Pygmalion Trains For Quality with 9001:2000

PRESS RELEASE - 16 October 2003

Today Pygmalion Group announced its registration to the quality management system ISO 9001:2000. The Group achieved certification to greatly improve the way it manages both customer and supplier relationships which was verified through BSI Management Systems' rigorous audit.

DTI Minister, Gerry Sutcliffe, presented the certificate at the House of Commons. He said: 
"I hope that the new standard will improve Pygmalion's productivity and competitiveness. Industry standards like this mitigate business risks and enable global trade, which is good news for the British economy."

Established in the late 1980s, the Pygmalion Computer Group specialises in the provision of IT services - consulting, development and technical training - and business solutions based on Microsoft technologies.

Pygmalion's quality manager, Alwyn Williams, comments: "ISO 9001:2000 is crucial to our business and not just a 'nice to have' because it enables us to seek out more business opportunities. It demonstrates our willingness to work with both the leading customers and superior suppliers in our field. We are delighted to have achieved registration to this world class quality management system and look forward to reaping the benefits."

Charles Pertwee of BSI Management Systems adds: "BSI is proud to have Pygmalion as a client and hopes that it uses this standard as a building block for evolution and expansion.

"Gaining ISO 9001 consolidates Pygmalion's reputation as a professional services company committed to delivering consistently high quality services to its customers. For example, Pygmalion's training for Microsoft Technology can now be linked back to its own management systems too."

ISO 9001:2000 provides confidence between companies and their customers both domestically and internationally. It helps enable and facilitate trade, improve competitiveness, protect consumers, promote training and skills, improve the working environment and ensure quality products and services.

About Pygmalion

The company has experience of working in a variety of market sectors with an emphasis in financial services, Government, public sector, legal, media, and retail. These companies include many large blue chip customers as well as small to medium sized organisations.

The company has established a reputation for possessing highly skilled and qualified Microsoft technical experts, many of whom have worked on collaborative projects with the Microsoft corporation. Pygmalion's Consulting & Development division is accredited as a Microsoft Certified Partner, and offers the following services: Infrastructure Consulting; Software Development; Database design and development; and Microsoft Business Solutions. It has a track record of delivering projects to a high quality standard and within time and budget constraints.

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