Grooming Your Business for Sale

Why groom your business for sale? There are a number of reasons, but the most common one is this: to satisfy the desire to release capital for new projects or for financial security. The other reasons are: to deal with the reality that you are unwilling to manage or have become incapable of managing your […]

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ISO 9001Certification “Tangible Benefits” of if done right– (marketing benifits)

It is important to remember that if ISO is not implemented correctly then it is likely that you won’t get any benefits.  The probability is that it will do harm to your organisation – increasing bureaucracy, creating duplication of effort, pointless maintenance efforts, and higher ISO costs.  Worse still, frustration and avoidance of important controls could affect […]

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Summary of changes between ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 9001:2015

Proposed 3 year transition period for organisations to adopt the new standard – expected to be published late 2015. The shape, structure and ‘feel’ of the document has changed – it is being issued under the common document format, with common text and terminology used across various management system standards. 1. Product has now become […]

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ISO 9001 draft now available

The main changes in the new draft relate to its format and the increased importance on risk. These include: the same high-level structure used by other management system standards which will help companies implementing more than one standard, the identification of risk and risk control as requirements in the standard, the requirement of top management […]

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