We are pleased to advise that we have successfully achieved accreditation to the updated quality standard ISO 9001:2015. This follows a year of transition, during which time we have taken the opportunity to review all our operations and updated our procedures and processes to reflect robust compliance with both new and existing elements of the standard. We are delighted to be one of the first organisations to have completed this work and our certificate has been awarded, some 18 months earlier than the ISO permissible time frame We would like to take this opportunity to thank Liz Kelly, our business and quality consultant whose knowledge and experience has helped us all to adapt to the requirements of the revised standard and the different approach that is required in certain areas.
We hope that all our customers and suppliers will see the benefits of the effort that has been put into this achievement as we continue to enhance the monitoring and control of all our activities and maintain our commitment to continuous improvement.
We have now also given ourselves another challenge as we commence work to achieve Fit for Nuclear status. We hope to achieve this within the next 18 months-2 years. The Fit for Nuclear requirements are extensive and involve a highly robust and deeper review of all our operational manufacturing and associated processes. Our intention is to consult with and involve members of staff at every level and at all stages of the programme, providing opportunity for additional responsibility and engagement throughout the team. Further improvements will naturally enhance the excellent quality that we already provide to our existing customers and enable us to explore new markets as a result of increased capability and capacity