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 August 9, 2022

Core Systems Supports Young Innovators

Young Enterprise is an enterprise education charity, developing the employability, financial and entrepreneurial skills of over 90,000 young people aged 5-25 each year.   During the pandemic, the charity was able to develop an online education system, YE Academy, to support digital programme delivery with our 300+ educational centres. Building on this work, the charity is […]

 July 20, 2022

Sir Tim Purcell’s Visit to Core Systems NI

Sir Tim Purcell, our head of Australasia has taken a trip overseas to join us in the Belfast office. “Each year I make a pilgrimage to head office. Last year was just after the borders opened but it was logistically difficult to get all the PCR tests done in the correct order and lead time […]

 April 12, 2022

Big Celebrations for Core at the First Women in Tech Awards

The Women in Tech Awards took place for the first time on Friday 8th April in Belfast. This event aims to recognise and celebrate women who innovate, challenge and embrace technology showing inspirational individuals who have achieved great success within the sector. These awards are an important part of promoting gender equality across the tech […]

 March 18, 2022

Secretary of State visits Core Systems NI for International Women’s Day 2022

As part of International Women’s day 2022 celebrations Core Systems welcomed the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis to our office.We were delighted to host the roundtable event with female entrepreneurs from Belfast to discuss ways forward to support the growth and expansion of female led business in Northern Ireland. For International Women’s Day, Patricia […]

 February 15, 2022

Prison is tough when you have a disability

The prison environment is challenging for anyone to navigate, but it’s particularly challenging for people with a disability. Sadly, nearly two in every five prisoners living in a state or federal prison have reported a disability. Cognitive disability was the most common disability reported by prison and jail inmates, and a growing number of prisoners […]

 November 24, 2021

From Belfast to Canberra… Our new office in Australia is open

It has been such an exciting time for Core Systems. After months of planning and negotiations, we have now opened an office in Canberra, Australia. Core Systems’ Canberra base is where we want to explore new horizons, push our boundaries, and better support our customers. This new hub underpins our commitment to ongoing development, innovation […]

 November 23, 2021

The pandemic fast-forwarded the discussion of technology in prison, but how to balance connection to the outside world while maintaining a good security level?

In the UK, during the lockdowns associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, we stayed connected with others thanks to easy access to communication technology. Getting on Skype, WhatsApp on our phones and talking to our family and friends any time of the day was not ideal but enabled us to stay connected relatively easy. For many […]

 September 30, 2021

Normalisation, Openness and Responsibility: three core concepts that inspire our solution design

Some Nordic countries like the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Belgium have clear aspirations for prisoners’ rehabilitation journeys. There are three principles that they follow which are: Normalisation, Openness and Responsibility. These principles would ultimately create “the prison of the future” where prisoners can uplift their skills and become, contributing members of society once released. […]

 September 6, 2021

Core Systems appoints Tim Purcell, Head of Australasia

Core Systems Northern Ireland (NI) Ltd., leading global provider of interactive offender technology, is delighted to announce the appointment of Sir Tim Purcell as Head of Australasia. Tim Purcell has over 30 years international corporate experience in business management, software development, security systems and solutions consulting – honing his expertise with corporate giants such as […]

 August 2, 2021

User-centric service delivery. Core systems is looking to the future, and building a personalised experience for people going through the Justice system

Since its formation, Core systems has helped make life better for people in prison by giving them access to information, digital services, and staying connected with friends and family. “Now we want to go to the next level and help solve the sector’s most compelling challenge – breaking the cycle of reoffending”. Said the CEO, […]

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