ISO Certification is more relevant to professional and financials services than ever before, with clients seeking increased assurance they are engaging the right partner.
Those offering professional services can use ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 to demonstrate good business and information governance. The benefits not only include certification but also enhanced workflows that bring value to any business.
UKAS accredited ISO Certification is a globally recognised standard that can help multi-national businesses win work in any market place, and companies who are part of a global supply chain display their credentials to their clients.
With the help of trained consultants like us at 2SB, acquiring the ISO standard becomes much simpler.
ISO 9001 is a fundamental business management system, having been developed over many years with input from those with real front line business experience. Once documented, processes can be more easily communicated and monitored for conformance. This reduces the demand on owners and managers to continually manage work on a granular basis as staff are better prepared and trained.
Information is the core of any thriving service business - protecting this information is key to winning the confidence of clients and mitigating against risk. Clients are acutely aware of the vulnerability of sharing commercially sensitive information with their suppliers and having ISO 27001 in place provides greater confidence that your business can be trusted.
An Information Security Management System not only considers the interest of stakeholders, but also the effect losing data could have on a businesses future.
One of the core principles at 2SB is to become the business for which we are working. With years of business experience, all of our consultants have the ability to quickly understand the culture of the business they are working in.
Once we understand your business, we are able to quickly implement processes that deliver value to your business, engaging with your employees at all levels - we aren't interested in paperwork and procedures for the sake of certification. We are there to ensure your business complies to the standard with a fair balance of effort and time.
The role of the Management Representative is to manage your ISO certified system, to ensure that it is effectively implemented and to prepare it for the annual surveillance visits.
The most recent versions of the standards no longer require a Management Representative, with these responsibilities now transfered to the "top management", this is to ensure that they are fully aware that they are responsible for the effectiveness of the organisation's management system. Thry may also oversee internal audits to ensure the ISO management system is performing as required.
2SB's recommendation is that the "top management" delegate these responsibilities for the management system to a committed member of staff with "top management" still actively involved.