How to choose an ISO consultant for YOUR business?

For many businesses in the UK, ISO certification offers numerous benefits both internally and externally. It can not only improve business professionalism, helping to secure new customers and bolster existing relationships, but it also promotes a commitment to best practises within your organisation.

The downside is that achieving ISO certification can be a long and complex process, which may put many business owners off. But it doesn’t have to; teaming up with an expert ISO consultant can make the process much simpler and more manageable, while also ensuring its success. But how do you choose the right ISO consultant for your business?

Choosing an ISO consultant

Do your homework

Naturally, each business will have its own nuances to take into consideration for ISO certification. Although the ISO process is uniform in some regards, it certainly isn’t a one size fits all, which is why choosing the right ISO consultant is vital.

With numerous ISO consultants in the UK, all offering a wide range of services, guarantees and prices, it can be a difficult choice. While it may be tempting to plump for the one with the lowest price, this may not actually be a smart business decision. Take some time to research different ISO consultancy companies to get a gauge of whether they meet the requirements for your business.

Avoid the hard sell

A good ISO consultant shouldn’t be trying to push the hard sell right away. For any ISO consultant the initial stages should be focused on gaining a greater understanding of a potential client’s business before offering any advice or support. This is because ISO covers a range of different standards including ISO 9001:2015 quality management systems and ISO 14001 environmental management systems, as well as varying requirements. At Synergos Consultancy, we can assist you in achieving a wide range of ISO standards, but before talking about what we can do for you, we’ll always ensure we get to know your business first.

Identifying weaknesses

Understanding your business and requirements, then means they can work with you to identify strengths and weaknesses with a view to putting best practices in place to improve and develop them and successfully gain ISO certification. At Synergos Consultancy, once we feel we’ve got a good grasp of your business, we’ll then provide you with a detailed proposal tailored to your business requirements. This includes a clear outline of what’s involved, what we will need from you and a structured plan of the entire ISO certification process.

Experience is key

Another key element is ISO experience. As each business varies, there may be unforeseen challenges and obstacles to overcome along the way. With an experienced ISO consultant behind you, they will have the knowledge and expertise to overcome these, giving a better quality service, expertise and peace of mind that every detail is taken care of.

These are all qualities that Synergos Consultancy possess and apply to every ISO certification application we undertake. We will always take the time to ensure each client has a full understanding of the process, as much as we have a full understanding of your business needs. This ensures we can deliver a high level of customer service and successful ISO certification.

How can we help you?

Click here to download our new eBook, which will allow you to understand the ISO standards that we offer and will also include FAQs.

If you’re in need of assistance with any aspect of certification here at Synergos we’d be delighted to help. Whether you have questions about the path to certification or are looking for advice and support to maintain an existing standard call 01484 817 444 or Email info@synergosconsultancy.co.uk and we’ll be happy to talk it over with you.

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Jenny Kilburn
Jenny Kilburn
Completed my Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in 2012 I was looking to start my own business. With over 10 years improving and streamlining business systems, I grasped an opportunity to assist a local business to improve their quality and communication processes by researching the requirements of a quality management system based upon ISO 9001 and conducted my first internal audit that resulted in 97 improvement recommendations. After a successful outcome, I was recommended again and again with glowing reviews and in February 2014, Synergos Consultancy was born. I now have the role of regularly reviewing and planning the strategic direction of the business to ensure that Synergos continues to develop, whilst at the same time, still actively working closely with some of our clients. In my spare time I love to attend the theatre to watch musicals, dance productions and plays. In 2019, I attended the theatre a whopping 24 times. I follow a plant-based diet which I absolutely love. A keen tick-tock follower, I have picked up a lot of interesting recipes. A firm favourite is Brussel sprouts and sriracha sauce baked in the oven. Delicious!
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