The Q-Factor

The Q-Factor is your quality advantage. It’s your investment in standards and quality systems that makes you different and in demand.


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Exploring Export Potential of Vital Sectors Could Be the Key to Caribbean’s Recovery

If there’s one thing the last two years have taught us as a region, it’s how vulnerable we are to shocks. But it’s also shown us how much we need productive sectors to help bounce back from the toll these shocks, such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, can take on our economies. This is why […]

Regional Private Sector Sure to Benefit from Certification

The region’s private sector will be one of the major beneficiaries of interventions by the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Component of the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Programme. Among activities currently underway is the certification of five private sector firms – one each in Barbados, Guyana, Haiti, Montserrat and St […]

A Little About Accreditation and How it Works

There are a dozen technical ways to explain what accreditation is and how it works, but often it leaps over the head of the layman who may have only heard the term in passing. So, we’re going to attempt to break it down into bite sized pieces so it’s more easily understood. As CROSQ’s mandate […]

The Evolution of Quality

“I have learnt that systems work to mitigate any huge shocks in the system. And it is because of that [I have] so much more confidence in systems. I go out and I preach systems but I can tell you the systems have caused us to rebound much faster and I’m telling you I am so surprised right now how quickly we have rebounded because we have that sort of planning, future planning in place. I can say now . . . if we continue the way we are continuing now, we will exceed our best year which was in 2019.” (Sheryl Anderson, QSSI Managing Director on the importance of quality systems.)