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We're in an age of excellence.

We're also in a playing field brimming with competition that keeps getting better.

Tuning Fork Advisory is here to keep you on top of your game.

Our Five Pillars

Whatever your business need, we are here to make it better.

From business intelligence to cyber security - keeping your data organised, accessible, and safe from threats;
From business performance optimisation to sustainable energy - ensuring your work processes are both efficient and sustainable in productivity and energy;
From the above material resources to your human capital - redefining how you take care of your best assets: your workers.

All of this, at Tuning Fork Advisory.

Human Capital

Achieving effective human capital management! Together with your people TF WorkLife will support the organisation on how to fine tune their human capital strategy, provide the necessary training and ensure smooth implementation.

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Business Performance Optimisation

TF PerForm is your business optimisation partner. Our diagnosis will identify the root causes of your challenges and devise an action plan to instigate breakthrough or incremental change. There is a solution to every problem... let us work together and explore the possibilities.

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Business Intelligence

TF BitCube enhances software and services using business intelligence concepts. We transform data into strategic intelligence to support your day to day activities and ultimately solidify your decision making.

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Who We Are

At Tuning Fork Advisory, we boast a dynamic team of skilled business advisors. They bring to the table a portfolio brimming with experience and competences; all constantly upping their game by learning something new!

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Information Security

TF CyberLabs provides a best practice approach and potential practical solutions to suit your needs and face challenges in building better resilience for key business drivers in a constantly changing information technology environment.

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Sustainability

Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. At TF GreenCore we are a team of environmental engineers, health & safety experts, biochemists and energy advisors unified to provide sustainable value adding solutions to businesses.

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Success Stories

We're honoured to have accompanied so many clients to new heights!
Here's what some of them have to say about our work...

Tuning Fork Advisory’s service was seamless and allowed the entire Crane Currency team to maintain business as usual, whilst gradually introducing the changes to maintain a more robust system – without leaving one stone unturned.

Crane Currency

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Tuning Fork worked incessantly with all the team and managers at MATS in order to implement a system that was effective, easy to manage and without addition of paperwork. We would gladly recommend Tuning Fork.

Malta Air Traffic Services Ltd.

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Tuning Fork have provided us with an excellent personalised service which is second to none. It is our intention to continue to work with Tuning Fork and we have no hesitation in recommending them.

Tektrako

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Considering our long standing business relationship and the quality of service they deliver, we highly recommend Tuning Fork to any potential customer.

Uniplast

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We have no hesitation in recommending Tuning Fork to any potential customer… the implementation process was very efficient, seamless and effective thanks to their professional and meticulous approach.

Maltapost p.l.c.

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Multigas was pleased with the quality for the work delivered as well as the competence of the Tuning Fork advisors assigned to the task. We subsequently achieved certification successfully.

Multigas Ltd

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Tuning Fork have approached all the assigned projects and services very professionally, with a positive working attitude and work ethic.

D3 Power Generation

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“We managed to reach all our goals and get ISO 9001 certification at our first attempt in June 2012. We certainly recommend Tuning Fork one hundred percent“

George Baldacchino
Director - Traplas Ltd

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Tuning Fork Advisory have acted professionally as consultants and assisted CGM in implementing and maintaining ISO functions and practices, namely the QMS ISO9001 and EMS ISO14001 standards.

Carlo Gavazzi

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Who we've worked with

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News & Updates

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Making the shift from HR Departments to Human Capital Departments

Human Resources departments are unfortunately often seen as neither human nor resourceful. They are frequently viewed as a department to protect the organisation rather than the employees and their wellbeing. Do you work in this sort of human resource department? Do you think your employees view your HR department as one that puts the organisational […]

By Holly
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Food Safety Management Systems in Restaurants: Apply and Implement Peace of Mind 

