Glenbeigh Records Management secures contract with Dubai Islamic Bank

(20 Apr 2015)

Glenbeigh Records Management (GRM), Ireland’s foremost records management company, has secured a contract with Dubai Islamic Bank, one of the leading banks within the UAE. Having built up an impressive track record of clients within the first 12 months, GRM is now a leading player within the records management sector in Dubai. As a result, the company expects to double is GCC staffbase and employ a further eight staff members at its Irish headquarters. The announcement was made during the Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to the UAE, KSA and Qatar led by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Employment, Richard Bruton TD.

GRM provides highly secure, efficient and cost effective solutions to help organisations manage and protect their business-critical information from its purpose built state-of-the art facility in the heart of Dubai World Central. Dubai Islamic Bank required a range of document management solutions with varying levels of protection, including offsite document storage and digitisation, as well as high-security vault storage with increased fire protection. As part of Glenbeigh's specialised service, a team of expert personnel from Glenbeigh Construction was deployed to develop custom-built two hour fire rated vaults.

The newly constructed vaults feature a two hour fire rated structure, an INERGEN fire suppression system that is designed to rapidly extinguish a fire, a VESDA air sampling system that detects fire in the incipient stages, external sprinklers, internal and external CCTV, and biometric access controls - all of which ensure the highest levels of security and fire protection for highly confidential material.

Speaking from Dubai, Minister Bruton said: "This announcement by Glenbeigh Records Management is very exciting and is a great example of an ambitious and highly innovative Irish company expanding its presence in the Middle East and creating jobs in Ireland. I wish all at Glenbeigh Records Management continued success as they grow their export sales in the region".

The unique vaults are a key component of GRM's success and, in response to unprecedented recent demand, GRM is in the process of constructing a number of new vaults.

Philip Earle, Chairman of the Glenbeigh Group said: "We are thrilled to have secured Dubai Islamic Bank as a client and we look forward to building a long-term relationship with them. This contract confirms our Dubai operations as a centre of excellence in the records management sector and we are delighted that our business continues to show strong growth, and that we are able to create new jobs.

There is a clear demand in the market from companies seeking to spread risk across various storage options and we have positioned ourselves to avail of these incredible opportunities. We plan to build on our success to date, whilst maintaining the high standards our clients have come to expect from us."

Brendan Flood, International Sales & Partnering Manager, Enterprise Ireland who is accompanying Minister Bruton on the trade mission commented; "Enterprise Ireland is committed to growing Irish exports to the Gulf Region to €6BN by 2020. It is through partnerships such as this one between Glenbeigh and the Dubai Islamic Bank that this target will be achieved".

The trade mission to the U.A.E, Qatar and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which has 63 Irish companies participating, continues until Friday 24th April 2015.

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