British Standards Institution (BSI)

How They Got Started

Formed in 1901 by Sir John Wolfe-Barry (the man who designed London’s Tower Bridge) – BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body.

The original BSI committee met for the first time on the day Queen Victoria died (22 January 1901). One of the first standards it went on to publish related to steel sections for tramways.

The BSI Kitemark was first registered by BSI on 12 June 1903 (the same year in which Harley Davidson, Crayola crayons and the Tour de France were born).

Originally known as the British Standard Mark, it has grown into one of Britain’s most important and most recognized consumer quality marks. 

Their Mission

Making excellence a habit. It is a non-profit distributing incorporated body operating under Royal Charter Founded 1901 Headquarters London, United Kingdom Number of locations 90 offices in 31 countries.

Area served Worldwide Products standards and standards related services Revenue Increase £473m (2017).

The total number of employees 4,500 (2017).

Subsidiaries List of BSI countries, BSI Group, also known as the British Standards Institution (BSI), is the national standards body of the United Kingdom. BSI produces technical standards on a wide range of products and services, and also supplies certification and standards-related services to businesses.

Cannon Fire holds the BSI’s ISO9001:2015.

Cannon Fire Protection

With almost 30 years experience, Cannon Fire Protection has developed an excellent reputation within the fire protection industry throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. 

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Subsidiaries List of BSI countries, BSI Group, also known as the British Standards Institution (BSI), is the national standards body of the United Kingdom. BSI produces technical standards on a wide range of products and services, and also supplies certification and standards-related services to businesses.

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