n2s named as supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s TePAS 2 Framework  

Award further extends our Technology Lifecycle Solutions across GOV, Public Sector, Education and Healthcare  

n2s, a rapidly expanding IT Lifecycle Management provider, is delighted to have been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCCS) Technology Products & Associated Services 2 (TePAS 2) framework.

Replacing the current TePAS framework, TePAS 2 goes live on October 31st and has a strong focus on sustainability, now including a dedicated Lot for suppliers offering services for recycling, data erasure and secure disposal as well as for extending product life cycles.

As part of this initiative, n2s has been named on Lot 7 – Sustainability and Circular I.T. and on Lot 8 – Technology Catalogue. These categories enable Public Sector customers easy access to the company’s Technology Lifecycle Solutions. Services include data centre decommissioning, secure data destruction and erasure, workplace IT refurbishment, redeployment and resale, and end of life WEEE disposal. n2s’s services will help customers meet their decarbonisation objectives, net zero targets and Environmental Sustainability Goals (ESGs).

James Bates, Chief Executive Officer at n2s, said: “The TePAS 2 framework will allow Public Sector bodies to promote sustainability as they manage technology assets, by providing end to end services for the lifecycle of technology products.  We are delighted to become a supplier on this framework, which will open new opportunities for n2s to further its reach across .GOV and the wider Public Sector.  Providing services on this framework will play an instrumental role in the growth of our business, building on the successes to date in delivering sustainable IT and circular services in the Public Sector.

“We take great pride in our work delivering services and products that support the Public Sector in these challenging times and are committed to helping organisations access sustainable solutions that support their net zero ambitions.”

n2s is an award-winning provider of innovative, sustainable Technology Lifecycle Management solutions. Each year through the recovery of retired technology across all domains – from mobile and workplace IT to data centre, network and telecoms equipment – n2s refurbishes, remarkets and recycles around 250,000 IT devices and components with none of the equipment processed being wasted. In the past 12 months n2s has securely sanitised 30,000 data bearing devices, refurbished and resold 4500 servers and recovered 200 tonnes of copper from telecoms infrastructure.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2022/23, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £3.8 billion – supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.

Protecting Your Data and the Environment: Meet our Secure Services Manager

Companies usually look to upgrade their equipment every 3-5 years. At n2s, data destruction services can be offered across any UK location using a data equipment shredder truck (rightfully referred to as the Shredder-Saurus by the n2s team).

Stefan Jones is Secure Services Manager at n2s and heads up technology recovery and data destruction projects for the public sector.

We recently caught up with Stef to find out more about what he’s up to:

Tell us about your role at n2s

I’m the Secure Services Manager at n2s and joined the company as a field engineer in 2007, after a 20-year career as a hydrographic surveyor. Part of my role is managing technology equipment recovery and data destruction projects from initial contact through to destruction and reporting.

I’m also part of a small team responsible for gaining and maintaining our various ISO certifications (data security, health & safety, quality and environmental) and have just overseen our recent certification audit with the National Cyber Security Centre.

Can you tell us more about this National Cyber Security Centre certification?

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Commodity Assured Service Scheme for Sanitisation demonstrates compliance with the IS5 standard for organisations serving government customers. 

In layman’s terms, this means we can work with Government and Military equipment containing data classified up to “Secret” level.

What is your favourite part of your role?

I love working on trickier jobs!

We sometimes face fieldwork challenges on jobs recovering equipment from old buildings with small doors, tight stairwells, no parking and restricted access times make the logistics planning interesting manoeuvring server cabinets in buildings that were never designed to hold modern technology is a challenge, but these projects are very satisfying when they go to plan!

Contact us today to find out more about our data centre recovery and data destruction solutions.

Supporting BT Group on Their Move to Circular Networks

BT Group are working to be circular by the end of March 2030 and a circular tech and telco ecosystem by the end of March 2040.

As part of that mission, BT is rolling out new, energy-efficient, high-speed mobile and fibre networks. To ensure a sustainable transformation, BT has formed an Exchange Clearance Operation (ECO) and is working with us to remove, reuse and recycle their old legacy network.

ECO involves recovering equipment from old telephone exchanges and reducing e-waste. This year alone, n2s will support BT in extracting 200 tonnes of copper cable, generating millions of pounds from recycling and the resale of redundant network equipment.

BT Group are also taking a plunge into our innovative bioleaching process developed with Coventry University and Bioscope to extract and recover precious and critical metals from technology equipment for re-use.

We are proud to collaborate with BT Group on this project which Is working towards and promoting a circular future.

