Risk Management

What are the requirements of ISO 14001?

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If you’re considering ISO 14001certification, but aren’t sure if you’re ready to commit to the project, it may help to have at look at ourblogwhich explains how the process works. In the meantime, I’m sure it would be helpful to get an idea of the requirements of ISO 14001, and the key documentation and processes […]

Risk Management

What is ISO 14001?

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In the last 10 years, the world has started to become much more aware of the detrimental affect us humans have on the environment. Although it was slow, there was progress towards a more responsible future, and with the protests, marches and campaigns seen recently in cities across the UK, it would seem that now […]

Risk Management

Root Cause Analysis: Using 5 Whys

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‘Root Cause Analysis’ is a term that appears often in business but how do organisations use this as a tool to drive improvement? What Does Root Cause Analysis Mean? When things go wrong we want to fix them quickly, but sometimes we can focus too much on the symptom rather than the illness, leading to […]

Bookkeeping

How to Change Your Accountant

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The relationship with your accountant is one of the most important you’ll have in business, so it is important to choose the right one. A professional team who are responsive to your queries, knowledgeable but not patronising. A team who are interested in the stories behind your numbers and feel invested in the success of […]

Risk Management

ISO Accreditation Bodies Around the World

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In the UK we advise our clients to use a UKAS Accredited Certification Body.   UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) is recognised by the UK Government for providing accreditation services, and operates to strict codes of practice. Find out more: Why Choose a UKAS Certification Body? For these reasons, the UKAS ‘Crown and Tick’ logo […]

Risk Management

What are the ISO 27001 Controls?

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Unlike other management system standards, ISO 27001 for Information Security, provides a lengthy annex of 114 controls and control objectives. It is mandatory to address the controls within Annex A of the standard, and while you aren’t required to implement EVERY control, you do need to justify their inclusion or exclusion from your management system. […]

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 […]