IT Disposal

Weee Waste So who got a new computer or gadget for Christmas or in the sale? Do you know how to dispose of your old one safely ? In our lives today, it’s impossible not to rely on electronic items for both at work and at home. Your electronics have come to the end of…

Wills and Probate

https://youtu.be/OzncpYaLpYw Wills are an important legal document that makes things easier for your loved ones. It helps them understand what you would want to leave your loved one once you have moved through to the gateway to rebirth. The document can be a little tricky to fill which is why it really does need professional…

How To Destroy You Old Media – The CD

CD Destruction. help our environment   As technology moves on, old media vessels slowly become defunct. Microfiche, Betamax, VHS tapes, and cassette tapes are now things of the past. Even though we still have some stored away, they are getting more difficult to view as the players die too. The Walkman, 8 track, tape recorder,…

Why Use a Off-site Document Management Company

There are still many companies that still rely on paper documents. It is a legal requirement for some of these documents to be kept for several years and then at the end of their life, they would need to be destroyed securely. Depending on how many files you generate you could find yourself holding on…

Climate control

Recycling – Helping our planet

Recycling – Helping our planet There is more to our forests and woodlands than just their beauty and, the sustainability of animals and insects they give refuge to either. Trees give us the oxygen we breathe, but they also store a considerable amount of carbon that is produced by us on planet Earth. Trees are…

Why outsource you shredding

Providing you with a complete               document solution       Why outsource your shredding  If you are or have ever thought about outsourcing your shredding then well done to you! There are many benefits for you to do so and make the switch.   Resource time sorting No need…

The Small Business (The Dung Beetle & Designer Label)

The Small Business (The Dung Beetle / Designer Label) When a business goes out to find a service agent what do they look for? Most will go straight for the larger multi-sited, national/international, which seems to be a well-established company. They do not even consider the smaller UK/ local companies.  They go for a name…

So what do we do?

I get asked, when at events, so what do you do then? This question can even be asked after my logo has been seen.I reply, records management services. Quite a few come back with so how do you store vinyls? (Old music media)The fact is the records I manage are paper files. Records of data…

Why the buzz?

I stepped out into the garden and saw a bee hard at work. Our bird box has been taken over by nesting bumble bees. I started to think about how they fetched, stored, cleaned and moved things and how efficient they were at organising their hive. All the little store holes neatly built and then…

Moving on and up

I thought it was about time that I gave an update to my Blog “How life can get on top of you”. I am still hearing a lot about mental health and how it can steal someone away from you. In my last blog, I made some suggestion that might help others, that I found…

Stand out from the crowd.

Stand out from the crowd, don’t be the same as the rest. Be bold, work hard, show your passion in what you do, be you. Help others where you can so they can achieve results. Be honest and hardworking with individuals, doing so will make you approachable as someone to turn to and will earn…

Why choose certified services

When choosing a supplier, you need a company you can rely on, and have confidence in, to handle your legal documents or securely shred your personal information, it’s important to locate one that is reliable and efficient, but that’s not all you need to consider. Whatever you are looking for, it’s important to know that the…

Shreded paper

Number 1 – Secure Document Shredding

SMB not only provide secure document storage and digital scanning but we also carry out a confidential shredding service. All paper is shredded twice. The first shred (shown here) once completed, goes through a second stage shredding which shreds the pieces even smaller. This mixes the paper more efficiently so your documents could be spread out…

ID theft

Identity Theft – Time to get SMART

Online identity theft has is still on the increase and has become one of  fastest-growing crime in the Uk Reported Identity Fraud over the last five years: These figure are taken from then latest report form CIFAS and it continues to grow in 2020 Year Nos. of cases 2015 169,592 2016 172,918 2017 174,523 2018…

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Benefits of out sourcing your storage.

