The lead consultant within the business has a wealth of experience and knowledge working within the ISO standards structure, as well as numerous other regulatory body requirements and legislation across various sectors.
With a passion for compliance and the support of businesses across a wide variety of sectors to achieve and maintain accreditations, evidencing their ability to provide services of the highest standard that can help with their future growth plans and develop customer-focused processes, assessed against industry standard requirements.
Attention to detail and willingness to help, along with a friendly yet attentive manner puts us in a good position to communicate with people at all levels, placing them at ease and enabling the auditing and assessment process to work for the benefit of all, highlighting areas for improvement but also those areas of best practice and ensuring that these are shared and acknowledged across the business, enabling the eventual ownership of processes by the relevant parties within the business and building confidence and competence moving forward.
Initially training as an Internal Auditor for ISO 9001 and several BS standards within a local authority structure, this gave an insight into the world of ISO and compliance. Since then, having set up as an independent contractor working self-employed for other organisations, a few years ago the limited company was incorporated to offer additional services, working in collaboration with other service providers.
Currently studying a degree course in Business Leadership and Management, and as well having internal auditor training certification and numerous business course certificates, a plethora of experience was gained 'on the job'.
Having been an internal auditor trained to design, develop and maintain systems and documentation to ISO and BS standards across a number of disciplines, starting with ISO 9001 then diversified into designing and maintaining systems for ISO 27001 and ISO 14001, all either independently or as joint systems, this forms the basis for the majority of compliance requirements of other regulatory or legislative standards.
In addition, having an extensive network of connections across a wide range of sectors helps to provide knowledge, support and valuable information on an on-going basis.
I have worked closely with Malcolm Seaton from Hawkstone Consulting Ltd to utilise his spreadsheet-based systems for ISO with private commercial clients over the past 5 years, obtaining external verification and accreditation to the relevant standards with CfA assessors, Rob Churchill, Azad Khan and Michael Hopkins.