Alex Davies-Jones, the Member of Parliament for Pontypridd, made a socially distanced visit to Cardiff-based Alcumus, the UK’s leading provider of software-led risk management solutions on Friday 13th November.
The MP met with Alcumus CEO Alyn Franklin for an update on the company’s business outlook and its specialist insight on health and safety and supply chain resilience in Wales and the United Kingdom.
Alcumus, which was founded in 2009, is a provider of technology-led compliance and risk management solutions designed to create better workplaces and keep people safe. Alcumus serves more than 38,000 companies across the UK and employs over 600 people in its head office in Nantgarw, with additional offices in Manchester, Huddersfield and Stratford upon Avon, as well as Toronto in Canada.
During the visit, Mr Franklin briefed Ms Davies-Jones on Alcumus’ recent international and UK expansion. Alcumus acquired ContractorCheck, a specialist company in Canada providing health and safety pre-qualification and contractor management accreditation, and Banyard Solutions, developer of web-based permit-to-work solutions in the UK. These acquisitions strengthen Alcumus’ capability to support safer and healthier workplaces in both Europe and North America.
Alcumus also took the opportunity to brief Ms Davies-Jones, who sits in the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Committee, on the company’s recent contribution to the Government’s consultation on the National Data Strategy, which looks at ways in which the UK can become the world’s leading data-driven economy.
Given the local impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in Wales, Ms Davies-Jones was particularly interested in the impact of the pandemic on the business and how it has adapted to the effects of the outbreak.
The visit is part of a series of visits being undertaken by the Pontypridd MP to support the community and local businesses at a regional and central level.
Speaking after the visit, Alex Davies-Jones said: “Today more than ever, businesses in Wales and worldwide are facing increasing challenges in managing their health and safety and supply chain risks. I was impressed with the contribution that Alcumus is making to build better, safer and more sustainable workplaces across Wales and the UK.”.
“We were pleased to host Alex and to share with her our expertise in workplace safety and business resilience. Companies across all sectors and of all sizes are now acutely aware of how important it is to ensure health and safety across workforce and supply chain, tackling substantial challenges from sustainability, to the impact of Brexit and of course the Coronavirus pandemic.
Throughout the crisis we’re deeply committed to supporting our employees, the community and our customers with the resources to address risks, build business resilience and help create safer workplaces”, added Alcumus CEO, Alyn Franklin.