18 Jul, 2016
We hope you’re having a good month so far! In this edition – our recently certified clients, the impact of Brexit on the ISO standards and find out more about Kerrie, our Marketing Apprentice!
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We are pleased to announce that the following clients have had their presentation and received their certificates from ISO Quality Services Ltd in the month of June:
On Thursday 2nd June 2016, Aspire Active Education Group were presented with their ISO 9001 Quality Management certificate. Aspire use sport and physical activity coaching programmes to inspire children, young people and families to be active for life. If you want to view more about this group then you can view their website.
Lead assessor Andy Graham presents James Trowman from Aspire Active Education Group Limited with ISO 9001 certificates for Aspire Sports Health & Fitness Limited, Aspire Active Camps Limited, and Aspire Training Solutions (UK) Limited.
On Monday 6th June 2016, Lindens Technical and Environmental Limited were presented with their BS EN 15713 Secure Destruction of Confidential Information Certificate. Lindens Confidential offers a confidential waste destruction service. View more information about Lindens Technical and Environmental Limited here.
Andrew Pegg, Owner of Lindens Technical and Environmental Limited is presented with their BS EN 15713 certificate by lead assessor Tony Moss.
On Tuesday 21st June 2016, Premier Diagnostics Limited were presented with their ISO 9001 Quality Management Certificate. Premier Diagnostics Limited is a UK manufacturer of emission test equipment. You can view more information on Premier Diagnostics Limited here.
General Manager Tracy Lewis and the team at Premier Diagnostics Limited are presented with their ISO 9001 Quality Management Certificate by lead assessor Richard Harber.
On Wednesday 23rd June 2016, First Fence Limited were presented with their ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Management, ISO 27001 Information Security, ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management and BS OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Management certificates! First Fence Limited manufacture and supply a wide range of security and temporary fencing, as well as traffic management and access solutions. You can read more about First Fence Limited by visiting their website.
Lead Assessor Peter O’Neill presents Office Manager Vinny Kotecha from First Fence Limited with five ISO Management Standards! ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Management, ISO 27001 Information Security Management, ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management and BS OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Management.
On Tuesday 28th June 2016, existing client Health Corporation UK Ltd were presented with their ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management Certificate. Healthcare RM has been delivering successful occupational health and case management solutions to major employers for more than sixteen years. They deliver a full range of occupational and personal risk management options. Find out more about their services here.
Lead Assessor Peter O’Neill presents Operations Director Chris Howell with their ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management Certificate.
On June 23rd the UK voted to leave the European Union. This decision will bring about many changes to our country and our economy over the next few years.
What we don’t know is the impact that this change will bring to UK businesses and how this will affect their current strategies.
We are confident in saying that ISO standards and the part that they play in helping businesses to grow will remain unaffected by the country’s transition from the EU.
The ISO standards have input from all over the world including America, Canada, Russia, China, India, Australia and Europe.
The systems were established to provide globally acceptable business “norms” and are updated on an on-going cycle to make sure they are still aligned with the current business landscape.
As a business who wants to trade in the UK and internationally, your certification is still a main factor in asking other businesses to trust that your business practises are first-rate and externally audited.
ISO standards remain a great way to manage unpredictability and give your business a recognised trademark, which only makes your company more attractive in the market at home and abroad.
Furthermore, there will be no changes to the current standards because of this vote. ISO standards will continue to prove a company’s on-going commitment to quality objectives, environmental targets, and approaching risk management in the future.
Regardless of our position in the EU, these differentiators will remain a consistent and structured approach to help businesses enter new markets and meet customer demand.
If you do require some advice regarding exports and are unsure how ‘Brexit’ could affect your business, then please contact your local chamber to talk with a representative from UKTI (UK Trade & Investment).
For any help understanding your ISO standards and how they might be able to help strengthen your business in this time of unpredictability, please contact us on 01905 670303 or email email@example.com.
Sources: Quality Auditor, SAI Global, Independent Quality Consultants
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I am the Digital Marketing Apprentice so I work closely with the website and social media. My day to day tasks include updating posts for social media and our website, attending networking events and other communication strategies.
What is your favourite thing about working at ISO Quality Services?
I think it would definitely have to be the team I work with. We all work closely and are always helping one another out with tasks. We always do activities outside of the office too which makes it fun!
Why did you choose this type of apprenticeship?
Well after attending sixth form for a year, I realised I needed something hands-on and more motivating, so I decided to look into apprenticeships. I have always worked from my early teenage years and I knew with an apprenticeships I could ‘earn and learn’ at the same time. I am creative and highly motivated and I like learning more about the marketing side of the business. However I am still young so who knows where I will be in 5 years’ time!
Tell us something in the office nobody knows about you
I was a very weird child and when I had my tonsils removed aged 9, I asked if I could keep them in a jar in my room!
What makes you happiest?
Spending time with my family, boyfriend and friends. I have always been so close to my family, my mum is my best friend so I am at my happiest when I am spending time with them, even if it’s just watching a film on the sofa!
How would your best friends describe you?
Bubbly, friendly, motivated but with no common sense!
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