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Restore Datashred
Insurance Sector
Restore Datashred
Insurance Sector

Helping the insurance sector provide peace of mind

The insurance industry provides protection and peace of mind to families and businesses the world over and is very keen to preserve a reputation for honest, transparent dealings. 

In turn, insurers seek peace of mind from their own suppliers, relying on accredited, secure services to ensure they remain compliant, efficient, and professional.

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 Restore Datashred work with a range of leading insurance providers throughout the UK

At Restore Datashred we tailor our secure data shredding services to suit each individual insurance organisation. Working with you, we set up collection schedules and processes that guarantee the safe passage of your confidential information from office or storage facility to shredder blade and on into recycling. These are processes and safeguards we have designed to prevent data breaches and the potentially ruinous fines and reputational damage that go with them.

In the era of GDPR, large-scale controllers and handlers of information and paper are particularly interested in our on-site mobile shredding service. In our specially adapted vehicles, you can watch your confidential assets move from shredding bin on to shredding blade – it’s fast, safe and secure with no-one other than you and your Restore Datashred operative present.

What are the risks for insurance firms?

The insurance industry is huge, contributing £40billion to the UK economy per annum and providing approximately 325,000 jobs. It’s also a fast-moving industry, with a high level of mergers and acquisitions taking place and policyholders frequently switching providers.

Despite the pace of change, it’s an industry that still relies on paper for its transactions. Quotes, applications, policies, information documents, claims – the majority find their way on to paper and must be managed for compliance with GDPR. That means areas such as data portability, when a customer changes provider, the right to erasure and maintaining an accurate company retention and disposal policy are all areas of the data protection regulations that must be observed.

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The Restore Datashred promise

We are committed to minimising our impact on the environment wherever possible and, as such, have implemented robust environmental targets. In the past three years we have reduced our fuel usage by 25% and are proud to boast a zero-landfill policy. We have a fleet of over 200 HGV’s which in the main comply with Euro 6 emissions standard.

Your security and confidentiality are our priority. We work closely with our customers to ensure that the highest standards of data protection are maintained. We provide a safe and secure solution for the shredding of confidential materials, including paper documents, archive records, ID cards, uniforms, hard drives, CDs, USB sticks and legacy media.

How Restore Datashred services meet those challenges

Secure cabinets and bins

A range of secure lockable cabinets and bins, as well as security sacks and ties, to keep your paper assets safe on site.

On-site mobile shredding vehicles

Our specialised on-site shredding vehicles are equipped with the latest on-board shredding technology, ensuring the complete destruction of your confidential data and other media in front of your own eyes.


Off-site data shredding centres

with state of the art machinery our fully secure shredding centres provide secure environment for all data to be shredded off-site.

Trained, vetted security operatives

Our team is trained and vetted to standard BS5878, ensuring that your confidential data is handled safely and securely at all times.


Secure audit trail

Unbroken chain of custody from a secure audit trail with a promptly supplied certificate of destruction for your records and to show your clients.

12 state-of-the-art data shredding centres

Our estate of 12 state-of-the-art data shredding centres around the country, and large fleet of 300 vehicles.



Making sure we handle data professionally, securely and strictly in line with current and future data protection regulations is the cornerstone of all our businesses.

Environment friendly

We help you meet your sustainability targets by recycling all shredded paper and providing Environmental Reports that show how much energy, water and woodland you have saved by choosing responsible, secure data shredding.


113,000 – number of dishonest insurance claims detected by insurers in 2017, 8% down on the previous year. The fall in number reflects the insurance industry’s collaborative work in detecting and deterring fraud. Having a full and compliant handle on all information processing is a part of the measures needed to tackle insurance fraud.

Additional benefits

  • We are the only data shredding business in the UK with the ServiceMark award from the Institute of Customer Service
  • Restore Datashred is serious about security for your confidential data – we are BS EN15713:2009 accredited, so your assets will be treated with the respect they deserve
  • We are experienced data shredding suppliers to a range of the top 100 UK insurance companies and your security is our first priority.

Case Studies

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