Sussex Companies achieve ISO standards

ISO 14001 benefits

Many congratulations to these Sussex Companies for recently achieving ISO standards!

Ultimate Sports Engineering Ltd is awarded ISO 13485: Medical Devices Standard

“Working with Ian over the past few weeks has been great. He fitted in straight away as part of the USE team and assisted us, with his immense wealth of knowledge, to achieve ISO 13485 certification. We could have not done this without Ian’s guidance, hard work, dedication, professionalism and calm manner. We are so very grateful. I would highly recommend Ian and we are looking forward to further opportunities so that we can work with him again. It has been a real pleasure.

Lisa Rumbold, Ultimate Sports Engineering Ltd

This opportunity came about In August 2023 when Quality Management Projects Ltd was asked by (USE) Ultimate Sports Engineering Ltd to help them prepare for ISO 13485:2016 Medical Devices Regulatory Standard (UKAS) accredited Certification Body who in this case was International Associates.

Prior to our involvement USE had engaged an independent assessor to conduct a system gap analysis, his report raised five potential non-conformances to be addressed. This is where Quality Management Projects became involved. One of the findings was an incomplete internal audit.

After the audits and rechecking the documented management system. The company was as ready as it could be for the 2.5 planned days certification audit.

It helped that the Lead Auditor was very thorough, knowledgeable, and a friendly communicator.

USE was recommended for certification with only a few, easy-to-fix minor non-conformance issues. The relief on my clients’ faces was evident. However, I think it probably took until the next day for the full extent of their achievements to sink in. The credit for their success belongs to them.

West Sussex Office Furniture achieves ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 re-certification 

“A massive thanks for all your help and support Ian, your knowledge and skillset has certainly been a huge contributing factor to this success, which we would never have achieved without you.”

Ian Hamlett – Managing Director at (WSOF) West Sussex Office Furniture Ltd.

I have been working with WSOF since 2010 when they had fourteen staff. They have now grown to forty members.

Many congratulations to West Sussex Office Furniture Ltd for successfully passing their recent recertification audit against ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. WSOF, also known as West Sussex Office Furniture, has been designing and manufacturing top-quality office and educational furniture for over 15 years, occasionally overseeing installations at end-user sites.

The company achieved a clean sheet, and the real focus had been on improvement. WSOF have made significant progress in recent years due to the implementation of statistical measuring, monitoring, analysis, and evaluation tools by new operations and production managers.

WSOF had set reasonable targets and measuring progress, has been able to achieve their goals and prove that the effort to improve is well worth it.

Thank you to the Lead Auditor for Alcumus/ISOQAR UKAS accredited certification body.

ISO 9001 re-certification for Vulcan Cladding Systems of Croydon

Congratulations to Vulcan Cladding Systems Ltd. for achieving ISO 9001 recertification audit this week! Based in Croydon, Surrey, the company supplies building cladding materials and systems to the commercial and residential construction and property sectors. With a focus on providing quality, safe, and effective products and services, Vulcan Cladding Systems is a small business with a solid and growing reputation. In addition to their ISO 9001 certification, the company was successful in obtaining ISO 14001 environmental management system certification earlier this year. Here’s to their continued growth and success!

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