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REAS Group Named Innovation Winner at Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards 2023

The Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards 2023 saw a fantastic turnout of some of the best businesses in the region. It was an honour for REAS Group to attend and be among such incredible companies, but it was an even greater achievement to be announced as the winner of the Innovation Award.

Being recognized for our innovative work is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team members. At REAS Group, we place a strong emphasis on innovation and constantly strive to bring fresh ideas and approaches to our industry. This award is a validation of our efforts to push boundaries and make a difference in our field.

Our focus on innovation is not just about technology and products; it's about creating a culture that fosters creativity and encourages our team members to think outside the box. We believe that by embracing new technologies and ideas, we can continue to offer our clients cutting-edge solutions and services that meet their ever-evolving needs.

Trust, support, and respect are also integral to our company culture. We recognise the importance of building strong relationships with our clients, partners, and employees, and we strive to create an environment of trust, where everyone feels valued and supported.

Inclusivity is another essential value that we hold dear. We believe that diversity is the key to innovation, and we are proud to have a team that comes from different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, and religions. We value and celebrate these differences and believe that they make us a stronger, more creative, and more effective team.

Winning the Innovation Award at the Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards 2023 is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team members. It is an honor to be recognized for our innovative approach, which has helped us to stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly changing industry.

We were also delighted to receive congratulations from the House of Commons on our win. The Speaker of the House of Commons recognized the impact of our work and expressed his excitement about what we will achieve in the future.

We would like to thank our clients and partners for their continued support and trust. We are committed to delivering the best possible solutions and services and will continue to push the boundaries of what is possible. We are excited about the future and look forward to continuing to innovate and make a real difference in the world.

The Success of the IATF 16949 YouTube Channel

The weekly posting of videos has immensely aided the growth of the channel over the years. The channel began in July 2019 with 0 subscribers and reached 6.7k subscribers in August 2022.

As REAS Group has been producing and publishing recent videos, the channel has gained 6k new viewers in the past 90 days, and 1.5k returning viewers, and in total the channel gained 485 new ones.

The channel has been able to reach 403k people around the world, and the number of impressions is counted every time a viewer comes across any of the 'IATF 16949 Auditing' thumbnails on YouTube.

Youtube reports that 50% of channels on the platform have a 2-10% CTR (Click through rate), and our channel currently sits at 4.4%. CTR is the number of times a viewer has clicked on the video after seeing the thumbnail. The current percentage is impressive in terms of the size of the channel but it is important to always set goals to improve and raise the numbers.

These statistics are focused on the activity of the channel over the past 90 days, tracking analytics periodically is essential when focusing on growing any social platform. As the ‘IATF 16949 Auditing’ channel keeps a regular schedule of content, Thanks to the REAS Group team,  providing the audience with what they expect, the platform will keep growing at a steady pace.

REAS Group values their long-term client relationships, and the team ensures to implement our 4 core values into these relationships and projects. Trust, respect, support, and inclusivity. Our collaborative work environment is a big part of what makes REAS Group a great place to be. Clients come to us because they trust us to do what’s right for them. It’s the same with our people. They know that all we want is for them to be safe, grow professionally, and feel challenged to do their best work.

REAS Group achieved ISO 9001 certification with 0 non-conformities in September 2022

The purpose of ISO 9001 is to provide a framework for organizations to consistently deliver products and services that meet customer requirements and regulatory standards. It focuses on ensuring customer satisfaction through the effective application of a quality management system, including processes for continual improvement and the assurance of conformity to customers and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

REAS Group undertook an independent audit with BSI, this consisted of:

1. Gap assessment: BSI performs a gap analysis to identify any areas where the organisation's quality management system does not meet the requirements of ISO 9001.

2. Stage 1 audit: To evaluate the organization's readiness for a full audit. The auditor will review the organization's quality management system documentation and procedures to ensure they comply with the requirements of the standard.

3. Stage 2 audit: to evaluate the effectiveness of the organization's quality management system. The auditor will verify that the system is being implemented and maintained in accordance with the requirements of the standard.

In order to ensure that we met the requirements of the standard in the most effective way possible, REAS Group used automated and collaborative tools available on Google Workspace. This ensures that things like versional controls and approvals are tracked, recorded and automated. We had some fantastic feedback from our auditors who mentioned they’d not seen this kind of automation from many other companies and that it actually made the entire process much easier to assess from a third-party point of view. 

At REAS Group, we’re all about using the best technology available to get the job done. We love innovating to make our lives easier! If you’d like to know more about how we used Google Workspace to achieve our ISO 9001 certification please do not hesitate to get in touch at info@reas.group.

GDG Academy: Bridging the Gap Between Learning and Industry

For students looking to jumpstart their careers in tech or expand their skillset, GDG Academy offers an incredible opportunity.  The Google Developer Group-run organisation at Imperial College London provides a platform for individuals to learn and upskill in various areas of technology, including software development, data science, and machine learning.

Recently, GDG Academy hosted an event featuring Stefano Le Pera, Natalie Godec, and Lorenzo Turrino. The session covered topics such as the structure of the workplace, job titles, and what they mean. Natalie shared her experiences working in both big corporate and small startup environments, while Lorenzo ended the session with a talk on Kubernetes and Docker. The event was a great success, with lots of engaging discussions and questions from the audience.

GDG Academy is supported by GDG Milton Keynes, a local chapter of the Google Developer Group community. Mentors Ajeet Kaur-Sucha and Robert Lee have been instrumental in providing guidance and support for GDG Academy's members. They have been actively involved in meeting with students and giving insight into their world.

The enthusiasm of the GDG Academy community knows no bounds, as they eagerly look forward to exploring every angle of this exceptional opportunity. Whether it's receiving individualised guidance from mentors or participating in group mentorship sessions, the academy provides a platform for its members to grow and thrive.  

GDG Academy is an excellent initiative that offers a unique opportunity for students to develop their skills in tech. With the support of GDG Milton Keynes and GDG Cloud London, the academy is bridging the gap between learning and industry, and helping to prepare the next generation of tech talent.

REAS Group wins BAME Business of the Year 2022

REAS Group had the honour of attending the SME MK and Buckinghamshire Business awards ceremony in June at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel. Sharing a room with the county’s exceptional businesses and celebrating our team's incredible achievements and hard work.

REAS Group being a finalist for the BAME Business of the Year award was an unexpected surprise. Going on to win the award was even a bigger surprise, a wonderful one.  It was a great night being able to celebrate with the team and sharing that moment with each other.

We had never intended to become a BAME business, but we always make sure to be an inclusive team.  Inclusion is one of our four core values as a company along with Support, Trust and Respect. These are the rocks that form the foundation of culture across our business.

All of our team members come from different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, religions and more, and this is something that we will always cherish. It is important to be a diverse company but it is not easy. Educating and exposing each other to our own cultures and beliefs benefits the entire team and opens our minds to many exciting opportunities.

Being open to new ideas and opportunities is not only a powerful thing but a beautiful one as well. Here's to many more nights celebrating the hard work and dedication everyone in the team brings to the table.

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