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Our services are underpinned by the highest quality security standards

Our standards

ISO standards and certifications


Our services are underpinned by internationally recognised quality management, environmental and security standards.

We have strong project management skills and use PRINCE 2 Practitioner methodology.

Our values are Tenacity, Togetherness, Integrity, Curious and Challenging.

We have the following standards:

  • Quality BS EN ISO 9001:2015 - NQA Certificate No: 173037
  • Environment BS EN ISO 14001:2015 - NQA Certificate No: 173038
  • IT Service Management ISO/IEC 20000-1: 2018 - NQA Certificate No: 48571
  • Information Security ISO/IEC 27001:2013 - NQA Certificate No: 173034
  • Energy Management ISO 50001:2018 - NQA Certificate No: 177667
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management ISO 45001:2018 - NQA Certificate No: 173039
  • Evidential Weight & Legal Admissibility of Electronic Information BS 10008: 2014 - BSI Certificate No: EIMS_580798
  • Business Continuity Management BS EN ISO 22301:2019 - NQA Certificate No: 173013
  • Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
  • Equality and Diversity Policy Statement

Social Responsibility and Cyber Essentials Plus

CDS is a signatory to the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility. A set of guiding principles to which Birmingham City Council adhere to and to which it invites its contracted suppliers, the wider business community, other public sector bodies and third sector organisations to adopt.

We also have the Cyber Essentials Plus and IASME certifications. Government-backed, the Cyber Essentials Scheme helps satisfy prospective clients that they can depend on us to have effective cyber security measures in place.

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Hellios Financial Services Qualification System

CDS is now fully accredited to the Hellios Financial Services Qualification System (FSQS). 
FSQS suppliers agree on a single standard 
for third and fourth-party data assurance in compliance with Government regulation policiesThe system is a secure assurance information platform that reduces rigorous due diligence efforts and lengthy procurement timeframes.

CDS go Carbon Neutral

Climate change is one of the most critical issues facing the world so it’s important for companies to demonstrate a responsible reputation. CDS is proud to be working with UKFast, the 1st hosting provider to be 100% carbon neutral under BSI PAS 2060.

This means you can be confident that all carbon emissions associated with the hosting of this site have been neutralised. The emissions produced by our servers are offset by renewable energy projects that reduce the use of fossil fuels. These projects are verified by The Voluntary Carbon Standard.

Following our pledge to be carbon neutral by 2050 and to half our emissions by 2030, we have achieved the Planet Mark Year 1 and Plant Mark Year 2 Business Certification.

The Planet Mark Business Certification is an internationally recognised sustainability certification for business acknowledging continuous progress, encouraging action and building an empowered community of like-minded individuals. 

Disability Confident Committed

CDS is proud to be a certified Disability Confident Committed Employer dedicated to providing an inclusive and accessible recruitment process whilst offering continued support to our employees. 

Disability Confident is a government scheme that encourages and supports organisations on their disability inclusion journey – promoting workplace equality and helping secure talented individuals in fulfilling roles. 

Our certification allows us access to expert knowledge and guidance to continue to learn about and understand disability, helping us deliver the best opportunities for individuals with disabilities and long-term health conditions while maintaining and developing an inclusive environment. 

JOSCAR Registered

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CDS is now fully registered on the JOSCAR supplier accreditation register. JOSCAR is the accreditation and compliance system for the defence aerospace sectors including prime contractors, civil aviation and security. It indicates that CDS has gone through the process required to demonstrate its commitment and credentials to the industry.

Authorised Service Delivery Partner for Cloudflare One

CDS becomes first in EMEA to achieve Cloudflare’s Authorised Service Delivery Partner (ASDP) status

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CDS has secured the coveted accreditation as a Cloudflare Authorised Service Delivery Partner (ASDP). We're the first organisation in the EMEA region to achieve this status!

In January 2023, content delivery network provider Cloudflare unveiled its ASDP partnership programme. The team describes its partners, like CDS, as those who “meet high standards of professional services delivery on Cloudflare One”.

CDS now benefits from exclusive perks, including access to named Cloudflare One service delivery managers and partner incentive funds. With this official backing, we can continue to help the UK’s largest organisations get the best value from their chosen technology.

CDS has already made incredible strides since being made partners in 2020. The team has applied Cloudflare’s resources and funds to projects in both the public and private sectors, securing long-term business continuity.

With a three-pronged approach of cyber security, resilience, and Zero Trust models, we continue to help our clients solve modern-day digital challenges. 

Our Credentials

Celebrated, tested and trusted

Procurement Frameworks

Work with CDS with confidence using any one of a number of procurement frameworks for the public sector, utilities, education, NHS and the third sector.


Obviously, we can’t help but be proud when the positive differences we’ve made get a big thumbs-up from our peers. Find out more about our awards.