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Useful ISO tips and business guides.

ISO 9001: The Benefits

An ISO 9001 certificate may be great for winning tenders, but it can also help your business become leaner, and more profitable. We share how.

ISO 9001: The Benefits

Win new business through client advocacy

It costs 10x more to win a new client than it does to keep an existing one. In this guide, we share how focusing on existing clients can reap big rewards.

Win new business through client advocacy

Why start-ups should embrace ISO standards

There's a misconception that ISO standards aren't for small businesses, yet good structure is key to building stable foundations for a bright future.

Why start-ups should embrace ISO standards

6 Habits of Highly Effective Meetings

We’re all ‘time poor’ these days, and yet most management team meetings – more than 65% - are not even called for the purpose of making a decision.

6 Habits of Highly Effective Meetings

The Ultimate Guide to ISO 27001

We take you through what ISO 27001 is, how it works, the benefits and why the Information Security Management Standard is more popular than ever before.

The Ultimate Guide to ISO 27001

The Ultimate Guide to ISO 14001

Not sure why ISO 14001 is right for you? We've put together the ultimate guide to ISO 14001 to answer commonly asked questions about the popular standard.

The Ultimate Guide to ISO 14001

The Ultimate Guide to ISO 9001

Not sure what ISO 9001 is, why you need it, what the benefits are and how much it costs? We've built the ultimate guide to ISO 9001 to answer those questions.

The Ultimate Guide to ISO 9001

How Productive will Managers be this Christmas?

With the end of 2016 in sight, have you been thinking about setting aside some time for some much required strategic thinking?

How Productive will Managers be this Christmas?

Business Owners Guide to Christmas

It's important you plan for your Christmas break and map out your 2017. Follow our Business Owners Guide to Christmas for hints and tips.

Business Owners Guide to Christmas

Small Businesses Are At Risk

Data breaches are becoming a more regular occurrence, with several big-ticket businesses across the world falling - but small businesses are at risk too.

Small Businesses Are At Risk

Client Area Enhancements

The British Assessment Bureau team have been working diligently over the last few months, enhancing the ISO journey of our clients.

Client Area Enhancements

Personal Details of 550,000 Blood Donors Leaked

Red Cross confirm personal data of over half a million blood donors across Australia has been compromised in a huge security breach.

Personal Details of 550,000 Blood Donors Leaked

Are Your Suppliers Putting You at Risk?

Given the enormous time and cost put into winning a contract, it’s hugely important to ensure sub-contractors and suppliers don’t undermine your efforts.

Are Your Suppliers Putting You at Risk?

Don’t Spook Your Customers

Protecting personal data is an example of how not to “spook” your customers - it’s advantageous to make your business the best it can to win and retain work.

Don’t Spook Your Customers

The Threat From Within

Barely a day goes by without a big corporate falling victim to a hacking attempt. The online world we live in is full of opportunity, but also risk.

The Threat From Within

Budgeting for ISO Certification

If you're researching the costs of ISO certification, hopefully you're sold on the extensive benefits it can bring. But how much does it really cost?

Budgeting for ISO Certification

A Guide to ISO Transitions

It’s mandatory for those with ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 to move to the updated versions of the standards by September 2018. Find out more in this guide.

A Guide to ISO Transitions

Yahoo Confirms Biggest Data Breach Ever

Multinational technology company Yahoo has confirmed massive data breach that stole personal information from at least 500 million users.

Yahoo Confirms Biggest Data Breach Ever

Make Time for ISO 9001

The leading reason for people not proceeding with certification is a lack of time. No time to be efficient? There's a simple answer - make the time!

Make Time for ISO 9001

We’re Here to Help!

Since the launch of our new website in July, we’ve been focusing on making everything so much easier for our clients. See how we're making improvements...

We’re Here to Help!

A Business Lesson from the NHS

The NHS tends to turn to compliance to ensure things are done properly. This guide explores the business lesson we can learn from the NHS.

A Business Lesson from the NHS

Recycle Week 2016

Recycle Week 2016 is taking place from 12th - 18th September. The theme ‘The Unusual Suspects’ has been lined up and we’re keen for businesses to get involved.

