July 2012 - Heritage Healthcare successfully pass a stage one & two certification assessment against the requirements of ISO 9001 Quality, ISO 14001 Environmental and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems.
Heritage Healthcare based in Darlington, Guisbrough, York and Loftus have successfully passed their certification assessments by World Wide Quality Assurance Limited.
ISO Systems UK were contacted with the brief to streamline their current ISO 9001 system, provide a management framework for safety and environmental standards.
The system was streamlined with an excess of 40 forms and procedures removed then a framework was developed based on PAS 99 specification for Integrated Management Systems (IMS). The requirements of all three ISO standards were built into one single streamlined user friendly hyperlinked and paperless integrated management system.
The certification auditor had no hesitation in recommending a pass without a single non-conformity being raised against the requirements of any of the three standards.
Congratulations and well done to Amanda, Glen and the team.
FUNDING AVAILABLE AGAIN FROM THE BUSINESS & ENTERPRISE GROUP
The Business & Enterprise Group - January 2012.
A new financial subsidy is available to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the North East, through a new programme delivered by the Business & Enterprise Group.
Investment for Growth is available to eligible companies planning to improve their business through investing in projects which will result in creating or safeguarding jobs.
Projects which are eligible for financial assistance include:
· Business & financial planning
· Strategic marketing consultancy
· Design consultancy
· HR consultancy
Product development consultancy inc Quality & Environemnal systems
The programme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund Competitiveness Programme, and will create or safeguard 1,500 jobs in the North East.
Running until December 2014, the Investment for Growth programme will draw down over £4million ERDF funding to help stimulate business growth in the region. The Business & Enterprise Group will use a team of experienced advisers to support businesses with eligible project applications.
The whole project will boost the North East economy by around £10million, offering a substantial opportunity for businesses to apply for a subsidy to stimulate job creation and improved performance.
For more information on the Investment for Growth programme please
T: 0191 426 6100
November 2011 Clipper Logistics Group (Darlington) Awarded ISO 9001: 2008 Standard
Clipper Logistics Group (Darlington) has been awarded the ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management Standard without a single non conformity being raised against the quality management system which was developed and implemented by ISO Systems UK and operated by the Darlington management team.
All objectives stipulated at the outset of the project regarding project costs, system simplicity, targets, improvements, staff knowledge and of course a 'Pass' were achieved.
Well done to the Darlington team, Sandra, Carl, Ryan and Allan and congratulations on your achievement.
March 2011 Hutton Fire Protection Ltd (Cleveland) Achieve ISO 9001: 2008 & BAFE SP 101
ISO Systems UK has yet again clearly demonstrated its flexibility, professionalism, willingness to bend over backward for its clients and statement that no job is too small.
They were tasked with implementing ISO 9001: 2008 into Hutton Fire protection. a one man business which had been operating for a year. In the latter stages of the ISO 9001 project the client discovered that a further requirement, the BAFE SP 101 scheme needed to be implemented in addition to ISO 9001 in order for his business to be accepted as an approved supplier to the British Approvals for Fire Equipment Association.
Hugh Hutton (Director) discussed this with Billy Naisbett from ISO System UK and without changing the project target dates or fixed quotation that had been given, Billy got straight on with the task in hand and implemented the additional requirements of SP 101, completed the 9001, seamlessly combined them into a single integrated framework and comleted the project on time and at no extra cost.
Hutton Fire Protection were awarded both ISO 9001: 2008 and BAFE SP 101 on 14th March 2011, he is one of the only 820 BAFE registered and recognised Fire Protection companies in the UK.
Congratulations Hugh, your new business can now compete on a level playing field, well done and you deserved it
February 2011 CamTec Systems Ltd (Newton Aycliffe) Go Green
ISO Systems UK, have developed an Integrated Management System (IMS) for Cam-Tec Systems Ltd. This has combined ISO 9001 QMS and ISO 14001 EMS into a seamless, single management system, which also resulted in a 80%+ reduction in the documentation and administration of their current quality management system.
The new 'lean' IMS (9001/14001), will ensure that CamTec System Ltd can enter all procruerment tender processes and reduce their impact on the environment with a management system which reduces waste, duplication, risk, administration, documentation, records and cost...
Well done Faye and Andy from CamTec Systems Ltd.
PRESS RELEASE 15 Sept 2010
ISO Systems UK continue to achieve a 100% success rate for their clients ISO 9001 & 14001 Certification..........
Whether the certification assessment bodies are BSI, NQA, WQA or PCS (UK) Ltd, the style of implementation coupled with the client/consultant team approach continues to impress the certification assessors.
All of the latest stage one and two certification assessments carried out for clients of ISO Systems UK in in 2010 saw the assessors recommend certification without a single non-conformity, area for improvement or even observation.
Billy Naisbett (ISO Systems UK) said yesterday "We put it down to the relationship that we build with our clients right from the start, we do not preach, we listen, we learn their strengths and limitations, we become part of their structure and work as one team.
ISO Systems UK never overburden clients with administration and needless procedures, we work with the client and focus on the importance of process / business performance and risk, which is key, and we know that the certification assessors appreciate this common sense approach
Our clients also know that our work and advice is guaranteed, and we always represent them on the day, which we feel alleviates some of the pressure normally associated with certification assessments, this allows the entire process to be more relaxed and enjoyable, I'm sure that the certification body assessors appreciate this as much as they appreciate the teams openness and honesty"
Posted 7 December 2010
PRESS RELEASE 12 January 2010
ISO Systems UK and Modal Solutions Ltd partner up on first time industry initiatives..........
ISO Systems UK is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with leading Supply Chain and Facilities Management providers Modal Solutions. Under the agreement both companies will work together to provide a unique three stage support process for businesses to attain functional certification and modular standards en route to higher ISO standards. This is understood to be the first initiative of this type in the Supply chain and Facilities Management sectors.
