Quality is our trademark and we have a clearly defined quality management system that complies with the internationally recognised standard, ISO 9001. In effect, this means that we put quality first in everything we do, from purchasing the raw materials to despatching the finished products. Consistency is a key factor in our success and continuous monitoring of our quality systems ensures the consistent and enduring quality of our products.
Our factory is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of England, in the heart of the Lake District National Park. We are therefore probably more aware than most how important it is to protect the world around us. We comply with the internationally recognised environmental management standard, ISO 14001 and are committed to ensuring that our materials, processing, products and services have minimal environmental impact. For example, in 2002 we were awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for developing a unique, solvent free paint application system which has greatly improved the air quality in this production area.
Health and Safety
We have also been awarded the BOSS (British Office Supplies and Services) Federation Environmental Award for the past 11 years.
This comprehensive award scheme covers a wide range of environmental issues, such as reducing energy consumption and improving our employees’ working conditions.
The health and safety of our employees is, of course, paramount. In 2006, we were awarded the prestigious RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) President’s Award for Occupational Safety and Health. The President’s award is only open to those companies who have already achieved 10 consecutive RoSPA Gold Awards. The RoSPA awards scheme covers all aspects of health and safety, including good health and safety management systems, compliance with legislation, continually improving health and safety performance, employee training and commitment. Actively involving our employees in these issues through training, health and safety audits, meetings and regular communication is one of our greatest strengths.