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When it comes to ISO certification, the sheer number of options available to business owners is overwhelmingly vast and wide ranging.

As such, selecting the right certification company for your business can be an arduous process in itself.

Luckily, there is one company that stands head and shoulders above the rest!

 

ISO Accreditation with ISO Accelerator

At ISO Accelerator, we offer an efficient route to ISO accreditation via an online process that saves time, money and hassle.

No longer will you have to sit through time-consuming consultations and site visits from auditors. Simply apply online and we'll get you started on a simpler, more streamlined path to ISO 9001 certification.

But you don't have to take our word for it...

 

Case Study: David Turner

David Turner is a management consultant who recently helped a client to achieve ISO 9001:2015 certification with the assistance of ISO Accelerator. He had this to say:

"ISO Accelerator presents a compelling fast-track proposition for getting companies and organisations where they need to be with their ISO compliance – without the body of time, site audits, or the more usual and complex route.

"Before the company I consult committed to this, I must have looked at 20 or 30 alternative options. ISO Accelerator took the time to clarify queries and situations before and during the process.

"Working across time-zones, I was grateful to be able to complete the process in days – using only email from the start. This is one company you can trust and I’ll be sure to send other organisations this way in the future."

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Hilcon Ltd is a concrete supply company that provides ready-mixed concrete to sites all over Hampshire.

Recently, the Hilcon team decided that implementing a quality management system and achieving ISO 9001 certification would be a great way to show potential customers just how dedicated they are to providing the best service possible. However, they were a little concerned that getting certified would use up a lot of the company's time and resources.

It was this concern that led them to ISO Accelerator. We specialise in fast-track ISO certification - in fact, if you're a small/medium business based in the UK, we can typically get you certified within just 7 days.

We worked with Hilcon to help them develop an effective, ISO-compliant quality management system; once this was in place, the company completed a Self-Declaration of Conformance to state that their QMS met the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 standard. We are pleased to say that Hilcon Ltd is now an ISO-certified business!

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QR Code Authentication

At ISO Accelerator, we pride ourselves on offering businesses a systematic route to ISO 9001 accreditation that's both cost-effective and time-saving.

Online efficiency is a top priority, and we are always striving to make the world of online accreditation as smooth and seamless as possible.

Which is exactly why we're introducing the use of ISO accreditation QR codes to aid with the authentication process of all our digital certificates going forward.

 

QR Code Verification

As of August 2019, all certification issued by ISO Accelerator will feature a special QR code specifically for verification purposes.

These digital signatures can simply be scanned on a smart phone or smart device, which will take you to our official ISO certification checker.

From there, you will be able to enter the certificate's individual identification number into the certificate checker for immediate confirmation of validity.

 

Multilateral Recognition

As if that weren't enough, we are also proud to announce that, later this year (Q4 2019), our accreditation body USAS will also be joining the multilateral recognition programme.

This will allow all USAS-accredited ISO certifications to be verified on the USAS website, offering global certification validation from anywhere in the world.

ISO Accelerator is continuing to revolutionise the world of accreditation, and these next steps on our online journey prove once again that we are fully committed to providing you and your business with the best possible online certification experience.

For more information on these developments, or additional details on our online certification services, please get in touch!

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UK and USA flags

As the UK prepares for its departure from the European Union on 31 October 2019, many British businesses are turning their attention to the USA.

British and American people alike have long enjoyed the mutual benefits of their countries' close rapport, and that so-called 'special relationship' will only become more important once the UK has left the EU. Indeed, President Trump has stated that talks about a "very substantial" UK-US trade deal are already underway.

So how can UK business owners take advantage of the current situation?

 

Attract US customers with USAS-accredited certification

If you would like to bring in more business from the USA in the near future, it may be beneficial to hold ISO certification that's accredited by a US-based company.

ISO Accelerator is accredited by USAS, whose head office is located in Florida, USA. Getting your ISO 9001 certification from us will help American customers to have confidence in your business's quality management system, and what's more, our online certification process will save you a significant amount of time and money too!

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Digital Certification

For companies seeking ISO 9001 certification, the prospect of the accreditation process can be a dark cloud looming on the business horizon, presenting laborious days and costly delays.

However, thanks to USAS-accredited ISO certification from ISO Accelerator, those fears can be wiped clean and, instead, be replaced with online efficiency and unobtrusive integration.

Sound too good to be true? Read on to find out just what digital certification from ISO Accelerator can do for you and your business.

 

Who are USAS?

Based out of Florida in the United States, USAS are an internationally-recognised accreditation body, offering accredited online certification for small- to medium-sized businesses. This covers companies that employ 25 individuals or less. (Companies with more employees can also apply on a case-by-case basis where numbers of employees perform the same tasks, e.g. Production Workers, Drivers, Salespeople, etc.)

USAS describe themselves as an “independent, impartial and paradigm pioneer in the field of accreditation”, which is no exaggeration.

Offering well-defined standards to ensure the technical competence and integrity of its accredited organisations, USAS are respected worldwide for their innovative and user-friendly business acumen, as well as their novel approaches to accreditation.

