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Universal Networks forges ahead with new ISO 9001:2015 quality certification

We are delighted that our client, Universal Networks, has become certified in meeting the new international Quality Management Standard ISO 9001:2015, and is leading the way within the sector to achieve the new standard. Our MD, Rebecca Russell, who supported Universal Networks in achieving their certification, commented: “A significant amount of work was required to […]

Understanding Context

Context of the organisation is one of the new requirements of ISO9001:2015. It also applies to ISO14001:2015 (Environment), ISO27001:2013 (Security) and the soon to be published ISO45001 (Health and Safety).  An organisation must consider both the internal and external influences that can impact its strategic objectives, the planning of the Quality Management System (QMS) and […]

To Sit or Stand? – That is the question

Humans were not designed to sit for hours on end. In evolutionary terms we have made a very rapid transition from working the land to sitting all day at a computer screen. Just a few decades ago, if you were a draughtsman, engineer or even an accountant, you would have worked at a high sloping […]

Ready, Steady, Go! for Universal Networks and Link CCTV

We were very happy when two of our clients, Universal Networks Ltd, based in Hungerford, and Link CCTV Systems in Stevenage passed their ISO9001:2008 assessments with flying colours – no non-conformities or observations, but complementary reports from their 3rd party assessors and a clean bill of health. Now they are both preparing for ISO9001:2015, and […]

NEBOSH National General Cert in Occupational Health & Safety Courses

NEBOSH Training Courses NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety Training Courses Length 12 days tuition including revision and exam and preparation for GC3 (practical) Additional Work GC3 (practical) to be submitted within two weeks following final exam Level Intermediate Delivery Classroom Venues Nationwide or In-House Pre-Qualifications None Location Week 1 Week 2 […]

Q Associates passes the first hurdle!

Q Associates, the IT Services and Solutions specialists in Newbury, have passed their Stage 1 assessment towards ISO27001:2013. It’s a big step towards their goal of achieving certification to the IT security standard by May 2016. Watch this space!


In September the Quality Management Standard, ISO9001:2015 and Environmental Management Standard, ISO14001:2015  were published. This followed the publication of ISO27001:2013, the IT Security Management Standard in 2013. The management standards are all being restructured to align with a model called Annex SL, which will ultimately make it easier to integrate the management systems in practice. […]

A New Associate at SSFB

We are delighted to announce that Steve Rogers has joined us as an Associate Consultant, offering safety, quality and environmental management systems support. Steve has a wealth of experience in the rail and telecoms industries. Working with other consultants using the same SSFB principles, we are able to offer a seamless, integrated approach to assisting […]

Harry in training with Olympic gold medalist Ruta Meilutyte

Stepping Stones for Business has been sponsoring swimmer, Harry James, for over five years. In October 2014, Harry went to Plymouth University to study photography, but also to follow his dream – to train with the Olympic swimming squad. More recently, Harry has been training at the Olympic training camp in Lanzarote doing some fantastic mirroring […]