Special Offer for TAF Members with the Institute of Export

With Brexit looming, you are no doubt busy working on behalf of your members to ensure that any transition period will go as smoothly as possible.  As part of this, I am sure you will be receiving an abundance of…

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Understanding Business Continuity Management

Disruptions such as flooding, fire or a cyber-attack can affect your business when it is least expected, and they can all prevent you from continuing your normal, everyday operations.  Read Miles Smith Insurance Group’s handy guide on this here.

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Futureproofing your commercial revenue

Sponsorship and exhibition sales are an increasingly important source of revenue for the majority of associations, yet the commercial revenue climate becomes tougher each year.  In this article Rob Eveleigh, Managing Director of Brightelm, examines what membership organisations can do…

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URGENT NOTICE – May Bank Holiday Change

You may well have seen on the news about the change to the bank holiday date. The May Day bank holiday has been moved from Monday, 4th May to Friday, 8th May 2019 to celebrate the 75 Anniversary of VE…

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Launch of publication ‘Quality in the Supply Chain’

Today marks World Accreditation Day, an initiative jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to promote the value of accreditation, accredited conformity assessment and standards. This year the theme focuses on how…

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Accreditation 4.0 – Adapting to the New Revolution – UKAS

The rapidly increasing digitalization of industry and society is changing how products are manufactured, delivered, and consumed by the public. The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0 as it has become known, is seeing the emergence of innovative information technologies…

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Have you got your ‘gig economy’ covered?

It is beocming increasingly popular to employ staff on a short term contract or freelance work as opposed to having them on the payroll.  This is known as a ‘gig economy’.  This is often seen across certain sectors, for example,…

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Shortlist for the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2019 Announced!

Now in its seventeenth year, the prestigious Trade Association Forum Ltd (TAF) Best Practice Awards and Dinner 2019 will be held after the Forum’s Annual Conference and AGM on Tuesday, 9th July at County Hall in Westminster, London. The Awards is…

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Competition Law and Director Disqualification

What is director disqualification? Recent announcements by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have highlighted that directors who are found to have broken competition law can face serious personal risk – in addition to the fines and sanctions taken against…

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World Accreditation Day – Adding Value to Supply Chains (#WAD2019) – June 9th 2019

The theme of this year’s World Accreditation Day, which will take place on 9th June 2019, focuses on how accreditation adds value to supply chains and procurement activities. The day has become

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ISO 9001 auditing guidance launched by industry and stakeholders

A guide to what makes a good ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) audit has been produced by industry, government and a group of stakeholders involved in management systems certification.Launching on 9 June, ‘Quality in the Supply Chain’ forms part…

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Cyber Breaches – What You Need to Know

Nearly half of all UK businesses have suffered some sort of cyber breach and it is becoming an increasingly important issue for any organisations who collect, process and store data on electronic devices.  Read the Miles Smith Insurance Group guide here.

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