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17 Nov, 2014
Established in 1999, Stopford Information Systems Ltd are situated in Chester and have built their success on a close working relationship with their clients which ultimately results in imaginative and cost effective long term solutions.
On Thursday 2nd October 2014, Stopford Information Systems Ltd was presented with their ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 Certificates.
Their scope reads, The Design, Development and Support of Booking Software, Record Management Software and Bespoke Software, no matter the size of the business or type of industry.
If you would like further information regarding how they can help your business, you can telephone them direct on 01244 319 144 or visit their website, www.stopford.com.
Senior Lead Assessor Peter O’Neill (right) presenting Paul McCloskey(left), Managing Director of Stopford Information Systems Limited, with their ISO 9001 Quality and ISO 27001 Information Security Management System Certificates.
ISO Quality Services Ltd strongly believes in giving opportunities to ambitious young individuals and as a result of this has been shortlisted for the Small Business Apprenticeship employer of the year at the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards.
Our apprenticeship scheme has meant that we have been able to attract some talented individuals as well as providing them with the opportunity to show what they are capable of. The shortlisting for the award is a welcome recognition for not only the company but for all the hard work that Mike, Natalie and Emily put in on a daily basis.
The awards will take place on Thursday 27th November and will be held at the Tree Tops Pavilion inside the West Midlands Safari Park from 6:30pm until late.
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Many people are still unaware but the Chancellor, George Osborne unveiled plans in this year’s budget that will allow HMRC have access to the bank accounts of businesses and individuals that owe them money.
As part of the plans, there have also been safeguards which have been outlined that include:
A number of concerns have however been raised about this proposal such as ones concerning the HMRC’s past performance surrounding incorrect tax bill calculations. This could lead to businesses and individuals potentially being vulnerable to cash being seized that is not owed. This coupled by additional concerns that the time the HMRC will take to repay this incorrectly seized monies have left people in some quarters understandably concerned.
It is expected that 17,000 individuals will be affected and it is expected to come into force in 2015.
Source: ABG Chartered accountants
Here are SOME of the different aspects that the standard covers:
There are many more elements to this standard but ISO Quality Services are here to help all clients successfully achieve certification so there is never a feeling of being overwhelmed. Furthermore due to how comprehensive the standard is, it can play an important part in winning tenders as well as a business’s marketing activities.
ISO Quality Services Ltd is proud to announce that in January 2015 we will be running our FIRST Information Security Training Course so as to help companies protect themselves from the issues already outlined. For more information, please click here or email email@example.com.
For more information regarding the standard, please visit our relevant webpage here or call us direct on 01905 670303.
The ISO/BS Standards can be used to great effect to boost business growth but they must be maintained in conjunction with other actions and activities.
Source: The Times
Even in today’s work place, there are some very interesting but at the same time very worrying statistics that have been found by the HSE. Here are a few of the statistics that they have compiled:
The implementation of the BS OHSAS Health and Safety Management Standard has the potential to provide a comprehensive method for ensuring a company stays legal and the employees stay safe. That being said, it is the responsibility of the employer and each employee to maintain the health and safety in the workplace and we like to work with all our clients to ensure that this is the case.
What is of concern is that where 72% of leaders believed their products were of a world class standard, only 40% of the quality professionals asked said the same.
Additional findings found that less than 50% said customer needs were at the heart of their quality programmes.
Furthermore, only 24% of those surveyed stated that customers were an active part in quality discussions.
This gives significant credence to the recommendation that quality professionals should at the very least partake in boardroom level meetings and should even have a place on the board of directors. In doing this, it is hoped that the quality of products produced will not only rise but will be of the standard that customers demand.
Implementing the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard is one of the most effective ways to ensure your business maintains its social responsibility, not to mention that it can help a business save money. Contact us today if you would like more information or visit the relating webpage here.
Source: How stuff works
As an independent organisation, we understand how important training is to a company and have seen first-hand the boost to morale, profits, customer satisfaction and employee loyalty.
We are also aware that delivering high quality services, consistently, is a challenge for any organisation which is why we aim to make it easier for you.
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We are pleased to offer the following new course for January 2015:
28th and 29th January 2015 (2 Day Course)
No information security management system can achieve its potential unless the underlying principles are understood, supported by management and become part of a company’s normal operating procedure.
This course will address the main principles and elements involved when adopting the ISO27001 standard and provide a foundation for companies who are interested in using the standard as the mainstay for their information security approach.
You will gain an understanding of:
There will also be a chance for a questions and answers at the end of each session with a recap at the end of the day.
Per Delegate £395.00 plus VAT*
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