UK & Ireland Featured Project: Weld Inspection & Consultancy United Utilities Thirlmere (1737)

QEM Solutions were asked by United Utilities to assist with the review of the welding process and associated with the provision of the innovative steel E-joint.

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Overseas Featured Project: Capita Symonds - Valve Inspections

QEM Solutions were contracted to carry 3rd party inspection and witnessing activities on a series of valves fabricated in Germany for a series of SGN contracts throughout Scotland.

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News Spotlight COP26 – Our part in a UK Net Zero future

As world leaders turn for home after the opening days of COP26, leaving their teams to thrash out the difficult details, climate change is at the front of everyone’s minds. The terms ‘carbon’, ‘fossil fuels’ and even ‘beef’ have almost become dirty words. However, we’ve been quietly working towards the UK’s net zero aims for quite some time. Here’s how.



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07 Jun 2019

World Accreditation Day 2019 – what can it do for me?

World Accreditation Day takes place on 9th June 2019, and will focus on how accreditation adds value to supply chains and procurement activities.

Over the years, this annual diary date has become increasingly important – promoting the value of accreditation, accredited conformity assessment and standards. There’s a website fit to bust with information about accreditation, training and publications, and you can find it here.

But why bother?

This sounds all very worthy, and an admirable cause. We get that, and so do you. But is accreditation really that important? After all, running a business is hectic, and it’s often an effort just to deliver on time, on budget, and hopefully make a buck at the end of the day. There’s enough to worry about without striving for accreditation, surely. Well, that’s where many companies are getting it wrong.

Accreditation can give you the edge

At QEM Solutions, accreditation is at the very heart of everything we do. It’s one of the  many reasons we created isCompliant. Take the core ISO Standards, for example. These underpin the way we work every day – from health & safety, to environmental management and more. And accreditation can give you the edge over competitors during the procurement process.


Accreditation creates confidence in SMEs

For SMEs, accreditation can help them compete on a level playing field with bigger companies. It’s vital to their prosperity. If any company – no matter the size – has secured the necessary accreditation, consumers can have equal confidence in the quality of their business processes, product standards, and supply chain, even if they’re up against a big flashy corporate in the procurement process.

Accreditation helps businesses talk

Bring two people together with wildly different personal standards, and you’ll have conflict, misunderstanding, and nothing will get done. But give them a shared set of ideals and aspirations, and they can understand each other, negotiate, exchange, improve and innovate. This is exactly what accreditation does – it facilitates global trade to the same – equal – standards of quality, ethics, security, and responsibility. When two businesses at opposite sides of the globe share the same standards, they’re essentially speaking the same language, and they can get to work.

Get involved

So, maybe it’s time to put your to-do list to one side for today, and consider how accreditation could improve your business quality, longevity, reach and prosperity. Here’s how: