Servelec's Statement on the UK's EU Exit

Last updated 08-01-19

The terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union are still to be decided and Servelec, along with other UK companies, is keeping a watching brief of the legislative developments on an ongoing basis to determine any impact to our customers, staff, partners or suppliers.

For our UK Customers

We anticipate minimal or no impact on the continuation of our existing service provision to our UK customers. We do not anticipate any issues with equipment licences to use software or our hosting facilities. We only use commercial, off the shelf products that can be sourced from many locations, limiting the impact of any foreign exchange fluctuations.

For our customers in the Republic of Ireland and mainland Europe

We anticipate minimal or no impact on the continuation of our existing service provision to our customers in the Republic of Ireland and mainland Europe. We do not anticipate any issues with equipment licences to use software or our hosting facilities. We only use commercial, off the shelf products that can be sourced from many locations, limiting the impact of any foreign exchange fluctuations.

Following any transitional period, which may come into place, we may have to apply for a travel visa for our staff to enter the country, which will be our responsibility to arrange. We do not consider this to be a significant risk to our service delivery and service provision delivered remotely will also continue, unaffected. Site visits can be planned to enable adequate time required for visas to be obtained for sales, project or service staff to ensure timely arrival to a customer’s premises.

For our staff

We already employ a small proportion of EU and non-EU nationals in our business and are well versed in the visa application process for non-EU nationals. Regardless of the agreed terms of the UK’s EU exit, the likelihood is that the current process or one very similar will be in place for any future non-UK staff appointments.

Data handling and storage

Servelec’s customer-facing hosting services are provided exclusively via UK-based data centres and Servelec’s handling of such data is GDPR compliant. The current market expectation is that post-EU exit, UK’s data protection laws will continue to align with the GDPR in order to facilitate continued trading between businesses in the UK and the EU. Nonetheless, given that the GDPR apply to all processing of EU citizen data (whether such processing takes place within or without of the EU), Servelec’s strategy is to ensure that in any event its services continue to comply both with the GDPR (post-EU exit) as well as any replacement UK data protection legislation.