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    Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties for ISO 9001:2015

    To fulfil the requirements of clause 4 of your ISO, you must understand the needs and expectations of your interested parties. But who are your interested parties, and how do you manage their expectations

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    Meet ACS Requirements with ISO 9001/BS 10800

    Create a tailored quality management system that also follows the recommendations of the new BS 10800 to help your security business meet the criteria of the Approved Contractor Scheme of the Security Industry Authority.

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    How can ISO 9001 help sole traders?

    ISO 9001 is an internationally recognised Standard for quality, but this doesn’t mean that it is only designed for large companies. Read on to find out how micro businesses and sole traders can also benefit from its processes.

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    Case study: Efinity Labs

    When the pandemic hit, Efinity Labs threw itself into sanitiser production. With a new product and new processes, the time was right to take quality to the next level with ISO 9001.

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    How could ISO 9001 help to improve my business?

    Although all businesses try their best to avoid errors and issues that impact their business, it's common knowledge that this is notoriously hard to achieve. So how can a ISO 9001 compliant Management System help? Here's our 10 ten.

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    What is a QMS?

    Read on to find out what a QMS is, what it does and what benefits it can bring to any organisation, large or small.

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    Why should manufacturers get ISO 9001?

    Maintaining quality, consistency and customer satisfaction is key for success in the manufacturing industry – which is why the Standard for quality management (ISO 9001) could be the perfect partner if you’re looking to get ahead in the industry.

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    How can ISO 9001 attract clients in the recruitment industry?

    The recruitment industry is a pretty saturated market with thousands of companies vying for the interest of clients and candidates. So how can you stand out from the crowd? With ISO 9001 in your pocket, you could put your agency at the front of the queue.

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    5 steps to finding and resolving ISO 9001 non-conformities

    Hunting for the root cause of a non-conformity and putting corrective action in place is all part and parcel of maintaining an ISO management system. But how do you go about it? To find out, check out our step-by-step guide.

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    New opportunities for Cintra with ISO 9001 and ISO 27001

    After achieving certification in both ISO 9001 and ISO 27001, Cintra, a multi-award-winning enterprise architecture and cloud specialist, has grown in confidence, opening up new business pipelines and discussing new opportunities.

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    In focus: DS Water and ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

    To find out how the services of QMS help businesses reach ISO certification, we spoke to Daniel Goaillard of DS Water to learn about his experience and how he plans to use the Standards and QMS Connect to grow his business.

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    Building a path out of lockdown with ISO 9001

    When COVID-19 sent the construction industry into crisis, London-based firm LS Build was able to adapt to the situation and begin paving the road out of lockdown. Here’s how the firm relied on ISO 9001 to put them ahead of the curve.

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    From cabinets to PPE

    After COVID-19 forced Rapid 3D Solutions (Tracecnc.co.uk) to shut down, its ISO 9001-assured procedures have been put to a new use – producing PPE for the NHS.

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    The business case for ISO 9001: why should you buy?

    You have to speculate to accumulate, and ISO 9001 has a strong case for investment. But if you or your management team need convincing, we’ve put together a business case just for you. Read on to find out more.

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    How can ISOs make your business disaster-proof?

    Fire, flood, theft, a global pandemic… disaster can strike at any time. But with the right preparation and tools at your disposal, you can help your business to come out on top. Here’s how ISOs can help.

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    ISO 9001 vs other Quality Management Systems

    Find out about the differences between an ISO 9001 certified Management System and other available Quality Management Systems.

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    How Will ISO 9001 Help Your Start-Up?

    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:

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    The importance of engaging your team

    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.

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

    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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    5 tips to turn customer complaints into useful insight

    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.

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    5 Common Project Management Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

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

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    How ISO Certification helps with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

    Find out which of the ISO Standards help to meet the United Nation's (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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

    Discover how to maximise productivity and customer satisfaction by improving the consistency of your organisation’s operations

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    5 Tips for businesses looking to Tender

    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?

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    Internet phone company achieves multiple ISO Certifications

    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.

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    Can an ISO really be the secret to business success?

    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.

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    Getting the customer experience right

    A positive customer experience is a vital part of any successful organisation. Find out how you can get it right with these tips.

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    Basic IT Security practices could have prevented NHS hack

    Reports state that, by simply updating their software, the NHS could have avoided the crippling effects of the WannaCry ransomware outbreak in May 2017

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    Product Recalls: helpful or harmful?

    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?

    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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    How to ensure your business operations are efficient at all times

    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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    How Changes to ISO 9001 Will Affect Your Business

    The ISO 9001 standard is due its next update, but how will these changes affect businesses?

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    Barnes Webster celebrate 20th Annual Audit with QMS

    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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    Rainbow Print (Wales) ltd Celebrate 30 years in business

    QMS would like to congratulate Rainbow Print (Wales) Ltd on their recent achievement. They have been operating with a QMS Quality Management System since 2001.

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