DRS marks 40 years in business with visit from Lord Mandelson

Nov 27, 2009, 14:56 PM by User Not Found
Following a platform speech at the Association of Colleges’ (AoC) 14th Annual Conference and Exhibition last week, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Lord Mandelson took time out of his busy schedule to visit global education data capture specialist, DRS, to hear about its extensive work in the education sector.

Following a platform speech at the Association of Colleges’ (AoC) 14th Annual Conference and Exhibition last week, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Lord Mandelson took time out of his busy schedule to visit global education data capture specialist, DRS, to hear about its extensive work in the education sector.

DRS, which is celebrating 40 years in business this year, provided Lord Mandelson with an insight into its examination services, student registration technologies and education data capture solutions, with Lord Mandelson commenting “DRS is going places”.

Debbie Rofe, head of global marketing at DRS comments: “Having supplied solutions to the education market for four decades, it was a great honour to be visited by Lord Mandelson. He was genuinely interested and impressed with our work. We are a British company that designs our own range of technologies to improve the quality of education data. Our products and services are used by international awarding bodies, local authorities, schools, colleges and learning establishments to collect data quickly, accurately and more efficiently. From biometric student registration solutions, award winning real time scanning technologies, through to global electronic examination marking solutions, DRS really is at the forefront of educational data capture”.


Additional Information

DRS was established in 1969 and its reputation has grown to become the name to trust for delivering time-critical and large-scale exercises such as examinations, voter registration, elections and censuses.

DRS has the skills and expertise to manage data capture projects of any size or complexity around the world. Specialising in examination and assessment services, electronic marking and student attendance and registration solutions, DRS has four decades experience in managing complex educational data capture projects. Its e-Registration solutions are designed to specifically meet the new and unique demands of real-time update of data and can be combined with access control, cashless environments and SMS to parents to help combat truancy. Complete solutions are implemented using the Company’s extensive expertise in innovative technologies, award winning scanning and image capture scanners, software, document design, printing, logistics, project management and consultancy. Visit www.drs.co.uk for more details.

For more information please contact: 
Katie McBreen or Richard McCann, Friday’s Media Group, 18 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QL 
Telephone: 0845 500 1140 
Katiem@fridays-group.co.uk or Richardm@fridays-group.co.uk

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