Hello to all newbies & pros,
I've been very quiet for a while so please do pardon that (although I do have a bad habit of lurking in the background!) Hoping you all had a fantastic festive season and are ready to take on 2016!! :)
I'm looking for advice, just a quick background: I've been working in the fresh produce industry for a few years and only started food safety system management about 3 years ago - with no prior experience or support, so it's been slow going... I've recently just done an FSSC 22000 course and got my Lead Auditor certification (actually arrived in the mail today - yay!!) .... so, my general question is...WHAT NEXT?
First on my list is to apply with IRCA and obviously try to expand my knowledge and experience database. There are no qualified auditors in my country so I see this as an awesome business niche to expand. My question is...HOW? Apart from going door to door offering consultancy/auditing services, are there any professionals out there who have a wise word for a young start-up ?
My goal would be to remain largely in the food sector and expand into different areas. Then I would offer the services for either system implementation/upkeep or auditing to all the local businesses,
If anyone has any business and/or professional development advice/sources I would be eternally grateful. Also, I would like to create some sort of link with international professionals (globalisation and all that) to create a "network" if you will, of people wanting to travel and spread their expertise on my side of the world.....
Grateful for any info :)