Through the USAS-accredited ISO certification process, we at ISO Accelerator give businesses around the globe the ability to get certified online, backed by a US-based third-party accreditation body.

 

Financial Benefits of Digital Certification

From a financial standpoint, digital certification has a notable upside, presenting numerous remunerative benefits.

First and foremost, the cost of digital certification is typically less than the alternative route, providing like-for-like monetary comparison that is as plain as day.

It’s also far more economical from a time standpoint, requiring fewer resources and labour hours than physical certification services, therefore allowing you to better utilise those resources elsewhere.

Additionally, it can be completed at a time that suits you, allowing you to schedule the task in line with your own timetable and priorities. During periods of heavy workload where focused labour is needed elsewhere, this fact alone can be hugely beneficial.

 

Environmental Benefits of Digital Certification

In addition to the litany of measurable financial advantages, the benefits of digital certification also extend to the environment.

In a modern society where conservation is becoming increasingly important, more and more aspects of daily life have been taken online in an attempt to reduce carbon emissions and lessen the environmental impact: from e-tickets to online bank statements.

Digital certification is no different, and can have a profound effect on the carbon footprint of the certification process. The online nature of digital certification negates the need for a physical auditor to drive to and from the site, creating a process that requires significantly less travel.

Over the course of a year, the energy-saving benefits can be significant. In fact, cutting out the annual travel needs of just one auditor can result in a reduction of CO2 emissions that literally measures in the tonnes.

 

Why Choose ISO Accelerator?

When it comes to management systems and the associated standards, digital certification is a novel approach to the accredited certification process that’s tailor-made for the digital age of today. Gone are the wads of paper and lengthy in-person pleasantries, replaced by online comms and fast-track results.

Bringing a contemporary technological solution to an industry that has been crying out for just that, the streamlined process of online accreditation is a revolutionary way of achieving ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification practically, efficiently and responsibly.

In addition to saving time and money, your company can actively contribute to a healthier planet at the same time. Enhance your business, reduce your outgoings and promote sustainability today, all by completing your certification digitally online with ISO Accelerator.

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Total Waste Removal is a provider of waste/rubbish removal services to Hampshire and the surrounding areas. We have worked with Total Waste Removal before, helping them achieve their ISO 9001 certification in 2018. They recently contacted the ISO Accelerator team again to enquire about getting their ISO 14001 certification, and we were only too delighted to help!

What is ISO 14001 certification?

ISO 14001 is an international standard that demonstrates that a company is working to particular environmental standards. To do this, it lays out a framework that a company, like Total Waste Removal, can follow. Many companies opt to integrate this standard into their existing ISO 9001 standard to help them complete organisational goals. 

How will it impact their business?

With this valuable environmental certification under their belts, Total Waste Removal are far more likely to win bigger, more high-profile jobs with blue chip clients who deal with high quality and widely accepted products and services! It was a pleasure to work with Total Waste Removal again to help them achieve this.

If ISO 14001 certification would be beneficial to your business, don't hesitate to get in touch. Simply fill in our online application form and our team will be in touch!

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USA football

Well, ladies and gentlemen, it’s official – England have been knocked out of the Women’s World Cup by the USA.

In the wake of the final whistle, the Lionesses have been left to lick their wounds while the Stars & Stripes are set to wave the star-spangled banner all the way into the Women’s World Cup Final.

While this may seem like a transatlantic tragedy to footy fans across England, it’s undoubtedly an impressive feat for the USA.

However, the good ol’ US of A does have a consolation prize to offer us Brits and it comes in the form online QMS accreditation.

Land of Opportunity

For the US team, Sunday marks the third consecutive time they have reached the World Cup Final, while the victory over England brings their undefeated streak to an impressive tally of 11.

There’s no doubt about it, the USA surely does stand for “The Land of Opportunity” with opportunity knocking pretty loudly this Sunday.

But you don’t have to wait until Sunday to grab your opportunity for American success. In fact, you don’t even have to leave the computer!

Hit the gas and accelerate your journey to accreditation now by signing up for USAS-accredited certification at the touch of a button!

God Bless Accreditors

Through ISO Accelerator, SMEs of 25 employees or less can gain the globally-recognised ISO9001 QMS accreditation quickly and economically with minimal fuss and bother.

By-passing what can often be a lengthy, laborious endeavour, ISO Accelerator has teamed with Florida-based USAS to offer accredited ISO certification online, using up to the minute communications methods and processes.

Better still, online accreditation through ISO Accelerator can also save you time and money, eliminating the need for facility visit from a third-party auditor and cutting certification time down considerably.

What are you waiting for? Complete our online application form now and kick-off your journey to USAS-accredited glory.

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Whether you’re involved with a SME or a large-scale organisation, maintaining a level of service that’s consistently high for your customer/client base is vital in achieving improved or continued success year after year.

For distributors, this ethos is no different, and both quality and consistency can be the key ingredients for successful relationships and a thriving business.

Attaining ISO certification can be a fantastic way to streamline and optimise your business, improving a number of aspects of your business for enhanced customer satisfaction.

ISO Certification for Distribution Businesses

The distribution channel can have many links, involving a number of processes, stages and players at each level. As such, distributors and distribution businesses can benefit greatly from ISO certification.

