Mon, July 15 2019
Colleges and other education establishments are now required to implement ISO 27001 as part of their 2019/2020 contracts
Fri, July 12 2019
If data protection hasn’t crossed your mind much since the GDPR came into effect last year, then this month’s shocking announcement by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) might give you pause.
Wed, July 10 2019
What is SSIP? And what does it all mean? This blog explains SSIP membership and how businesses may become SSIP accredited. It also addresses the great benefits that SSIP accreditation can pose for buyers and suppliers. Finally, it provides insight into SMAS.
Thu, June 20 2019
Find out how ISO 22000 is an excellent way to manage the complex processes that event management companies are required to follow.
Wed, June 12 2019
Find out about the Plan Do Check Act cycle and how it works.
Mon, June 03 2019
Empowered and engaged employees bring many benefits to an organisation. Find out how you can get your employees on side and bring these benefits to your business.
Fri, May 24 2019
In the year since it was introduced, how does the European Commission rate the progress of the GDPR?
Thu, May 16 2019
Cloud storage presents many benefits for the convenient availability of data, but confidentiality risks should be considered at all times. Here are five tips to tighten your cloud security:
Tue, May 07 2019
Read our tips on how small and micro businesses can protect themselves from information security threats
Thu, April 25 2019
Annex SL is a term that you may have come across while looking into ISO Management Systems, but what is it?
Tue, April 23 2019
Documents that describe your Organisation's processes are referred to as a documented Management System. But how should you present these documents?
Tue, April 09 2019
Find out about Integrated Management Systems and how they can help businesses like yours.
Mon, March 25 2019
Find out about the differences between an ISO 9001 certified Management System and other available Quality Management Systems.
Fri, March 22 2019
How to identify instances of non-conformity within a Management System and why it is important to do so.
Fri, March 15 2019
The 2019 version of ISO 20252 - the Standard for Market, opinion and social research - has been released. This third revision to the Standard has seen it updated to cover changes to both new and modified research practices.
Mon, March 04 2019
While often viewed as a tool for larger companies, ISO 9001 certification actually has equal power to boost the performance of start-up ventures. Here’s how:
Mon, February 18 2019
People don’t like complaining – they do it because you have in some way annoyed or frustrated them. That is why it is important to remember these 5 important tips.
Thu, February 14 2019
Following recent updates to privacy legislation, businesses now need to build data protection into their products and processes right from the design stages.
Fri, February 08 2019
Following the completion of an Employee Engagement Survey through Best Companies, QMS has made it onto the Best Companies Ones to Watch list for a second year.
Fri, February 01 2019
2019 sees the third year in a row that QMS has earned the Feefo Gold Trusted Service award.
Mon, January 28 2019
A lot can happen in a year, from upgraded ISO Standards, to the UK’s exit from the EU and its subsequent changes to laws and regulations, here are just a few upcoming events to take note of for 2019.
Fri, January 18 2019
With the UK’s exit from the EU drawing ever closer, how will companies using the current BS EN 1090 Standard and CE marking be affected?
Tue, January 15 2019
It seems like the UK’s exit from the EU is just around the corner, and there are still so many questions on what will change and how businesses will be affected.
Fri, January 11 2019
Businesses looking to become more environmentally responsible are turning to ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management Systems to help them with these aims. But there is a separate Standard, ISO 50001 Energy Management, which is causing confusion for businesses who are unsure
Tue, January 08 2019
Ever growing populations contribute to climate change around the world which is why governments continue to take huge steps to slow down the impact human activity is having on the planet.
Fri, January 04 2019
When environmental issues first hit the headlines back in the late 1970s the concept of going green was alien to most businesses. Since then, the world has pulled together and created all kinds of initiatives and programs to help slow the effects of global warming.
Tue, December 18 2018
Since the GDPR came into force in May this year, there has been a lot of confusion and misconceptions surrounding the new regulations and how they apply to both businesses and individuals.
Mon, December 17 2018
A brief update featuring the QMS holiday period opening times.
Wed, December 12 2018
Find out how businesses can improve their Health & Safety program by implementing an ISO 45001 Management System.
Tue, December 04 2018
What are the most common mistakes project managers make — and more importantly, how can you avoid them?
Mon, November 26 2018
A Management Review is a formal, structured meeting which involves top management and takes place at regular intervals throughout the year. They are a critical and required part of running an ISO certified Management System. Find out how you can run an effective Management Review
Tue, November 13 2018
The second phase of ESOS is due to begin shortly and businesses who meet the qualification criteria will need to notify the Environmental Agency that they comply by the end of 2019. Find out if the scheme affects your business.
Fri, October 26 2018
If you decide to carry out a Supplier Audit on the companies you work with, here are some practical tips to help you prepare, ensuring that you get the most out of the process.
