Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Chapter Three Consulting ISO 9001 Case Study - British Assessment Bureau

Chapter Three Consulting are a leading compliance consultancy specialising in Licensing, GDPR, and Health & Safety compliance.

We achieved certification to the internationally recognised ISO 9001 standard earlier this year. 

Click on the link to see the British Assessment Bureau’s recently published case study about our success.

The independent assessment was conducted by the British Assessment Bureau, a leading Certification Body, and demonstrates Chapter Three Consulting’s commitment to use this for ISO 9001: customer service and quality in delivery.

About ISO 9001

ISO 9001 was first introduced in 1987 and requires organisations to demonstrate that they do what they say they do. That they have a Quality Management System in place to ensure consistency and improvement; leading to high levels of performance and customer satisfaction.

Certified organisations are committed to continuous improvement and are assessed to ensure progress is being maintained.

The benefits of certification to ISO 9001 include:
  •          Streamlining an organisation’s procedures
  •          Bringing consistency to an organisation’s service delivery
  •          Reducing cost and rework
  •          Improving an organisation’s management practices
  •          Enhanced status
  •          Competitive advantage
  •          Lower insurance premiums

About the British Assessment Bureau

The British Assessment Bureau’s reputation was established in 1969 as a specialist in certification scheme management. In 1997, the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry approved the use of the word ‘British’ in their title, in recognition of their pre-eminent status.

Today, they certify organisations to recognised standards, including ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 14001 (environmental management), ISO 27001 (information security management) and OHSAS 18001 (occupational health and safety management). 

They also design and manage bespoke assessment schemes. Such schemes are based on the establishment of standards, which can be developed to be recognised company-wide, industry-wide, nationally, or internationally.

Visit us at www.c3c.co.uk or call us on 0330 004 0020 for more information about our services.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Licensing and Immigration – the Government get serious….

Licensing and Immigration – the Government get serious….

From the 6thApril 2017 the changes to the Immigration Act 2016 come into force via the regulations made by the Government under the Licensing Act 2003.

Premises Licence Holders and managers of Licensed Premises have had the responsibility to ensure that all employees have the correct Immigration status to work legally in the United Kingdom.

The new regulations create further responsibilities for Licensing Authorities and the Home Office. In future all Premises Licence applications, Change of DPS applications and Temporary Event Notices have amended application forms requiring nationality and immigration status to be confirmed by the applicant.

In addition, the Home Office is now scrutinizing licensing applications to ensure compliance with the new regulations and they have power to make representations within the Licensing process.

Chapter Three Consulting is able to assist Premises Licence Holders in all sectors with this vital work, which can have an immediate effect on the usability of your Licence and viability of the business concerned.

Read the Poppleston Allen article Home Office Announces Change to Application Procedure by Jonathan Smith here.

Visit www.c3c.co.uk or call us on 0330 004 0020 to find out how we can help you.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Craft Beer & The Phenomenon of the Pop-Up Bar

Craft Beer & The Phenomenon of the Pop-Up Bar

There are now over 1700 small breweries in the UK which is a response to the increase in demand for quality.

Artisan beers have their own local identity and represent quality in the market place.

Whether they are sold from a shop with a Premises Licence for ‘Off Sales’ or sold from a bar with a Premises Licence for ‘On Sales’ or a combination of both, there are a growing number of outlets for these products.

Premises who specialize in selling craft beer from the UK, Europe and other parts of the world as well as other local products including British wine and spirits do not fit neatly into the Pub, Bar and Off-Licence model.

Pop-ups enable retailers to try out new locations and test products without committing to long leases or expensive refits.

They have varying opening times and can operate as Pop-up sites often on a single day each week.

Your local Licensing Authority may not understand this growing phenomenon and that is where professional assistance is needed.

Chapter Three Consulting recently enabled Four Hops Shop, a beer emporium in Reigate to obtain a Premises Licence that is suitable for this new business start up and clients elsewhere are starting to manage their premises and amend their Licences to adjust to this developing market.

Read Gemma McKenna’s intriguing article for the Morning Advertiser Pop Up Bars Hit The Pub World to find out the benefits of running a pop up bar.

Call us today on 0330 004 0020 or visit us at www.c3c.co.uk to find out how we can help you.