At Intelligent Servers, we think accreditations are important to demonstrate our technical knowledge and expertise within our industry whilst building customer confidence and trust in our products and services. That is why we have invested in ISO and Cyber Essentials qualifications to ensure we are working to the highest possible standards in every area of our business.
The ISO (International Standards Organisation) is an independent, not for profit, international organisation who promote worldwide proprietary, industrial and commercial standards. In the United Kingdom, there are currently less than 3,000 businesses who are ISO27001 certified, 12,000 who are ISO14001 certified and 25,000 ISO 9001 certified. With over 2.5 million businesses registered in the UK, ISO certifications highlight the top 1% of businesses that can demonstrate their product or service meets the expectations of their customers.
ISO 9001:2015 specifies requirements for a quality management system within a business. To achieve ISO 9001 certifications, we have demonstrated our ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer expectations and regulatory requirements. By achieving ISO9001 certification, we have demonstrated our commitment to continuously strive for customer satisfaction.
✓ Strive to exceed customer expectations and increase customer value
✓ Competent, empowered and engaged employees at all levels
✓ Ongoing focus on improvement
ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. By achieving ISO 14001, we have demonstrated our commitment to improving our environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste.
✓ Compliance with environmental regulations
✓ Encourage better environmental performance from suppliers
✓ Proactive initiatives and commitment from leadership to protect the environment
ISO 27001:2013 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continuously improving an information security management system. By achieving ISO 27001:2013 certification, we have proven that we take information security seriously and have identified any risks in our treatment of information security.
✓ Continually examine information security risks taking into account threats, vulnerabilities and impacts
✓ Implementation of comprehensive security controls to protect customer, supplier and employee data
✓ Ensure the safe management of information security assets
Cyber Essentials is a government-backed certification which helps businesses to protect themselves against a wide variety of cyber attacks. Being Cyber Essentials certified proves that we have taken extra steps to ensure your data is safe by implementing malware protection, stringent user access controls, firewalls and patch management processes.
✓ Heightened protection against cyber attacks
✓ Reassurance that we take your data security seriously
✓ Ability to bid for some government contracts
FSQS (Financial Services Qualification System)
FSQS is a community of financial institutions including banks, building societies, insurance companies and investment services, collaborating to agree a single standard for managing the increasing complexity of third and fourth-party information needed to demonstrate compliance to regulators, policies and governance controls.
✓ Audited against FSQS stringent requirements in areas including IT security, operational risks, GDPR and financial health
✓ Reduces the time and money our financial services clients need to spend when qualifying Intelligent Servers as a supplier
✓ Accurate compliance assurance information easily accessible to financial services customers
Environmental Agency Registered
The Environment Agency licenses industry, business and individuals to carry out certain activities that have the potential to pollute the environment. We are registered as an upper tier waster carrier, broker and dealer. You can view our certificate here.
It is of the utmost importance to us that our team are professional technical IT hardware specialists and not just sales people. With such a complex and ever-evolving industry, we invest in our team to pair their experience in IT hardware with industry recognised certifications. Below are some of the certifications we put our team through.
The CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) program offers comprehensive associate-level training and certification focused on the technologies required to implement and administer networking and IT infrastructure. We currently have six employees going through the Cisco CCNA training program.
✓ Data centre design, maintenance and hardware implementation
✓ Router and Switch configuration, engineering, deployment and maintenance
✓ Designing and building infrastructure that addresses security issues
A number of the Intelligent Servers team are CompTIA A+ certified and are going through certification. CompTIA A+ certified professionals are proven problem solvers. They support today’s core technologies from security to cloud to data management and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for IT professionals in today’s digital world.
✓ Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android and iOS
✓ Configure PC, mobile and IoT device hardware
✓ IT infrastructure, networking, data storage, backup and recovery
As one of Europe's leading suppliers for refurbished IT hardware, we have been recognised for our acomplishments in providing quality products and exceptional customer service.
DCS Awards: Data Centre Upgrade Project of the Year Finalists
The DCS Awards aims to celebrate and recognise exceptional projects, innovations and individuals within the data centre and IT industry. We were finalists in the 'Data Centre Consolidation/ Refresh/ Upgrade Project of the Year' category. The nomination comes from the March 2020 project where we rapidly supplied eight Dell PowerEdge M1000e Enclosures each housing sixteen Dell PowerEdge M620 Blade Servers resulting in a total of 128 Blades to a video conferencing company as lockdown hit the UK.Our quality, speed and technical knowledge meant the company was quickly able to increase the network capacity and bandwidth as video conferencing popularity boomed. You can read the full case study here.