Recycle Week 2016

Cyber-Attacks: Know Your Enemy

As cyber-attacks and data breaches are on the rise around the world, a common question asked is "what motivates cyber-attacks?"...

Cyber-Attacks: Know Your Enemy

ISO 27001 Training Is Business Critical

With worldwide security breaches taking over the headlines recently, is it any wonder businesses are seeking ways to protect themselves against these risks?

ISO 27001 Training Is Business Critical

Another Day, Another Breach

This year more organisations than ever have achieved certification to ISO 27001, as the threat of data breaches increases on a day to day basis.

Another Day, Another Breach

3 Causes of Security Breaches

There are hundreds of security breaches that happen across the world every day. Here we look into the main causes, from human error to system glitches.

3 Causes of Security Breaches

ISO 9001 is a Proven Business Winner

According to data from our 2015 client satisfaction survey, 68% of clients have qualified for / won business as a result of becoming ISO 9001 certified.

ISO 9001 is a Proven Business Winner

10 Reasons To Have ISO 9001

In this guide we outline the top 10 reasons why you should become certified to the internationally recognised Quality Management Standard, ISO 9001.

10 Reasons To Have ISO 9001

Book Your Free ISO Training Course!

It’s much easier to get wider ISO buy-in and engagement when you have 2 people championing the benefits of certification. Claim your free training course now.

Book Your Free ISO Training Course!

ISO 14001 Increases Competitiveness

68% of BAB's clients with ISO 14001 have either qualified for, or directly won business thanks to their green credentials.

ISO 14001 Increases Competitiveness

SSIP – What’s It All About?

For those in the construction sector, demonstrating appropriate levels of health and safety management is practical, professional and mandatory.

SSIP – What’s It All About?

Define your Brand

This guide highlights the importance of setting standards and working hard to ensure they are the same every time a customer experiences them.

Define your Brand

ISO in a Nutshell

We know that ISO standards may seem a bit daunting, but in reality they are quite straight forward. Learn the basics of ISO here.

ISO in a Nutshell

Are We Green Enough Yet?

'Going green' has turned into a goal for more and more organisations, especially when they realise just how much money could be saved.

Are We Green Enough Yet?

Understanding Data Security

Companies must have security procedures in place to ensure personal data belonging to customers and employees is stored securely, without risks attached.

Understanding Data Security

ISO 27001 for Beginners

The ISO 27001 Information Security Management standard is a way of ensuring you'e managing your risks effectively. Read on for an introduction to the standard.

ISO 27001 for Beginners

Are You Protected?

It’s hardly surprising that keeping data secure is important and so one of the most common laws you need to comply with is the Data Protection Act 1998.

Are You Protected?

Get Cycling for Bike Week 2016

As the biggest nationwide cycling event in the UK, Bike Week - taking place 11th-19th June - encourages over half a million professionals to get cycling!

Get Cycling for Bike Week 2016

Make Your Plan

Sadly, too many small businesses ignore planning and the old adage, ‘Fail to plan and you plan to fail’ comes true! Follow this guide to help plan ahead.

Make Your Plan

Clients Celebrate 2015 Standards

Figures show that over 60% of BAB clients are taking the opportunity to be early adopters of the newly revised ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards.

Clients Celebrate 2015 Standards

Help I Need Some More Clients, Now!

Follow Business Coach, Shirley Mansfield's insightful guide to learn how to attract the right type of clients and make sure the right clients find you.

Help I Need Some More Clients, Now!

ISO Certificates Aren’t All Equal

The number of companies seeking ISO certification is accelerating quickly and so are the number of companies who offer to audit and certify companies.

ISO Certificates Aren’t All Equal

Getting Fit to Tender

The 1st Winning Bid seminar of the year was held at West Kent B2B - find out the tips we picked up from the day, which are applicable to nationwide bids.

Getting Fit to Tender

4 Tips to How to Win Tenders

We shine a spotlight on the important steps businesses should be taking to ensure they're submitting competitive bids - and as a result - winning more tenders.

4 Tips to How to Win Tenders

SME Directors Back ISO 9001

The IoD held a ‘Director Roundtable’ in the Feb '16 issue of Director Magazine; bringing a panel of SME owners together to discuss the difficulties SMEs face.

