Meet UKAS our Headline Partner for the 2020 virtual International Quality Awards.
UKAS is the UK’s sole Accreditation Body. Established 25 years ago, it is recognised by government to assess organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services against internationally agreed standards. Accreditation is a means of assessing, in the public interest, the technical competence and integrity of the organisations offering these kinds of evaluation services across the economic spectrum.
UKAS plays an important role in the UK’s quality infrastructure by providing the accreditation services needed by consumers, businesses and government.
It delivers the confidence that buyers and sellers need to trust the reliability and competence of their (trading) partners, and in the information they provide on the properties of goods and services placed on the market.
UKAS has both a national and international role in facilitating trade and underpinning trust, confidence and credibility in products, services, schemes and personnel operating in both the private and public sectors.
The UKAS philosophy that when an organisation is accredited once they are accepted everywhere provides significant benefits in terms of market differentiation, access to global markets and new business acquisition.