December 2017 - Alliance member ASC Management Limited has been appointed to update the Welsh Government, Social Business Wales and WCVA's 2013 Joint Bidding Guide. The update will be published in 2018 and account for changes in legislation, new models designed for the Demonstration Projects Programme in 2015/16, and the new ISO 44001 methodology for Collaborative Working.
October 2017 - Andrew Crossley visited the US Alliance member Partnering Intelligence Inc. to discuss future colloboration between the Alliance and GlobaloCityServices.
October 2017 - Andrew Crossley has been awarded a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy based on his work teaching Engineering Systems and Asset Management at the University of Bristol.
September 2017 - Andrew Crossley attended Pro-VE17 in Vicenza, Italy where he was the reporter to the General Assembly on a workshop titled 'Networking Industrial Companies through the Factory of Knowledge'. The Factory being discussed is an alliance of businesses in Northern Italy (Veneto Region), Andrew was also on the Best Papers Committee.
June 2017 - The ServQ Alliance has joined forces with our Project Management partner ASC Management. We have worked together since 2006 when ASCM was formed. ASCM manages our ISO certifications - 9001 for quality and 14001 for environment. ASCM hosted our annual ISO surveillance audit in June 2017 and passed with flying colours making this our eight year in succession. As a result of these corporate changes our correspondence address will move and ASC Management Limited will become the primary contracting partner and lead the alliance on all current and future projects. We would like to thank all of ServQ's Limited's Clients, partners, officers and suppliers for 16 years of outstanding work and look forward to working with many of them in future programmes.
January 2017 - Andrew Crossley has been appointed as the Chief Examiner of the Institute of Asset Management. The IAM is based in Bristol close to the University where Andrew is a Part Time Senior Teaching Fellow.
October 2016 - Andrew attended PRO-VE16 in Porto where he spoke about some of the new computer based tools developed using the Joint Bidding Guide methodology. He was also on the 'best papers' committee.
July 2016 - Andrew Crossley has been appointed as the Chair of the Faculty of Engineering's Quality team at the University of Bristol. He is also a member of the University's Academic Standards and Quality Committee. The role is important to ensure compliance with the new HE Teaching Excellence Framework.
February 2016 - We are working as members of the Joint Bidding Guide Steering Group to actively promote and improve business opportunities for SME collaboration in Wales.
December 2015 - The new GAO SCHEDULE ASSESSMENT GUIDE:
Best Practices for Project Schedules was published. The GAO acknowledged Andrew Crossley's input as a member of its Expert Group since 2009.
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