Founded in 1990, Achilles allows organisations in a variety of industries, including Construction, Oil & Gas and Utility, to maintain a higher level of control. To do this, Achilles works to identify, assess, and monitor the supply chain of a range of enterprises with the hope of reducing risk for buyers bidding for tenders and maintaining superb industry standards. The accreditation service allows you to find the best organisations to ensure high-quality results and performance, ensuring that the tenders that you promote or purchase will be successful.
What is the Achilles Certification Process?
The Achilles Certification process involves an assessment of several performance factors within your business. These are:
- Health and Safety
- Quality and Corporate Social Responsibility
It is a two-day process that involves a Management System evaluation and an Onsite Assessment. During the certification process, an auditor will ensure that the correct systems and protocols are available in order to review them. On the second day of the process, systems are checked to ensure the proper measures are implemented across the board.
Why Is It So Widely Recognised and Endorsed?
An Achilles Certification is the most widely recognised and endorsed certification scheme across the UK as well as the world. The enduring quality of its risk assessment programs puts it ahead of similar services, and it provides the transparency necessary to help businesses trust the companies they work with.
As it allows companies to assess and select the most trustworthy companies, you are assured a high level of quality that is not possible elsewhere.
Why Should Your Business Become Accredited?
Tenders require companies to have certification in a specific area of Achilles accreditation. Without Achilles accreditation, your business will not be able to achieve the growth that it requires to improve reputation and revenue. Businesses that do not have Achilles certification will find that winning tenders is almost impossible, especially when they are competing against established companies that have sought out and achieved the necessary accreditation in their industry.
Benefits of Accreditation
Seeking and achieving Achilles certification comes with a wide range of benefits. These benefits include:
- Improved chances of winning tenders
As mentioned above, Achilles certification can vastly increase your chances of winning tenders that your company bids on. For most businesses, it is impossible to win tenders without proper Achilles accreditation in your industry. Therefore, completing the accreditation scheme will put you ahead of other enterprises who do not have these certificates, which will increase your chances.
- Increased trust from organisations within your industry
Regardless of your industry, certifications and accreditations will immediately make you a more trustworthy option for organisations. As Achilles is such a widely recognised and respected scheme, your business will come across as one that organisations can trust. It ensures transparency and ensures you comply with industry regulations to save their organisation any headaches when working with you.
- Improved reputation throughout your sector
Credibility is a significant factor when bidding for tenders, and an Achilles certification and accreditation will help your business to increase and maintain its reputation, therefore growing credibility.
- Access to a variety of organisations for tender bidding
Businesses who fail to achieve adequate certifications risk falling behind within their industry as they do not have access to reputable organisations that could help them improve profits. By obtaining Achilles certifications, your business is assured continued growth and the opportunity to work with a variety of organisations that can positively impact company growth.
- Reduced costs
All businesses want to minimise operating costs. With Achilles certification, there is the opportunity to do this.
Key Areas of Achilles Accreditation
TransQ Global is a community specially designed for the transport industry. It brings together Buyers and Suppliers through a pre-qualification scheme and new assurances that involve a multi-modal approach to global opportunities and supply chain management.
The Utilities Vendor Database is an accreditation service that allows utility companies to collaborate and work with established utility organisations across the industry. It ensures compliance to meet industry standards and mitigate risks in the supply chain.
BuildingConfidence accreditation involves specialising in policies and systems that are crucial for maintaining high standards in the construction industry. These include Development, Management, and the enhances of business management systems.
FPAL – Oil and Gas
Our JVR compliance consultants are happy to assist with all of your Achilles accreditation needs. They can provide expert guidance to help improve the reputation and prospects for your business, regardless of your industry. For more information, feel free to browse our range of Achilles certification services to learn more about what our experienced consultancy team can do for you.
Frequently Asked Questions from our Customers
Yes we can, we can assist you with any of the accreditation featured on our website. We have a 100% record of securing any of the accreditation in the first audit for all our customers for the last 13 years.
More to the point, I ask clients how quickly can you start. We can have a consultant working on your accreditation within the hour if you are ready. The only things that take time are the audit dates, these are issued to the client by the certification body so it is out of our control.
This depends on how much the client has in place already. The more they have, the easier it becomes to work on their accreditation. The gap analysis that we carry out is free of charge and afterwards will give you an exact fixed price.
The fixed price will include the following –
- Carry out all the work ( creating documents & processes tailored to your company )
- Attend the audit ( as your expert consultant ) or make the desktop submission.
- Make any corrections that the auditor may highlight to ensure that you obtain your accreditation the first audit.
Initially, we need to talk to you to carry out the free gap analysis. Afterwards, we would require you to forward all the relevant documents. After that, we can complete the work with the minimum of your input, leaving you to concentrate on doing what you do best for the company.
Yes! Let us Manage your Accreditations with Ongoing Support and Maintenance. With us managing your accreditations, your team can then focus on business growth and development. This gives you peace of mind knowing your compliance is being routinely managed by professionals. Ongoing support and maintenance avoids panic in your business when suddenly faced with an audit, knowing at all times you are well prepared.
Achieve Accreditation and Compliance with JVR
JVR Consultancy was formed in the year 2008 and their head office is based in Windsor and Maidenhead. We noticed that there was a gap in the market, for companies who work in the construction, rail, utilities, oil and gas sector who were not fully supported in the way that they could be when it came to industry compliance and certification. That is why our highly experienced team of compliance consultants can serve these sectors by providing over 135 years of combined experience with all compliance needs. In short, you won’t find anyone else who cares as much, or who tries as hard as we do.
Speak with one of our experienced consultants. At JVR, we know that time is precious, and you want the answers to your questions quickly, especially during an audit!. Once we speak with you for the first time over the phone, we need around 10 minutes to fully evaluate which accreditation you need support with and a brief introduction into you and your company.
Managing Director at JVR Consultancy, Steven Sandhu, is passionate and committed to supporting his clients within their chosen Compliance accreditation. With over 15 years of experience across multiple compliance industries, Steven prides himself on delivering 100% accreditation success for his clients, mixed with a passion for providing excellence by understanding the goals and the needs of his clients’ businesses. All this, combined with his strong breadth of skills and knowledge by routinely researching industry requirements changes and introducing new regulated requirements
Our consultants have an extensive level of experience in developing solutions and offering guidance for our clients and their businesses. We offer a free GAP analysis, which will help to assess the difference between your business performance and your goals. It’s a fantastic way for you to find out if your business needs are met, and if they aren’t, it gives you the insight and confidence you need to deliver improvement before an audit. Learning more about what is Gap Analysis and how will the report benefit you.
With a success rate of 100% and a team who will go above and beyond to make sure that your expectations are met, you know that you can trust in us to provide you with the knowledge, resources and expertise you need to make a difference. Contact us today to find out more.
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