Is getting ISO 9001 worth it? 

Of course, it is!  You might be thinking that as a consultancy company that we would obviously say that because our livelihood depends upon it but you’d be wrong.  I am going to provide you with clear reasons why getting ISO 9001 is worth it. 

Some years ago we (Synergos Consultancy) took the strategic decision to become ISO 9001 certified.  We do this for a living, yet we had not taken the right steps to show that it was worth doing.  There are a number of reasons why ISO 9001 is worthwhile, and they range depending upon who you speak to. 

For us, it was all about improving credibility with our clients.  We wanted to demonstrate that we could achieve this prestigious certification and importantly retain it, year on year. 

Was it worth it?

I’ll be honest and say firstly that it was a nerve-racking experience.  As a business we have an outstanding track record, producing first time successful results for our clients to gain their ISO 9001 certification and many others, so that has never been a worry.  

However, being on the ‘firing line’ ourselves was just a different ‘kettle of fish’, if you know what I mean.  We were being audited, we were being judged, well maybe that is a bit dramatic but we were being audited to ensure we ran a compliant ISO 9001 system and if we couldn’t get it right then how on earth would that look to the outside world.   

I’m pleased to say that it was a walk in the park. 

Of course, don’t take our word for it, here’s what our clients tell us? 

  • It helps them to get onto approved supplier lists 
  • It reduces re-work in their manufacturing businesses 
  • It improves their credibility  
  • It helps them to stand out from the crowd from their competitors 
  • It helps them to be a trusted supplier 

The list goes on but you get the picture.    

For our clients, gaining ISO 9001 is worth the commitment and let’s be honest the expense, because they have seen significant growth.   

As for us, we too gain approved supplier status.  It’s good to practice what we preach.   

If you are still unsure whether it’s worth investing in an ISO system, then let us know and we’ll put you in touch with some of our clients or head on over to our website and spend a little time reading our case studies, then you can make your own decision. 

How can we help you? 

If you’re in need of assistance with any aspect of ISO 9001 certification, here at Synergos we’d be delighted to discuss this with you. Whether you have questions about the path to certification or are looking for advice and support to maintain an existing standard call 01484 666160or email 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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