London based security firm CIS have been awarded 170 points out of a possible 174 placing them in the top 1% for quality atop the list of security companies in the UK. CIS Security has gone from strength to strength within the last year evidenced by their recent prestigious contract wins and shortlisting as finalists in the BIFM Innovation and Technology Awards 2015. The firm achieved a peer-beating score of 170 in an independent audit conducted on behalf of the Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Score (ACS) scheme.
Auditors visited Head Office and a cross section of client sites, stating: “The organisation has continued to demonstrate that it consistently performs to a high level. This is evident by the improvement in its scores from its previous assessment rising from 164 to an impressive 170. The business has in place robust controls and processes in how it delivers its service both within the office environment and on client sites. The main sectors that the business work within are education, government and corporate. There is a clear and strong focus on continual improvement which was seen to be driven by the Senior Management Team through to other departments of the company, this was evident through a number of KPI’s and benchmarking in relation to customer and consumer perception and employee feedback”.
In addition to a glowing report, the Auditor identified a best practice activity for special mention. CIS Security has introduced a customer service feedback app innovation, which can be taken out on site using a smartphone or tablet to gather realtime feedback. This has enabled CIS to gain accurate consumer/end user feedback instead of using paper forms thus increasing the volume of feedback and making this a more efficient process.
The auditors also commented on how organised CIS are as a business, the team spirit they picked up on and the passion CIS staff exhibited in demonstrating good work. It was also noted that systems were robust and despite being at the “top of the tree”, CIS strive to improve further.
Tracy Plant, Human Resources Director of CIS Security added “We are so proud to have achieved this record score for the company. Achieving, maintaining and improving on standards requires a high level of professionalism and commitment and we are all thrilled to be recognised”.