Author: angie

Changes to ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001

Please be aware that amendments to various ISO management system standards (including ISO9001, 14001 and 45001) have been published. These relate to clause 4 – context of the organisation – and requires that ‘the organisation shall determine whether climate change is a relevant issue’ and to consider whether interested parties have climate change related expectations. Please see below for the IAF/ISO Joint Communiqué on the addition of...
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Christmas 2023 Message from The ISO Specialists

Christmas is a time when we recap what we have done through the year and look forward to the incoming year, as a business, personally and throughout the wider world. It has been another tough year for many, but I have again been blessed to have been surrounded by, and worked with, many great, inspiring people. It has been wonderful to work on a great range of projects this year, with both existing and new clients. It is always very satisfying to...
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Award winning collaboration success for Haverigg Community Skills Centre and Forests with Impact (FWI) Project at the ICW Collaboration Awards, House of Lords

I am delighted to be part of the Haverigg Community Skills Centre and Forests with Impact (FWI) Project. This is a voluntary role and brings me a good deal of personal fulfilment to be involved, as well as helping to create potential benefits for this beautiful part of our country – Cumbria. The Haverigg Community Skills Centre is working  together with HMP Haverigg, the third sector, training and industry experts to help develop an...
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World Friendship Day (30 July 2023)

As world friendship day approaches on the 30 July, I am minded of how important my friends are to me, both new and old. We have shared so much together – good and tough times, celebrations and sadness. To my friends I would like to say: THANK YOU  – you will never know how much I value and appreciate you.    I love this cartoon of Winnie the Pooh, who is the UN's World Ambassador of Friendship – honestly! In 1998 Winnie the Pooh was...
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We are 3 today!

We are delighted to share that The ISO Specialists are 3 today!! We would like to thank all of those who have played a part in our journey to get here… you know who you are and I am very grateful for your support. We feel lucky to have been invited to support so many different organisations with your own journeys during this 3 years and we are amazed at the variety of industry sectors we have been supporting, through your own unique...
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Out of my comfort zone

Last week I stepped out of my comfort zone completely and onto a paddle board for the first time.  This might not seem like a big deal for some, but for me, who isn’t a really confident swimmer, doesn’t like the cold (especially water) or getting wet, it was quite a challenge.  The perfect opportunity arose whilst I was on holiday on Mull – brilliant!  Thankfully it’s a bit early for swarms of midges and, although the temperature had...
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WiN celebrates their fifth anniversary

It was good to take time out in March to celebrate International Women's Day, and what better way to do it than at WiN Cumbria's 5th birthday celebration on the 8 March! It was lovely to catch up with friends and make some new ones too. I was delighted to be able to invite Abigail Mason (left in photo) to come along from Inspire Safety. Re-connecting with Lydia Drummond from Prima Uno Ltd was also very special (right in photo). Well done to...
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Supporting Lakes College students

I was honoured to be asked to meet with students recently at Lakes College on their T-Level Business Course.  The Students were working through a scenario, as part of their course work, and together we looked at the objectives of the College aimed at integrating sustainability into their skills offer and daily operations, and how these objectives could be achieved.  Their objectives are: Delivering green skills and supporting green jobs in...
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Dream entrepreneurs

It was great to be a part of the Dream Entrepreneurs week (20 to 24 February) with other partner organisations and the Centre for Leadership Performance.  This was to support a new team-based activity, funded by Sellafield Ltd, within Dream Placement 2023, which challenged 16- to 18-year-olds to become entrepreneurs and discover what would encourage them to create their own businesses. It was humbling for me to share my own journey, from...
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I felt very honoured recently to be invited to help Prima Uno celebrate their special event – their 10th Year Anniversary.  At the event were a mixture of people, past and present, all brought together for this wonderful occasion. When Sarah spoke, she thanked everyone for their part in this success story, be that a professional or a personal contribution.For my part, I was happy to have contributed to the achievement of their ISO 9001:2015...
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