Christmas is such a busy time of year on both a business and personal front that you can be forgiven for not taking a structured approach but ‘going with the flow’. The problem is, important things get forgotten or pushed to the side, all in the mistaken assumption that this is the best way to cope with the business rush. What can you learn from this Christmas? What can you put in place in preparation for next year?[Read more…]
A business review is the evaluation of your brand’s performance and what is working and what needs to change. It is about getting a sense of vision and clarity over your business, aligning past performance with future goals.[Read more…]
For any business to continue to thrive and grow in a competitive marketplace, it needs to seek new opportunities. One of those opportunities for expansion may lie in the acquisition of ISO certification.
Valued with trading partners across the UK market, ISOs also speak a global language. And yet for many, the thought of entering into an assessment process such as this can be a big ask.
Working with a specialist ISO consultancy brings many benefits. But before you assume that this comes at a significant extra cost to your business, you may want to consider the benefits it brings; [Read more…]
Get a bit lost in the jargon? Get a bit confused between FDIS and ICE Directive? Worry no more because we have a bite-size guide to the common terminology used in ISO standards. [Read more…]
It is a common mistake that many organisations will rewrite ISO9001 creating a huge volume of a Quality Manual for their business. It is full of ‘we shall’ and ‘we will’, and although it is a weighty document, may actually say very little.
Here’s the good news: providing it is well-written and covers everything it needs to & in the detail it needs to, the Quality Manual doesn’t have to be several hundred pages. In fact, the more concise and easier to read, the more the document will be read. [Read more…]
On one hand, the benefits of ISO are many but on the other, convincing the board to invest money, time and resources into the process can be tough. Convincing the CEO and the board to make the leap just got easier. Read on to find out how others have managed to get the board onside.