SME Directors Back ISO 9001

Love Your Business Again

Amid the romance of Valentine's Day, we’ve put together a guide for what owner-manager’s should do when they fall out of love with their business.

Love Your Business Again

Follow Business Recipes

ISO 9001 is simplified using the analogy of a classic pancake recipe - if you can follow a recipe and make a pancake, then you can successfully run a business!

Follow Business Recipes

HSBC Suffer Cyber Attack

HSBC, one of the world’s largest leading banking and financial services organisations, are the latest company to fall victim to a very public cyber attack.

HSBC Suffer Cyber Attack

EU Data Protection Law

The General Data Protection Regulations is set to come into place in 2018. Find out what the modifications entail and how they will effect UK businesses.

EU Data Protection Law

Eco-Friendly Driving Tips

Follow this guide to steer your business to a smarter driving way of thinking; to help save money and to reduce environmental and health impacts.

Eco-Friendly Driving Tips

UK Campaign: Air Pollution

The UK, who are far behind on their EU air quality targets, has been actively campaigning in Europe for pollution to be allowed to worsen.

UK Campaign: Air Pollution

ISO: Who, What, Why and How?

International Standards quite simply ‘make things work’ and provide worldwide recognised specifications for products, services and systems; impacting everyone!

ISO: Who, What, Why and How?

Creating Shared Value

CSV is an approach used by companies to develop the future market and strengthen economies and communities. Learn how ISO 14001 can help!

Creating Shared Value

Hilton Save $550m with ISO

Since 2009, Hilton's environmental management systems, including ISO 14001, have saved the international hotel chain in excess of $550 million.

Hilton Save $550m with ISO

Micro Business Matters Day 2016

On 8th January 'Micro Business Matters Day' takes place, encouraging people around the world to support businesses with 9 of less members of staff.

Micro Business Matters Day 2016

Importance of a Business Plan

It's understandable owner-managers may find it difficult justifying spending time writing a Business Plan. Read this guide to find out our helpful top tips.

Importance of a Business Plan

The UK’s Latest Data Breaches

It's recently been revealed a further 2 popular British organisations have fallen victim to damaging data breaches, directly affecting employees and customers.

The UK’s Latest Data Breaches

Highest UK Adspend in 2015

The United Kingdom's advertising expenditure reached a record high of £9,424million in the first quarter of 2015, thanks to a rise in mobile marketing.

Highest UK Adspend in 2015

ISO 14001 Wins New Business

Learn how implementing ISO 14001 helps win new business, how the standard benefits organisations and how BAB clients are succeeding as a result.

ISO 14001 Wins New Business

Have a Green Christmas!

Christmas is just around the corner, and we are highlighting ways in which we can all improve the environmental impact of the holiday season!

Have a Green Christmas!

SMEs’ Christmas Preparations

With Christmas fast approaching, SMEs should plan ahead to ensure they can be ready to jump into action into the New Year! Read our Business Guide for pointers.

SMEs’ Christmas Preparations

Small Business Saturday 2015

We encourage all SMEs to play their part in this event by promoting their product / service in the local community on Saturday 5th December.

Small Business Saturday 2015

National Tree Week 2015

Since 1975, National Tree Week has encouraged Brits to celebrate their green surroundings and appreciate the importance of trees in the environment.

National Tree Week 2015

Update: Autumn Statement

As anticipated, George Osborne's Autumn Statement provided positive updates for small businesses and local firms. Learn how your SME may be affected.

Update: Autumn Statement

Social Media Guide for SMEs

Read this guide to learn how well executed social media for SMEs can be a brilliant way to engage with customers and further improve market intelligence.

Social Media Guide for SMEs

Staying Safe Online

Cyber crime may not be able to be eradicated but it can be drastically reduced by adopting proven checks and measures through implementing ISO 27001.

Staying Safe Online

The 8 Principles of QMS

ISO 9001 is based on 8 principles of Quality Management - guiding the standard's development and is a useful resources for management professionals.

The 8 Principles of QMS

Promoting ISO Certifications

After you've been awarded your ISO certification, it is essential that the word of your achievements is spread to clients, prospective clients and competitors.

