18 July 2019

GCD Achieves ISO Certification

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The team at GCD are very proud to announce their achievement of the ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Standard) and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (Information Security Management Standard) certifications. The company was assessed and accreditation awarded, by the internationally recognised body NQA.

According to Andrew Gough, Managing Director at GCD, “we are a local custom software company who have been building digital solutions for almost twenty years, for both local and global brands. Security and quality processes have always been core to how we deliver our products and I am delighted that our ISO certification formally recognises our dedication to this.”

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Keith McGivern, Support Manager states, “the Integrated Management System we have in place to manage our ISO policies and procedures has helped us to improve efficiency and standardise processes across GCD. With Quality and Information Security both representing such crucial aspects of our business, an Integrated Management System made sense, allowing us to maximise opportunities to look at synergies within the business whilst helping us to collectively manage and mitigate risk. Certification offers us vindication on the approach thus far whilst the benefits we’ve already seen as a result prove that we are moving in the right direction. It encourages us to produce even better results by building on the solid foundations we’ve achieved  implementing ISO-9001 and ISO-27001.”

About ISO

ISO is the International Organization for Standardization, they develop and publish International Standards that give world-class specifications for products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency.

ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard

ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS). It provides a framework and a set of principles that ensure a common-sense approach to the management of an organisation to consistently satisfy customers and other stakeholders. In simple terms, it provides the basis for efficient processes and effective people to deliver products or service time after time.

ISO 27001 Information Security Management Standard

The ISO 27001:2013 standard provides a framework for an Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) that enables the continued accessibility, confidentiality and integrity of information as well as legal compliance, it  is essential for protecting our clients most vital assets.

About NQA

GCD was assessed by the internationally recognised NQA, a leading global independently accredited certification body since 1988. NQA’s worldwide operations are accredited to perform management systems registrations by ANAB (American National Standards Institute/Registrar Accreditation Board), UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) and various other regional and industry-specific oversight bodies.