What is ISO 9001 Quality Management?

How does a business effectively demonstrate its commitment to quality management systems?

ISO 9001 Certification is awarded to companies that have established an internal Quality Management System which ensures their customers receive products or services that are fit for purpose, meet and hopefully exceed their expectations.

ISO 9001 is often seen as the bedrock upon which all the other ISO standards are built as it originates from the need for consistency of quality in products and services.

Prior to the development of ISO 9001 Certification manufacturers and suppliers believed that responsibility for ensuring quality was with the customer and not themselves. Eventually in the decades following World War II manufacturers came to recognise that the onus for quality assurance should ultimately fall on their shoulders, although it took a quarter of a century after the end of the war for a national standard to be established.

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) eventually gave the world the tools it needed and fortuitously opened new doors to clients and suppliers alike giving them a level playing field on which to operate on sharing the same ethos of quality and reliability.

The Benefits

The benefits of Quality Management Principles


UKAS Accredited ISO 9001 Certification is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement.


Using ISO 9001:2015 helps ensure that customers achieve consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits.


Remember: Successful businesses prefer to deal with other successful businesses! Furthermore your clients increasingly insist upon higher degrees of excellence, guaranteed consistency and assured delivery.


A Certified ISO 9001 system assures you and your clients of this and ultimately removes the need for your customers to audit you themselves!


ISO 9001 certification will give a significant boost to your company’s profile and competitiveness and inevitably be a major contributor to your company’s growth and profitability.


The ISO brand can also open up overseas markets with British companies exporting manufactured goods and services abroad more easily because of the global recognition and respect the ISO 9001 system demands.

Auditing & certification at your convenience

Some businesses are put off seeking ISO 9001 certification because they think it will disrupt their business or they don’t have a physical site.

A simple risk assessment can be completed for any ISO certification audits allowing for the possibility of remote auditing as well as onsite auditing or even a blended approach of both.  This can reduce the overall disruption and improve the efficiencies of audits whilst still meeting the UKAS requirements.

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How the process works

Simple stages to getting certification sorted!

Scope of Assessment

Complete a Quote Profile Form to enable us to understand your company and requirements. Either complete the online profile form or download and complete offline and email it back to info@qecuk.com

  • Simply fill out our profile form
  • Just choose the sections for your chosen standards
  • We will review and come back to you
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Providing you a proposal

We will review and use this information provided to understand your risk and complexity and provide you with a proposal for certification including the costs and audit durations for the full 3-year cycle.  Once agreed your certification journey can begin.

  • Review profile form
  • Prepare formal proposal
  • Agreement for costs and audit durations
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Successfully Certified

You will follow a 2-stage initial audit process.  Once you have completed a successful 2 stage initial audit, you will be issued with a UKAS accredited ISO certificate valid for 3 years subject to annual audits...

  • Stage 1 – Desktop document review
  • Stage 2 – Evidenced based Audit
  • Certificate issued
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Acquire the Standard

UKAS Accredited ISO 9001 Certification

We can provide your UKAS Accredited ISO 9001 Certification. If you are interested in ISO 9001 Certification you should first purchase a copy of the standard.

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*Remember, even if you have UKAS Accredited ISO 9001 Certification currently with another certification body, you may wish to change. This transfer can be made at any point during the certification journey, the service is completely free, you can apply for ISO 9001 with QECUK and we can become your new certification body.

Certificate Duration

How long does the ISO 9001 Certification last?
The ISO 9001 certification is valid for 3 years subject to an annual surveillance audit.

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ISO 9001 Consultancy Support

We are here to help!

Because of the UKAS accreditation rules, we are unable to offer direct ISO 9001 consultancy to our clients in order for them to achieve UKAS Accredited ISO 9001 Certification. This is due to rigorous accreditation rules, however we are able to put you in touch with organisations in your region that can support your ISO 9001 consultancy needs and provide guidance when implementing an ISO 9001 management system.

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Email: Info@qecuk.com
Phone: 0118 33 88 060
Address: Office: 25 Carolina Place, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 4PQ
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