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The Art of the Office: Redesigning the IPS Conference Room

Posted by Tom Evans on 27-07-2021

As Covid has moved people away from face-to-face meetings and towards the conference call, we decided that our Conference Room needed jazzing up with a new feature wall. Here’s the story of how we performed that jazz. Origins IPS offers conference calls to all our customers, using Zoom, Teams and other platforms, allowing us to directly communicate with them no matter where they are in the world. Due to the pandemic, these calls have never been more frequent. The view…

IPS Ceramics Awarded ISO 9001 Re-Certification

IPS Ceramics Awarded ISO 9001 Re-Certification

Posted by Tom Evans on 20-07-2021

After a recent audit by Lucideon CICS Ltd, IPS Ceramics have passed re-certification against the ISO9001 standard. ISO 9001 is the recognised national and international quality standard consisting of multiple Quality Management System standards designed to guarantee the consistency of a product or service, thereby ensuring that customer requirements are always met or exceeded. 2020 was a challenging year to maintain business processes, however IPS Ceramics was recently audited by Lucideon CICS Ltd (perhaps the premier ISO 9001 certification body…

A Brief History of Saggars

A Brief History of Saggars

Posted by Tom Evans on 28-06-2021

Put basically, the saggar is a deep ceramic box used in industrial applications to hold materials or items while they’re being fired in a kiln or furnace. While they can look relatively simple, the saggar was one of the first items of kiln furniture ever invented and has been through many ups-and-downs during its long existence. We’re here to pay tribute to the elder of the ceramics world and take a look inside the saggar. The Early Age (Pre-1700s) The…

IPS Ceramics are Proud to Sponsor Red Street Football Club

The Red Street Condors: Kicking Up a Storm!

Posted by Tom Evans on 29-04-2021

With lockdown in the UK beginning to ease, many local activities are starting up again. Hitting the ground running are the Red Street Condors, the local under-12s football team sponsored by IPS Ceramics. The Red Street Condors are a local football team for children under 12 based in Chesterton, Staffordshire. Since the lockdown restrictions have been eased, the Condors have played three games, winning two (5-2 and 3-2) and drawing one (3-3). It’s not just these victories providing the team…

IPS Ceramics' 2020: A Retrospective

IPS Ceramics’ 2020: A Retrospective

Posted by Tom Evans on 28-12-2020

Last year, we published an article looking back at 2019 and the things we achieved during it. Here is our equivalent for 2020, a year which was full of constant surprises. COVID-19 Of course, the biggest story of 2020 was the worldwide pandemic. We assume we don’t have to go into too much detail about what that’s been like. Luckily, the pandemic has also been a time where businesses and industries have come together and supported each other. At IPS,…

IPS Ceramics' 2019 Retrospective

IPS Ceramics’ 2019: A Retrospective

Posted by Tom Evans on 27-12-2019

2019 has been a big year for IPS Ceramics, filled with celebrations, new projects, new products, expos, articles and more. Join us as we look back over some selected highlights and look forward to the start of another decade of IPS… IPS CERAMICS' 10th ANNIVERSARY 2019 was an important year for IPS: though IPS Ceramics' employees have a long history in the ceramics industry, stretching back over a collective 250+ years, 2019 marks the tenth anniversary of the IPS Ceramics…