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May 2017

Branches awarded quality accreditation

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Wilsons Auctions’ Belfast branch has successfully achieved a new ISO Standard accreditation, ensuring its continual improvement on its information security management.

Part of the largest independent auction company in the UK and Ireland, Wilsons Auctions Belfast successfully attained the ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management Systems by assessor NQA whilst maintaining registration to Quality Management, Environmental Management and Health & Safety Management.

The accreditation acknowledges the Belfast branch’s ability in protecting its most vital assets, ensuring it meets the framework which enables continued accessibility, confidentiality and integrity of information as well as legal compliance.

The systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so that it remains secure incorporates people, processes and IT systems by applying a risk assessment process.

Other branches across Wilsons Auctions have also achieved recent recognition with Portadown successful in maintaining the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management standard. The auction company’s current programme to roll out the Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety systems to three additional sites has proven successful, with Queensferry achieving all three accreditations, while Dalry and Maidstone is currently underway.

Speaking of the achievement Peter Johnston, Group Operations Director for Wilsons Auctions said, “We are delighted to see branches across the Wilsons Auctions group achieve quality accreditation but in particularly Belfast which achieved the ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management Systems, one of the only auction houses in the UK to achieve this certification.

“In an age when information security measurements play a vital role in the daily operation of a business, we are thrilled to be commended for our dedication in continually aiming to improve our best practice. By committing to reach the highest level of information security we are not only constantly working to improve our systems but offering assurance to both customers and clients,” he added.