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  • Date posted: April 1, 2015

    The Severn and Wye Smokery is a family run business situated between the Rivers Severn and Wye, on the edge of the Forest of Dean. Synonymous with wild salmon, these two great rivers are also home to one of Europe’s biggest elver fisheries. Indeed the business was founded out of ...

     

  • Date posted: March 18, 2015

    ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised standard for environmental management systems. It was developed by industry for industry and is used by businesses to manage their environmental obligations. To provide an independent verification of compliance, businesses can choose to be certified by UKAS accredited certification bodies. Accreditation by UKAS provides ...

     

  • Date posted: March 13, 2015

    Icon Development Solutions (IDS) specialises in the strategy, management and execution of product development and early phase clinical development.  It has expertise in the clinical pharmacology, regulatory affairs, pharmacokinetics, pharmacometrics, biopharmaceutics and bioanalytical sectors.  With such a wide range of services on offer, its customer base is similarly broad – ...

     

  • Date posted: March 10, 2015

    Testo Calibration Services (TCS) is an independent division of Testo Limited, who has been operating for over 30 years as the UK subsidiary of Testo AG. TCS specialises in the calibration of a wide range of measuring instruments for many different manufacturers operating in a number of diverse market sectors, ...

     

  • Date posted: March 10, 2015

    Lancashire Constabulary set a precedent by being the first Police Force outside of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to set up their own in-house Forensics Service, thereby saving over £500,000 a year.Following the closure of the Forensic Science Service (FSS) in March 2012, police forces across the UK had to ...

     

  • Date posted: March 9, 2015

    The Cobalt Unit Appeal Fund (Cheltenham Imaging Centre) is the first UK imaging service to be accredited by UKAS to the Imaging Services Accreditation Scheme (ISAS) Standard. Their accreditation demonstrates the organisation’s competence to deliver against key quality measures related to patient and clinical outcomes. The medical charity has over ...

     

  • Date posted: March 9, 2015

    Chesterfield Borough Council was one of the first councils in Britain to achieve UKAS accredited Eco Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) registration. During 2005/06, EMAS helped the Council improve its environmental performance significantly, including: Reducing the amount of waste produced by 5.5% to 5,455 tonnes Identifying several new recycling opportunities, ...

     

  • Date posted: March 9, 2015

    “The benefit of accredited-certification to the bottom line of our business is that we can now bid for contracts that we weren’t previously able to. For example, this year Office of Government Commerce Buying Solutions refreshed their framework contracts for the public sector. Affiniti won the framework contracts for a ...

     

  • Date posted: March 9, 2015

      "Our supplier selection policy stipulates that a business must demonstrate financial viability, Health & Safety competence, and UKAS accreditation. As a purchaser, it is essential that we get what we ask for. UKAS accreditation is a pre-requisite whenever we are choosing an organisation to work with to help us ...

     

  • Date posted: March 9, 2015

    The Metropolitan Police Service was the first police force to gain UKAS accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 in England and Wales. Their accreditation is for activities undertaken in the Evidence Recovery Unit (ERU) of the Directorate of Forensic Services Specialist Evidence Recovery and Imaging Service (SERIS) at their laboratory premises in ...