Promoting ISO Certifications

Review: World Quality Day 2015

We look back over the past 12 months at how ISO 9001 has adapted to remain at the forefront of quality management best practice for yet another year.

Review: World Quality Day 2015

ISO 9001 Helps Open Doors

Learn how the internationally recognised ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard opens doors for new business, and the competitive benefits the standard holds.

ISO 9001 Helps Open Doors

5 Reasons to Choose BAB

Here are 5 reasons why thousands of organisations of all types and sizes have chosen the British Assessment Bureau. We think you should do the same!

5 Reasons to Choose BAB

How to Create a Green Office

Follow these easy steps to create more environmentally friendly working surroundings for your employees - boosting morale and making considerable cost savings.

How to Create a Green Office

Business Growth Tips: Finding Grants

With many government tenders requiring various boxes to be ticked before you can do business with them, there’s a need to speculate to accumulate!

Business Growth Tips: Finding Grants

ISO 14001:2015 Asks Managers to Lead the Way

Senior management won’t be able to simply delegate and therefore absolve themselves from responsibility. Quite simply, the buck stops with the leaders.

ISO 14001:2015 Asks Managers to Lead the Way

SMEs vs Big Businesses

Competition is good for business! If you're an SME, follow this guide for helpful tips on how to compete - and win - against bigger businesses.

SMEs vs Big Businesses

Guide to Green Commuting

With the price of fuel at an all time high in the UK and environment issues never going away, now's the time to review your organisation's commuting policy.

Guide to Green Commuting

The Importance of UKAS

UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) are officially appointed by government to be the UK’s sole National Accreditation Body (NAB).

The Importance of UKAS

Disadvantages of Office Superhero’s

Are you the office superhero? You know, when there’s a problem is it you that always steps in to save the day? Find out how it could be limiting your business.

Disadvantages of Office Superhero’s

ISO 9001 & Risk-Based Thinking

Risk has always been implicit within ISO 9001, but not explicit. The word ‘risk’ is being used throughout ISO’s management standards as they are being revised.

ISO 9001 & Risk-Based Thinking

The Essential Guide to ISO 9001

If you’re new to the world of ISO 9001, it’s not the easiest of subjects to get to grips with; so we've created our Essential Guide to ISO 9001 to help you!

The Essential Guide to ISO 9001

Implementing ISO Certification

What does it take to achieve ISO certification? As a CB, we often find our clients are already doing good things, just some processes aren't formalised.

Implementing ISO Certification

Certification Cycle Explained

Businesses must be audited on a continuous basis to ensure they're still meeting the requirements of their chosen standard. Learn about the 3-year cycle here.

Certification Cycle Explained

PDCA Cycle & OHSAS 18001

OHSAS’ certification adopts the ‘Plan-Do-Check-Act’ (PDCA) principle - here's an overview of the cycle and an explanation of how it's translated to OHSAS 18001.

PDCA Cycle & OHSAS 18001

What Exactly is a QMS?

Find out how a Quality Management System prove you deliver a good service, on time and on budget; along with the benefits and how to get certified.

What Exactly is a QMS?

ISO’s Annex SL Explained

The advent of ISO’s Directive Annex SL will mean those who implement multiple ISO management standards will find it a far easier task in the future.

ISO’s Annex SL Explained

Carbon Neutral Businesses

Carbon neutrality is an often touted aim of businesses, cities and even countries. But who is actually walking the walk with their sustainability policies?

Carbon Neutral Businesses

Green Employees Work Harder

A recent study found that companies who have implemented environmental standards like ISO 14001 and Fair Trade are experiencing significant benefits.

Green Employees Work Harder

ISO Revisions Explained

It wasn’t until 2000 that ISO 9001 really started making sense to all industries and becoming suitable for organisations of any size following its revision.

ISO Revisions Explained

Making ISO 9001 Exciting

ISO 9001 isn’t loved by all, and a major part of that is down to the quality management standard’s predecessors and the amount of documentation involved.

Making ISO 9001 Exciting

Tenders & PQQs Requirements

Tony Zemaitis, a specialist consultant in helping organisations win tenders, provides insights from his 25 years of experience dealing with various clients.

