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Quality Systems consultancy celebrates record 2014

Following a best ever financial report in 2013, the Scottish Quality Management Centre (SQMC) has surpassed financial targets for a successive year with a 36% increase in turnover for financial year-end 2014.

The ISO 9000 specialist increased its turnover from £250k in 2013 well beyond its £275k goal for 2014 to £340k. 

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Good Friday holiday 2015

Please be advised that our admin offices are not open on Good Friday or the bank holiday Monday. We will be back to normal again on Tuesday 7th April.  However, email will be monitored during this time, and urgent messages replied to ASAP.


No need for transition trepidation

While the next editions of the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 International Standards are expected to hit the printing presses by the end of the year, it remains vitally important to learn to audit to the version of the Standard that is current, valid and familiar to you. Only the 2008 and 2004 versions, respectively, are in use worldwide today; and that is not going to change overnight!

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Fife engineering firm achieves excellent level of quality, safety and environmental compliance

Fife-based DPS Group has worked with SQMC for two years and credits it with making sure that it meets its business objectives, retains essential Quality, Safety and Environmental compliance and helping business growth.

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Rethinking Integrated Management Systems

With revisions to three key management systems Standards coming into effect this year and next, we’re looking ahead to the future of Integrated Management Systems (IMS).

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December marks qualification date for mandatory energy audits

This month heralds the arrival of the qualification date for mandatory energy audits for large businesses across the UK.

Businesses that have 250 employees and/or a turnover of €50m on 31 December 2014 will now fall within the scope of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

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Christmas and Hogmanay 2014

Our building closes here on the college campus tomorrow afternoon (Friday 19th December) for the festive season; opening again on Monday 5th January 2015.

We welcome your bookings onto public courses via our automated website system, as usual; and our admin team will respond to you on our return.

In the meantime, we wish all of our customers and Associates a peaceful Christmas and prosperous New Year.  


SQMC marks World Quality Day with Quality awards

13th November marked World Quality Day, and the Scottish Quality Management Centre (SQMC) celebrated the occasion with quality awards for Mandos Software and Diageo.

Now in its fourth year, SQMC’s annual awards recognise those individuals who have excelled in quality management.

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SQMC partners Quality Scotland

The Scottish Quality Management Centre (SQMC) is proud to announce that it has joined Quality Scotland as a Partner in Excellence.

Fife-based SQMC becomes the fourth such Partner in Excellence; organisations who each provide expert training and guidance for Quality Scotland clients who have identified particular training needs through the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Excellence Model.

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Small cracks can lead to big problems

Even the smallest of issues can escalate quickly and become much larger and more difficult to mitigate if left unchecked.

Having an effective and efficient Quality Management System (QMS) in place can identify many problems whilst they are still at a manageable level.

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