Author Archives: Ina Koski

Thriving law firm chooses ISO 27001 as its info security hallmark

As Worcester’s oldest law firm, Hallmark Hulme has long been trusted with the confidential information of Worcester’s great and good, but for much of this time information security was a matter of locking papers away and ensuring employees were tight lipped. These days, however, the vast majority of information is held digitally although some paper…


Are you letting preconceptions ruin your audits?

I’ve expected a typical ‘suit’ who will baffle me with management speak and get a kick out of hauling me over the coals. What I’ve actually got is Jam, an affable, smiling Welshman who has the voice of Tom Jones and a smile like the Cheshire Cat’s. I’m confused. This is an ISO re-certification audit,…


Love Local Business Expo 24th October

The exhibition which brings together Worcestershire based suppliers and potential customers will return to Worcestershire Cricket Club on October 24th. It is hosted by ISO Quality Services Ltd, a management consultancy specialising in ISO management standards. Jennifer Appleton, Managing Director, comments, “We love being part of the Worcestershire business community so we try to buy…


ISO learning or training: what’s the difference?

These supplement our more traditional ISO 9001 face-to-face training courses which we deliver at our customers’ offices and at our Worcester HQ. We’re often asked which is the best option, so here’s our short guide to choosing the right training course for you! Online learning is perfect if: You’re unable to leave the office for…


Professional Protection for Personal Information

Following on from GDPR, the buzzword (or acronym) of 2018, the Personal Information Management Standard (BS 10012), enables organisations to carefully control the personal data they hold and protect themselves against costly and embarrassing data losses. It outlines the core requirements to consider when collecting, storing, processing, retaining or disposing of personal records, whether relating…