Streamlining your business can not only increase performance and enhance the customer/client experience, but also save your business money along the way.
Cutting out an inessential part of the equation can be extremely rewarding and cost-effective, ultimately increasing revenue as well as performance.

ISO certification can do just that. ISO 9001 is the globally-recognised standard for quality management systems and achieving this will ensure your QMS is fit for purpose.

As an internationally-recognised accreditation, attaining ISO certification also adds credence to your business and professional credibility to your services, both nationally and internationally.

Why Choose ISO Accelerator?

Attaining ISO 9001 certification can be a costly, laborious and drawn-out process. In the world of business, time is money, and certification can be a drain on resources, both physical and financial.

Luckily, ISO Accelerator can get you on the fast track to ISO 9001 accreditation. As our name suggests, ISO Accelerator is the perfect way to gain ISO accreditation in a quick and cost-effective manner. With ISO Accelerator, you can achieve ISO 9001 certification online using our USAS-accredited self-certification process.

ISO 9001 is an international standard, and businesses across the world can gain certification via ISO Accelerator. Best of all, we can also save you money, notably by removing the need for a site visit from a third-party auditor.

Fast and economical, ISO Accelerator is the perfect way to get your business ISO certified. To find out more, call today on 01308 302010 or click below to get in touch online.

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While it may seem like every topic under the sun has its own designated day – from World Pasta Day to Squirrel Appreciation Day – it’s amazing that there are any days left over for topics of genuine importance. Luckily, there are and 9 June 2019 is one of them – World Accreditation Day!

What is World Accreditation Day?

This month, people around the world can soak up the certificatory goodness of World Accreditation Day on 9 June. While this may seem to be a tad niche for those outside the industry, it’s undoubtedly more beneficial than something like World Hat Day!

Regardless of its specialist slant, for those in the business of supply chains or procurement activities, it’s undoubtedly a day of notable significance and a chance to spread the word of the importance of accreditation.

A global initiative, World Accreditation Day is backed by Accreditation bodies from all over the world and set to be quite the fixture, promoting the value of accreditation, accredited conformity assessment and standards.

What to Expect from World Accreditation Day

National events are set to take place across the world in celebration of World Accreditation Day, with seminars and workshops taking place in key cities internationally.

Increased press and media coverage are also expected, helping to spread the word of how accreditation can not only help support businesses, government and regulators, but also how it can help shape the world for the better.

The Theme of World Accreditation Day 2019

The theme of this year’s WAD is “Adding Value to Supply Chains”, highlighting the importance and benefits of accreditation in the supply chain, notably the positive effects it has on supporting free trade, regulatory approval process and confidence in the supply chain across the globe.

With goods sourced from around the world, the significance of delivering confidence in supply chains is all the more important – making accreditation a fundamental component. Expect this ethos to be explored in depth, through a variety of educational mediums and interactive engagement.

Take Part in World Accreditation Day

With World Accreditation Day right around the corner, why not use the global celebration as a motivator to get your business on the right track? In fact, why not get it on the fast-track with ISO Accelerator?

You can sign up to ISO Accelerator online and get accredited certification that’s both quick and cost-effective. Our online process is supported and accredited by the USAS, using up-to-date communication methods that can save you both time and money.

Why wait for accredited certification? Take part in the World Accreditation Day festivities and do your business a real service by signing up for ISO Accelerator today!

To find out more about ISO Accelerator, why not get in touch today? Call now on 01308 302010 or fill out our enquiry form online using the button below.

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Principles of Quality Management

There are 8 quality management principles (developed by the ISO/TC 176) upon which ISO 9001 certification is built. These principles, when followed properly, help organisations to improve their quality management systems and overall business relationships.

Let’s take a closer look at the 8 principles of quality management:

  • Customer Focus - This principle covers customer needs and customer services. It stresses that businesses should strive to understand their customers & go above and beyond their expectations.

  • Leadership - Leadership is an integral part of any business. Without properly-defined leadership goals and objectives, a business will struggle to run smoothly.

  • People Involvement - The third principle focuses on efficiency and effectiveness of staff. You can build stakeholder confidence by optimising performance, managing processes and using business resources wisely.

  • Process Approach - This principle is about efficiency, effectiveness and consistency. Having a good approach to your processes helps to speed up activities, reduce costs and eliminate waste.

  • Systematic Approach to Management - ISO defines this principle as “identifying, understanding and managing interrelated processes as a system contributes to the organisation’s effectiveness and efficiency in achieving its objectives”.

  • Continual Improvement - This has to be be an active business objective; businesses should embrace new opportunities and adapt to new market situations.

  • Factual Approach to Decision Making - Making a decision based on data and analysis is logical, but in the current climate, most workplace decisions are made in a rush. This principle helps to make sure decisions are made with consideration and clarity.

  • Mutually-Benefical Supplier Relations - The final principle deals with supply chains and promotes healthy relationships between a business and its distributors. Building a strong supplier relationship encourages productivity.

If you're interested in gaining ISO 9001 certification for your organisation, ISO Accelerator can help you to do it quickly and with minimal hassle. Get in touch today to find out more.

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