Here at BAB, we're accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). Here we talk you through a recent UKAS assessment.UKAS Assessment
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Here at BAB, we're accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). Here we talk you through a recent UKAS assessment.UKAS Assessment
We're in the final of the KEiBA Awards! It's fantastic to be recognised for our dedication towards our most important asset, our staff.KEiBA ‘Employer of the Year’ Award Finalists!
We are delighted to announce that we’ll be supporting Dandelion Time as our Charity of the Year throughout 2017.Our Charity of 2017
If your UKAS accredited certificate isn't accepted by anyone in your supply chain, we'll issue you a full refund.Buy confident with our Money Back Guarantee
We’re thrilled to have won the Feefo Gold Trusted Service award 2017 for the fourth year running! Happy customers = a happy BAB.Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2014 – 2017
The Cabinet Office has said that for every £3 spent on government contracts, £1 should go to SMEs. We look at how they plan to achieve their new target.Government pledges to spend £1 in every £3 on SMEs
In an unregulated market, you need to know the safe choice. Using a Certification Body backed by UKAS ensures your ISO certification is recognised everywhere.Don’t risk it – choose UKAS
It has been brought to our attention that a video clip previously available on our website contained an erroneous reference to QMS.Announcement regarding QMS International Limited
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
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
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
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
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
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
Our 'safety net' gives you the confidence to benefit from the competitive advantage, greater efficiency and cost savings of ISO.Relaxed ISO Certification
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Thursday 9th June marks World Accreditation Day 2016 - established to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation across the world.World Accreditation Day 2016
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
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
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!
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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!
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!
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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 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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
Useful ISO tips and business guides.
Here we discuss the benefits of, and compare, the two most popular cyber security strategies: ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials.ISO 27001 vs Cyber Essentials
Here we give the low down on what you need to know about GDPR.GDPR – what you need to know
Is your certification assessment body accredited or not?Choosing a Certification Assessment Body
As with all new and revised ISO standards, ISO 45001 will follow the same common terminology and structure of Annex SL.What’s new with ISO 45001?
In 2016, one-third of UK businesses suffered a cyber attack. We can help you become cyber secure.Types of Cyber Crimes
ISO 27001 is an information security management system. With the threat of cyber security now more prominent than ever, we outline the key benefits of ISO 27001Reasons to Love ISO 27001
Great staff are the cornerstone of any successful company, retaining them is vital. Here we share useful information on how to do just that.The Key to Retaining Great Staff
Are you spending all your time working in your business and not on your business? If so, you may be stuck in what's called the "Owners' trap"Escape the Owners’ Trap
If you are new to bidding for contracts and tenders, the process can seem like a maze to navigate. We share the steps and hints for getting started.The tender process explained
Inevitably, this is the key question when first looking into what it takes to attain certification to ISO 9001. We look at the factors that influence the cost.How much does ISO 9001 cost?
The New Year is often the time we take a fresh perspective. We share our ideas on how to hit the ground running to help get your 2017 off to a winning start.7 tips to drive success in 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
The British Assessment Bureau team have been working diligently over the last few months, enhancing the ISO journey of our clients.Client Area Enhancements
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
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?
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
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
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
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.The ISO revisions: a guide to the transition
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
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
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!
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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?
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
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
'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?
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) are officially appointed by government to be the UK’s sole National Accreditation Body (NAB).The Importance of UKAS
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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 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
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
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
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
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