Crown Fine Art becomes first and only fine art handling company with clean sweep of ‘standards’ certificates

Crown Fine Art has become the first and only international fine art handling company to achieve a full set of internationally recognised ‘standards’ certificates

This achievement demonstrates its reputation as a customer-focused, environmentally friendly business with first-rate health and safety and information security credentials.

The company has been awarded ISO 9001, 14000 and 27001:2013 as well as BS OHSAS 18001 and this coincides with the launch of the company’s new high-tech storage facility – Art Central – the newest and closest to central London.

The certificates – awarded by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and British Standards Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Specification (BS OHSAS) – evidence the following:

  • ISO 9001 indicates strong customer focus with a dedication to continual improvement.
  • ISO 14000 provides assurance that environmental impact is being measured and improved.
  • ISO 27001:2013 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system.
  • BS OHSAS 18001 helps you put in place the policies, procedures and controls needed for your organisation to achieve the best possible working conditions, aligned to internationally recognised best practice.

David Preston, General Manager at Crown Fine Art, said: “To get this seal of legitimacy is a proud achievement and I’d like to thank staff for their hard work which made this possible. We are looking forward to informing clients of this achievement and continuing to provide high quality and secure services to the UK art market.”

Crown Fine Art has had an exciting start to 2016 welcoming a new Head of Gallery Services, Gavan Misa and announced a partnership with fast, environmental and portable app Articheck – which provides digital condition reports.

It has also welcomed the partnership project between the William Morris Society and the Emery Walker Trust, Arts and Crafts Hammersmith, to use a dedicated and secure area of its Art Central facility. This is whilst their historic house premises in West London are undergoing a multi-million pound development funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This includes an active programme of conservation, digitising and cataloguing of over 6,000 collection and archive items, undertaken by a project team based at Art Central.

Simon Daykin, Project Manager at Arts and Crafts Hammersmith said: “We have been extremely impressed with Crown Fine Art’s highly skilled technicians and the Art Central facility itself which is allowing us to do essential work with our diverse collections in such a conducive and supportive environment.”

Crown Fine Art provides secure transportation, storage, installation and de-installation services for the world’s museums, art galleries, auction houses and private collectors.