ICC Solutions Ltd is a global leader in Chip & PIN payment testing and certification technology. Our innovative test tools enable highly efficient chip & PIN certifications with the global payment brands such as MasterCard and Visa, being used worldwide by the major banks, merchants and their technology providers. This is the fourth Queen’s Award for Enterprise proudly received by ICC Solutions, which remains an independent company owned by the founding directors, with our headquarters and centre of excellence based in Cheshire.
Demonstrating clear market leadership, the company invested in research and development to develop a radical new certification environment for the North American market, which is used by Vantiv, the largest merchant acquirer in the USA. The ICC Solutions-Vantiv partnership, dating back to 2013, combines Vantiv’s deep knowledge of the complexities and nuances of the USA payments ecosystem with ICC Solutions’ extensive experience of Chip & PIN testing and certification, resulting in a revolutionary solution to address the diversity of the USA payments market.
This new environment empowers our clients to be in full control of their testing, therefore addressing the huge volume and necessary scalability required for the USA market. We have been recognised as being a significant force of change in the USA payments ecosystem. VIABLE is a cutting-edge environment for Chip & PIN testing, setting the standard for ease and efficiency.
Dave Maisey, CEO and Co-Founder, commented: “We are deeply honoured to win our fourth Queen’s Award for Enterprise. This is a wonderful testament to our ongoing commitment and vision to excel in innovation to drive success in international trade. We firmly believe that the two are intrinsically linked. Delivering a revolutionary, unique and market-leading Chip & PIN testing solution to the USA has resulted in our turnover attributable to export rising to 95% of our overall sales. We remain totally focussed on providing the best possible solutions to our clients, and this latest award for Innovation reflects that.”
Wendy Maisey, Director and Co-Founder adds: “This is a tremendous achievement, to win our second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation adding to our two awards in International Trade. This reiterates our vision to be the best in class at what we do, and is a wonderful reflection on the impressive capabilities of our team. In a fiercely competitive environment, to design, develop and deliver such a unique solution as VIABLE to greatly enhance the efficiency of Chip & PIN certifications in the US is quite an achievement. We sincerely thank our team for their ongoing professionalism, commitment and enthusiasm.”
ICC Solutions has a strong desire to help further enhance British exporting and the Queen’s Awards have been the catalyst to drive us to attempt to inspire others to embrace the exciting opportunities offered by international trade and innovation.
We were delighted to partner with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) to launch “Exporting Excellence”, which is now recognised as an option on the Skills Section of the DofE Award, encouraging young people across the UK to embrace opportunities in international trade through a framework of education, training and mentoring. These young people could be the international traders of tomorrow, ensuring Britain thrives as a powerful global trading nation.