Equas to merge with Cyber Security specialists, Ascentor

Following the acquisition of Ascentor by Amtivo Group in April 2021, Equas is set to merge with its Amtivo stablemate, Ascentor over the coming months. Specialising in independent cyber risk management and with an impressive range of support services, Ascentor’s merger with Equas means that clients from both companies will be able to access a […]

Why is ISO 27001 certification important for your business?

ISO 27001 is the global benchmark for the effective management of information assets. By adopting a robust Information Security Management System (ISMS) it enables organisations to avoid the costly penalties associated with non-compliance with data protection requirements and the financial losses resulting from data breaches. ISO 27001 certification gives both new and existing customers’ confidence […]

How to conduct an internal audit and when to use external resource

Internal Audits are a key component in ensuring that your management system(s) are being properly followed and maintained. For many organisations this can be a daunting task, especially given that internal audits must be conducted regularly in order to maintain ISO certification. As a result, the audits often take place in run up to their […]

UKAS v non-UKAS ISO accreditation, which one?

With SMEs making up the largest segment of businesses in the UK, it is not surprising that the majority of enquiries we receive are from people who are approaching ISO certification for the first time.  Many of the prospective clients I speak to on a daily basis often refer to themselves as “ISO Newbies” and […]

ISO 9001 in 10 days for PPE Supplier

When the founder of Lasercut Works contacted us the business had recently received approval from the NHS for their range of PPE equipment, including visors, surgical masks, aprons and safety goggles. They were already operating at scale but wanted to introduce ISO 9001 into the business and achieve certification in a very short timescale. By […]

10 Business Benefits of ISO 9001 Certification

ISO 9001 is the best known and most credible quality management standard. It shows that a business takes a lot of care when it comes to its products and services. Millions of businesses around the world are looking to implement this certification, but why?  This article looks at the 10 benefits of having ISO 9001 […]

5 Most Commonly Asked Questions About ISO 9001

We are all experiencing unprecedented times, both personally and professionally. At Equas, we are fortunate that we can continue to operate at 100% capacity due to the nature of our business and delivery model, i.e. remote working. Our clients, both current and prospective, are not so fortunate. We are seeing some clients “hibernate” whilst others […]

Equas Ltd Proud to be a FAPSA member

When Allan Scott, Mike Holden and John Haugh set up The Forensic and Policing Services Association (FAPSA) they had no real idea of the powerful nature of business relationships that can be forged through collaboration. The association was launched at The Forensics Europe Expo in London in 2012 and in the past 18 months its […]

Express Elevators Ltd gain certification

Express Elevators Ltd is an independent lift company, based in Shipley and operating across the whole of the UK, specialising in the maintenance and repair of all makes and types of lift equipment, installation of new lifts and the modernisation and refurbishment of existing equipment. With a view to retaining its membership of LEIA (the Lift and […]

Success in Sierra Leone

Westminster Aviation Security Services Ltd gains ISO 9001:2008 Westminster Aviation Security Services Ltd. (WASS), part of the managed services division of the Westminster Group Plc., is proud to announce that it has gained ISO 9001 Quality Assurance Certification for its Aviation Security Services at Freetown International Airport (FNA) in Sierra Leone. Commenting on the achievement […]