Our Accreditations

ISO 9001 – Quality Management Systems

The ISO 9000 family of standards is related to quality management systems and designed to help organizations ensure that they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders while meeting 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.

The purpose of ISO 9001 is:

  • A focus on customers and leadership.
  • Improving levels of consistency that can be traceable through a business’s processes.
  • The involvement of people in a business.
  • A systematic management approach.
  • An ethos of continuous improvement in the business.
  • Fact based decision making processes.
  • Supplier relationships built on a mutually beneficial model.

ISO 14001 – Environmental Management

ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system. It does not state requirements for environmental performance, but maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. It can be used by any organization that wants to improve resource efficiency, reduce waste and drive down costs.

Using ISO 14001 can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved. ISO 14001 can also be integrated with other management functions and assists companies in meeting their environmental and economic goals.

Trade Bodies

British Print Industry Federation

The BPIF is the principal business support organisation representing the UK print, printed packaging and graphic communication industry and is one of the country’s leading trade associations.

Here at the BPIF we strive to ensure our members’ requirements come first. Through listening to their needs we have developed an unrivalled range of products and services that go well beyond those provided by a traditional trade association.

We provide the highest standard of support for printers to grow and develop healthy, sustainable and profitable businesses, aiming to provide an environment geared towards their businesses success.

Our extensive range of service offer practical, value-adding solutions for all areas of a print organisation, ranging from Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality issues; with the implementation of HR requirements; provide resolutions of technical or legal issues; as well as advice and support on marketing, sales and finance. These are all delivered by individuals and teams of highly skilled and experienced print industry specialists.

New services recently launched include BPIF Insurance Service and the BPIF Financial Alliance to add to a wide range of business support services including healthcare and pensions. We also offer a wide range of opportunities for networking both regionally and nationally, including prestigious events, special interest groups [SIGs] and popular short courses on a wide range of topics.