Tenders & PQQs Requirements

Google Achieve ISO 27001

Google achieve certification to the ISO 27001 Information Security Standard for their Google Apps for Business department. Find out what this means for them...

Google Achieve ISO 27001

ISO Standards at 2012 Olympics

In this feature, we take a look at how ISO standards helped to achieve London 2012’s sustainability goals. Find out how ISO touched those involved.

ISO Standards at 2012 Olympics

10 Steps to ISO Certification

To help those new to the implementation process of ISO, we've covered things step-by-step, detailing what is required from you, as well as your chosen CB.

10 Steps to ISO Certification

Environmental Awareness

This article is designed to help overcome common issues when attempting to roll out any kind of environmentally minded initiative in an organisation.

Environmental Awareness

ISO 14001 Helps Sales

A recent study reveals how ISO 14001 environmental management standards are profiting Spanish hotels. Read this article for highlights of the study.

ISO 14001 Helps Sales

Guide to Reducing Waste

Improving your resource efficiency can reduce your carbon footprint, improve your environmental performance and enhance your corporate image.

Guide to Reducing Waste

Improve Your Reputation

ISO 14001 is taken on by many to improve their organisation's reputation, helping to stand out from competitors as leaders in environmental performance.

Improve Your Reputation

The Big List of Energy Facts

We've scoured the web for business facts concerning energy consumption, pollution and the differences when using an energy efficient alternative.

The Big List of Energy Facts

ISO 9000 & ISO 9001 Differences

This article explains the purpose of the ISO 9000 family, leading to the ISO 9001 standard, which covers the requirements of a Quality Management System.

ISO 9000 & ISO 9001 Differences

Important ISO 9001 Facts

Learn the most important facts about the world's most popular ISO standard, ISO 9001 (for Quality Management), in our dedicated guide.

Important ISO 9001 Facts

Industry updates

The latest industry headlines and important company updates.

You are what you eat: the link between nutrition and profit

When was nutrition last brought up in a board meeting? And yet, health is key to productivity, and therefore profit. We explore in this dedicated article.

You are what you eat: the link between nutrition and profit

ISO 27001 is growing – here’s why

Information security has been a hot topic during 2016, particularly cyber crime. We show how this has led to many adopting the ISO 27001 standard.

ISO 27001 is growing – here’s why

NHS accused of poor cybersecurity

Following an accidental email being sent to all 850,000 users this week, Sky News have released the findings of a cybersecurity investigation.

NHS accused of poor cybersecurity

Tesco Bank Suffer Data Breach

Over the first weekend of November 2016, Tesco Bank saw its systems hacked into, with a reported 40,000 fraudulent transactions taking place.

Tesco Bank Suffer Data Breach

World Quality Day 2016

Paying more attention to the quality of products and services helps improve customer satisfaction, enhances sustainability and identifies and manages risk.

World Quality Day 2016

UK Remains 4th in ISO League Table

According to new data published, the UK has held its position as 4th in the global ‘league table’, with a total of 17,824 awarded certificates in circulation.

UK Remains 4th in ISO League Table

Relax with Guaranteed ISO Certification

Our 'safety net' gives you the confidence to benefit from the competitive advantage, greater efficiency and cost savings of ISO.

Relax with Guaranteed ISO Certification

Funding Available for ISO 14001

Green-thinking businesses in the South East are able to benefit from £18.5m of European funding which is being administered by the LoCASE project.

Funding Available for ISO 14001

TalkTalk Issued Record Fine of £400k

TalkTalk have been issued with a record fine of £400,00 by the ICO following their large scale data breach in October 2015, due to their security failings.

TalkTalk Issued Record Fine of £400k

Final Draft of ISO 45001 Rejected

The development of the ISO 45001 standard hasn’t been straightforward. Find out what happens next, now the final draft's been rejected.

Final Draft of ISO 45001 Rejected

Meet us at Kent Construction Expo

We’re pleased to announce that we’re exhibiting at Kent Construction Expo on Thursday 6th October 2016 at the Kent Event Centre, Maidstone.

Meet us at Kent Construction Expo

ISO 14001:2015 – What You Need To Know

Implemented by 100,000s of organisations across the world, ISO 14001 encourages businesses to set benchmarks for environmental performance.

