An IT refurbishment company from Peterlee has achieved a major industry standard.

Protech City, an IT asset retirement and Microsoft-registered refurbishing company based in Peterlee, has recently achieved the ADISA Standard which is a risk assessment of the entire process of data erasure from point of collection to point of data-safe.

The company went through a rigorous full audit to join the certification scheme, passing over 112 essential criteria points to achieve the accreditation.

Protech City is the first IT asset disposal company in the North East of England to achieve the accreditation. After launching the business in 2016 Protech City has gone from strength to strength winning contacts across the UK.

Achieving the accreditation highlights the company’s efforts to comply with the highest standard of secure data erasure, in line with the new GDPR regulations that come into effect in May 2018.

Ian Murphy, Operations Manager at Protech City, commented: “We are the only company in the North East of England currently certified by ADISA.”

“The lengths we have gone to achieve this certification shows customers that we hold data security in the very highest regard. In a world where it seems data breaches happen all of the time, we give businesses the confidence that their asset disposal is GDPR and WEEE compliant to the highest standard.”

Lisa Mellings of ADISA said: “We are thrilled to welcome Protech City to the ADISA membership as they have passed the very rigorous first audit with 82 per cent meaning they are awarded a Pass with Merit.

“This full audit contains over 112 essential criteria that Protech have to pass to join ADISA and its testament to the hard work and tenacity that Ian and his team have shown that they join us with such a high score. Having our first member in the North East is very exciting for us and we look forward to working with Protech in the future. Congratulations to all.”

If you need to dispose of your unwanted IT equipment in a robust, responsible and secure process, get in touch with Protech City for a free consultation on 0191 587 4572 or email