In any restaurant, quality food is a basic expectation. Providing peace of mind to your customers however, leads to increased return business. Good food hygiene practices, through the use of a practical food safety management system (FSMS), are essential to making sure that food safety is practiced in your restaurant, and these in turn directly contribute to retaining your clientele.   Although the food manufacturing industry has used these systems successfully for many years, it is far less common in small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs), especially those in the food service sector. This may be because businesses in the food service industry meet several hurdles when it comes to implementing an FSMS, which they find particularly difficult to: mainly including the incorrect use of practical tools, and lack of knowledge in the subject, which then further leads to not appreciating its importance.  At Tuning Fork Advisory, we believe that the effective use of standards and systems in SMEs should be primarily driven by an internal cultural shift. Furthermore, food safety is not something that can be implemented at the flick of a switch, and its maintenance less so; a commitment to time and effort needs to be invested at every step of the food chain and processes, to ensure a thorough internalizing of the food-safety culture. This is where Food Safety Management Systems come into play.   With regular technological advancements being made in the food industry, it only follows that these are well exploited to reap their fullest efficiency. A standard developed by ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) can boost your operations’ efficiency and effectiveness to work hand-in-hand with the latest technology, thus making running a restaurant much simpler in the long run. Such global standards may therefore be the best possible way to ensure consistency in safety across the world – by abiding to prescribed conditions.   In view of this, we at Tuning Fork Advisory have led many companies in both the food manufacturing and food service industry in implementing the highest levels of food safety, based on international standards such as ISO 22000:2018 and BRC (British Retail Consortium).   It is vital to note that European Regulations together with harmonized Maltese Legislations obliges any business working in the food service industry (from farm to fork) to apply a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan. Failure to comply to such regulations could result in a fine, or even worse: closure of your business.   Prerequisites   and   HACCP  Prerequisite Programmes are put into place to control hazards and prevent product contamination. These may take the form of pest management programs, hygiene and cleaning procedures, supplier control, maintenance and calibration of equipment, among others.   HACCP Plans are created for every process (e.g. receiving food, storage of food, food preparation, etc.) or product, and serve to identify all possible hazards. Furthermore, controls are devised for every hazard to make sure that hazards are eliminated or mitigated, to finally ensure acceptable levels of food safety in the food product being served hence the mucdesired peace of mind.   HACCP, in a nutshell, involves doing the following:   1.Look closely into your business operations. What could go wrong based on the main four types of food safety hazards?  Microbiological    Chemical  Physical   Allergens   2.Identify any Critical Control Points (CCPs). These points are where the business needs to hone its effective monitoring and reduction / elimination of food safety hazards.  3.Decide what action needs to be taken in the event of any risk going wrong.   4.Make sure operational procedures in place are being followed and are implemented well.    5.Keep records to show that your procedures are effective.   Over the years, studies have shown that food safety drastically improves with the implementation of a prerequisite program and bespoke HACCP plan. It has also been noted that the will of the business operator to implement such systems decreases as the complexity increases. This latter point highlights the benefit of onboarding help through companies like us, to simplify and create a bespoke FSMS which is appropriate for your specific food service business, always integrated in internal operations.    Benefits   of   having   a   FSMS  using   practical   Prerequisite   programs   and   HACCP   plans:   Makes it easier to meet legal or corporate requirements. Your FSMS does it for you;  Ensures all raw materials, ingredients and food products used are safe and hygienic. This is not only important to your customers, but it also protects chefs and workers who are involved in food preparation;  Ensures that the suppliers utilised share the same principles of consumer safety, and always provide quality products;  Identifies hazards that might show up during food preparation, allowing you to preempt how to prevent these hazards;  Minimises any possible risks of food-borne diseases;  Ensures food safety on a larger scale. So, if you are looking to expand your business, you would not have to worry about safety requirements;  Provides customers with confidence that both your company and your products meet the correct safety requirements. This in turn improves brand image, building a lasting professional identity associated with your brand.    Bottom line: an efficient and workable FSMS can help immensely in making your restaurant successful and sustainable. By engaging us at Tuning Fork Advisory to ensure effective FSMS implementation – and so, mitigation of any health risks you can gift yourself the same peace of mind that your customers want to enjoy.    

By Holly
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Getting ISO27001 Certified and Having a Skilled Workforce

There is a cyberattack every 39 seconds. Cloud based attacks rose 630% between January and April 2020. 80% of firms have seen an increase in cyberattacks. (Reference: Fintech News August 2020) How can a company be ISO 27001 certified and have Information Security skilled workforce? The number of companies acquiring ISO 27001 certification has grown […]

By Jamesam
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The Importance of Thinking Strategically

Both our personal and professional lives have been disrupted by the COVID19 pandemic which took Malta by storm in March 2020 earlier this year.  Although there are times when situation seems to be looking up, it is difficult to measure the actual impact this has had on the economy and local organisations.  It is still unclear if more changes are yet to come, and what these might be.  Throughout this period, numerous local organisations have been focusing on doing their best to survive and manage the organisation as effectively as possible.  However, it is at times like these that organisations need to think more strategically. It is crucial to see the bigger picture and not to solely focus on your daily work or that of the team. In order to continue to thrive and not only survive as an organisation, it is essential to understand always keep abreast on how the industry will be shifting in the coming months, and plan the next steps sooner rather than later.  Strategic thinking is a technique and mindset that all employees within the organisation can and should practice, irrespective of role and responsibility. Thinking strategically helps any and all personnel work more efficiently, and in turn channel time to be spent where it will have a greater impact in the long run.  Becoming a strategic thinker in 4 easy steps:   Choose to focus on the big picture and stop getting lost solely on day-to-day activities. Don’t miss the woods for the trees.  Get an overall sense of what is happening within your industry, target markets and the world in general keep up with the […]

By Holly

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