Compliance Team in the Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
New Directions Compliance Team attended an afternoon tea on the 25th October in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness. The event at the Park Plaza Hotel formed part of Breast Cancer Awareness month . In 2010, 49,564 women and 397 men in the UK were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Breast Cancer Awareness is dedicated to providing emotional and practical support for anyone affected by breast cancer. The campaign raises funds for better support and care for those with the disease. They also promote the importance of early detection and help to communicate the importance of breast screening.
The Park Plaza Hotel donated a percentage of their takings to Breast Cancer Awareness for the month of October. The team enjoyed a slice of the high life including finger sandwiches, cakes and scones all washed down with plenty of tea and a glass or two of bubbly, all with a distinctly pink theme! The team also carried the pink theme into their clothes in line with Breast Cancer Awareness’ slogan “Wear It Pink”. Speaking of the event, Emily Brace, Senior Compliance Administrator says “This was a great event to be involved in. Breast Cancer Awareness is such a noble cause and the team felt that this was a great way for us to donate as well have having a lovely afternoon out”.
New Directions Holdings Achieve ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Standards
On 14th October 2013 New Directions Holdings officially gained the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. ISO is the International Organisation for Standardisation, a worldwide organisation with representatives from 157 countries. The ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 families are among ISO’s best known standards . ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 are implemented by some 887,770 organisations in 161 countries.
The ISO 9000 standard addresses “quality management”. By achieving this standard New Directions has been recognised for fulfilling our customer’s quality requirements and aiming to enhance customer satisfaction whilst adhering to regulatory requirements imposed by our clients and governing bodies.
The ISO 14001 standard addresses “environmental management”. By achieving this standard New Directions has been recognised for minimising the effects that our activities have on the environment and continually improving our environmental performance as an organisation.
Leah Seltzer, Head of Compliance and Cathy Jones, Group Operations Manager led the campaign to ensure that New Directions achieved the standards required for these prestigious awards which are recognized throughout the World. Speaking of the achievement, Leah says “Obtaining these accreditations has been a real achievement for the organisation. As the company continues to grow and develop it is reassuring that we are still maintaining and improving our performance in these areas. Our pursuit for quality management and sound environmental management has been recognised and we are in a great position to build upon this success.”