Published: 22 Mar 2019
The term ‘Brexit’ has become synonymous with uncertainty, risk and confusion for both business and society.
UK business, in particular, is feeling the pressure of this uncertainty and recognises the need to prepare for all eventualities. At the same time, when Brexit occurs, customers and suppliers will be looking for trust, continuity and confidence.
This means that organisations with mature quality management systems, which routinely monitor and respond to changes in their sector, will put themselves in a stronger position to withstand political and economic instability.
Ensuring that the right governance, assurance and improvement systems are in place and complying with internationally recognised quality management standards, such as ISO 9001, will be crucial for businesses across all sectors.
Quality does not offer all the answers. However, it should be an integral part of any organisation’s response to the challenges that Brexit will inevitably bring.