About Us

Padraic Cafferty

Managing Director

Padraic has owned and operated DataScan since 1993. Padraic has been involved in the Irish Security Industry for almost 40 years. In 1999 Chubb International acquired his company Securiforce Ltd, then the largest and most prominent, indigenous manned guarding company. As president of the Irish Security Industry Association (ISIA) Padraic spearheaded many initiatives to strengthen the role of the association designed to become the effective voice of the industry in Ireland. Padraic has vast experience of the service industry, from Data Capture to Security and outsourced services. Working with prestige clients in both the public and private sector, Padraic has established DataScan as the foremost barcoded data capture firm in Ireland. Padraic is a Fellow of the Security Institute of Ireland and is Executive Chairman of Northwood Technology Ltd, a leading importer and distributor of leading edge, digital security systems.

Orla Cafferty


Since joining DataScan in 2001 Orla has amassed significant commercial experience in the provision of outsourced business services. She was instrumental in securing both the Irish Times Ltd. and Newspread data capture contracts and manages these key accounts on an ongoing basis. Prior to working with DataScan, Orla spent 10 years in Human Resources Management working for Securiforce Ltd. and Banta Global Turnkey, a multinational outsourced solutions provider. In addition to her experience in DataScan Orla was Marketing Director for Northwood Technology Ltd., a security products distribution company for 3 years and is Director of Executive Interiors Ltd. since 2005. Orla has a Master in Arts degree from Trinity College Dublin and Post Graduate Diplomas from University College Galway and the University of Surrey.

Anne Paton

Finance Accountant

Heading up the Finance function at Datascan since 2007, Anne has almost 20 years accountancy experience both in the UK and Ireland. Anne has been a Management Accountant at such prestigious firms as London Weekend Television and AMV – BBDO Ltd one of the world’s leading Advertising Agencies. Anne’s focus at Datascan is the smooth and efficient operation of the Finance function, enabling Datascan to offer our clients the most efficient and cost effective service possible.

Our Commercial Partners

Our Values


Datascan is dedicated to the security of its client data. From Newspaper and Magazine returns data to the imaging and hosting of Confidential business documentation Datascan does the utmost to ensure that Data integrity is preserved. Datascan’s systems are subject to constant review and upgrade. At all times, Datascan utilises best in class processes to stay at the leading edge of Security and Confidentiality. Comprehensive Client Service Level Agreements and registration with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner ensure that security systems are measureable at all times.


Datascan is proud to be an ISO 9001: 2008 accredited company. Our quality systems pervade every process in operation at Datascan. Staff members are fully trained in the quality processes as they relate to their own position and to specific customer requirements. Datascan’s achievement of ISO accreditation means that we are uniquely placed to assist Client companies in facing their business process challenges in a structured yet flexible manner. We know that client’s needs and priorities change as their business progresses therefore we conduct regular reviews of all of our quality processes. Datascan processes also help the environment and every week we send over 400 tonnes of paper waste to recycling.


Datascan is fully committed to a partnership approach in all of our client relationships. Datascan devotes time and energy to understand the commercial challenges being faced by our clients so that our outsourced solutions can begin to deliver tangible benefits from the outset. Open communication processes, key deliverables and regular review meetings ensure that our client partnerships progress along agreed paths. The success of Datascan’s partnership approach can be seen in the longevity of our key Client relationships.