Why does professionalism matter?
Professionalism is a commitment to doing things well – a commitment to best practice. By meeting bench marks and industry standards, you can drive your business forward, optimise your internal efficiency and boost your reputation of being a well-run company. The BPC will take you through 10 essential business processes:
- Information security
- Professional indemnity insurance
- Corporate and social responsibility
- Customer care
- Proposal review
- Project management
- Business continuity
- Human resources policies
- Customer satisfaction
- Software escrow
The BPC is ideal for SMEs, and there is no extra cost to techUK members
Already hold ISOs? You're already well on the way.
How will the BPC help you?
techUK's Business Professional Certificate (BPC) gives technology companies of all sizes a framework for achieving higher standards, greater internal efficiency and building confidence among stakeholders including:
- public and private sector prospects and clients
- financial institutions, investors, and grant awarding bodies
- regulatory bodies
- academic institutions
Feedback from companies that have completed the BPC*
- 100% would recommend it to other companies
- It was a worthwhile use of company resources
- Bidding for public and private sector tenders is now easier
- Only 14% have a person or team dedicated to quality/standards
The techUK's BPC is ideal for companies who need to submit requests for proposals (RFPs) and pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQs). Having this certificate has already helped companies submit bids faster and more confidently.*
*According to feedback from companies who have completed BPC
Achieve certification in 12 weeks or less
The BPC is independently assessed by techUK against a set 10 key business processes, many of which recognise prior accreditations. If you already hold ISO 9001, ISO 14001 or ISO 27001 for example – you are already well on your way. The BPC will help you fill in some gaps – and techUK is here to help with plenty of guidance, templates and external resources. Once your company is registered to participate, you will gain access to our Help Centre which will guide you through the process.
Graham Palmer - Intel
Achieving a high standard of professionalism is something that every company strives for, but receiving recognition from a highly respected body in our industry is viewed as a dedication to best practice and commitment to business excellence. Being awarded with techUK's Business Professional Certificate (BPC) is clear evidence that you are a reliable supplier, respected client and a valued partner. We believe that techUK's Business Professional Certificate will be extremely valuable to Intel UK Channel customers, which range from small-to-medium sized businesses to large companies, all of whom continually seek to improve their systems, processes and technology in order to be seen as leaders in the UK market.
What to do next...
Are you ready to begin your journey to professionalism? Follow these steps:
- Complete our Application Form
- Once you apply, you will gain access our Help Centre
- Follow the guidelines for collecting the evidence required
- Submit your documents for assessmentGet feedback from our assessors and resubmit with any necessary changesGain the BPC
- Renew after 12 months