INDEPENDENT electrical company Havills of Torquay has successfully achieved a gold exor accreditation.
Roger Havill, managing director, said: "We are delighted to have achieved the accreditation.
"This award will not only confirm to our current clients our first class delivery and service but also give other potential clients the confidence of knowing that they, too, will receive nothing but the best at all times."
exor's services enable organisations to meet their compliance and procurement policies across a wide range of areas including efficiency, economic development, regeneration and risk management.
Since its launch in 1997, exor has become one of the leading independent providers of supply chain risk management solutions in the UK.
John Kinge, technical director of exor, said: "Organisations need to be able to ensure that their supply partners are reliable, financially stable and compliant with all relevant legislation.
"A third party accreditation scheme can be an efficient way in which to manage complex compliance issues such as these.
"With robust supplier management in place, the company at the top of the supply chain will have the confidence they need to outsource vital services, which removes the hassle of verification and gives piece of mind that they are adhering to regulation and industry best practice."
Accreditation is a process in which certification of competency, viability and compliance with legal requirements and current codes of practice is presented.
The exor accreditation scheme assesses reviews and audits suppliers' procedures and documentation; suppliers can then be included on a database which demonstrates they have met the highest standards in the market place in procurement risk management.
Havills was founded by the late Bert Havill, in 1946.
The company, based at Woodland Road, Torquay, has gone from strength to strength, becoming one of the largest independent electrical companies in the south west.
It employs 15 permanent full-time staff, several of them having been with them since their apprenticeship.