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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 […]




ISO standards as a lingua franca

Friday 11th August 2017

Bring two people together who don’t speak the same language and they are mutually incomprehensible. Little, if anything, can be achieved. But give them a common tongue – a lingua franca – and they can understand each other, negotiate, share ideas, trade, improve and innovate. This is exactly what ISO Standards do. They’re a set […]




Plastic Technology Services Ltd: No fuss first-time certification and significant time saving

Thursday 27th July 2017

What they say “We wanted to have confidence in the technology we used to help us achieve certification to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 for the first time. The isCompliant system and support were exactly what we needed.” How we helped Having been at the forefront of plastic recycling for over 30 years, PTS say […]




There’s no quality without risk: ISO 9001:2015

Wednesday 5th April 2017

In his bestselling book ‘Life Lessons from Space’ Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield describes the exhaustive preparation that goes into each mission. This preparation doesn’t just take place in the sim, in the pool, or in the lab, but round a table too. At such meetings, NASA colleagues will often scribble on little bits of card […]




Quality: Doing it right when no-one is looking

Wednesday 12th October 2016

What is ‘quality’? It’s a word that means so many different things to different people. To most, the Oxford dictionary definition will suffice – it’s a “general excellence of standard or level”, and it can be applied to everything from groceries to goal shots. But when the term ‘quality’ is used on site, the meaning […]




Brexit and ISO 9001:2015

Tuesday 5th July 2016

ISO in the real world! Whatever your politics may be, Brexit has doubtless shaken up your business – and your people – a little bit in these past weeks. The water cooler chat is now less about Sky’s latest Scandi drama, and more about ‘What does the future hold for us?’. But, whether delighted by […]




isCompliant: Got your six

Wednesday 16th March 2016

It’s a phrase that’s immediately familiar to military personnel, and to fervent NCIS fans. Now you think of it, you’ve probably heard it now and then. But what’s it got to do with compliance? ‘I got your six’ was a saying coined by World War I fighter pilots who’d refer to a pilot’s rear as […]




The ISO Curry Infographic: ISO 9001 Made Easy

Thursday 3rd September 2015

ISO 9001 can appear complicated to the uninitiated. So when we saw this article from QEM Solutions explaining it through the stages of cooking a curry, we had to share it with you!