These are uncertain times for businesses all across the UK, with no industry or sector untouched. On one hand, there are calls for a second referendum, the result so close between leaving and staying in the EU.
In 1987 the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) published ISO 9001. The organisation, which is an international agency comprised of the national standards bodies of over 160 countries, promotes industrial, commercial and proprietary standards all over the world. The most recent revision of ISO 9001 was ISO 9001:2015. [Read more…]
ISO 9001:2015 is the flagship of the International Standards Quality Management Systems family. As a business, you want to show your customers and competitors that your business is leading the pack, the one to be relied on and trusted.
ISO 9001: 2015 accreditation is the perfect means of doing this. But, working through the process is daunting. Stretched out before you is the unknown – you have little understanding how long it will take, or what resources will be involved. You may also be faced with the prospect of doing all this work, only to find that certification eludes you – and that’s not a situation any business wants to face. However, choosing the right time to apply can really ensure you go about certification the right way, and for the right reasons for your business. [Read more…]
In today’s fast-paced business world, staying organised can be a real challenge. Not everyone has the luxury of a personal assistant to keep on top of things, and we are left to our own devices to find a way to manage our hectic schedules, keep track of business expenses, and organise our contacts. [Read more…]
Christmas brings more than just good cheer, and many people around this time make the decision to start a new business or streamline their current company. [Read more…]
What lessons can we learn from 2014?
Any business owner worth his salt knows that maintaining a successful business goes far beyond weathering the year-to-year competitive storms. [Read more…]