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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 to start providing cleaning services to innovative lighting controls company

Kingdom is delighted to be starting to provide commercial cleaning services to Prolojik Limited from the 9th July 2018.

This will include daily cleaning of the company’s offices, meeting rooms, kitchen, workshop and toilets at their headquarters in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

Thanks to our one of a kind pricing system we were able to identify that the time currently in place to complete tasks could be reduced without reducing quality. This saving will make a big difference to our new client over time, and means that thanks to accurately measured time and motion studies, the client will now be getting a transparent, honest, accurate and fair deal.

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Kingdom wins new contract with Port of Inverness

Kingdom is very pleased to announce that we have recently won a brand-new contract to provide security services to the Port of Inverness.

Kingdom started providing services to the Port of Inverness on the 3rd June. Our officers are on site to ensure compliance with the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code when cruise liners are alongside.

For the duration of the cruise liners’ visit, Kingdom’s officers are providing security to the temporary restricted area, searching vehicles, personnel and baggage in accordance with the ISPS Code. When passengers are embarking on the cruise liner, a certain percentage of them must be searched in order to comply with the ISPS code, and all vehicles entering the restricted area also need to be searched.

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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 redesigns training platform to allow for bi-lingual learning

Kingdom was very pleased recently to take steps to improve the service that we offer to one of our clients, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai.

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai is a group of three colleges in North Wales that aims to inspire success by providing excellent education and training.

The grŵp (group) was established in 2012 when Coleg Llandrillo in Rhos-on-Sea, Coleg Menai in Bangor and Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor in Dolgellau merged.

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Kingdom supporting India colleague’s epic road trip for children’s charity

Kingdom is very pleased to be supporting Rajesh Krishna, a key member of Kingdom India, who is going to be driving more than 20,000 kilometres from London, UK, to Kerala in India, passing through 75 cities in 55 days to raise money for the Ryan Ninan Children’s Charity.

Rajesh’s London to Kerala Cross Country Roadtrip will start on the 30th June 2018. He will be travelling from his home in London to his home in Kerala, a journey he undertakes many times each year, but this time he will be travelling only by road.

Starting in the UK, he will drive through Europe, cross into Turkey, then drive through Iran and then Pakistan, before crossing into the north of India and driving the full length of the subcontinent to his home in the southern state of Kerala. He will largely be travelling alone, but there will be times when he will have the company of his friends. Rajesh, who is a former television producer and journalist, explains more about what he is doing in his own words here:

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