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Simon Benson, Professional Services Head

Benson Joins Achiever From Logistics Megacarrier NYK

Simon Benson has been appointed as Head of Professional Services by Europe’s leading GRC (Governance Risk and Compliance) technology company Achiever Business Solutions. He joins from NYK Logistics Megacarrier, a global player in the shipping and distribution sector, where as Environmental, Safety, Security and Business Continuity Manager he was responsible for compliance management across Europe.

Prior to this role, Benson was involved in many areas of NYK’s compliance strategy. This ranged from conducting internal & external audits for ISO14001 and preparing business continuity plans to implementing a Health & Safety Management system and developing a European Intranet.

In his new role, Benson will mastermind Achiever’s consultancy, implementation, training and support operations and in addition head up product and technical management of the company’s widely acclaimed AchieverPlus range of GRC solutions.
AchieverPlus provides a single point of access for GRC management for all areas of risk management, compliance management and regulatory affairs, including quality, health and safety, financial, IT security and environmental management, across the enterprise. Combining power and flexibility, with Microsoft’s .NET technology, AchieverPlus provides a unique management gateway that can easily be embedded into an organization’s existing processes without disrupting working practices. The system unifies all the organization’s disparate standards, policies and resources across any number of sites and locations.

Multiple areas of compliance can be included such as regulatory, legislative and best practice, encompassing many industry standards. Specific solutions for the most highly regulated business areas include: Sarbanes Oxley, Life Sciences (FDA 21 CFR Part 11), ISO 9001, ISO 14001 / 18001 and more.

Commenting upon Benson’s appointment Robert Dent, CEO of Achiever Business Solutions noted, “Coming from the corporate side, Simon has an invaluable insight and we expect that he will greatly enhance our communication with existing customers and feed this input back into the development cycle. I am delighted to welcome him aboard.”

For his part, Benson welcomed Dent’s comments adding, “In global distribution, you need to effect the highest compliance standards across international boundaries and this is the most testing environment for GRC management systems. From an operational perspective at NYK, I was responsible for the implementation of AchieverPlus as NYK’s European GRC solution and I am delighted to have the opportunity to champion their products in this new role.”


Photo: Simon Benson, Head of Professional Services, Achiever Business Solutions

About Achiever Business Solutions
Achiever is a business unit within The Sword Group.
To date Achiever Plus software addresses 38+ areas of legislative, regulatory and best practice requirements within the GRC framework.
Achiever continues to invest in research and development to ensure that Achiever Plus technology meets these GRC requirements today and is flexible enough to fully absorb the future's growing and evolving GRC demands.
Achiever’s mission is to support customer goals for effective management of business critical controls, measurement and reporting, whilst delivering business improvement across the enterprise.
With over 600 active clients across the globe, Achiever has a proven track record having uniquely provided business management software solutions since 1993. Steady growth has funded continuing development of what is now a fully unified Governance Risk and Compliance management solution - Achiever Plus, capable of meeting complex Governance Risk and Compliance management requirements and business improvement demands across a diverse range of industry sectors. Achiever Plus is also capable of managing adherence to multiple legislative, regulatory and best practice demands. Because Achiever Plus is fast to deploy and easy to manage, customers realize immediate benefit, and return on investment is typically achieved from within three months to one year of implementation.
Achiever Business Solutions is the leading European GRC vendor and this is reflected in market overviews by a number of industry analysts including Gartner.

About Sword
The Sword Group is an International IT Products and Services Company that was founded in December 2000 by its Chairman, Jacques MOTTARD.
Jacques' vision is for Sword to become the best performing global Product and Services Company by identifying, anticipating and satisfying customer requirements whilst delivering profitability year on year and returning exceptional value to all stakeholders. Sword currently employs over 2000 people across 36 countries.

For further information please contact:

Cherry Rance
Achiever Business Solutions
Tel: +44 (0)1420 547 507


Leigh Richards
The Right Image
Tel: +44 (0)7758 372 527

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