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Your route to ISO certification

When you make the choice to seek ISO certification for your business, it can feel daunting, but rest assured that it doesn’t need to be. At Mark1, our friendly team of experts are here to help you along every step of the journey. No matter which route to certification you decide to take. We have created a helpful infographic to help you understand your options. Read on for more information!

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The power of collaboration: Mark1 & Equitix Management Services

Mark1 Systems are an ISO consultancy that exclusively deal with UKAS accredited certification bodies. Established in 2003, they have a 100% success rate for their client’s gaining certification on their first attempt.

We chat with Brandon Nolan from Mark1, about the experience of working with Equitix Management Services to gain multiple certifications from Alcumus ISOQAR.

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What are the ISO Standards in the UK?

At Mark1, we are asked this question often – but the truth is, the I stands for International, and ISO standards are the same globally! This ensures that any business certified in an ISO standard is held to the same specifications and best practices as any other, in any country. In this blog, we will break down the most common ISO standards that we assist our clients with, and explain why they are so popular worldwide.

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Is ISO 9001 a certification or accreditation?

At Mark1, we have supported clients of all sizes and industries on their ISO journeys, and the most common question we hear is: is ISO 9001 an accreditation or certification? In this blog, we will explain the difference, and provide some context to ISO certification.

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World Book Day

ISO 27001: Keeping Books this World Book Day!

World Book Day is fast approaching (2nd March 2023), and it got the Mark1 team thinking – are you keeping your books to the standard of ISO 27001? In this blog, we will break down this standard, and explain how it can help you to maintain the processes that your clients expect. What is ISO…

January 2023 Update

Mark1 Business Systems – January 2023 Update

The Mark1 team have started 2023 as they mean to go on, with a fantastic 9 assessment days this month – Mark, Paul and Ian have all been fully booked. Paul travelled down to Portsmouth for a 2-day assessment, which was a great success despite the miserable weather! Across the country, many saw a lot…

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CASCO and ISO Conformity Assessments

The language surrounding ISO certification can seem daunting and complex – from long lists of numbered standards to a variety of acronyms. This week, we want to break down one particularly important example that governs the whole process of ISO conformity assessment: CASCO. What is CASCO? CASCO is the ISO committee that develops policy and…

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Mark1 December 2022 Update

Mark1 Business Systems – December 2022 Update

Happy New Year, everyone! From everyone here at Mark1, we hope that 2023 brings you happiness – and that you had a wonderful festive season, too. The team had a fantastic time at the Botanist in Manchester for our Christmas Party, the perfect way to end a very successful year. We love an excuse to…

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Changes to ISO 27001 in 2022

After nine years, updates have been made to ISO 27001, which governs information security and privacy protection. In this blog, we will discuss what is new for <a href=”https://www.iso.org/isoiec-27001-information-security.html”>ISO 27001</a> in 2022, and give some context into the standard as a whole. <h4>What is ISO 27001?</h4> First published in 1999 under the title BS 7799-2,…

Mark1 Business Systems – November 2022 Update

November 2022 was a great month for the Mark1 team, with 8 assessment days– that’s two more than October! There are also lots of exciting things to look forward to, with Christmas not far away (we heard the first Christmas song on the radio on the 14th!). The Manchester Christmas markets have opened, too; we’re…

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