2021 Northern Tech Awards: Top 100
The Northern Tech Awards shine a light on leading technology businesses based in North England, Scotland and Ireland. In 2021, we were listed 65th out of 100 fastest growing businesses in the North. Our 23% growth rate also landed us in the top 20 within Yorkshire! Our placement cam from our tremendous growth throughout Lockdown. Not only did we see a 1600 per cent increase in Laptop sales, but our Sales staff were successful enough to grow by 37%. The company has since continued to grow.
2021 CRN Channel Awards: Best Lockdown Project Finalists
The CRN Channel Awards aim to recognise the innovations, projects and exceptional servive of companies in the IT industry. Our nomination cam from our March 2020 project where we supplied eight Dell PowerEdge M1000e enclosures, each housing sixteen Dell PowerEdge M620 Blade Servers to a video confrencing company at the start of the Lockdown. As result, with Intelligent Servers short lead times and remote set up and support we were able to aid the company and ensure they were up and running in time for lockdown, and overall increasing increasing their bandwidth! You can read about the nomination here.
Institute of Directors: Director of the Year - Matthew Ware
Our Sales and Purchasing Director, Matthew Ware, was a finalist for Institue of Directors 2021, Director of the Year Awards. The Director of the Year Award is to highlight business excellence and significant contributions leaders have made to the social and economic prosperity of the community. Being Intelligent Servers' first employee, Matt has helped to create the company ethos and values, and has built a successful sales and purchasing team. Matt's integral role over the last 10 years has been key to the company's growth and success.
Insider Media: 42 Under 42 - Andy Hughes
Our Managing Director, Andy Hughes, has been highlighted as one of Insider’s 42 under 42 for his fantastic strides within the refurbished IT hardware field. The night is for a select audience of successful entrepreneurs, business owners and leaders to unearth young business talent and try and pre-empt who will be the leading business figures in ten years’ time. Andy was featured due to his ability to drive the Intelligent Servers team to become one of Europe’s leading suppliers of refurbished IT hardware and being the first in the industry to create a one-of-a-kind online configuration tool, making Server configurations an easy process!
2022 IT Europa Channel Awards Finalist: Best CSR Model
The IT Europa Channel Awards recognise and reward excellence in European software development and IT and telecoms solutions. It highlights companies across Europe who have demonstrated their ability to provide industry-leading solutions for their customers. We have been nominated due to our sustainable solution to tech waste! By selling us your redundant IT Hardware and purchasing refurbished Hardware over new, we are helping to reduce the 85% of tech waste that goes to landfills. Read about the nomination here.
2022 IT Europa Channel Awards Finalist: Enterprise Solution of the Year
The IT Europa Channel Awards recognise and reward excellence in European software development and IT and telecoms solutions. It highlights companies across Europe who have demonstrated their ability to provide industry-leading solutions for their customers. Intelligent Servers have been nominated for our work during the pandemic, to aid a video conferencing company that required more data centre infrastructure and bandwidth to deal with the influx of conference calls and ensure 99.99% uptime, by providing eight refurbished Dell PowerEdge M1000e Enclosures each housing sixteen Dell PowerEdge M620 Blade Servers. Read about the nomination here.
2022 CRN Sales & Marketing Awards Finalist: Best Sales Team
The CRN Sales and Marketing Awards is to recognise and reward achievements of the teams responsible for making the UK IT channel great. Due to our sales team growth and success over the pandemic, Intelligent Servers has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Best Sales Team Award. Our nomination was based on our Sales team devotion and determination to thrive within the company. Their success over the pandemic even saw the sales team increase by 37%, and an increase of profit of 24%. Not only this, but our sales team had their biggest sale ever at £500k (which was a saving of 4.2 MILLION for the customer!).
SME Business Elite Awards 2022: Best Refurbished Electronics Component Company
The SME Business Elite Awards continue to showcase the very best in the UK market, recognising the companies succeeding in their endeavours, innovating, growing and improving. In 2022, Intelligent Servers was selected as the UK’s Best Refurbished Electronics Component Company. We have been chosen for this award due to our impressive strides within the refurbished IT Hardware market. In just over a decade, we have successfully become one of Europe’s leading suppliers of refurbished IT hardware. In addition, our one-of-a-kind online configuration tool puts us a league ahead of the rest, making configuring servers and matching components to your exact specifications completely hassle-free.
Harrogate Advertiser Business Excellence Awards 2022: Best SME Company
In May 2022, Intelligent Servers was a finalist in the Harrogate Business Excellence Awards in the 'Best SME Company' category. The Harrogate Business Awards, now in our 17th year, aim to identify and celebrate the best businesses in the community. Intelligent Servers was founded 11 years ago in Harrogate and has grown to now employ over 50 people in the local area.