Kartik Consultants Ltd is a well-established independent consultancy based in the East of Scotland, but no stranger to turning up either in Lochgelly in Fife or in Panama. The owner and Director is Karen MacKenzie (CQP, MCQI, MASQ, FCIPD, IRCA Principal Auditor), a highly respected business and quality consultant. With 25+ years of experience of International and other standards, of auditing against them, of training auditors in them, and problem solving hundreds of different ways to implement them that make them work for you, save you money and make you money.
Karen will go to the nth degree, to find a solution to a problem that does not involve creating unnecessary paperwork, she involves the people who carry out the jobs, she works with them, always keeping in mind the big picture of where your company wants to go strategically. She can magically balance these two things and bring them together.
Karen works for Diageo, Campion Homes, Calnex, Deutsche Wind Technik, Kelvin Nano Technology, Optoscribe, and has successfully implemented ISO management systems in DPS, The Furnishing Service, Thomas Menzies (Builders), Pisys Marine and many more.
Karen’s knowledge of International Standards has been described as “mesmerizing” knowing the clause references, what they mean, how they can be applied to the maximum benefit of each client's business.
Karen MacKenzie - CQP; MCQI; MASQ' FCIPD; IRCA Principal Auditor. Never failed to secure certification of all 3 main standards at the first audit. Winner of 3 training awards.
1990 Trainer of Trainers Award
1991 Adult and Youth Trainers Award
1992 Staff Assessors Award
1993 ITD 1st and 2nd Line Assessors Award
1994 ITD Internal Verifiers Award
1995 SVQ Level 1V Training and Development Award
1996 Scottish Quality Management System External Auditor
1997 SVQ Level 4 Training & Development (Learning & Development)
1997 SVQ Level 4 Training & Development (Human Resource Development)
1999 Internal Auditor (BS EN ISO 9000) Award
2000 Business Marketing
2001 ISO 9000: 2000 Transition Quality Auditor
2002 IRCA 2145 Quality Management Systems – Auditor/Lead Auditor ISO 9001: 2000
2000 NLP (Licensed Business Practitioner)
2001 NLP Seminar with Richard Bandler – developer of NLP
2000 - 01 Business Process Reengineering
2003 Business Improvement Network – Process Mapping
2003 Business Improvement Network, in association with Orange and – facilitated a workshop on ‘Changing the Auditing experience from negative to positive’.
2003 Associate with SQMC – IRCA registered/approved centre for the delivery of IRCA ISO qualifications.
2003 ISO 14001 Environmental Auditing qualification.
2004 Licensed Practitioner of Neuro Hypnotic Repatterning
2004 Marketing for Results (Scottish Enterprise Fife)
2006 NVQ Level 5 in Management (wip)
2008 Took part in the review of the 16001 Energy Conservation Draft Standards
2010 Became– Head of Consultancy and Training for SQMC (Scottish Quality Management Centre)
2013 Director of Programmes/ Head of Training and Development (IRCA courses) for SQMC
2014 Lead Auditor for Centre of Assessment
2014 CfA in house training on assessment of BS EN 1090
2014 SQMC in house training on DIS 9001 & 14001
2014-2015 Learning Hungarian, with difficulty!
2015 November ISO 2008 – 2015 Transition Course
2016 Appointed Business Risk/International Management Systems Advisor to Hungarian Language and Tour Company – Fungarian (www.fungarian.hu)
2017 ISO 9001:2008 transition to 2015 + Annex SL Certification with QCS
2018 SQMC in house training on ISO 45001:2018
At Kartik, you meet with those who live in the solutions not in the problems. Years of experience and learning coupled with high levels of qualifications, come together in Kartik personnel to take the stress away from you. Whether it be implementation for certification of ISO management systems, training of internal auditors, system audits, coaching and mentoring QA or HSEQ Managers, or ongoing support for any of these, you will have the calming influence of those with successful track records and glowing references by your side throughout.
IMPLEMENTATION OF ISO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS THROUGH TO CERTIFICATION – ISO 9001:2015 (Quality), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental) AND ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational Health & Safety). The top 3 International Management Systems in the world. Tried and tested consultants who have never failed to assist their clients to be certificated first time.