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From exclusive tours inside top organisations, to interviews with industry experts and opinion pieces written by quality innovators, read the latest features to improve your knowledge and understanding.

Climate change is a focal point for organisations around the globe and audit has a key role to play in ensuring businesses embrace the challenge.

Supporting climate change with audit and assurance

Published: 3 Feb 2023

Climate change is a focal point for organisations around the globe and audit has a key role to play in ensuring businesses embrace the challenge. Gillian Karran-Cumberlege, Head of Board Advisory and co-founder, Fidelio Partners, explains why.

Hexacta is finalist for Quality Organisation of the Year award at the CQI’s IQA 2022

Workplace best practice at South American IT consultancy, Hexacta

Published: 11 Jan 2023

Hexacta, finalists for Quality Organisation of the Year at the CQI’s 2022 International Quality Awards, uses best practices in the workplace, alongside state-of-the-art technologies, to ensure the highest standards of quality across more than 130 live projects.

Building a quality culture

Published: 28 Nov 2022

A quality culture is at the heart of any successful organisation. Consultant and communication coach Lesley Worthington outlines the key building blocks to achieve it.

ICP's ongoing journey to innovation

Published: 28 Nov 2022

The team from the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security in the UAE – named as one of two Quality Organisation of the Year winners at this year’s International Quality Awards – was also a finalist for the Digital Innovation Award.

Navigating the rocky road ahead

Published: 6 Oct 2022

The European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditors has published its annual Risk in Focus report. What are the topics of concern for internal auditors, and how can they support their organisations in key risk areas?

Finding testers in times of shortages

Published: 3 Oct 2022

Richard Mort, a senior consultant at Eurofins Digital Testing, an independent company for quality assurance, testing and cyber security for software systems and devices, explores the challenges faced by the testing industry, and suggests key approaches to ensure organisations’ quality assurance remains a constant capability alongside software development

Cognitive bias and its impact on outsourcing

Published: 3 Oct 2022

Cognitive biases can have a serious impact on supply chain management when it comes to outsourcing vendors. Krishnan Lakshminarayanan CQP MCQI, a Lead Auditor and Senior Manager at William Hare in India, examines some common examples and looks at how they can be avoided. 

Decentralising clinical trials 

Published: 3 Aug 2022

Damien Tiller, Director of Quality at Lindus Health and an IRCA Lead Auditor, examines the changing face of clinical trials and how organisations must strive to do the right thing while adapting to a new way of working.

Fire safety requirements: A management system approach

Published: 7 Jul 2022

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Government published an independent report into building regulations and fire safety, produced by Dame Judith Hackitt. Robert Morley, a Lead Assessor at MMRA of fire risk management systems to BS 9997:2019, explains the management system approach to fire safety requirements. 

The Survivors Trust welcomes being put to the test

Published: 22 Jun 2022

As sexual assault referral centres in the UK continue to work towards achieving accreditation to ISO 15189 by October 2023, The Survivors Trust is working to become a UKAS-accredited inspection body. Chris Sharif, Policy and Standards Manager at the trust, explains the process and its importance. 

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