Brexit Business Opportunites and ISO
Brexit – the benefits and opportunities Quality Systems Consultancy can help your business with.
The B Word – Brexit
The ongoing Brexit negotiations are causing many businesses to ‘press the pause button’ but unfortunately the button has been pressed for a considerable time with over 180,000 businesses in the UK who trade solely within the European Union concerned over their future.
In a recent survey of our clients we asked them, what they thought was the best way to ‘be prepared’ and the general consensus is – to invest where possible in business growth including skills development, marketing strategies and implementation of management systems and certification to recognised compliance schemes to make their businesses more attractive.
Quality Systems Consultancy Limited (QSC) have been assisting companies for many years with the implementation of Quality, Environmental and Health and Safety Management Systems helping them to become certified to the Quality Standard ISO 9001:2015, the Environmental Standard ISO 14001:2015 and Health & Safety Standard ISO 45001:2018 but never has it been so important to invest time, money and resources in implementation of internationally recognised certifications.
The UK’s departure from the European Union (EU) will undoubtedly bring changes to businesses of all sizes and sectors, we believe that planning ahead while negotiations are still underway is vital. From our experience of working with businesses for many years we know that ISO Management Systems and compliance to the ISO Standards are beneficial to both small and large businesses, helping to protect businesses from risk and increase efficiency and ensure the structure of an organisation. It also sets out clear reporting procedures and which leads to more successful audits. This type of management also means that businesses have a better chance of being offered third party contracts. Certification to ISO also supports and provides benefits to both employees and customers. Benefits to consider are : Increase in employee morale, efficiency and revenue, improved record keeping and document control, reduction in costs and returned products, reduction in complaints, globally recognised ISO Standards, improved supplier relationships, improved customer relationships, expanded customer base, increased customer confidence in your ability to supply products and services, continuous improvement with use of non-conformity reporting and trend analysis, better decision making and the opportunity to win more tenders and contracts and repeat business.
Brexit will undoubtedly provide opportunities as well as threats and preparation is key and irrespective of tariffs, barriers and financial constraints, there will be new marketing opportunities and supply networks to explore and opportunities to develop new relationships.
If you’re thinking of going for a ISO Registration and employing an ISO Consultant, call Andy Adams at Quality Systems Consultancy on 01889 881887 / 07900 558547 or for an informal and confidential discussion. Our head office is located in Staffordshire and we work throughout the UK.
Andy, our ISO Consultant has 30 years wealth of experience and knowledge, is a chartered member of IOSH and a fully qualified ISO Consultant and UKAS Auditor.
Achieving ISO 9001 involves a logical steps starting with a review of the standard against the system you are currently operating and noting strengths and weaknesses. We can help you review this area to build a program of improvements to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.
Achieving ISO14001 does not have to be hard work. With the right approach and with top management commitment we can guide you every step of the way to ensure that your procedures are fully compatible with the requirements of the standard.
QSC Consultancy can offer a full Health & Safety System compliant with ISO 45001 the Occupational Health & Safety Management System. This system will assist you in managing Health & Safety Risks and facilitate legal compliance.
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