Congratulations are in order. We have just learned that our Motor Transport Awards submission – in collaboration with market leading white good specialist Whirlpool – has been shortlisted in the Partnership Award category along side some very stiff competition. Apparently the quality of the submissions this year are at all time high and we are highly excited and pleased to be amongst those shortlisted. We are so looking forward to the Grand Final Event on the 4th July, being held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, when the winner will be announced. Thank you to Whirlpool for your fantastic support and input, we are very proud to be nominated with you.
Leading transport operator and haulier partner CM Downton has achieved the new ISO9001/2015 standard a year ahead of the official implementation date of September 2018. The company is believed to be one of the first major transport operators to achieve the updated standard and is performing above industry averages based on figures collated by the BSI (British Standards Institute). In addition to demonstrating that it operates with robust and resilient processes, maintaining the highest standard will allow Downton to continue to comply with any customer’s contractual requirements.
The new standard was published in 2015 and allowed organisations three years to achieve compliance before fully coming into force. Like its predecessors, it is designed to show that an organisation provides products and services to a consistent quality, meets customer requirements, complies with current legislation, and fulfils its own business requirements. Companies meeting the standard generally find it helps them to streamline and continuously improve their business processes. The new standard goes further than earlier versions by helping organisations to integrate and align their quality management and continuous improvement processes with their business strategy. This will include, for example, making it easier to implement integrated management systems such as those covering environmental and health and safety processes.
Downton originally achieved accreditation to an earlier BS/EN standard in 1993 and has complied with all subsequent updates, including the most recent version of ISO9001 in 2008. To meet the requirements of the new standard, which will be adopted globally next year, the company has assessed every aspect of its quality management and continuous improvement systems and introduced new and updated processes. This has included greater involvement by the leadership team and staff at many levels of the business. Evaluation and accreditation was completed during the second quarter of 2017.
Andy Downton, Managing Director of CM Downton, says: “Maintaining compliance with this standard is important because it demonstrates to customers that we have the structures and processes in place to deliver services consistently and improve performance. Our team has worked incredibly hard to achieve this new standard the year before it comes into force which is testament to their commitment and focus and the solid foundations we have built across the business in previous years.”
The commercial vehicle industry’s most prestigious awards event takes place this evening at the Grosvenor House, London. Jigsaw partner haulier Elddis Transport, based in Consett, Co Durham, has been shortlisted for the Haulier of the Year award, which they won in 2013.
Our Partner Haulier, Nolan Transport, were very successful in last night’s Wexford Business Awards run by the Wexford Chamber of Commerce.
Following the application and interview process, Nolan were shortlisted for two awards, the Wexford Large Company of the Year and the Wexford Export & Logistics Award. The competition in both categories was very tough, with well-known companies from a diverse business range such as Pettit Group, BNY Mellon, Atlantis Seafood Wexford and The Griffin Group some of the finalists in the Large Business category. Nolan Transport were delighted to be selected as the winners in both categories.
Nolan Transport, having won both the Large Company of the Year Award and the Export & Logistics Award, also took the coveted Business of the Year Award 2017. Kevin Fitzharris, Ireland and UK Business Development Manager with the Company, accepted the Award on behalf of Team Nolan. Kevin said “We have developed into one of Europe’s leading transport companies, this acknowledgement by Wexford Chamber means a lot to all at Nolan Transport”.