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QMS raises more for charity

Monday, October 9th, 2017

QMS International have just wrapped up another charity event.

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BS 11000 certified businesses should consider ISO 44001:2017

Friday, October 6th, 2017

ISO 44001 to replace BS 11000

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ISO 22000 is being revised – expected 2018

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

The popular ISO certification covering Food Safety – ISO 22000 – is undergoing its scheduled review by the International Organisation for Standardisation.

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Impact of Brexit on Environmental Regulation

Monday, August 21st, 2017

How should certified ISO 14001 businesses prepare for the changes that will occur to environmental legislation due to Brexit.

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Documented Management System – Is this the end of the ISO Manual?

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Documents that describe your Organisation's processes are referred to as a documented Management System. But how should you present these documents?

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The importance of engaging your team

Monday, July 24th, 2017

The engagement of people is the view that an organisation's capability to deliver value is based on everyone being competent, empowered and engaged. FInd out how this fits in with ISO 9001.

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Product Recalls: helpful or harmful?

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Beko are the latest company having to recall a potentially dangerous product. Find out how product recalls and ISO 9001 reduce the risk of reputational damage.

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Is ISO 9001 Accreditation still Important for Businesses Today?

Friday, May 26th, 2017

With so many different quality standards available, is ISO 9001 certification still important and valuable to businesses? And, perhaps more importantly, is it relevant to your industry in particular?

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QMS International Limited awarded FEEFO Gold Trusted Service Award 2017

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Michelle Whitehouse, Marketing Manager at QMS commented: “It was a real honour to receive this award because everything we do is focused on meeting the needs of our customers. This award provides verification that we are delivering the best possible service to the businesses that we work with. We are so grateful to the customers that took the time to provide feedback and helped us to achieve this fantastic award.”

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Business that handle Personal Information have 15 months left to comply with new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Companies that collect, store or process data relating to any EU resident will be required to comply with the new EU regulation by May 2018, if they don’t want to face significant penalties. ISO 27001 offers businesses an Information Security Management System which follows international best-practice and will help you to put processes in place that protect all information assets, not just those which belongs to your customers.

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How to ensure your business operations are efficient at all times

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Here are the top 10 process failings we help businesses to overcome on a daily basis, through the implementation of an ISO 9001:2015 Management System:

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ISO 9002 and 9003: Is ISO 9001 a suitable replacement?

Friday, December 9th, 2016

In the year 2000, the ISO 9002 and ISO 9003 standards were retired and succeeded by a revised ISO 9001 - But is it a suitable replacement?

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For Information Security – Cyber Essentials or ISO 27001?

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Cyber Essentials is great if you want to stop low level cyber-attacks from succeeding. But if you want a more robust system that can also help you protect from physical threats and recover when an attack happens, then this is where ISO 27001 can help.

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ISO 37001 Published Today – the Anti-bribery Management System Standard

Monday, October 17th, 2016

The new ISO 37001 Standard, published today, will help Organisations to prevent, detect and address bribery

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TalkTalk Fined £400,000 After Cyber Attack

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

TalkTalk has been fined a record £400,000 by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a cyber attack that occurred last year. Find out how this relates to ISO 27001:

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5 Cloud Security Tips For Keeping Your Business Data Safe

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

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, starting immediately:

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5 Tips for businesses looking to Tender

Friday, September 9th, 2016

The vast majority of Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs) ask for ISO 9001. By holding this certification you can often increase your chances of achieving that all important ‘A*’ grade.

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How Will ISO 9001 Help Your Start-Up?

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

While it is often viewed as a tool for larger, more established companies, ISO 9001 certification actually has an equal power to boost the performance of start-up ventures. Here’s how:

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Receive customer complaints? Turn them into useful insight!

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

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 when setting up your customer complaints policy:

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Is your company affected by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

The GDPR applies to businesses handling personal data. These businesses are split into two categories: ‘controllers’ and ‘processors’. The 'controller' says how and why personal data is processed and the processor acts on the controller’s behalf. If you are currently subject to the Data Protection Act (DPA), it is likely that you will also be subject to the GDPR.

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Does Brexit affect CE marking / BS EN 1090 and manufacturers?

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Following Brexit, the current BS EN 1090 Standard and CE marking EU legislation will continue to affect companies who manufacture and sell steel and aluminium structures and structural products within the EU

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Why Going Green is Good For Business

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Going green is not simply good for the planet – here’s why it’s good for business too:

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5 Common Project Management Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

What are the most common mistakes project managers make — and more importantly, how can you avoid them?

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Understanding Management Reviews

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

What is a Management Review Meeting? A Management Review is a formal, structured meeting which involves top management and takes place at regular intervals throughout the year. The purpose of the meeting is to review and evaluate the effectiveness of your Management System and ensure that all levels of management....

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Internal Audits – what are they and why do we need them?

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

An internal audit examines the operation of your management system. This provides top level management with the information needed to ascertain whether the system is operating effectively or if any changes need to be made...

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What has the ISO 45001 Draft International Standard shown us so far?

Friday, April 29th, 2016

When can we expect to see the new ISO 45001 Standard?

We are expecting the final publication to be issued towards the end of 2017, with the final Draft International Standard (FDIS) being made available mid-2016.

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How Changes to ISO 9001 Will Affect Your Business

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

In 2015, the ISO 9001 standard is due its next update, but how will these changes affect businesses? With the initial draft of ISO 9001:2015 having recently been published, we’ll take a look at some of the major changes in the new standard, including the shift to a new high-level structure, amendmen

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How the ISO 14001:2015 upgrade will affect Certified Organisations

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

In 2015 the ISO 14001 standard was updated, but how will these changes affect businesses? The latest revision of ISO 14001 resulted from a number of recent trends, including an increase in organisations recognising the need to factor in both external and internal elements that influence their environmental impact, including climate volatility...

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4 Ways to Improve the Consistency of your Organisation’s Operations

Friday, January 15th, 2016

It may seem an obvious thing to say but the more consistent your organisation’s day-to-day operations are, then the easier it will be to maximise efficiency and productivity. Here are a few ways that consistency can be improved in any organisation.

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ISO 45001 – What to expect from the new Standard

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

ISO 45001 is due to be published towards the end of 2016 and will become the internationally recognised standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. It will replace OHSAS 18001 and other similar systems and comes with a range of additional benefits.

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GreenDataNet Project to use recycled car batteries to manage energy consumption

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Approximately 2.5% of all European energy is produced by servers within data centres and it is anticipated that this will double in the next 5 years.

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QMS achieves new accreditation status

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

QMS International has successfully achieved accreditation with the ASCB*, a UK Accreditation Body respected for its integrity and impartiality throughout the World.

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Barnes Webster celebrate 20th Annual Audit with QMS

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

QMS International are proud to have successfully completed the 20th annual audit of their longest standing ISO certified client, Barnes Webster.

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QMS Receive a Platinum World Commitment Award

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

QMS received a Platinum World Commitment Award in recognition for their commitment to Quality, Leadership, Technology and Innovation.

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Rainbow Print (Wales) ltd Celebrate 30 years in business

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

QMS would like to congratulate Rainbow Print (Wales) Limited on their recent achievement of operation for a majestic 30 years!

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What to expect from ISO 27001:2013

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

As with all ISO Standards, ISO 27001 has recently undergone a revision and been re-published...

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