Tue, October 23 2018
Find out what kind of risks can affect a business and what steps can you put in place to recover from these service disruptions - helping to maintain continuity in your service offering.
Wed, October 17 2018
Internal Audits are scheduled periodic checks performed by businesses to ensure that their procedures are being followed as documented and are fit for purpose. Find out how they help your business to examine the operation and success of your Management System.
Thu, October 04 2018
Find out which of the ISO Standards help to meet the United Nation's (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Tue, September 25 2018
Information security isn’t a brand-new subject, but rapid advances in technology over recent years have made it much more challenging for organisations to protect personal data. Find out how you can protect your business.
Tue, September 18 2018
ISO 20000-1, the Standard for IT Service Management, has been updated. The Standard has been revised with new features and updated guidance, allowing businesses to improve their IT service provision and ensure that their processes is in line with modern techniques and expectation
Fri, September 14 2018
Companies who are certified to ISO 9001:2008 and/or ISO 14001:2004 will have to decide if they will transition/upgrade to the new standard, or continue with their current certification.
Tue, August 21 2018
The 2018 version of ISO 50001 Energy Management has been released seeing the Standard updated to include new processes and guidance which will allow businesses to use energy more efficiently and effectively.
Fri, August 17 2018
QMS are delighted to announce a partnership with Your Tender Team. Together we are able to provide customers who are looking to go to tender the ISO Certifications they need to meet the tender's requirements, and the advice they need to get a successful bid.
Mon, August 06 2018
Discover how to maximise productivity and customer satisfaction by improving the consistency of your organisation’s operations
Tue, July 17 2018
Tenders can be an important source of new business for your organisation. But how do you make sure you stand out from the competition and win those contracts?
Mon, July 09 2018
In June we saw the release of the latest version of the food safety management Standard, ISO 22000. Find out how this change affects businesses currently using an ISO 22000:2005 Management System.
Wed, July 04 2018
External Audits ensure that your processes, systems and Manual are still appropriate and, more importantly, beneficial to your business. Find out how you can get the most out of yours with these five tips.
Thu, June 21 2018
With extra focus being placed on data protection in recent months, many organisations are left asking questions about their responsibilities toward it, especially over topics such as if they need to assign a Data Protection Officer. Find out more about this role and how it fits i
Tue, June 19 2018
The latest version of ISO 22000 Food Safety Management has been published, coming with big changes to the way risk is considered and to the structure of the Standard itself.
Fri, June 15 2018
In May, the government announced a two month consultation to incentivise van owners to buy newer, lower emission models by reducing their Vehicle Excise Duty both in the first year of ownership and thereafter.
Mon, June 04 2018
In today's digital world, almost every interaction you have with an organisation will involve the sharing of your personal data. Find out what rights you have when it comes to your personal data.
Tue, May 29 2018
Implementing the ISO 27001 Management System does not necessarily mean that you have fulfilled your responsibilities as a business handling personal data in accordance with the GDPR, but it does mean you're well on your way.
Fri, May 25 2018
Today sees the long awaited enforcement date for the General Data Protection Act (GDPR) which sees a huge change for the way businesses store and use personal data.
Wed, May 16 2018
QMS customer Connexin Limited, a business based in Hull that offers smart city solutions, as well as data centre services and internet/telephony services, recently achieved certification to three international Standards: ISO 9001 : 2015, ISO 14001 : 2015 and OHSAS 18001 : 2007.
Tue, May 15 2018
A revealing report from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) last month revealed that the number of cyber incidents encountered by UK businesses has not slowed, despite concerted efforts by bodies such as the NCSC to protect them from cyber threats.
Mon, May 07 2018
Earlier this year, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) updated the Standard for risk management – ISO 31000 – to make it easier and clearer to use. Find out how this change affects businesses currently using an ISO 31000:2009 Management System.
Thu, April 26 2018
ISO 19011: 2011, Guidelines for auditing management systems, is under revision - expected publication is July 2018.
Wed, April 25 2018
A Management System is introduced to a business and requires regular input, from all areas, to be truly effective. Therefore, getting employees to engage with the Management System is vital. Find out how with these 10 tips.
Tue, April 10 2018
Social and sporting events are coming under attack by cyber criminals. Due to the amount of people taking part, the attention garnered by such attacks can be immense. Find out how you can combat these threats.
Thu, April 05 2018
A newly published standard, ISO 9004 : 2018, claims exactly that, by divulging the secrets and strategies used by some of the most successful businesses today.
Thu, March 22 2018
With the introduction of ISO 45001:2018, businesses certified to OHSAS 18001 will need to decide when they should upgrade to the new standard.