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14 Aug

Impact of lost businesses felt in latest employment figures

The impact of a number of high-profile business closures earlier in the year has begun to filter through to the unemployment figures for the East Midlands.

14 Aug

Rural Community Awards Now Open

The Plunkett Foundation is welcoming applications for this year’s annual awards celebrating achievements of rural community businesses in tackling rural issues.

08 Aug

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Cornish womenswear retailer, Seasalt has partnered with Retail Assist for IT Support

Quality Accreditations

Having a recognised quality standard or accreditation is a recognised way of differentiating your business from the competition. Standards like ISO9001 give customers the confidence to do business with you.

Investors in People

 

Investors In People

Investors in People is internationally recognised and specialises in transforming business performance through people, helping you achieve your objectives by targeting your chosen business priorities. A 10% discount on all IiP assessment and consultancy fees with EMB Excellence. may be available to qualifying organisations.

 


ISO9000 Series

 

ISO 9000 Series

The ISO 9000 family of standards is related to quality management systems and designed to help organisations ensure that they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders as well as statutory and regulatory requirements related to the product.

 

The standards are published by ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, and available through national standards bodies. Derbyshire County Council library ticket holders can access details of British Standards here and typing "British Standards" in the category.


CE Marking

CE marking

Whilst not intended to be a quality mark, CE marking does indicate that the manufacturer has met health and safety requirements for their products under European Directives.

Manufacturers have the responsibility to carry out conformity assessment, set up a technical file, issue the EC Declaration of Conformity and ensure the product carries the CE mark.


Investors In the Environment

Investors in the Environment

Investors in the Environment (iiE) is a not for profit environmental accreditation scheme designed to help the business sector save money and reduce their impact on the environment. Free support to achieve the standard and reduced price accreditation is available to SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.


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bsi. represents the UK interest in the development of European and international standards. It offers commercial services to assist with the implementation and understanding of a wide range of standards.
Find out more about standards from the bsi. website.