ISO 14001:2015 – What You Need To Know

Tendering For Success

Book a place at our FREE workshop on 26th September entitled “Tendering For Success”; ideal for business owner/managers who'd like to learn tips on tendering.

Tendering For Success

UPDATE! The latest on ISO 45001

Find out the latest updates surrounding ISO 45001, the benefits the update will bring organisations, and when we can expect it to launch worldwide.

UPDATE! The latest on ISO 45001

BAB Supports Breathe Freely

We're pleased to be supporters of BOHS' 'Breathe Freely' campaign, working to control exposures to prevent occupational diseases in the construction industry.

BAB Supports Breathe Freely

World Accreditation Day 2016

Thursday 9th June marks World Accreditation Day 2016 - established to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation across the world.

World Accreditation Day 2016

Let’s Talk About ISO

BAB's CEO Rob Fenn spoke with Paul Andrews and Shirley Mansfield about ISO certification on the Business Bunker radio show. Listen now!

Let’s Talk About ISO

The 2016 BAB Client Survey

A sample of 300 clients were selected at random from a population of almost 2,000 clients that had completed their ISO certifications.

The 2016 BAB Client Survey

Yet Another Award for BAB!

We're delighted to retain our Customer Service Excellence certification for the 3rd year running; maintaining our commitment to delivering a quality service.

Yet Another Award for BAB!

BAB Achieves ISO 14001:2015!

We're delighted to announce that we have been named by UKAS as one of the first Certification Bodies to be granted accreditation for the latest ISO 14001:2015.

BAB Achieves ISO 14001:2015!

ISO 45001 Draft is Approved

ISO 45001, replacement to the existing OHSAS 18001 occupational health & safety management standard, has been approved as a Draft International Standard (DIS).

ISO 45001 Draft is Approved

BAB Sponsors The Winning Bid

We're pleased to confirm we're the exclusive sponsor of The Winning Bid at West Kent B2B at The Hop Farm on Thursday 10th March 2016. Book your tickets here.

BAB Sponsors The Winning Bid

Kent CIPD 2016 Conference

Operations Director, Samantha Hicks is among the speakers at Kent CIPD Conference, and will explain the business benefits of ISO 9001.

Kent CIPD 2016 Conference

Gold Trusted Merchant 2016

As a result of high customer satisfaction figures throughout the past year, Feefo has again awarded BAB with the Gold Trusted Merchant Accreditation.

Gold Trusted Merchant 2016

Final Steps of ISO 14001:2015

UKAS have completed the necessary work at our offices to ensure that - on paper - we deliver. The final step is to ensure our Assessors are following suit.

Final Steps of ISO 14001:2015

ISO 14001:2015 has begun!

We're pleased to announce we've begun the process of becoming UKAS accredited to the the updated ISO 14001:2015 environmental management standard.

ISO 14001:2015 has begun!

ISO 9001:2015 Achieved!

We're pleased to announce we've been named by UKAS as one of the 1st CB's to be granted accreditation for the latest ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standard.

ISO 9001:2015 Achieved!

TalkTalk’s Data Breach

The news that TalkTalk had their website hacked is the latest string of recent breaches - drawing scrutiny to how seriously businesses manage information.

TalkTalk’s Data Breach

ISO 14001:2015 is Published!

The world’s most recognised environmental standard – ISO 14001 – has just been revised in order to enhance its relevance in a fast-paced world.

ISO 14001:2015 is Published!

OHSAS 18001 Becomes SSIP Recognised

SSIP is an umbrella organisation to facilitate mutual recognition between health and safety pre-qualification schemes, making tendering for contracts easier.

OHSAS 18001 Becomes SSIP Recognised

The Latest on ISO 45001

There is an increasing global demand for best practice standards to aid improvements in health and safety and to demonstrate ethical business behaviour.

The Latest on ISO 45001

BAB Adds OHSAS 18001

Following a rigorous audit process, the British Assessment Bureau is now UKAS accredited for the OHSAS 18001 standard, in a number of industry sectors!

