Most people know The Samaritans by reputation. Others may know a bit more about the organisation because they have donated, or volunteered, or perhaps used their support. When the team at Computer Application Services (CAS) made a donation, it immediately became a gift… Read more »
We are pleased to announce that we have been once again been awarded a place on the UK Government Digital Outcomes & Specialists (DOS) Framework – version 5.
The current climate is challenging the ways everyone does business. CAS recently celebrated 6 years of employee ownership (EO). Combined with business continuity practices we put in place long before Covid-19 was even heard of, our EO status is helping us ride out the current storm.
We are very proud of our Chief Projects Officer, Irma Maclachlan, who won 'Highly Commended' Employee Owner of the Year at the 2019 UK EO Awards.
We are delighted to have been awarded Gold Investor in People - the UK's leading people management standard. This award recognises the high value we place on creating a positive, supportive team environment and is independent verification that CAS is a great place to work!
CAS in the 1980's ...and now!
CAS is celebrating our 50-year birthday (the first software company in Scotland apparently!), and 5 years since becoming employee owned. Our story is a testament to Scottish technical innovation, adaptability and integrity.
This article by our chairman was first published in Business Insider magazine. It references the CAS experience of employee ownership and the benefits he has seen it bring to our company. November 2018, www.insider.co.ukRead more »
CAS has signed the Scottish Business Pledge, a government and business partnership that champions fair employment practices and sustainable business growth. Making the pledge was a logical, easy step for us as we have been operating under most of the shared values for some time.
There is estimated to be a shortfall of approximately 11,000 ICT professionals in Scotland per year. Recruiting more women in to the digital sector is a key part of the Scottish Government’s plans to reduce the Digital Skills Gap in Scotland, a goal we at CAS strongly support.
What do IT bods do when they are having a break from working on computers? They play on computers. In the spirit of doing something fun to mark Employee Ownership day, that's what the team at Edinburgh-based CAS (Computer Application Services Ltd) undertook to do.
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The sounds and colours of the Caribbean will fill our office on 1st July as we celebrate UK Employee Ownership Day (EO Day).
A student from Stirling University is joining Computer Application Services (CAS) on a summer placement as part of an innovative scheme to encourage women into STEM jobs.
As a relatively small, specialised IT firm Computer Application Services (CAS) does not have a particularly large carbon footprint. But we are interested in ensuring we are being as environmentally conscientious as possible.
This year CAS became one of 500 Living Wage Employers in Scotland. This means we guarantee to pay staff an hourly rate set by the Living Wage Foundation – currently £8.25 per hour.
Computer Application Services Ltd is poised for further growth after receiving funding support from investment firm Capital for Colleagues.
Capital for Colleagues (C4C) will inject a mix of equity and a loan facility to a total of… Read more »
Computer Application Services has celebrated its two year anniversary of becoming an employee-owned company.
In its second year of employee ownership CAS has gone from strength to strength, attracting new clients in new markets with its Workpro case… Read more »
At a recent event in the Scottish Parliament I heard fun being poked, with the expression "male and stale” used to describe the men who had long-time run the show.
The staff at Computer Application Services have received glowing praise in a customer satisfaction survey carried out about the company.
When you run an IT business in a city in which there are 11,000 more vacancies than there are people to fill them, attracting new team members isn’t to be taken lightly. CAS is delighted to welcome SQL Engineer, Andrew Miller, formerly a government employee within progressive IT… Read more »
Computer Application Services is pleased to announce that it is now an accredited Living Wage Employer.
Signing up to the voluntary scheme means that every member of staff at Computer Application Services (CAS) earns not just the Minimum Wage but… Read more »
Computer Application Services (CAS) has thrown its support behind a new coding academy aiming to train up Scotland’s next generation of world-class software developers.
The secret to success? Making the most of every opportunity to learn new things and meet new people.
Computer Application Services (CAS) has proved its commitment to information security and the quality of its products by retaining two important certifications for another year.
Our CEO Ken Naismith shared his views on the benefits of employee ownership with a packed audience of business people at an event in Edinburgh last week.
Event date: 03 September 2015
Scottish Enterprise are hosting a free event at which Computer Application Services (CAS) will discuss our recent journey to employee ownership.
Call us party poopers but the team at Computer Application Services (CAS) was flat out working on existing projects and new product development and really didn’t do justice to EO Day this year. However we did acknowledge the… Read more »
Last weekend, Mark White completed the "Arran Man" (Iron Man triathlon event on Scotland's beautiful island of Arran) 2.4 mile sea swim + 112 mile bike ride + a full marathon, 26.2 mile run to finish. Answering the sponsorship call seemed fitting as Mark is an Artillery… Read more »
Our CEO Ken Naismith was recently interviewed by The Scotsman’s Kristy Dorsey on our company’s journey and move to Employee Ownership.
CAS is pleased to once again support Equate Scotland’s Careerwise Placement Scheme, by offering a student placement for a software engineering student for the summer 2015. Read more »
CAS is celebrating our first year as an employee owned company. We made the move to employee ownership in January 2014 with the support of Co-operative Development Scotland, part of Scottish… Read more »
A recent article by Equate Scotland about their Careerwise Placement Scheme features a work placement at CAS undertaken by Shamara Thomson this summer. Shamara is… Read more »