Last week saw an auditor from NQA spend a day with us to determine if we were in compliance with all ISO 9001 requirements. We passed without exception or condition. Acorn staff are delighted with this result that demonstrates our continuing commitment to delivering quality services across all operations.
Book-Rite Solutions continues to provide a full book-keeping service to Acorn Business Centre. Book-Rite’s Nuala McLaughlin is on holiday this month and we are pleased to welcome Jayne Harding who is substituting for Nuala.
Book-Rite Solutions is a division of Antrim Enterprise Agency and has been in operation since January 2009. Book-Rite offers book-keeping services on a sub-contracted basis to businesses. Book-Rite is managed and controlled by Nuala who is IATI qualified with 16 + years experience in a wide range of book-keeping and financial capacity.
Find out more about Book-Rite at Antrim Enterprise Agency.
Dawn Baird of Sensei (www.sensei-winbeforehand.co.uk) delivered a great training course on the 5th July on the web-based presentation application ‘Prezi’. Acorn staff need to maintain sharp presentation skills and both Cara Dallat and Francis Ashe immensely enjoyed the morning course at Antrim Enterprise Agency where the customer service, facilities and refreshments were to the usual very high standards. Thanks Dawn and thanks to Jennifer and the Antrim Agency team.
Welcome back to Cara Dallat, our Business Development Officer. Cara has been on maternity leave and her arrival coincides with the start of Exploring Enterprise Programme 2 which she will be managing for Acorn. However, it’s great to have Cara rejoining the small team at Acorn again to help with the Go for It and Tradelinks programmes, property management, conference and room hire management and marketing of the Centre.
Firecare came to visit us this week for the annual fire extinguisher maintenance. Coleman (www.fire-care.co.uk) gave us the usual reminder on how and where to use them but this time we got using them for real – water fire extinguishers must be tested every five years – and that means emptying them.