BAB Adds OHSAS 18001

An Update on ISO 45001

Last December, we shared news of the development of ISO 45001 – an international standard set to replace OHSAS 18001 – was underway. Find out the latest.

An Update on ISO 45001

ISO 9001:2015 Moves Forward

In January 2013 we announced that ISO were revising their most well known standard – ISO 9001 – with an anticipated launch date of September 2015.

ISO 9001:2015 Moves Forward

BAB Appoints Malaysian Agent

We're delighted to announce the appointment of our 1st agent in Malaysia, based in Kuala Lumpur - trading as 'The British Assessment Bureau (Malaysia).

BAB Appoints Malaysian Agent

BAB Achieves ISO 27001!

Following our update in July, we are delighted to announce that we now hold UKAS accreditation for ISO 27001: the Information Security Management standard.

BAB Achieves ISO 27001!

ISO 9001:2015 Leadership

In the draft standard, ‘Management Responsibility’ is replaced with ‘Leadership’, repositioning a number of ISO 9001:2008 requirements as leadership activities.

ISO 9001:2015 Leadership

Investors in People Gold

We're delighted to announce we've achieved Investors in People Gold status, following an audit in June 2014, marking our 15th year of holding the accreditation.

Investors in People Gold

Countdown to ISO 14001:2015

It's been announced that a Draft International Standard (DIS) is now available for ISO 14001:2015, keeping the revision's development on schedule!

Countdown to ISO 14001:2015

ISO 9001:2015 Draft Available

ISO 9001 is being revised to maintain relevancy in a changing world. Following various review meetings, ISO have now published the latest draft for review.

ISO 9001:2015 Draft Available

Long Live ISO 45001

The publication's still some time off, but the result will be an up-to-date health and safety management system which has better integration with ISO standards.

Long Live ISO 45001

BAB Accredited by UKAS

Having re-engaged with the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), the British Assessment Bureau was officially granted accreditation on 05.11.13.

BAB Accredited by UKAS

‘ISO 18001’ is Confirmed!

Earlier in the year, we shared rumours that OHSAS 18001 could finally be brought under the wing of ISO. Find out the latest updates on the standard here!

‘ISO 18001’ is Confirmed!

ISO 14001:2015 A Step Closer

We have now received the news that January 2015 has been given tentatively as the date we will see ISO 14001:2015 published. Read on for the latest news!

ISO 14001:2015 A Step Closer

ISO 27001 Update Approaches

The latest version of ISO 27001 is just around the corner, with ISO 27001:2013 to be released any time now. Find out the changes we can expect to see.

ISO 27001 Update Approaches

Sustainability & Innovation

Read the key findings from a study on Sustainability and Innovation - proving that sustainability has a permanent place on 70% of management agendas.

Sustainability & Innovation

‘Tuning Out’ the Environment

A recent study has suggested that people are beginning to ‘tune out’ warnings of an environmental crisis, despite increasingly worrying predictions.

‘Tuning Out’ the Environment

Green Deal Initiative

The Government announce householders in England and Wales can obtain £100s of cash back for energy saving home improvements starting 28th January 2013.

Green Deal Initiative

Link Between EMS & Growth

A recent study by Defra shows a link between accredited Environmental Management Systems, such as ISO 14001, and SMEs sustainable growth.

Link Between EMS & Growth

Testimonials

Find out what our clients are saying about their ISO experience with The British Assessment Bureau.

Universal Language Solutions

“Since being awarded certification, BAB have continued to impress me with their customer service and support. I couldn’t be happier with the choice I made."

Hi-Tec Building Services

“Our Auditor was very thorough but also approachable and gave us some good advice on how to improve our documentation."

Keep Scotland Beautiful

"From our initial communication with BAB, there was a sense of friendly, personal contact and we feel that we ‘know’ our representatives."

Leonard Investigations

"The British Assessment Bureau were able to offer us UKAS accredited certification to ISO 9001:2015."

Harries Planning Design & Management

“We were impressed with the testimonials given by BAB's customers, and the high profile companies they’ve worked with."

Intellect Security

“The British Assessment Bureau were recommended to us, have an excellent track record and were prompt and professional.”

iQuda

“Implementing ISO 27001 was much easier than we expected, and as a result of having the management system we feel we are much better off as a company."

