Land Referencing Services Celebrate 10 Years

Land Referencing Services, who started at the e-innovation Centre with just two people and now have a team of over 45, are now celebrating ten years of the company.

They have gone from strength to strength in that time and can now say that they are the largest, dedicated land referencing specialists in the UK. They are also still housed at the Telford Campus, in EIC’s sister building, the Business and Technology Centre.

Directors Parma Kataria and Martin Glover said of the milestone: “We started LRS with the aim to always deliver the highest standards and we are happy to still be achieving this, 10 years on.

While the years have gone by quickly and we have loved every minute, there are even more exciting times ahead as more expansion and new challenges appear. We are really lucky to have great staff, great customers and be working on the UK’s premier projects including Rail, Nuclear Highways, Power, Ports, Regeneration, Airports and communications. This year we have gone through a particularly high level of expansion and it’s great to see the business flourishing”

New EIC Meeting Pods

In response to tenant feedback regarding the need for more private meeting spaces, two new meeting pods have now been installed on the top floor communal areas. Each pod comes equipped with internet and power connection and have automatic lighting and air circulation.

These spaces will give tenants yet more choice when liaising with colleagues and clients, adding to the existing meeting room and open areas.

Pods will be available to be booked on the day only with the first half an hour for free.

EIC Security Barriers Installed

In the ongoing effort to improve the tenant experience at the e-innovation centre, interior security barriers have been installed. The new feature will mean an extra layer of security for businesses as well as an improved electronic sign-in system using ID cards which have been assigned to tenants.

This is a significant and much needed improvement on the previous paper sign-in system that should promote safety and make for a speedier and more efficient process.

Centre Manager Lynsey Whitfield said: “We have been planning to improve sign-in procedures for some time, and the new barrier is an essential evolution of the building’s function. eIC is a modern working environment and the new system definitely reflects this.”

HowToMoodle Awarded Cyber Security Accolade

HowToMoodle have announced that they have achieved a ‘Cyber Essentials Plus’ certification.

The eIC company are UK Moodle and Totara Learn learning management system experts, providing specialist services to help organisations of all sizes and across a variety of sectors.The Cyber Essentials scheme, backed by the National Cyber Security Centre, addresses the most common Internet-based threats to cyber security, which include hacking, phishing and password guessing.

The certification is awarded to companies who meet their strict security standards, which include use of firewalls, secure configuration, user access control, malware protection and patch management.

While the Cyber Essentials tier 1 certification can be achieved via a self-certification, at HowToMoodle they have gone further in acquiring the Cyber Essentials Plus tier 2 certification; an impressive accolade that required the HowToMoodle team to participate in a rigorous procedure to demonstrate security processes for both their internal infrastructure and wide area networks.

The team prepared for an external audit by an independent accreditation body. This included internal desktop and server security testing with externally facing vulnerability testing. HowToMoodle also have an ongoing commitment to ensuring the best possible security processes are in place, including regular security testing of all services.

This Cyber Essentials Plus certification has ensured that HowToMoodle protects the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data stored on any devices that connect to the Internet.

HowToMoodle’s Infrastructure Manager, Paul Flanders commented on what this will do for their clients: “This is great news for us and our clients. In addition to the ISO 27001 data centres we use for client hosting, Cyber Essentials Plus certification of our operations network demonstrates that we’re serious about information security across all aspects of our business. We’re delighted that our strict security procedures have been acknowledged with the Cyber Essentials Plus certification.”