Commsworld gets top security accreditation


Scottish firm awarded ISO 27001 following nine-month long auditing proces

Communications specialist Commsworld is on the hunt for more security-conscious clients after it achieved the world’s most recognised standard for information security.

The Edinburgh-based firm was awarded the ISO 27001 accredidation following a nine-month external auditing process of its processes and data policies. The standard will allow it to approach potential clients which require the highest standards of information security.

“Gaining ISO 27001 signifies an extremely important step for us commercially as it will allow us to show recognised security credentials to businesses that insist on that level of accreditation, therefore opening the door to a number of potential new clients who we believe could benefit from our expert services,” said chief executive Ricky Nicol.

“There are also many other benefits as it will allow us to retain and reassure current clients, reduce some costs such as insurance premiums and therefore increase our profitability.”


The news follows the expansion of Commsworld’s network last month after it announced it would be “unbundling” five more telephone exchanges in Scotland. This means it will be installing its own equipment at BT Openreach exchanges, meaning it can offer bespoke connectivity services to the business community from them.

Exchanges in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Inverness will be included in the latest rollout, bringing the total amount of unbundled exchanges in Commsworld’s network to 19 locations.

The firm also has “longer- term” plans to rollout to a number of other locations with the eventual ambition of having 31 unbundled exchanges.