Read the full story: BT Group looks to circular networks in sustainability drive

n2s Welcomes New Customer Centric Director of Sales

We are thrilled to welcome Richard Churchill to the team as our new Director of Sales. Richard has a key on focus helping companies make bigger strides towards sustainability when implementing their technology life cycle management processes, and to provide an exceptional client service.

We are excited to welcome our new Director of Sales to the team who will be leading on growing existing customer relationships, developing and enhancing our partners who are major contributors to n2s. Richard will continue to build the sales team ensuring that we continue to supply our solutions across the IT asset disposition (ITAD) and sustainable recycling through our professional services teams.

Steve Morris, Managing Director at n2s.

Richard has over 20 years of experience building, leading and mentoring winning teams, delivering successful outcomes consistently for customers. He previously worked for notable tech companies such as IBM, witnessing the remarkable and epoch-defining growth in technology.

“I am excited to have joined n2s at a point in their evolution where growth is a real focus.

The circular economy is core to what n2s offer. I am proud to have been invited to develop and positively contribute to the drive for sustainable technology. Wherever I have worked, it has been important that the teams I am a part of place our customers at the heart of everything we do. I see working with customers as a privilege and enjoy every customer interaction. I ensure that all the teams I lead adopt a customer focussed ethos and drive for customer success.

“Driving sustainability and circularity in the industry is critical as customers and organisations strive to hit the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Environmental Sustainability Goals – possibly making n2s the most crucial technology frontier. The move towards a circular economy will require change. I see this change as a positive opportunity for renewal and development, which will enhance the growth of organisations over the coming decade and beyond.

“I’m looking forward to being part of the team at n2s and cannot wait to play a part in their journey.”

Connect with Richard on LinkedIn

n2s and KA2: FSTech Collaboration of the Year Winners

KA2 and n2s crowned FSTech 2023 Partnership or Collaboration of the Year for developing COzPro – a data-driven solution for organisations to comprehensively measure, model, review and reduce IT carbon footprint in real-time.

The combination of internal and external thought leadership and domain expertise enabled the development of this unique solution. On the global journey to reach carbon net zero, the app is a massive step towards a circular economy within the financial sector as it sets carbon reduction targets by visualising current and future carbon footprints. The dynamic data will enable organisations to drive decisions supporting IT hardware procurement, retention and disposal strategy.

“This prestigious award celebrates excellence and innovation within the UK and EMEA financial services. We are proud to have been recognised and honoured to have played an essential part in this project to create the innovative tool managing carbon emission reduction within the financial sector.”

“Working with such a specialist partner in KA2 allowed our data to become relevant in this quest for technology to decarbonise. Special thanks to Chriss Andrews, CEO, Jean-Marc Jefferson, Head of Sustainability and the rest of the KA2 team.

Andrew Gomarsall, n2s Executive Chairman

Regulators, including the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), want greater focus and transparency concerning environmental reporting on Greenhouse Gass Scope 3 emissions. These indirect emissions occur most prominently in the financial services value chain. Qualified data and insights are required to please regulators and support ongoing carbon reduction initiatives.

We will continue working with KA2 to add further functionality, dashboards, and reporting capabilities to provide financial services with the visibility needed to decarbonise their IT estate, operations and supply chain. The circular environmental solution will also be evolved to measure and manage the return journey for redundant IT.

Andy Gomarsall on Growing n2s and the Importance of Embracing Sustainability

As chairman of n2s, Andy spoke to Sustainable Future News about his transition from Rugby World Cup winner into the sustainability sector.

Andy Gomarsall is best known for his glittering rugby career that saw him play for some of the UK’s best-known clubs including Wasps, Gloucester and Harlequins and unforgettably forming part of England’s famous squad that went on to win the sport’s biggest prize at the 2003 World Cup. But after working with his dad as a 17-year-old his interest in his father’s recycling business was sparked…

Read the full story on Sustainable Future News.

n2s Chairman Attends Palace reception

techUK put forward n2s for this celebration at Buckingham Palace recognising SME contribution to UK economy.

Andrew Gomarsall MBE, Executive Chairman of n2s, was one of the VIP guests invited to attend the event on 8 December hosted by King Charles III – following techUK proposing member companies for inclusion on the royal invitation list.

Andrew Gomarsall MBE, said: “I was extremely proud to represent n2s at this prestigious event which was held to mark exceptional recognition by the King for the important role SMEs play in the UK economy.

“This was a very special moment for me, particularly as it is the 20th anniversary

this month since my father Jack started the company. We are continuing to expand rapidly, creating further job opportunities both locally and nationwide. A huge thank you to techUK for putting n2s forward and all the work you do to support and help promote the UK’s growing businesses!”

n2s Feature in the UK Top 50 Net Zero List

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