5 Jan, 2017
Happy New Year! It’s a brand new year – How do you plan to move your business forward?
A new year is always a good time to look at the last year and take stock. What has worked well and what you need to do more of to keep building your business.
ISO Standards have the ability to help your business grow, provide credibility, enhance your tender applications and solidify your marketing efforts.
Still with me? They can also help your business to reach new markets either nationally, internationally and help you secure bigger contracts through increased tender opportunities.
An ISO standard aims to improve your internal efficiency and implement processes that will give your business structure.
This formalised structure helps to increase the worth of your business and provide stability for the future.
Having an ISO standard in place also increases security, in terms of control but also by improving client retention and helping your employees feel more secure in their job roles.
There are many ISO standards depending on the needs of your business including Quality Management, Information Security, Health & Safety, Environmental Management and Business Continuity. A good starting point is the ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard.
Essentially it is a system that helps businesses put processes in place to use resources (including people) in the most efficient way possible.
The ISO 9001 system focuses on three areas:
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We are pleased to announce that we have been announced as a finalist in the National Apprenticeship Awards, after winning at the West Midlands National Apprenticeship Awards 2016 regional ceremony in October.
We were named West Midlands Small Employer of the Year for the second time, after also winning the award in 2015. The company have now been shortlisted for the National award in this category, competing against companies across England. There are a total of 89 companies and 81 individuals that are through to the finals across all categories, from the 1000 initial entries.
The best employer category entries will also feature in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list 2016, which will be announced at the ceremony on the 20th January 2017.
Sue Husband, Director of the National Apprenticeship Service said:
“The National Apprenticeship Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements of apprentices and the commitment of employers to apprenticeships. The regional finalists have shown their dedication to improving their own skills or those of their employees by pledging to support apprenticeships.”
“I congratulate every finalist on their apprenticeship achievements so far and wish them the very best of luck as the competition moves forward.”
ISO Quality Services Ltd started their apprenticeship scheme in 2012 and have now supported 6 apprentices. In the last year the business has taken on 3 new apprentices to join their growing team in St Johns, Worcester. They have taken on different roles in the company including Client Services, Finance, and Marketing.
Upon being named as National finalists, Jennifer Appleton, Operations Director said:
“We are absolutely thrilled to have been have been put forward for the National Award for the first time. Our apprenticeship scheme is at the very heart of our company and we are excited to be able to continue to offer opportunities for young people within our team.”
If you would like to read more about the National Apprenticeship Awards, then you can visit their website here.
From January 2017, all departments of ISO Quality Services will be operating in the same office. Still based at Oak House in Worcester, we will all be moving under one roof, rather than having Client Services in a room on its own. The office move will be taking place over the Christmas break so that it is ready for the New Year.
With this update you may be wondering – how will this benefit you?
Keep updated on how our office move is going by checking our social media and latest news section of our website. If you would like to contact the ISO Quality Services office, then you can call 01905 670303. Alternatively, you can visit our website at www.isoqsltd.com.
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