July 9th, 2011

Novatech is a major supplier of computers and associated equipment and consumables to business, education and retail customers. Continue reading “Novatech” »

ISO standards and World Environment Day

June 5th, 2011

International Organisation for Standardisation….

Many ISO International Standards support the objectives of World Environment Day, held every year on 5 June by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which itself participates in developing ISO standards, notably the ISO 14000 family for environmental management. Continue reading “ISO standards and World Environment Day” »

Lynx UK

April 5th, 2011

Lynx UK supply quality pre-owned telecoms equipment and systems to the telecommunications industry. Continue reading “Lynx UK” »

Beta Distribution

March 12th, 2011

Beta Distribution is one of the UK’s top office equipment distributors supplying projectors, photographic equipment data storage media, printers and associated consumables. Continue reading “Beta Distribution” »

ISO9001 Certifications top one million

December 6th, 2010

More than one million ISO9001 certifications have been awarded to organisations all over the world according to the latest figures from the International Organisation for Standardisation. Continue reading “ISO9001 Certifications top one million” »


November 13th, 2010

The Europart Group consists of two divisions:
H.T. Maddocks & Son – suppliers of parts and accessories for Domestic Appliances.
Ashcroft – suppliers of Commercial & Industrial Vacuum Cleaners & parts.

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July 9th, 2010

Hax Ltd is a sales and marketing company acting as agents for international food ingredient manufacturers supplying in bulk to the Food & Drink industry. Continue reading “Hax” »

SMEs need more support to go green

May 12th, 2010

Chartered Quality Institute
Smaller companies are calling on the UK government to provide better support and information to help them go green, according to research. Continue reading “SMEs need more support to go green” »

Conservatives best understand quality

May 12th, 2010
Quality professionals have voted the Conservatives as the political party with the greatest appreciation of quality principles in the run up to the UK’s general election closely followed by the Liberal Democrats.
A third of quality professionals agreed that the Tory party had the policies that most reflected an understanding of quality in a OW Express poll following the release of the main party manifestos.
The Liberal Democrats, seeming to
benefit from Nick Clegg’s performance
in the first televised leadership debate.
were backed by 27% of those who
responded, leaving the Labour party
trailing in third place with just 16.4% quality professionals supporting them, despite promises to “spread excellence” in their manifesto.
One respondent backing the Conservative party which has pledged to cut “wasteful spending” by £6bn. said, “None of the other parties have a clue about lean management” At the same time. however, a Liberal Democrat supporter argued, “The Tories criticism of targets indicates that they do not understand the basic quality principle of plan-do-check-act.”
More worrying was the number of respondents that believed none of the parties truly understood quality. One said, “Political parties espouse quality principles but that is not reflected by an understanding of proper implementation. Most instances are knee jerk reactions to failure, never from promotion of best practice or excellence.”
Another said, “One important are that the Conservatives do seem to understand is removing the Whitehall staff paid huge salaries to tell the public sector what to do. Getting rid of these people will save the country millions of pounds in salaries and result in bigger savings when public sector managers no longer have to comply with bad ideas.”

Chartered Quality Institute
Quality professionals have voted the Conservatives as the political party with the greatest appreciation of quality principles Continue reading “Conservatives best understand quality” »


May 1st, 2010

Exosect Limited is actively focused on the development and sales of Intelligent Pest Management solutions. Continue reading “Exosect” »

UKAS Appointed as National Accreditation Body for the UK

March 17th, 2010


The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has been formally appointed as the National Accreditation Body for the United Kingdom, under a new EU Regulation. Continue reading “UKAS Appointed as National Accreditation Body for the UK” »

New edition of ISO 9004 maps out the path forward to “sustained success”

November 14th, 2009

The just-published new edition of ISO 9004 provides organizations with a model for “sustained success” Continue reading “New edition of ISO 9004 maps out the path forward to “sustained success”” »

Certification helps SMEs to survive recession

October 10th, 2009

Small businesses with certification against management systems standards are better placed to survive the recession, according to research from certification body NQA. Continue reading “Certification helps SMEs to survive recession” »


October 5th, 2009

ISO technical committee TC176 is developing a new release of ISO9004 – “Managing for the sustained success of an organization — A quality management approach”. Continue reading “ISO9004:2009” »


August 21st, 2009

Gifford provides a comprehensive consultancy service in construction engineering and design. Prime disciplines cover civil, structural and building services engineering as well as complementary support from geotechnical, environmental and archaeological departments. Continue reading “Gifford” »