Work is already underway on another ‘first’. This time an Industry Standard for the Supply Chain dealing with measurable and auditable standards of cleanliness covering all appropriate equipment and transportation modes to include food trays, roll cages, vehicles and shipping containers.
Posted: 28th January 2010
ISO Systems UK continues to actively promote business sustainability and joins the Cumbrian Green Business Forum.
ISO Systems UK pleased to announce that they have joined the Cumbria Green Business Forum (CGBF).
Cumbria Green Business Forum is run by business people for business people and is aimed at encouraging environmental best practice by considering our ecological, social and corporate responsibilities.
Billy Naisbett said today that ISO Systems UK would continue to support any organisation or individual who actively promotes sustainable practice and sustainable business, and ISO Systems UK is proud to be a member of the CGBF.
Posted on 24-09-2009 17:45:10
ISO Systems UK Now NEESPR Registered
I'm pleased to report that ISO Systems Limited is now fully approved and listed on the North East England Service Providers Register for ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001 Environmental Management systems and training services, and already have a five star rating.
This is certainly no mean feat - all applicants to the register are assessed and approved to ensure they are capable of providing a high level of service to referred customers, and a high customer rating is needed to ensure continued inclusion on the register.
Listing on the register is not automatic - only registered, accessed and approved providers with satisfactory customer feedback and appropriate qualifications are eligible to be listed and receive referrals from Business Link and other business support organisations using the North East England Service Provider Register (NEESPR).
The North East England Service Provider Register is the only register being used by all Business Link account managers to source provision for clients.
Only registered providers with satisfactory customer feedback are eligible to receive referrals from Business Link and other business support organisations using the North East England Service Provider Register so, so, it's a true mark of quality!
Posted on 01-12-2008 2:30:15
Alan Trueman (right) received a framed certificate and bottle of champagne in recognition of being “North of England Associate of the Year” 2008.
Alan has not only contributed in tangible ways (introducing Awards applicants, assessors, engaging clients and learners, running open courses, helping clients achieve ISO 9001 in short time scales and preparing for the transitions, doing beta pluses, MoE validations and so on) to the growth of NoEE, but has done so with a very positive attitude and infectious enthusiasm - well done Alan!
(David Teal Chief Executive of North of England Excellence)
Posted on 20-11-2008 2:30:15 Press Article
ISO Survey 2007 Released
The ISO Survey of Certifications 2007 reveals certification activity around one or more of ISO's management system standards in 175 countries, up from 170 in 2006 "a clear demonstration", according to the survey, " that they have become essential tools of the world economy".
ISO Secretary-General Alan Bryden comments: "The survey illustrates in a very concrete manner the extent to which ISO management system standards are meeting the organization's strategic objective of 'global relevance' � in other words, adding value for the organizations that use them all over the world."
The principal findings of the survey are as follows:
ISO 9001 (quality management)
Up to the end of December 2007, at least 951,486 ISO 9001:2000 certificates had been issued in 175 countries and economies. The 2007 total represents an increase of 54 557 (+ 6 %) over 2006, when the total was 896 929 in 170 countries and economies. Services again accounted for 32 % of all certificates issued.
The increase appears much smaller than in 2006 (+16 %) and according to the survey several factors may have combined to produce this result:
The 2007 survey data collection methodology was strongly re-focused on obtaining figures from primary sources, the certification bodies that actually issue certificates, to reduce the increased possibility of error inherent in obtaining data from secondary sources (accreditation bodies and databases). This has resulted in the totals for several countries being revised downwards.
Certification activity slowed down in anticipation of the forthcoming new edition of ISO 9001, with organizations adopting a "wait and see" attitude, as many did in the run-up to the 2000 edition.
The market for certification is maturing in certain countries where this activity began early on.
The continuing growth of sector- or activity-specific editions of ISO 9001 reduces the number of certifications to the generic standard.
The trend for organizations to replace multiple-site certificates by one certificate covering all sites continues, although its extent is difficult to quantify, and also reduces the number of certificates.
ISO 14001:2004 (environmental management)
Up to the end of December 2007, at least 154 572 certificates had been issued in 148 countries and economies. The 2006 total represents an increase of 26 361 (+ 21 %) over 2006, when the total was 128 211 in 140 countries and economies. The service sectors accounted for 29 % of certificates issued, up from 27 % in 2006.
ISO/TS 16949:2002 (quality management for automotive suppliers)
Up to the end of December 2007, at least 35 198 ISO/TS 16949:2002 certificates had been issued in 81 countries and economies. The 2007 total represents an increase of 7 199 (+ 26 %) over 2006 when the total was 27 999 certificates in 78 countries and economies.
ISO 13485:2003 (quality management for medical devices)
Up to the end of December 2007, at least 12 985 ISO 13485:2003 certificates had been issued in 84 countries and economies. The 2007 total represents an increase of 4 959 (+ 62 %) over 2006 when the total was 8 026 in 81 countries and economies.
ISO/IEC 27001:2005 (information security management)
At the end of December 2007, at least 7 732 ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certificates had been issued in 70 countries and economies. The 2007 total represents an increase of 1 935 (+ 33 %) over 2006 when the total was 5 797 in 64 countries and economies. Service sector organizations accounted for 90 % of the certificates issued.
The survey results continue to shed light on the evolution of the global economy, with newly emerging economies such as China, India, Brazil and the Russian Federation appearing among the leading countries for totals of certificates issued, or growth during 2007.
Countries other than the established industrialized economies showing intensive certification activity include Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Thailand and Turkey.
ISO makes available the principal findings of the survey free of charge on the ISO Web site.