UK Engage gains official approval to administer trade union ballots and elections

Leading independent scrutineer gets the chance to supply services for trade union ballots

 

UK Engage, a brand of Print Image Network Ltd, one of the country’s leading electoral print and mail suppliers, is delighted to announce that it has been certified as a supplier to administer statutory trade union ballots and elections.

On Wednesday 13th September, the company was informed that the Secretary of State made the Order, cited as the Trade Union Ballots and Elections (Independent Scrutineer Qualifications) (Amendment) Order 2017, that UK Engage will appear on the approved list to supply trade unions, when the Order officially comes into force on 1st October 2017.

The company has extensive experience in both statutory and non-statutory elections.  Under the Print Image Network brand it produces legislatively-led electoral stationery, printing millions of poll cards, postal votes, ballot papers and other stationery items, on behalf of local authorities across the UK, each year. UK Engage is a well-known brand providing independent scrutineer and member engagement services to vertical market sectors, including professional bodies, member organisations and NHS Foundation Trusts, to name a few.

John Foster, Managing Director of UK Engage, said of the announcement “We are absolutely delighted with the news that The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has accepted and recommended our application to supply the trade union market.  The announcement means that trade unions have a greater choice of which supplier to use to administer elections and ballots.”

He continued “Being a leading UK election services supplier, we feel with our expertise and experience of statutory and non-statutory elections, we are ideally placed to provide trade unions with a first-class service.  We are confident that we have a market-leading offering and have the skills and expertise to provide trade unions with an unrivalled balloting provision.”

As one of the UK’s leading suppliers of electronic democracy and ballot solutions, UK Engage also has its own innovative and secure e-voting platform to support trade unions, should the law change to allow them to vote using online solutions.

Andy Tye, General Manager at UK Engage had this to say about the news “UK Engage operates in many markets and is a hugely experienced independent scrutineer.  The news that the trade union market has opened up is extremely exciting for UK Engage and the industry. We hope that we will also be able to assist trade unions with e-voting services for elections and ballots at some point in the future, as we have seen e-voting help to improve voter turnout in other market sectors. We are also confident that our system is the most secure in the UK.”

For more information about UK Engage, its scrutineer services and credentials, or to arrange a meeting, contact us via phone or email: –

Call: 0161 209 4808
Email: enquiries@uk-engage.org