SSL247 Limited

"The Auditor had seen enough to be practical and pragmatic, and it’s invaluable as a Director to hear an unbiased review of your management processes.”

Rousant Sherwood

“The ease at which the entire process flowed was the highlight. Whether that was the audit itself, or communication with BAB from Stage 1 to Stage 2."

Rockhopper Infrastructure

“Thank you very much to the British Assessment Bureau for their assistance in securing the growth prospects of Rockhopper.”

Architecture PLB

"Audits have been straightforward and efficient. Discussions and actions arising have helped us to improve our systems and their implementation.”

Base Interiors

"We felt that we were in safe hands throughout the certification process with the British Assessment Bureau."

Xerox

"Overall, ISO has been a really positive experience for us and it has so many benefits. We will be looking to maintain it for as long as possible."

PBA Applied Ecology Ltd

“We researched into the best organisation to partner with in achieving ISO 9001 certification, and BAB was by far the most responsive and supportive."

Melo World

"Thanks to BAB's advise of applying for local awards, we have won Halton Business of the Year 2016 and BID Business of the year. We're humbled and grateful!"

Coral Tools

"ISO made us stop, pause, reflect and really think about what we were doing. It was an enlightening experience, certainly from a strategic point of view."

Bancroft

"The process was much easier than expected because of the way BAB presented it to us. Thanks to the guidance from BAB, we found the process straightforward."

Headway Suffolk

"The Assessor was both friendly and approachable in his manner and this ensured a positive and pleasant atmosphere during the audit."

DCSL Software

"BAB provided useful templates that we were able to manipulate for our own purposes, and our Assessor was really interactive and involved."

Meditech

"With BAB, our Assessor shares best-practice and we also benefit from excellent support from our Account Manager."

Sondrel

"We were walked through the ISO process at a pace that suited us and, with the help of the Auditor, the whole process ran smoothly."

KKB Group

"I found BAB's approach was better than others, with a pragmatic approach to auditing. The pricing was also good compared to other certification bodies."

W&O Events Limited

"I was surprised at how straightforward and easy to implement the whole process was."

FA of Wales

"We have been continually satisfied with the services they offer and are soon to undergo our third year audit with BAB."

Neon Digital

"It has streamlined the procedures and processes of our company and made us look more professional."

The Hill Company

"It has opened the door to more companies who insist on ISO 9001."

Marco Cable Management

"ISO 14001 helped us land contracts we otherwise would not have gained."

Lodestar

"Really great service - (BAB) really work with you to understand your business."

Lorica Employee Benefits

"We have got additional new business that we wouldn't have been able to attain before."

Age UK Hounslow

"The initial process was relatively straightforward, with clear information about expectations and explanation of the process."

RD Retail Solutions

"We chose BAB from a shortlist of 4. BAB presented the most straightforward process - there were no hidden costs and did 'exactly what they said on the tin'."

Fineturf

"It has opened up markets and we have been able win tenders, without the ISO's we are not even eligible to submit a tender."

Mascot Management

"We have been able to show that we have the appropriate environmental management systems in place which has enabled us to win public sector contracts."

John McCall Architects

"We needed this certification in order to maintain an important customer. Also, it has given us a good image within the industry."

North Tyneside Voda

"I have always found the BAB to be very easy to work with. Some of my colleagues in other organisations who are going through ISO 9001 are really struggling."

United Commercial Trading (UK)

"It has helped us to win business with larger companies that we couldn't deal with as they insisted on ISO 14001."

National Savings and Investments (NS&I)

"Very knowledgeable, helpful and leaders in Sustainability, Health & Safety and Energy Management - Thank you."

Essency Consulting

"Have been extremely happy throughout the whole process."

Rubicon Corporate Print

"I found the service to be informal, friendly and helpful."

Ripley & Friends Ltd

"BAB was very understanding about the misgivings of a small company going for ISO 9001. They were reassuring about the processes and very encouraging."

HTC Floor Systems

"Really happy, found the whole process relatively easy and actually enjoyed the process!"

Interpart UK

"Having completed one year and received confirmation of our continued registration it has been a real success story for us. Long may it continue!"

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