What we are
Amongst other things, Phrasis KBDM Ltd (PKL) is the parent and administrative arm of the CommittedGiving service. All contracts, licences, agreements and other things of a similar nature will probably have PKL as the named partner. Don’t worry about any of that, it has no effect on the end result as far as CommittedGiving services are concerned.
What else are we? Well, PKL is a successful and long standing specialist in it’s own right within the data and system management sector.
Originally formed in 1996 as a classic direct marketing bureau, we quickly established ourself as a leading force in the UK name and address processing arena, with major Clients such as NatWest Bank, Orange Telecommunications, Coutts bank and many others entrusting us with their highly confidential and sensitive data. At our peak in the early 2000′s we were processing hundreds of millions of names and addresses every year.
However, that all changed, in early 2002 we were approached by Macmillan Cancer Support, who were looking into starting a direct debit donation service and were searching for a BACS bureau to manage this new service on their behalf. We pitched for that business and were successful in winning the contract, a new service was born, which quickly became branded as CommittedGiving. From that early beginning the CommittedGiving service has grown into a leading provider of direct debit and other digital services and now accounts for the lions share of the PKL business.
What we do
Just a very brief overview of the stuff that PKL does can be found on this page. See the other pages on this site for details of the various services we provide.
We are a provider of bespoke system development, hosting and production services. For example not many people know that every week we receive a full download of gigabytes of raw information from the Financial Conduct Authority containing details of every company and employee in the UK that is approved to offer any sort of financial service – from huge banks to one man advisors. All their personal information and what they can and cannot do – masses and masses of data.
Within very tight timescales we have to make sense of all that data, tidy it up and format it and get it ready for major subscribers to access. A huge undertaking and one that ably demonstrates our ability to handle large volumes of sensitive data, accurately, efficiently and securely.
And we still offer direct marketing name and address and data cleaning services. If you want a merge purge, or have your data cleaned against MPS, TPS, goneaways or deceased or have telephone numbers added then just get in touch for a competitive quote.
It goes without saying that security and confidentiality is key to everything we do. You can download a brief overview of our major security arrangements here:
CommmittedGiving Security Overview v1.6
Finally the bits about the company itself – registration details, bank details, etc – some people find it interesting! Download it here:
Phrasis KBDM Company Details
If you want to know more then just complete the form or give us a call, always happy to talk.
Ps. you don’t have to be a Not for Profit to benefit from our services.