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ISO 27001
FCA Authorisation
Fundraising and team member achievements

ISO 27001

We are delighted to announce that Watch Portfolio Management have been awarded ISO 27001:2013 certification in January 2019.

Certification to ISO 27001 standard allows us to provide reassurance to our customers and other stakeholders that we are managing the security of information we hold. The certification means that Watch Portfolio Management was independently certified by the UK National Accreditation Body, and awarded the internationally recognised security standard.

We have integrated a robust information security management system, which can ensure that the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our data has been protected to the uppermost level.

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FCA

The Financial Conduct Authority authorised full permissions to IVA Watch Ltd, trading as Watch Portfolio Management (“WPM”), on 25th May 2016.

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All members of the Board of Directors are also authorised as approved persons with CF1 permissions.

Michael Peacock, Managing Director at WPM, said “I am very pleased to announce that Watch Portfolio Management and its Board of Directors have been granted full authorisation by the FCA. I would like to thank all of the team for their hard work upon which this authorisation has been achieved. WPM leads the industry in its ability to develop new technologies that assist creditors to manage their insolvent debt portfolios. We are very proud of our cash processing, compliance and consumer care systems and this authorisation supports both the current and newly established markets for these products. Delivering the highest level of consumer care is a constant journey for all businesses in the personal finance industry and I am pleased that WPM evidences assurance to its clients”. Established in 2007, WPM is an acknowledged leader in providing insolvency management services to creditor clients, including debt purchasers. Based in Lisburn, WPM operates services for clients in the UK and Republic of Ireland. WPM is the only agent that focuses solely on insolvency servicing and therefore provides clients with an agile and technology driven solution to their requirements.

News Continued… Fundraising and team member achievements

We encourage and support our team members to achieve their personal goals throughout the year, whilst supporting the charities of their choice.  Our team have done a bit of everything, from running a marathon to organising a bake sale!

As a business, we also often make a contribution to the sponsorship’s to show our support for the individual and team achievements.

Here are just a few of our Team’s highlights:

 

2019

Irish Dancing: In February 2019, Adele placed 5th in the Ladies Under 23 at the All Ireland Irish Dancing Championships in the INEC Killarney.

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2018

Cash for Kids – 5k a Day Challenge:  In February 2018, 4x team members (Vicki, Stephanie, Angela and Sandra) completed the Cash for Kids 5k-a-day challenge for 25 consecutive days.  Raising a total of £1,005 for the Cash for Kids charity, the ladies braved the winter weather and walked (and skated some nights!) to complete the challenge.  WPM are grateful to our clients and insolvency practitioners for their donations.

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Belfast City Marathon:  As if 5k-a-day wasn’t enough exercise, Vicki ran the Belfast City Marathon in May 2018 and raised an incredible £1,685 for Marie Curie.

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Sandra has also been training to run 5k and has currently completed 17x Park-runs and 3x Athletics NI events – Next stop 10k!

PIPs Suicide Prevention Charity:  Halloween 2018 saw a “bake off” of sorts!  All of the teams contributed their own baked goods for sale in the office, with the proceeds going directly to PIPs, our local suicide prevention charity.  As much as we all like cake, there was so much baked, that the sale rolled into a 2 day event!  Overall, we raised £615.36.

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2017

McMillan Game Heroes 24hr Game-a-thon: In 2017, Peadar, our senior developer, became a “McMillan Hero” and forced himself to play his games console for a full 24 hours, meanwhile raising £450 for McMillan Cancer.

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Christmas Jumper Day 2017: Watch PM held their Annual Christmas Jumper Day raising £350 for Cash for Kids, which aims to support the welfare of sick and underprivileged children in our community and giving the most disadvantaged a better and brighter future.

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Strictly come Dancing:  Between 2012 and 2015, Stuart has participated in various Strictly events raising an amazing £4,000, supporting both the Make a Wish Foundation and Cause, a local charity in NI that supports care for families and friends who have experienced serious mental illnesses.

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