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Sunday 17th December 2017 As 2017 comes to an end, we would like to thank all of our customers for their continued business and support. There have been many challenges in 2017 but nothing that could not be overcome.

There have been changes and improvements in the business in 2017 including a move to a new purpose-built office. This offers us improved levels of security and also energy efficiency.

As 2018 approaches it will be our 19th year and no doubt the 20th Anniversary in January 2019 will very quickly follow.

We look forward to working with our customers in 2018 and hoping it will be a positive year for all.

We will continue to be available over the holiday period for any queries or assistance.

Happy Holidays from the WQA Team.
Thursday 2nd November 2017 We have relocated our Head Office to new purpose-built offices at Mandale Business Park in Durham.
Our new location at Severn House provides us with new surroundings and a fresh new office space designed around our needs.
High levels of security and an energy efficient building are key to our own policies.
There are also the excellent views over Durham City.

Please see new address details on the Contact Us page.
Monday 10th July 2017 I am delighted to announce that WQA has formally completed the ISO 9001:2015 transition. This has been both a long process but also one that allowed us to identify improvement areas. The WQA Team have worked together in order to ensure the requirements and improvement areas are well implemented, with the result of ensuring continued customer satisfaction.

Our updated Accreditation Schedule can be viewed at www.ukas.com
Tuesday 6th June 2017 We are pleased to announce following a series of audits by UKAS, we have successfully completed the transition to ISO 17021-1:2015. That is the standard to which we are accredited as a certification body.

The whole WQA Team was involved and were key to the successful transition.
Friday 24th June 2016

We are pleased to announce that Czech Logistic Alliance (CZ) s.r.o. Has successfully been certified to ISO 9001:2015. The audit was carried out at the office in Prague where the system was found to be well implemented. The Management and Staff were all involved in the process and this was evidence of both the Leadership and Awareness required by the new standard.

This is also a new territory for WQA which is part of the efforts to be truly Worldwide.
Wednesday 15th June 2016 We have completed our annual UKAS Head Office assessment and this was very successful. A very positive approach was taken by the UKAS Assessors and many opportunities were identified to improve the already well established system. Lorna, our General Manager played a very important role in the process and will now take the lead in maintaining both the system and accreditation.

All employees play a role in the UKAS accreditation process and have clearly done well based on the latest assessment. Well Done to all.
Thursday 12th May 2016 I am pleased to announce that there have been some role changes within the company. These have been made in order to ensure that we continue to grow and progress.

Lorna Myers has been promoted to General Manager with immediate effect and will take on more responsibility within the business.

Congratulations to Rebecca Thomas who has recently passed her driving test. Rebecca will retain her current title but will expand her role within the company and will now be dealing direct with the customers on site.
Tuesday 8th March 2016 Please note all email addresses have changed.

The following are now in force;

daniel@worldwideqa.com
lorna@worldwideqa.com
rebecca@worldwideqa.com
lynn@worldwideqa.com
geoff@worldwideqa.com

These are the new email addresses with immediate effect.
Sunday 7th February 2016 All WQA Assessors have now completed formal training in the new 2015 Management System Standards. This was completed at the Head Office where all Assessors could attend. Completing the training in one group allowed for Assessors to have a common understanding of the revisions and how they should be applied.
All of our Assessors are able to answer your questions and discuss your transition requirements.
We look forward to working with you through the transition process.
Monday 14th December 2015 WQA have had a fantastic 2015 and it has not ended yet. We have completed a full year in our new offices and they have proven to be just what was needed.

A number of new customers and current customers increasing their requirements has required more resource within the business. This has been achieved by going external to the company and training within the company.
The focus is now on assisting all customers with the transition to the new ISO standards.

We would like to wish all customers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. It is also important to thank all of our customers for their business in 2015 and look forward to growing with them all in 2016.

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Worldwide Quality Assurance was founded in 1999 by Paul Raymond because he realised that customers desired the bespoke personal service offered by the smaller yet highly experienced certification body. WQA became a truly worldwide company with clients in Asia, Europe, Scandinavia and USA. Specialising in Transport and Shipping was where WQA started and the client base now extends to all industries including Engineering, Manufacturing, Air Transport and many more. Having completed 15 years in the industry, WQA continues as a First Choice certification provider for companies around the world. Continual investment in staff training ensures that WQA delivers a Value Added Service... [Read More]

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