- Advanced Level Business Credential for UK Solution Providers
LONDON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CompTIA, the non-profit trade association for the information and communications (ICT) industry, today announced the availability of its newest business credential, the Accredit UK Trustmark+™.
The Trustmark identifies technology businesses that have demonstrated business excellence, adherence to industry accepted best practices; have committed to continual improvement; and demonstrate an ability to develop and deliver top-quality ICT solutions and services.
This advanced business credential builds upon the Accredit UK standard which was acquired by CompTIA in October 2012, and complements the foundational IT Business Trustmark™ launched last fall and also aimed at the UK ICT industry.
"The Accredit UK Trustmark+ will improve confidence in the ICT supply chain by identifying organisations that adhere to a stringent set of industry standards," said Lee Evans, chair of the CompTIA UK Channel Community and Managing Director, Vital Technology Group. "Companies that earn this Trustmark hold a unique and distinguished mark of quality within the ICT industry."
Companies seeking the Trustmark are comprehensively evaluated on their performance and practices in areas such as organisational management, company direction, business generation, service delivery and operations and customer relations.
"The evaluation and review process to earn this credential is a sound exercise in strengthening their business management and operations," said Jim Hamilton, Vice President, Member Communities, CompTIA. "Companies that have gone through this process have significantly enhanced their organisational procedures and business acumen and expanded their operational efficiencies and revenue opportunities."
With the addition of this credential, CompTIA offers Trustmarks for ICT businesses at any stage of development.
The IT Business Trustmark validates an ICT business's basic demonstration of sound business practices and ability to provide quality service. The Accredit UK Trustmark+ is an advanced, fully audited credential, providing a logical next step for ICT businesses seeking to position themselves for rapid growth.
"I firmly believe that having a business credential makes a real difference, it isn't just about collecting badges," said Evans, whose company has achieved both the IT Business Trustmark and the Accredit UK Trustmark+.
"I knew that in order to take my company to the next level and demonstrate that we follow stringent processes, I needed something more rigorous which is why we decided to go through the Accredit UK Trustmark+," Evans continued. "It's been a challenging but highly rewarding experience and I'm positive it will help take the company in the right direction."
The CompTIA Accredit UK Trustmark is relevant to a wide range ICT business, such as those engaged in:
- Communications Infrastructure
- Software Product Design and Development
- ICT Consultancy
- Solutions and Support
- E-Media and E-Commerce
More than 100 ICT companies have attained the Accredit UK Trustmark+. A complete list of credential holders is available in the CompTIA Trustmark™ Directory.
The Accredit UK Trustmark+ is the latest addition to the comprehensive CompTIA business credentials family. Visit CompTIA Business Credentials to learn more.
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