How many ISO Standards are there?

The simple answer to this question is that there are hundreds of them. We only have a small selection on our website, however there are standards that cover all corners of every industry. As well as the popular standards including 9001 quality management and 14001 environmental, other standards cover things like date and time format, […]

From Little Acorns Mighty Oaks Do Grow

Thirteen years ago I was asked to go to a company and have a chat with the owner about carrying out ISO 9001 quality audits for a small, relatively new company. The floor space was similar to that of a 3 bedroom semi-detached house. Every year since, each time I arrive, I’m met with the […]

How Reliable is your Supplier’s Certification?

How Reliable Is Your Certification? How Reliable is your Supplier’s Certification? All certifications issued by our partner company IQS (UK) Ltd are verifiable. Each certificate shows a web address and QR code, either of which can be used to visit the IQS website register, then by entering either the company name shown on the certificate […]

ISO 17100:2015 Translation Services

Do you provide translation services? Bieten Sie Übersetzungsdienste? Offrez-vous des services de traduction? Ofrecen servicios de traducción? A new standard has been released just for you. ISO 17100:2015. It is new, so very few companies will have it in place, thus giving you the opportunity to be at the leading edge by showing your compliance […]

How far away are you from compliance?

We all know that the most ‘popular’ standard that businesses have, or wish to obtain is ISO 9001. It’s all about quality, and aims to include increased productivity, efficiency, customer satisfaction, organisations image and potential for increased marketing and sales opportunities. With all these factors in mind, surely the benefits all point to getting 9001 […]

Standards Contributing to UK economy

It has been reported by the BSI (British Standards Institute) that standards contribute £8.2 billion to UK economy! Research from Cebr (commissioned by BSI) suggests that the use of standards boosted our UK economy by £8.2 billion in 2014, up from £2.5bn in 2005. The report also showed us that 37.4% of UK productivity growth […]

Setting High Standards

Congratulations to Jennifer, Commiserations to Paramount Packaging Ltd Being the Standards Manager of a busy global operations company is hard enough, especially when the company prides itself on high quality compliance to such standards as ISO 9001 Quality, ISO 14001 Environmental Management, and ISO 22301 Business Continuity, but when you add taking time out to […]

A Beginners Guide to Certification

What is Certification? ISO stands for the International Standards Organisation. It is made up of 50 member countries around the world. Organisations have standards to show that they have certain procedures in place to ensure conformity when producing a product or service. There are several different standards that you may want to choose from. Some […]

Wind Farms gain new Standard for Ports and Marine Operations

With energy consumption increasing worldwide, it is up to the human race to find alternative, environmentally friendly and sustainable energy resources. One of which is wind farming. There have been many debates on how exactly ‘environmentally friendly’ wind turbines are, and some will say that they visually spoil our stunning British countryside and seas. However […]

They seek it here, they seek it there

We have for some years been associated with a team of Rodent Control Specialists as their ISO Auditors, controlling creatures of various sizes that can cause devastation through disease and destruction. There are of course many ways of controlling rodents, capture, poison and rifles to name a few. Our Birmingham based customers use all of […]