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Revving up for change : ISO/TS 16949:2002

With the American, German, French, Italian and Japanese vehicle manufacturers (VM's) behind it, ISO/TS 16949:2002 (2nd Edition), stands to become the global automotive Quality Management System (QMS) of the future. Dr David Scrimshire, a director of TEC Transnational Lts, takes us through the revised standard which aligns worldwide automotive QMS requirements and looks set to shake up the whole industry.

Shirley Woolley awarded an MBE for Services to Business in the West Midlands

Entrepreneur, motivator, leader, pioneer in introducing Culture Change, Shop Floor and Office Improvement Methodology (Kaizen, Process Improvement, Problem Solving etc.) in SMEs and devoted to In-company Learning linked to Life Long Learning, Mrs. Shirley Ann Woolley, Human Resources Director at Frederick Woolley Ltd. is an inspiring woman who understands the needs of small to medium enterprises and the people who work within these companies.

Her achievements include being:

Autotrain recognised by Institute of Quality Assurance

The Institute of Quality Assurance (IQA) is the UK's leading body for the advancement of quality practice. A respected contributor to policy issues at a national and international level, IQA has over 14,000 individual members. The IQA Diploma in Quality is a respected qualification which improves people's marketability when searching for employment as well as enhancing a business's quality systems and improving competitiveness.

Autotrain is now being recognised by the IQA and our training courses are being linked to their web site at

Turkey/UK Business Co-operation Seminar, Konya, 19th March 2002

On 19th March, the British Embassy at Ankara organised a special seminar for the business community of Konya. Konya is a town of around 1 million inhabitants situated 200 kilometres south of Ankara. It is an important centre for agriculture and automotive suppliers particularly in the replacement parts business.

In the morning, the delegates were addressed by the Governor of Ankara, the Deputy Mayor and the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce with a keynote speech from Peter Westmacott, the British Ambassador.

Autotrain Project Gains European Praise

Autotrain has been selected as an example of best practice in Europe in workplace e-literacy by the 21st Century Literacy Summit run by the Bertelsmann Foundation in Germany and AOL Time Warner. The 21st Century Literacy Summit was held in Berlin on 7-8 March 2002 and speakers included Gerhard Schroder, Jose Maria Aznar Lopez, (the new President of the EU), Steve Case (Chairman of AOL Time Warner) and Madeleine Albright. 17 projects in Europe were selected as examples of best practice. Two projects were selected from the UK, the University for Industry Learn Direct and Autotrain.


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