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Small firms spending £490 million on tax admin

October 18, 2013

Small firms spend half a billion pounds on tax admin per year “New research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) shows the UK’s small business owners are losing around 12 days a year keeping on top of their tax administration costing them half a billion pounds per year. The FSB’s findings show that half [...]

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The Cost of Safety Failings in Britain

August 28, 2013

Safety failings cost Britain billions of £s The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is carrying out research into how businesses can become more efficient and profitable by taking a sensible approach to tackling health and safety issues in the workplace. According to the Federation of Small Businessses, work-related accidents and ill-health costs businesses [...]

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Heineken Finds the Right Approach to Safety with Total Productive Maintenance

June 26, 2013

Heineken uses Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) to drive up safety quality Paul Hardiman sets out a case study in June’s issue of Quality World describing how Heineken was anxious to reduce the mortality rate within their company.  In 2012, ten people lost their lives.  Three of these were direct Heineken employees and seven were employed [...]

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Accreditation to ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 for members of the Concrete Repair Association

April 10, 2012

Concrete Repair Association (CRA) Members must be accredited to ISO Quality Management Standards Each full CRA specialist contractor, product manufacturer and distributor member has been obliged to be Q.A. Accredited to ISO 9001 for a number of years. The Association is now working towards ensuring that all full member companies become BS EN 14001 (Environmental [...]

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Leadership in SMEs with reference to quality, environmental and health & safety management

January 11, 2012

Considering issues for SME leaders in quality, environmental and health & safety management “Whether we are working in the field of quality, health and safety, or environmental management, it is accepted that to achieve objectives requires the demonstration of leadership.  Reports … stress the importance of leadership but invariably focus on leadership in terms of [...]

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Putting Quality at the Centre for SMEs

December 8, 2011

How Quality is seen by one SME “Quality is the cornerstone of our business model and growth plans.  It is the way we do our business and our performance feedback from clients is testament to the robustness of our quality management processes. “We are selling solutions to the new challenges facing our clients, so investing [...]

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