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We don’t Just Shred it: Blue-Pencil Wins Oakville Business Award

Blue-Pencil was invited to attend Oakville’s Awards for Business Excellence (OABE) event, taking the top spot for Bell Mid-Size Business of the Year. Click here to see how we help businesses protect their most valuable assets and why Blue-Pencil is recognized for business growth, reputation, innovation, investment in the business, and ethical business practices.

“Very courteous staff who perform their duties in a timely, professional manner. We are very pleased with Blue-Pencil’s service and would highly recommend them in the future.” – Shirmilla Maharaj
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Blue-Pencil doesn't just shred itOakville Awards for Business Excellence Recognizes Blue-Pencil by Delivering Beyond a just “Shred it” Approach

The Oakville Awards for Business Excellence (OABE) are dedicated to recognizing exemplary models of excellence and community service by Oakville’s businesses. The Oakville Chamber of Commerce in partnership with The Rotary Club of Oakville West organizes the OABE, now in its 21st year.

Blue-Pencil was recognized on March 23, 2016 as Oakville’s Mid-Size Business of the Year –this award recognizes a business of 5-20 employees and/or primarily serves the regional/provincial markets and/or generates between $2 million-$10 million in revenue annually. Nominees were assessed according to:

  • Business growth
  • Profile/Reputation
  • Innovation
  • Investment in the business
  • Business practices

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Business Growth

Blue-Pencil started as a document disposal service provider and now has emerged as a leader in the industry by offering comprehensive information management solutions, including Documents Storage and Records Management and Document Imaging and Scanning Solutions. Over the past 10 years, the company has grown to serve 8,000 organizations in a wide number of locations across the GTA and Ontario. Though Blue-Pencil’s customer base continues to expand, clients continue to appreciate quality and focus on service that is provided:

“I loved the service I got from Blue-Pencil. Fast, easy and no hidden fees. The technician name was Adam H. and he was very polite and professional. I’d definitely use their service again. Highly recommended!” – OL S.

Profile and Reputation

Here is a short sample of some of the resources Blue-Pencil uses to ensure  partners get the most value out of the service provided, adding to our reputation of doing what is right for our clients:

Blue-Pencil continues to be recognized as a trusted advisor, comprehensive to best protect and organize client information rather than offering piecemeal solutions. Despite being contracted for shredding services, Blue-Pencil regularly provides training and information for employees to be security stewards. Blue-Pencil has a reputation for doing what is right for our clients, not what is merely convenient or profitable.

innovating beyond just shred itInnovation

Blue-Pencil continues to push the envelope by seeing the future of workplace and personal information management as a place wherein document disposal is only one step in the journey to a paperless office or home. The team charted a path unseen before in other service providers in helping clients transform and further improve environmental sustainability. Blue-Pencil also provides clients with ideas for innovation in order to incorporate best practices and technological developments to help them remain competitive and compliant. The team was recently featured here in an article from Storage and Destruction Business which details further Blue-Pencil’s innovative strategy.

Investment in the Business

Blue-Pencil believes investing in the business means also investing in our clients and ensuring they get the best service and quality available on the market. To this end, Blue-Pencil is NAID and Privacy+ certified, and a member of ARMA to ensure industry-leading compliance and best practices are used as part of disposal and records management services. The team at Blue-Pencil is laser focused on providing quality customer service which has led to team training and quality reviews to ensure Blue-Pencil continues to make the right investments to help customers the best way possible.

Blue-Pencil receives small business awardBusiness Practices

Blue-Pencil continues to do what is right for the client and to do things the right way. One of our focus areas is ensuring confidentiality for clients: Blue-Pencil shredding operations staff are required to undergo an annual criminal background check to ensure they fit with Blue-Pencil’s values and client’s expectations. Other measures employed by Blue-Pencil to ensure client satisfaction include an annual client survey to explore opportunities and areas for improvement and an incident report process that helps identify root issues and have the team address identified gaps. These are just a few of the approaches that help differentiate Blue-Pencil, illustrating how the team goes beyond a just shred it or one-size-fits-all approach.

Blue-Pencil Helps Organizations Synergize Policy, Process, People, and Technology with Records Management to Deliver Value

Without a proven adviser, even the best policies and technologies can remain disparate systems and may still leave organizations at risk or reduce productivity. Our team focuses on helping companies ensure secure and effective records management across industries like government, healthcare, manufacturing, and small business.

Blue-Pencil is an information security company that has been serving the needs of clients in Canada since 2004. We have grown our document security business over the past 10 years, serving more than 8,000 organizations, including small and medium-sized companies as well as Fortune 500 businesses. We have recently launched two new divisions, Documents Storage and Records Management division and Document Imaging and Scanning Solutions division. This allows us to offer full circle, comprehensive solutions for information security management. We service the GTA and surrounding cities –  click here for a full list of our service areas. If you’d like to learn more about us and what we can do for you contact us today!

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