News & Articles

Here’s a constantly updated selection of short articles written by some of the team members and Associates of PerformancePlus. We’ll tell you about some of our latest events, give you some useful hints and tips about improving your business, notify you of any significant changes to legislation that could potentially affect your business and, occasionally, drop in the odd (or sometimes extremely odd!) article you amuse or entertain you. Click on the article title to take you to the full text.

GDPR – Just a storm in a teacup?

GDPR – Just a storm in a teacup?   On 25th May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was implemented. According to many, it was going to bring complete chaos to businesses and potentially huge fines for anyone found to be breaching it. Others...

Effectiveness – the Same as Efficiency?

Effectiveness – That’s the Same as Efficiency Isn’t It? A very good friend of mine had a sudden spurt of enthusiasm late in his working life and decided to travel to and from work on his pedal cycle. At the same time, we had engaged a statistician to present some...

How does risk assessment work?

How does risk assessment work? Recently the team at P+P had a discussion on the topic of risk and its subsequent assessment. The team is regularly involved in developing systems which operate under the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 27001:2013 and...

Planning the Future, Living the Dream

Planning the Future, Living the Dream So, you own a successful business. You have put in the effort working long hours to make it succeed. You have wealth beyond your wildest dreams. Ok, perhaps not but you are comfortable financially. The one commodity that money...

What Competitors?

What Competitors?   “We don’t bother about competitors here,” he said. This seemed a strange thing to say for someone in business; except our subsequent discussion established what he really meant. It was that none of their competitors were winning any...

OHSAS 18001 is Dead – Long Live ISO 45001!

OHSAS 18001 is Dead - Long Live ISO 45001!   BS OHSAS 18001 is being replaced by ISO 45001, which was published in March 2018 by the International Standards Organisation. Organisations which are certified to BS OHSAS 18001 must migrate to ISO 45001 by March 2021...

New versions of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Standards

New versions of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Standards If you are already certified to ISO 9001 or ISO 14001 Standards then you need to read this as the new versions of these Standards will shortly be in effect and you need to prepare your transition strategy.  ...

Cybercrime – How Much Can You Afford To Lose?

According to a recent report published by the Federation of Small Businesses1, cybercrime costs each small business victim nearly £3,000 and, even more disturbingly, nearly two-thirds of the small business members of that organisation have been the victims of...

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