Nadhim Zahawi MP, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department of Health and Social Care responsible for the COVID vaccine programme in the United Kingdom, visited Alcumus, the UK’s leading provider of technology-led risk management solutions at its office on Friday 2nd July.
The Minister, who represents the Stratford-on-Avon constituency where Alcumus also has premises, met with Chief Operating Officer – Enterprise, Helen Jones, for a discussion on the work that the company is doing locally and on its recent expansion both in the UK and internationally into North America.
Alcumus provides technology-led compliance and risk management solutions designed to create better workplaces and keep people safe. Alcumus serves more than 40,000 companies across the UK and over 5,000 businesses in North America, employs over 600 people at its offices in Nantgarw, Manchester and Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as another 145 in Toronto, Canada.
During the visit Helen briefed the Minister on the company’s operations and the way it uses data insights and expertise to build safer and more sustainable workplaces. She particularly highlighted that Alcumus’ enterprise team provides risk management solutions to more than a third of all FTSE 100 companies, which helps businesses digitise processes around environmental health, safety, quality control, supply chains and property and asset management.
Speaking after the visit, Nadhim Zahawi said: “It’s fantastic to see an innovative and dynamic company such as Alcumus, using technology and data solutions to create better, safer and more efficient workplaces right here in Stratford-on-Avon. The pandemic has hit enterprise hard. So, as we approach step four, it’s inspiring to see a local business investing in talent and expanding in the UK and internationally. Alcumus is a great example of a company building a global footprint by utilising exactly the sort of innovative technology solutions which will help Britain compete on the world stage.”
Helen Jones said: “We were delighted to welcome the Minister to our premises and were pleased to show him how a national company which helps global organisations create a safer and more sustainable world in his constituency. Many people who want to work for a large technology driven company feel they need to move away from the local area and that is simply not the case. We’re focused on developing our people from the communities in which we operate. Our clients include multi-national, FTSE 100 companies who regard our solutions as a business necessity and our footprint is growing both across the UK and internationally.”