Bookkeeping

5 Common Bookkeeping Mistakes

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  No-one sets up a business because they want to spend their time on bookkeeping! But maintaining complete and accurate financial records is a legal requirement in the UK, and failing to do so can lead to substantial fines from the HMRC or worse, prosecutions.   So the success of your business relies on you […]

Risk Management

How to Promote Your ISO Certification!

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Just achieved ISO Certification? Congratulations! You’ve put in heaps of dedication and hard work, now it’s time to show it off! How can you promote your ISO Certification? Our marketing team discuss multiple methods to show off your new ISO Certification. Let your followers know on social media! Posting out on social media can be […]

Risk Management

Good End-to-End Supply Chain management: Extended Quality Management Systems (QMS)

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Blog written by Arif Karim, specialist consultant in Supply-Chain. Successfully ISO accredited organisations can further increase productivity, profits, customer satisfaction as well as regulatory adherence by working towards having excellent enterprise performance management systems across the end-to-end supply chain. This should include external suppliers across the supply chain with a pre-requisite of leadership engagement and […]

Risk Management

First Corporate Clothing Ltd

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First Corporate Clothing are designers, manufacturers and suppliers of tailored corporate wear. Using their own range of specially milled fabrics, they design and supply uniform to many industry sectors from government agencies, financial institutions and Passenger Transport providers. They are one of the very few corporate clothing suppliers that still manufacture their own range of […]

Risk Management

Does going meat-free reduce carbon?

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Global attitudes towards climate change are evolving with many of us expecting businesses to do more to reduce their impact on the environment. We can also affect change through our choices as consumers, for example choosing unpackaged food or buying from companies who measure and manage their carbon footprint. And there are many other ways […]

Risk Management

Businesses Can’t Ignore Climate Change

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In May 2019 the UK Government’s Climate Change Committee released a report recommending the UK cut greenhouse gases to nearly zero by 2050.  This, combined with a change in public opinion on the matter means businesses can not ignore their contribution to climate change. Whatever your size or business activity, you can contribute by reducing […]

Risk Management

How does moving Office Affect my ISO 27001 Certificate?

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Although many computing activities are now handled in the cloud by a service provider, the Physical Security of information is still an important part of ISO 27001, the international standard for information security. The Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of data can all be impacted by the physical space your team operates from, whether that’s a […]

Risk Management

Day in the Life of an ISO Consultant: Project Management

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At Assent Risk Management one of our main activities is undertaking projects for clients to help them achieve ISO Certification, manage risk or improve some other area of their business. Projects can easily suffer from scope-drift or other delays if not managed, so part of our job as consultants is to keep things on track. […]