BCN achieve multiple top industry standard accreditations in 2020

2020 may have been an “interesting” year for businesses, to say the least. For BCN Group technology expertise, service and support has become more important to our clients than ever this year as they continue to manage the most rapid period of digital adoption we have witnessed since BCN Group started trading in 2009.

Our continued focus and dedication to delivering excellence in technology and business governance has seen us achieve multiple top industry accreditations and approved partnerships:


Microsoft Gold Partner (Application Development)   

Achieving this in February, this competency cements are technical ability in the designing, development and monitoring of any cloud or web-based application, built within Azure or Microsoft 365, for any business.

ISO 9001   

This demonstrated the importance we put on delivering all of our solutions across number of quality management principles including continual improvement, full process management and the motivation that comes with top management.


ISO 27001

We understand holding data comes with great responsibility which we take extremely seriously. BCN Group are committed to ensuring data remains secure and out of the hands of third parties. We are delighted to have achieved our ISO 27001 accreditation this year, which demonstrates that financial information, Ips, employee details and information we hold are kept safe and are fully compliant with ISO 27001 standards.

Sophos Gold Partner

A Gold Partnership with Sophos is awarded to companies who can demonstrate capability, expertise, and commitment to technological advances in cyber security. Sophos is a British security and software company that develops products for communication endpoint, encryption, network security, email security, mobile security and unified threat management.

RingCentral Ignite

Remote and home working was already on the rise before 2020, but during this year many of your team have had to embrace working away from the office. Through our partnership RingCentral our clients get access to their industry-defining cloud-based telephony. The Ignite accreditation is the highest level achievable with RingCentral and we were the first in the North of England to be awarded this.


Crown Commercial Service Provider

In July, BCN Group successfully became a member of the Crown Commercial Service Provider framework (which specific framework?) allowing us to provide digital transformation services to any UK public sector organisation.

The CCS is the largest public procurement organisation in the UK and plays and important role helping central government and public sectors purchase a wide range of goods and services. Meeting their standards and commercial agreement means that public bodies and local authorities can turn to BCN Group for support with any of their technology implementation projects, that fall within the framework.


Simon Kelf, CEO at BCN Group, commented:

When Matt and I first started BCN Group, we set out with the aim to become the very best managed service provider possible, not just through the solutions that we can deliver, but through our knowledge, expertise and partnerships with the largest technology providers, and 11 years later that belief remains.

I’m hugely proud that we’ve been able to achieve these additional seven accreditations this year, especially during these challenging times. I’d like to pay testament to everyone in the team that have worked hard to make these possible by sitting exams, building the relevant documentation and helping with the required audits.