    Benefits of using a records management company     Moving your business records off-site to a professional archive storage facility is a cost-effective solution for addressing your document storage needs.   Knowing exactly where your files are at all times, allows for peace of mind Eliminating the hassle of locating and retrieving documents…

getting it right

Great win for SMB Records Management

SMB Records Management win scanning contract!   SMB Records Management after several months of negotiations wins the digital scanning contract for the NHS. SMB has provided a very valuable and professional service to the NHS, assisting them with the digital scanning of their files. They needed a professional company that could move quickly, and I…

Document storage

Is your data stored in to many places

    Customer data integration poses a huge challenge for a company’s warehousing system. With the numerous channels available for a client’s information to course through, the probability rate at which the failure of operations stands is higher than that of it succeeding. Even a minor error in the customer data collection can cause operations…

New report on paper and waste shows

  Recent study’s show UK businesses are throwing away mountains of waste including 167.8 million pieces of paper EVERY DAY – of which almost 23.5 million aren’t recycled. New research into business environmental habits found that 14% of the UK’s 5.7 million companies, employing 31.4 million staff, fail to provide any recycling facilities. Yet, the study…

Do you want to save money?

Do you want to save money? Who doesn’t! Do you store your documents in a self-store, removal company or extra office room? We can save you up to 200% on your monthly rental cost. Do you store with a minimum invoice of over £50 per month? If you only have a small number of boxes…

Operational Excellence?

You hear companies saying that they have operational excellence, but what does this mean? A definition from the Businessdictionary.com states: A philosophy of the workplace where problem-solving, teamwork, and leadership results in the ongoing improvement in an organization. The process involves focusing on the customers’ needs, keeping the employees positive and empowered, and continually improving…

KFC – Pluck up

  At SMB Records Management we have processes and procedures in place that have been tried and tested. Unlike KFC this week, whose decision to change suppliers meant no chicken delivery.  The aim was to save money by transferring to a new distributor. DHL had promised a cheaper service with the same standards. This apparently,…

Paper shredding

EU GDPR – looking after your records

  Since Matt Hancock published the Data Protection Bill back in September 2017 which had been fully incorporated into the UK Law and will now be known as the Data Protection Act 2018, which will be coming into effect on May 25th, 2018, this topic has been discussed and written about in great length. There have been…

Box Storage

Why use Records Management Company?

A lot of companies take a view at the thought of using a records management company as “wasted revenue” or “dead money” or feel it is an “exuberant thing to have”. I have heard quite a few things said about using facilities like SMB as I have been in the game for a long time. However, when you explained to them…

Residential – Secure shredding

Identity theft cases soar to ‘epidemic’ levels. Through 2017 reported by http://www.itv.com/news/2017-08-23/identity-theft-cases-soar-to-epidemic-levels/ This has only increased through 2019 and is rife in 2020. Not only do we face the virus Covid-19 but we are having to face the virus in the form of  scammers , cyber attacks and stolen information from discarded documents. It is…

Great news, expanding into Glasgow

  As the home as business destruction division of SMB Records Management starts to pick up momentum we have decided to push into a new region. We now have started to service Glasgow. This is great news for our family run business to get another foot hold in a new region. We look forward to the challenge of pushing the…

Secure Shredding

Secure and confidential destruction

SMB would like to share a short video with you, so you can see what happens to your documents once they arrive at the shedding site. As we fully respect your data protection for this demonstration we used pre shredded paper so as not to disclosed any personal information within the video. Always dispose of you…

Box Storage

Benefit of off site storage

Moving your business records off-site to a professional archive storage facility is a cost-effective solution for addressing your document storage needs. Knowing exactly where your files are at all times allows for peace of mind Eliminating the hassle of locating and retrieving documents saves time and resource. The minutes can add up every time you…

Secure Shredding

Do you destroy and recycle securely!

There are ways to ensure that not only hardware is destroyed but also the private data on the hard drive. Having your personal or customer data stolen, lost, or misplaced contributes to the ever-growing number of people who are affected by identity theft, which can cause corporations to lose more than just money  . The image…