Technia Business Solutions has become one of the first in Wales to achieve accreditation to a recently launched quality management system for SMEs, SQMAS.
SQMAS (Supplier Quality Management Audit Scheme) was launched in October 2014 as a Quality Management System (QMS) specifically designed for smaller companies (SMEs) and the voluntary sector that require a simpler and less expensive scheme than ISO 9001.
Based in North Wales but operating across the UK, the scheme is already proving popular - Technia is among a growing number of SMEs to achieve accreditation.
Explains MD of Technia Business Solutions, Stuart Watcham: ‘Having looked at the scheme we felt it was perfect for us to demonstrate to our customers and prospects that our business has a documented system to ensure the quality of our service delivery, and that we have mechanisms in place to identify areas for continuous improvement. This is part of our ongoing drive to provide the very best service for our clients.
Comments SQMAS founder and MD, Toni Bailey:
‘SQMAS has been developed as an alternative quality management system to ISO 9001. Aimed at smaller organisations, it is much simpler to implement and for the first time provides many businesses with a documented QMS - often an essential requirement when tendering for work. It has only six mandatory documentation requirements and has reduced implementation costs for many businesses. SQMAS can also be used to prepare the company for ISO 9001 should this become a necessary requirement in the future.’
‘We are delighted that Technia Business Solutions has achieved the SQMAS Standard and is already benefiting by adopting best practice following the issues highlighted in the quality review and business risk review. It is another example of how a smaller business can achieve real results by installing a meaningful and more appropriate QMS.’