We decided that we needed to formally accredit the way in which we work and provide information to all our stakeholders, and so we underwent the Matrix Standard assessment for accreditation. Following a three-day assessment of all our programmes and processes related to information, advice and guidance, NEF made the grade and passed with flying colours!
The Matrix Standard is a nationally recognised quality framework for the effective delivery of information, advice and guidance to clients and partners. It is seen by many government and funding bodies as a pre-requisite quality standard.
Both clients and partners were interviewed, including representatives from colleges, industry, government departments and agencies, sponsors, and indeed, individual participants in our programmes such as the Industrial Fellowship Scheme, Masterclasses, and the Knowledge and Technology Transfer Nodes.
All at NEF feel that gaining the Matrix Standard accreditation is yet another very positive endorsement of the work that we do.
As a relatively small and new organisation, we know that this is the beginning of our learning journey, but we hope that you will be with us to contribute more ideas and to ensure continuous improvement and innovation is embedded in everything we do.
“Well deserved! NEF.”
Paul Ridgway, South Cheshire College
“Congratulations! This accreditation is well deserved for the work NEF have done for Engineering Education.”
Robert Coombes, PETROC (formally South Devon College)
“Congratulations NEF! Thoroughly well deserved recognition for NEF’s hard work and professionalism.”
Paul Chin, HE Academy, Physical Sciences
“Congratulations to the NEF team - an excellent achievement!”
Charles Welsh, Skills for Justice
“Congratulations on achieving this excellent award. Well done to everyone involved.”
Hazel Elderkin, Unilever UK
"Fantastic news. Congratulations! It was never in doubt."
The National Apprenticeship Service
"A hearty congratulations. Well done and clearly well deserved!"
"Congratulations ....I know that it is a richly deserved accreditation! Well done one and all!"
Jo Tipa, National Skills Academy - Nuclear
"Congrats to all!"
Chris Edwards, OBE, Reaseheath College
"My sincere congratulations to you all. You have worked really hard in bringing NEF to what it is, a significant force in research, sound policy advice and the programmes you provide. Your work is already widely appreciated and recognised, and deserves this accreditation."
Lance Walker, NEF Trustee
"Heartiest congratulations on the Matrix accreditation. You must have achieved it in record time! It was a privilege to have played a very small part in this."
Dr David Whan, NEF Trustee