Chip & PIN company scoops partner’s award for third year running

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An independent chip and PIN company from Milton Keynes has held on to a prestigious partners award for its contribution to the sector for the third year running.

Retail Merchant Services (RMS), in North Fourth Street, retained its title as Elavon Merchant Services’s Best Independent Sales Organisation 2012 at the company’s European partners conference in Crewe.

The company, formed in 2007, specialises in providing credit card processing for small and medium size businesses in the UK

RMS expanded its operation a couple of months ago and added another floor in the same building. It has increased headcount by 50 and is still looking to fill 20 seats in the specialist sales call centre. RMS employs more than 200 across the UK with 100 staff based in the Milton Keynes head office.

MD Gareth Poppleton, said: “I feel very proud, on behalf of the entire team at Retail Merchant Services, this award is very special to us and to have won it three years in a row is a real achievement for all of us.

“Every day our team are there to help over 25,000 happy customers and every year we help small and medium size businesses process over £2bn of credit and debit card transactions – it’s a mammoth effort, but this award recognises our hard work and our on-going commitment to providing world-class customer service.”