the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) for another year, until the end of March 2019. Being a Corporate Member of the BICSc demonstrates active and material support of the Institute in its aims to raise environmental standards in the cleaning industry through training and education.

The BICSc is the largest independent, professional and educational body within the cleaning industry, with over 25,000 individual and corporate members in the UK and internationally. Their mission is to “raise the status and standards of the cleaning industry, through professional standards and accredited training.”

All BICSc accredited training is managed through BICS Business Services (BBS). BBS is a leading training provider for the cleaning industry. Their standards combine expert knowledge from highly regarded industry professionals, allowing them to deliver accredited training and best practice to the industry. Kingdom is very pleased to take full advantage of this knowledge and training to constantly allow us to improve our services and thus deliver the very best results for our clients.

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Kingdom awarded Cyber Essentials Certification

Kingdom is very pleased to have been awarded the certification in Cyber Essentials. This accreditation helps to protect organisations against cyber-attack, guarding against the most common cyber threats and at the same time allowing them to demonstrate their commitment to cyber security.

Cyber Essentials is a government backed scheme that is designed to help protect businesses of all sizes and in all sectors against a whole range of the most common cyber-attacks. The government worked with the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises (IASME) consortium and the Information Security Forum (ISF) to develop the scheme, and it is backed by industry, including the Federation of Small Businesses, the CBI, and several insurance organisations.

The principle behind the scheme is that the vast majority of cyber-attacks are very basic in nature and are carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. As the Cyber Essentials website says, “they’re the digital equivalent of a thief trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked.” Getting certified in cyber essentials shows that businesses like Kingdom have taken the necessary steps to prevent these types of attacks. The scheme is described as “simple but effective” and shows businesses how to address the basics and prevent the most common attacks. By gaining this qualification, it gives us and our clients peace of mind that our defences will protect against the vast majority of cyber-attacks.

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