Legal Services Supplier of the year 2016/2017
DCBL has been awarded the Supplier of the year in the 'Legal Services' category at the Landlord Letting Awards for 2016/2017
FCA – Financial Conduct Authority
DCBL are authorised and regulated by the FCA in relation to Debt Collection in order to better protect and more effectively enhance the integrity of our business.
The ICO carries out consensual audits relative to the Data Protection Act and the handling of personal data with data controllers to assess their processing of personal information. The ICO sees auditing as a constructive process with real benefits for data controllers. We adopt, wherever possible, a participative approach including working closely with the data controller to agree the timing and scope of the audit.
CSA – Credit Services Association
CSA are the UK trade association for the debt collection and debt purchase industry. DCBL maintain membership approval in support of the CSA as they are the ‘voice of the collections industry’. A vision of building confidence within the debt collection industry overall is held by making the entire process clear, easy to understand and less stressful for all those involved. All of which is governed by a Code of Practice for the fair, honest and ethical treatment of those involved within Debt Collection.
BSI ISO 9001:2008 – Quality Management System.
DCBL hold and maintain this quality standard in order to Bring Quality and Continuous Improvement into the heart of our business and that quality management is completely integrated and aligned with the our business strategies. This accreditation gives greater involvement in the business but the entire team across the board ensuring the whole organisation are motivated towards our business goals and objectives.
AOS – Approved Operator Scheme (within BPA Membership)
AOS was launched for BPA members in October 2007. The AOS is designed specifically for BPA members that are involved in parking enforcement services on private land or in unregulated public car parks and DCBL maintain its commitment to membership compliance and its dedicated Code of Practice.
BPA – British Parking Association
DCBL maintain accredited membership of the BPA in relation to our work within private parking sector. By maintaining our membership to the BPA we are fully committed to supporting working with stakeholders and government to continue to support and improve compliance by those managing and using parking facilities.
IPC – International Parking Committee
IPC is the newest Accredited Trade Association in the Private Parking Sector and DCBL are accredited members. The International Parking Community is an organisation that was created to fulfil the role as an Accredited Trade Association within the parking industry. The IPC operates a Code of Practice that encourages good practice and facilitates the fair release of data where there is a right to recover parking charges.
The Private Security Industry Act 2001 requires the SIA to establish a "system of inspection for providers of security services, under which those organisations who satisfactorily meet the agreed standards may be registered as approved, and may advertise themselves as such". The objective of the SIA's Approved Contractor scheme is to raise performance standards and to assist the private security industry in developing new opportunities. The scheme is voluntary and was developed in consultation with representatives from across the industry; it only covers those parts of the industry that are regulated by the SIA and the Private Security Industry Act 2001 (as amended). There is a single scheme, with sector-specific approval based on a relevant set of qualifying criteria. It is an offence for a company to claim it is an approved contractor when it is not; this includes indirectly claiming to be an approved contractor by displaying the ACS accreditation mark. The penalty is a fine of up to £5,000. You can confirm that Direct Facilities Management Services Ltd are an SIA Approved Contractor by visiting the Approved Contractors page of the SIA website which can be checked via the public Register of Approved Contractors. There are real and measurable benefits of choosing an Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) security provider as the details contained within he SIA website comprehensively describe including meeting your security obligations to your staff, shareholders and stakeholders, providing continuity of service to your business, encouraging best practice and continuity of quality in terms of security provision, clear customer focus and increased flexibility assisting your customers, and ultimately giving you the assured confidence in your suppliers leadership and innovation. The status of the ACS is also recognised by the Police and offers a potential for enhanced working relationships with the aim of providing practical benefits through 'joined-up' police, business and community initiatives.
Direct Facilities is a fully Approved Training Centre with Edexcel, part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company which has an educational heritage rooted in names like Longman, Heinemann and Prentice Hall.Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation who offer academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally. Vocational qualifications include NVQ and BTEC’s from entry level to Higher National Diplomas. BTECs are recognised in more than 80 countries worldwide, and in 2009/10 over 1.1 million learners were registered onto a BTEC.
Direct Training is an approved Highfield Training Centre with four core values of quality, value, service and integrity. These values form the cornerstone of everything we do and allow us to provide our centres with an exceptional customer experience from the moment they contact us.Our Core Values: Quality – To ensure our learners receive a qualification that is fit for purpose and ensure key learning objectives are met, Highfield is the UK’s leading supplier of compliance training materials and can be used to support learners to achieve their qualifications. Value – Highfield are one of the most competitive awarding organisations in the market and as such we can reflect this in our course pricing Service – As a Highfield accredited centre with our own dedicated account manager we receive the support we need to answer questions regarding the qualifications we deliver. Integrity – We provide accurate and honest information at all times and consult with our Highfield partners enabling the highest possible standards in training. HABC Facts is the market leader for many qualifications, including security, food safety, first aid and fire safety has offices in both the UK and Middle East Asia with a team of around 200 working across multiple departments works with training centres, colleges, universities, councils, governments and some of the world’s most respected companies has registered centres in over 30 countries throughout the world provides full apprenticeship framework qualifications, including security, customer service, retail, health and social care, logistics and many others
With more than 220 major clients and over 22,000 contractor members, Safecontractor is one of the fastest growing health and safety assessment schemes in the UK. As one of the fastest growing national Security and Training providers in the UK we want to competently demonstrate our commitment to the quality of the services we provide to all of our new and existing clients. Every aspect of our business delivery is important to us and how we provide the services we do, in the way we do, is our way of ensuring we not only meet but exceed the industry standards we work with.
The International Professional Security Association (IPSA) is a membership body for individuals and companies working in security and associated roles. The Association was formed over 50 years ago to ensure professionalism in the management of security operations. IPSA as an established and recognised worldwide professional organisation, provides, in accordance with growing demand, a specialised unrivalled service to industry/commerce. There are no geographical boundaries in operation and the highest technical standards are stringently applied in all our dealings. The Association operates within the framework of fourteen regions which includes many overseas countries.
The West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce has been supporting business since 1921. We are a business led membership body, representing 90,000 employees across the region. We are one of the leading private sector business advocates, and provide a range of solutions to support local business. Our client base includes large corporate businesses to owner-managed businesses in all sectors of this dynamic and diverse economic region. The objectives of Chamber remain unchanged, and growth in membership is the best demonstration of the Chamber’s success in satisfying its member’s aspirations.
Constructionline is the UK's largest register of contractors, consultants and material suppliers for the construction industry. It is a useful tool to promote our work and services and gain access to new work opportunities. As a verified member of Constructionline, our Clients and potential service buyers will recognise that Direct fully commit to aligning our business to all industry and government compliance standards ensuring Direct are completely ‘Fit to Supply’ security services.
Direct Facilities is a fully Approved Training Centre with Edexcel, part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company which has an educational heritage rooted in names like Longman, Heinemann and Prentice Hall. Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation who offer academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally. Vocational qualifications include NVQ and BTEC’s from entry level to Higher National Diplomas. BTECs are recognised in more than 80 countries worldwide, and in 2009/10 over 1.1 million learners were registered onto a BTEC.