Evesham, United Kingdom (PressExposure) February 06, 2012 -- ISO which is the International Organization for Standardization was first developed in 1987 and was called ISO 9000, this was based on a series of standards called BS 5750 that were proposed in 1979, although history does intervene and concludes that there was some existence as far back as 1959. It has seen several updates over the years and is now called ISO 9001
James Hickman CEO of Plumbworld said "It is well known that conducting quality management improves business, and will often have a positive effect on investment, market share, sales growth, sales margins and the like. In this current economic climate the service that you provide to your customer base is paramount to sustaining long term success - We are very proud to have achieved this recognition and it shows how far the company is willing to go to achieve great things" To achieve this accolade you must be assessed with two types of auditing with the first audit being undertaken by an external certification body and the second by fully trained internal auditors. Once achieved this must be renewed at regular intervals of around 3 years.
Plumbworld have seen their business expand recently with the acquisition of new office premises to house the entire commercial team and not to mention the ever increasing number of websites that the team keep creating.
Scott Morris E-Commerce Manager of Plumbworld commented: "It is a great honour to have been given this certification which is based on our efforts for implementing the correct procedures and thus enabling us to run the company in the correct manner. We set ourselves a very high standard as a business and this proudly distinguishes us as a company that shows loyalty and commitment to its customers".
Plumbworld was an early pioneer of online trading, started by James and Anita Hickman in 1999 and was sold to the Grafton Group PLC in December 2006, Plumbworld now employ more than 50 people in their purpose built warehouse and offices and boast an astonishing 47 websites selling everything from tools and bathrooms to heated towel rails and wood burning stoves. The business has a turnover in excess of £18 million and is growing at more than 20% year on year.