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Life after lockdown: work better than ever

Thursday 9th July 2020

“In the rush to return to normal, use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to.” Dave Hollis’s quote above has become something of an epitaph for lockdown. It has made us all think about how (often blindly) we accept the status quo, and what we’ve learned in these past […]




Business after lockdown: a survival toolkit

Wednesday 10th June 2020

On 23 March, our world changed. With Boris Johnson’s address, the nation’s workforce was essentially sent home overnight. As his broadcast ended, businesses across the UK scrambled to get their people back online from spare rooms, loft conversions and kitchen worktops. Within 24 hours, we were not only juggling our careers, but childcare and home-schooling […]




COVID-19: Could now be the time to get your business ship-shape?

Monday 23rd March 2020

You may have seen in the news that COVID-19, alongside the devastation it has caused, has brought unexpected benefits to our planet. Air quality is rapidly improving, disparate communities now pull together, and fish are even reappearing in the canals of Venice. But could this time of lockdown also benefit your business? Yes, it could. […]




Why Little Britain can still be trusted

Friday 5th July 2019

The UK has had it pretty rough in the past couple of years. Coloured by the Brexit debacle, the tenure of Theresa May will not go down well in the annals of time. But, whatever happens with our place in Europe, there is one reason why we shouldn’t doubt the ‘Great’ in Great Britain. And […]




World Accreditation Day 2019 – what can it do for me?

Friday 7th June 2019

World Accreditation Day takes place on 9th June 2019, and will focus on how accreditation adds value to supply chains and procurement activities. Over the years, this annual diary date has become increasingly important – promoting the value of accreditation, accredited conformity assessment and standards. There’s a website fit to bust with information about accreditation, training and […]




Is there a magic formula for audit success?

Thursday 28th March 2019

isCompliant helps clients through the audit process all year round. By making your business more organised, and much more transparent, isCompliant guides organisations towards certification in the ISO Standards that are so crucial to their prosperity. As a result, we’re pretty clear on the ‘magic formula’ that makes for a successful audit. Want to know […]




What’s in a name? The difference between documents and records in ISO 9001

Tuesday 11th December 2018

If you’ve ever worked for a large corporate, it’s likely you’re familiar with those cheesy motivational posters of tanned, muscular people running up hillsides alongside an ‘inspirational’ quote. Chances are you’ve seen the one that goes like this: “The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.” Not the most original observation […]




Waste: out of sight cannot be out of mind.

Tuesday 24th July 2018

Waste. You bin it and forget it. Pat yourself on the back for recycling into your blue bin, brown bin, grey bin and food waste bin. Happy days. Once all your debris is sorted into those cheerful, colour-coordinated wheelies, and that big noisy lorry arrives, they’re someone else’s problem. Aren’t they? After all, you’ve done […]




Because Health & Safety is everyone’s business: ISO 45001

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

In March 2018, amidst the worst snowfalls the UK has yet seen, a keenly awaited new standard was published. ISO 45001:2018 is the world’s first International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S), and replaces its British predecessor OHSAS 18001. Why the change? An international standard was needed, to address working conditions, workplace injury and […]




Tips for staying calm in an audit

Thursday 12th April 2018

You’re a small business working your socks off to achieve ISO certification. And there’s just one thing now standing between you and it: an external audit. Yikes. The word ‘audit’ strikes fear into the souls of even the most hardened business people. But does it have to be that way? We think not. So, in […]