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SQMC celebrates 25 years of growth

It is a silver jubilee next month (May) for Scottish-based quality trainers and consultants, who continue to go from strength to strength with longstanding clients such as Fife Council, Diageo, Caterpillar, FMC Technologies, Babcock, and Raytheon Systems.

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Marine suppliers focus on quality for business growth

Highland firm Gael Force Group Ltd turned to the Scottish Quality Management Centre (SQMC) to provide ongoing consultancy support to help achieve ISO 9001:2008 which laid the foundation for Gael Force to help meet its business goal of achieving ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 in order to improve efficiencies and help bolster the company’s bottom line by improving its competitive advantage.

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Workplace injuries decreasing thanks to health and safety management

In recent years, there has been a noticeable trend across the UK towards lower numbers of workplace injuries, according to the Health and Safety Executive.1

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Mandatory Energy Audits from April 2014

A decree issued from Westminster in 2013 comes in to force in just over a month, meaning the nation's larger organisations will face mandatory audits of their energy use.

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ISO to create world's first 9001 database

Good News!

The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) confirmed late January that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) will pursue the creation of the first global database of ISO 9001 certifications.

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2013 a quality year for SQMC

2013 proved a quality year for Dunfermline-based quality management trainers and consultants SQMC.

The Scottish Quality Management Centre (SQMC) continued to beat current economic trends by increasing its turnover by over 10% in 2013.

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Food safety processes prove quality is essential

Food safety is essential for food suppliers of all sizes and simple steps taken to audit your organisation’s BRC Food Safety processes and continually monitor your Food Safety Management System can go a long way to guaranteeing the quality and source of your products.

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Christmas season shut-down

Our building closes this evening (20th December) for the festive season; opening again on Monday 6th January 2014.

We welcome your bookings onto public courses via the "Course Dates, Locations and Prices" module, 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 announces quality awards for inspirational women “turning lead into gold”

As part of its World Quality Day celebrations on 13th November, the Scottish Quality Management Centre (SQMC) presented awards to two inspirational women from Inverness and Prestwick, both working in the field of quality management.

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ISO 9001 Q & A: "What is meant by 'Quality Objectives'?"

With this being the United Nations' 'World Quality Week', what better topic for Ron's Q & A video than this? A fundamental principle for effective Quality Management, but a clause of 9001 that is often misunderstood or neglected.