As the team here at ID Card Centre continues to grow, it’s our delight to introduce you to our newest addition to the sales team- Lauren! Lauren joins us as a business administration apprentice, studying for the qualification alongside her day to day duties in the office. Since starting, Lauren has been able to quickly develop key skills, learning all about how the business runs and dealing with daily enquiries over the phone and via email. Lauren also processes quotes and orders on a daily basis. Alongside Lauren’s day to day roles within the office, she balances her apprenticeship work a..
This is Ciaran, our new digital marketing apprentice! Ciaran joins William in working towards his digital marketing qualification and contributing to ID Card Centre’s social media presence. Much of Ciaran’s work, such as SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is behind the scenes, but it’s in no way unimportant! He’s working hard to make sure our website and online performance is optimised, constantly monitoring the site and creating detailed reports. Ciaran is also responsible for adding new products and information to the website as well as heading up our presence on LinkedIn w..
On 25th October, ID Card Centre picked up a further three awards, this time at the 2018 Northamptonshire SME Business Awards in association with the Business Times.
In the running for three categories, the evening saw our Sales and Operations Executive, Andrew Glenn come Runner Up in the Apprentice of the Year, we also came runner up in High Growth Business of the Year and our Co-Director Nicola O’Brien got the amazing accolade of Business Woman of the Year.
On awarding Nicola with this title, the judges commented that it was her “great identification of a niche in the market combined wi..
Due to continued business growth, we finally had to concede that there was no more space available at Scirocco Close. We’d gone up into the roof, we’d reconfigured offices, we were using every last nook and cranny of available storage space and short of sitting on each other’s laps – we were at capacity!
In late Spring this year, a rare find of a unit became available – with a unique mix of lots of warehouse and office space. We quickly snapped it up and after 6 years at Scirocco Close, on the 19th October, we finally took possession of our new home at 53 Tenter Road.
Do you have a visitors’ book containing personal information such as names, car registrations and any type of contact details? Sometimes just adding the name of a business can be as good as giving out contact details – particularly if it’s a sole trader.
If you have a visitors’ book, please go through this checklist to see if you’re at risk of a GDPR breach.
Can visitors see information about earlier visitors when they sign in? This is probably a data privacy breach. Standard signing-in books do not comply with GDPR.
What happens if somebody walks off with your visitors..
We’ve got some exciting news to bring you here at ID Card Centre! After a long period of consistent growth, ID Card Centre have been selected as finalists for the Northamptonshire Business Awards! As a team we we’re extremely excited to discover this, and it’s rewarding to see our hard work and effort being recognised by an official award. We’re a very proud office right now!
ID Card Centre has seen a real period of growth in recent times, which has meant that the whole team has had to adapt to the changes that have come as a result. New processes and operations are always being introdu..
Whether you use them to identify your employees, your company, your products or your brand – it’s highly likely that your business could benefit from an ID card or two!
Staff ID Cards
Canny employers are cottoning on the fact that a staff ID card can do so much more than just identify an employee. By printing on a technology card it can by synced with your building’s access control system, to your printer/copier for print and copy release and it can even be used for paying for lunch in the staff canteen with cashless catering.
Top Tip: Double it up as an empl..
Both event organisers and event attendees appreciate a well-organised name badge system.
The pocket-sized ID cards we’re all used to seeing are familiar and reassuring. They help to keep things running smoothly, look professional, and are very easy to use.
However, there are events and occasions when that convenient credit card sized version just doesn’t quite do the job.
So what’s the solution?
Oversized Name Badges
At big events such as sports fixtures, concerts, conventions and exhibitions etc., security is undoubtedly a challenge.
The crowds are large and of..
Answer: The need for secrecy and privacy.
The A list wedding had an exclusive magazine deal and couldn’t risk photos being leaked before going to press.
The new Formula One car’s closely guarded new design could not be seen by competitors.
And well, the government work is so closely guarded we can’t mention anything other than it involves the Ministry of Defence.
So how do you overcome the need for secrecy and privacy in all these stations? Especially in a time where 78% of all adults in the UK population own a smart phone!
You could insist that ..
So you’ve decided an ID card system is a key way to improve security in your business. Now you need to move the project forward. To help you achieve this, we’ve compiled a list of the 8 essential elements you need to make your ID card system a success.
1. ID Card Printers
A card printer with the right specification is the first thing to go on any ID card system list of requirements. If you can’t print the ID cards, then you don’t have an ID card system. But what should you be considering in order to get the right card printer for your purposes? Here are some questions to ask yo..