Employing a professional and confidential shredding company could save your business time and money
Outsourcing certain activities can reduce costs and be a more efficient practice, and the disposal of sensitive data is no exception. Taking care of this in-house would require purchasing expensive machinery and asking staff to disregard normal duties to carry out the mundane task of shredding important information. The alternative is to hire a company who specialises in this activity who will be more efficient and experienced in the necessary disposal of sensitive data.
First of all, this will save you time. Professional shredding companies like those that are part of the Shredding Alliance, have large-scale machinery that can process large amounts of material in a short space of time. Doing this in-house would take a considerably longer amount of time due to the difference in machinery and during this time your employee could be doing something more productive.
In addition, the money spent on purchasing shredding machinery and on employee wages could be better spent on enlisting the services of the Shredding Alliance. We have experienced customer service personnel with superior machinery that can carry out the disposal to high standards of security.
Confidentiality should never be underestimated, especially with research carried out by the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (BERR), revealing that the average total cost of a UK company’s worst security breach stands to be somewhere between £10,000 and £20,000. This can be a severe punishment for the underestimation of a relatively simple but important task. A security breach would also do considerable damage to the reputation of a company as clients consider confidentiality as a prerequisite for doing business.
For these reasons, enlisting the help of the Shredding Alliance will ensure that the disposal of your sensitive documentation will be done securely and in accordance with UK privacy legislation. For more information, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0800 824 7799.