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Document destruction services for Wales with new Shred-IT facility in Bridgend

Shred-It UK : 28 January, 2010  (Company News)
Shred-IT is opening a branch in Wales to meet requirements of data security conscious Welsh businesses seeking a secure document destruction service for data theft prevention
Shred-it is opening its first branch in Wales to meet growing demand from Welsh businesses looking to improve their data security practices.

The branch will be Shred-it's sixteenth in the UK and will be located on the Village Farm Industrial Estate in Pyle, Bridgend.

Shred-it already provides document destruction services to over 370 customer locations based in South Wales, spanning both the public and private sectors. During the last twelve months, the business has seen its customer base across the region grow by 52 per cent.

Demand for Shred-it's services is likely to be fuelled further by recent Government proposals to raise the maximum fine for businesses breaching data protection laws to £500,000, up from the current maximum penalty of £5,000.

Les Walker, District Manager of Shred-it comments: "Businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the potential financial and reputational risks posed by a breach of confidential information. This is prompting more and more companies to seek our assistance as they move to boost their secure data destruction processes.

"Our new Bridgend branch will enable us to enhance our local service to both new and existing clients in the region. The opening of new branches across the UK also forms an important part of Shred-it's plan to build on the sustained growth achieved last year."

During 2009, Shred-it saw total sales turnover exceed £23 million nationwide between January and October, an increase of 15 per cent on sales turnover during the corresponding period in 2008.

Ten jobs have been created at the Bridgend branch, where two specially designed onsite shredding trucks will be based.

Ieuan Wyn Jones, Minister for the Economy and Transport says: "We welcome Shred-it's decision to invest in Wales and the creation of new jobs in the local area. This move will enable the company to expand its operations in Wales while also offering its extensive customer base a more sustainable solution."

Ian Harding-Jones, General Manager of Ramada Hotels, Swansea and a client of Shred-it, says: "We are delighted that Shred-it is moving into South Wales, providing us with the additional reassurance of having a key partner with a presence on the ground.

"Like many businesses, we handle large volumes of paper-based confidential information. By ensuring that this information is secure from the moment it is disposed with, right up to the point of its destruction, Shred-it provides us with both peace of mind and legal protection."
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