QEC Certification Limited, is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), UKAS accreditation provides an assurance of the competence, impartiality and integrity of conformity assessment bodies. UKAS accredited certification, testing and calibration and inspection reduces the need for suppliers to be assessed by each of their customers. UKAS’ involvement in international groups provides for mutual recognition which further reduces the need for multiple assessments of suppliers and as a consequence helps to reduce barriers to trade.
The IAF is the world association of Conformity Assessment Accreditation Bodies and other bodies interested in conformity assessment in the fields of management systems, products, services, personnel and other similar programmes of conformity assessment. Its primary function is to develop a single worldwide program of conformity assessment which reduces risk for business and its customers by assuring them that accredited certificates may be relied upon. Accreditation assures users of the competence and impartiality of the body accredited.
The Chartered Quality Institute is the chartered body for quality management professionals. Established in 1919 and formerly the Institute of Quality Assurance, we gained a Royal Charter in 2006 and became the CQI shortly afterwards in January 2007.
Incorporated by Royal Charter and a registered charity (no. 259678) the CQI exists to benefit the public by advancing education in, knowledge of and the practice of quality in industry, commerce, the public sector and the voluntary sectors. In short, the CQI exists to help make organisations better.
The British Quality Foundation
The British Quality Foundation (BQF) is an independent, not-for-profit corporate membership organisation and was founded by the DTI and UK business leaders in 1993.
The BQF’s Patron is The Princess Royal and the current President is David Callaghan, Senior Vice President Alliances and Channels, Oracle Corporation Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The BQF’s vision is to be the UK’s most effective corporate membership organisation championing continuous improvement and sustainable excellence. Its mission is to help organisations to learn from best practice, improve performance and achieve sustainable excellence.