13 June 2013 Kevin Pagett achieves PRINCE2 Practitioner status

At HCS, we are proud to announce that Kevin Pagett, Project Manager, has achieved Practioner Status under the PRINCE2 framework.

PRINCE2 is a de facto standard developed and used extensively by the UK government and is widely recognised and used in the private sector, both in the UK and internationally. It embodies established and proven best practice in project management.

Pagett commented, “I passed the Foundation level back in 2006 whilst with Centrica and it was always one of my ambitions to get to the next level and pass the Practitioner exam.”
The purpose of the practitioner qualification is to confirm you have achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor PRINCE2 in a scenario situation.  

“I am pleased to say I have passed which means I keep this qualification until I need to renew it in 2018”, he added.

This qualification will further add to HCS’ commitment to managing projects effectively and professionally.


PRINCE2 (Projects in a Controlled Environment) is a structured project management method based on experience drawn from thousands of projects - and from the contributions of countless project sponsors, Project Managers, project teams, academics, trainers and consultants.

PRINCE2 is a non-proprietary method and has emerged worldwide as one of the most widely accepted methods for managing projects. This is largely due to the fact that PRINCE2 is truly generic, and truly global: it can be applied to any project regardless of project scale, type, organisation, geography or culture.

PRINCE2 achieves this by isolating the management aspects of project work from the specialist contributions, such as design, construction etc. The specialist aspects of any type of project are easily integrated with the PRINCE2 method and, used alongside PRINCE2, provide a secure overall framework for the project work.

Because PRINCE2 is generic and based on proven principles, organisations adopting the method as a standard can substantially improve their organisational capability and maturity across multiple areas of business activity - business change, construction, IT, mergers and acquisitions, research, product development and so on.

About HCS

The Company

Haigh Consultancy Services (HCS) is a leading IT consultancy firm providing IT services and products. Its clients include some of the largest mailing houses and postal operators in the UK as well as major companies from the Financial Services, Utility and Leisure Industry sectors such as Close Brothers Group,  Avis Budget Group and HomeLet Insurance

The company was formed by  Managing Director, Paul Haigh,  in 1998 and specialises in Hosted Billiing Solutions, ebilling, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Archive & Retrieval, Data Workflows and Processing and Hybrid Mail. HCS is based in Leicester, with two satellite offices in the Ukraine.

HCS is an ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 accredited software house, maintaining rigorous software development quality systems and has vast experience in developing and maintaining data solutions for transactional print and direct mail.

The Products - Aurora

Aurora is a combined electronic billing and document archive and retrieval system. Originally developed for the transactional print market the application offers an integrated ebilling and document storage solution for inbound and outbound communications.
Archive and Retrievals facilities allow documents to be indexed, stored and accessed quickly and securely. Thin client technology allows access from anywhere on the internet.

Aurora can utilise existing print data to create an electronic version of the physical document. Your customers can instantly view a true document copy of the printed correspondence on a screen - from any location.

There are secure facilities for users to view, print, download, email or eFax a document from any location with multiple user access levels, audit logging and secure data transfer.

Through the use of pre-determined business rules documents are archived swiftly and securely with comprehensive document indexing for fast document retrieval

The Products – Data Workflow Manager

Data Workflow Manager is used by major UK mailing houses to automate their data processing operations and reduce data processing times. Initially developed for the transactional and direct mail print industries, Data Workflow Manager is now available to all organisations.

Bespoke programs and scripts, third party software and even external equipment data can all be integrated under a single management system.

Through a simple to use GUI, customised workflows can be created for a specific customer, application or document type.

Implementers can create and link their own workflow components while Operators can control and monitor job progress while managers can produce system reports and monitor system security and usage.

The Products – Unity Hybrid Mail

Unity offers a simple, cost effective solution to consolidate traditional mail from any desktop application.

Unity Integrates seamlessly with your network to create a virtual printer, enabling users to create documents at their desktop before selecting the Unity printer to securely transfer the files to our head office for printing, enclosing and posting.

The service is ISO27001 Information Security compliant, with data encrypted from point of dispatch to offer you peach of mind.

Documents are enclosed in a C5 envelope with up to eight A4 full colour duplex pages. Mail is securely delivered by either DSA 2 day service, or by Royal Mail first class and we offer a full online track and trace system with proof of delivery to Royal Mail.

The service will consolidate print output into a single mailing across networks, locations and geographies, benefitting organisations with several branches and/or sites.


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