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STANLEY Security achieves accreditation to ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management Systems

STANLEY Security has been accredited with ISO 9001:2015, the very latest version of the respected Quality Management Systems standard.

ISO 9001:2015 is awarded when specific criteria for a Quality Management System are met by a given organisation as a result of that business ensuring a structured approach with an increased importance afforded to risk management. The accreditation is based on a number of quality management principles such as a strong customer focus, the motivation of senior management, a defined process approach and demonstrably continual improvement.

For STANLEY Security’s end user customers, ISO 9001:2015 accreditation provides clear proof that its products and services work and meet legal and industry standards and that, if an issue should arise, a process is in place to rectify it and ensure that it doesn’t happen again. It’s also designed to make staff more efficient by standardising systems and procedures, while still allowing for flexibility such that STANLEY can work with customers in a way which suits them.

STANLEY Security has always been committed to delivering quality at all levels, from products through to services, and has been accredited to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 for many years. The move to the more stringent 2015 standard requires a greater focus on all internal and external factors that could impact quality, products and services.

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Ross Marotta, STANLEY Security’s compliance manager responsible for the transition to the new standard, explained: “The ISO 9001:2015 accreditation is proof that we can provide customers with consistent, reliable and fit for purpose solutions and services. It provides an assurance that we listen to our customers and respond proactively to their feedback. Customers can also be secure in the knowledge that any issues will be identified and resolved quickly.”

Marotta has reviewed all of STANLEY Security’s documents, processes, policies and procedures to ensure they correspond with actual activities and meet the 2015 standard. He has also implemented training sessions and presentations within management meetings to clearly explain individuals’ responsibilities and what they need to be aware of and monitor in their own teams.

STANLEY Security’s ISO 9001:2015 accreditation holds for a maximum time period of three years. In this three-year period, the company will be subject to mandatory audits to ensure compliance.

ISO 9001:2015 accreditation has been awarded through the National Security Inspectorate. Through the NSI, STANLEY Security is NACOSS Gold approved with respect to the design, installation and maintenance of electronic security systems and Fire Gold approved for the design, installation, commissioning and handover, verification and maintenance of fire detection and alarm systems.

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DED prepares for growth as Tim Downes acquires 100% of company’s share capital

DED – the distributor of Point of Sale (PoS), plastic card and OEM/kiosk products – has announced that a new chairman, Tim Downes, is now steering the business having acquired 100% of the company’s share capital.

Mike Davis, founder and chairman of DED (which has been a family-owned and run concern for over 30 years now) commented: “We started looking for someone that would take DED to another level thanks to the introduction of new ideas, enthusiasm and an in-depth knowledge of how to grow a distribution business. We were also looking for someone who would keep all of our current staff. Finally, after a long search, we’re delighted that Tim Downes meets all of those specific requirements.”

Downes brings with him a wealth of experience that will benefit plans to expand DED’s already proven track record in the PoS, plastic card and OEM/kiosk markets. He boasts considerable experience of driving growth in similar-sized businesses and is well recognised for his strategic approach to business growth and development.

When asked about the purchase of DED, Downes told Risk UK: “The team at DED is clearly very experienced, knowledgeable and talented and I’m really looking forward to developing future strategy from such a sound base point.”

On his plans for the future at DED, Downes commented: “The company’s strength in its established sectors is clear. My plan is to consolidate those strengths and then identify and develop additional synergistic business opportunities.”

Elliot Davis said: “I’m very excited about the future for DED and am looking forward to working with Tim. Together, we plan to grow the business with new products and solutions for our customers and build on what the team at DED has already achieved to date.”

Planning for an effective handover

Mike Davis and Christine Davis have now retired. Alex Davis is planning to study for a degree in Ancient History at the University of Kent, but will remain with the company initially to ensure that the accounts and logistics side of the business are handed over effectively during Downes’ first few months.

Elliot Davis will continue in his current position at DED, ensuring a seamless transition of ownership.

The staff and location of DED remain the same so it will be business as usual, with Elliot and Downes handling the day-to-day running of the company.

Formed in 1983, DED is based in Lydd, Kent. Accredited by the NQA to the BS EN ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standard, DED is a major distributor of solutions for a number of companies including Star Micronics, Datacard, Evolis, Zebra, Honeywell, Posiflex, Bixolon, Ergonomic Solutions, CipherLab, Tysso, Socket Mobile, Sbarco, iZettle, PayPal, Payleven, Nippon Primex and Axiohm.

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