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Axians UK ISO 27001: 2022 Transition for Cloud & Cybersecurity Provider
Rebound Electronics AS 6081 & ISO 14001 for electronics distributor.
Fabrinet UK - Automotive IATF 16949 management system for contract electronics manufacturer.
H Foster 1875 - EcoVadis EcoVadis implementation for a sustainably-minded client
Orange Chemicals Long-term ISO 9001 support for chemical distributor

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ISO Standards

Isn’t it aMAZEing?

Despite all efforts from the quality community to convince you that you need one (or more) standards to improve your business, we have found the main driver is more the insistance of a bigger fish somewhere in your market. As much as we would love you to come on the ISO journey with us out of sheer altruism, we do understand that it’s far more likely that you’ve arrived at the decision in order to unlock new markets, become more competitive or a customer/partner requires it of you. 

Of course, the spin off is that it does, in fact, improve your business. With an ISO in place you’ll find yourself more resilient, better poised to take advantage of all available markets, more efficient and with a better understanding of how your business works - and doesn’t work. 

Working with QFactorial means you get a partner with years of experience with these standards and the process of achieving them. We know what the auditors want to see in each case and we also know how to make the standard work for you without introducing swathes of bureaucracy and paperwork. It should be a part of your natural growth, it should make sense to your people and it should be a seamless integration. This doesn’t mean we won’t challenge you - it’s our job to tease out any underlying issues and listen to your current objectives and then make sure that the standard works to truly address these and help you meet your goals. 

And of course, we’re here for as little or as long as you need us for. If you want some help maintaining your shiny new certification, we can do that. If you want to branch out into a new market or a new standard, we can help weave these into your existing management systems, synching them efficiently to avoid unnecessary duplication. If you acquire a new business (or are acquired) we can move with you and integrate all the moving parts. 

We have a wide-ranging team full of different specialisms, locations and experiences, this means we can be on hand no matter what road you go down. Collectively, we’ve seen a huge amount of different businesses in so many varied and interesting sectors - all that knowledge and experience is shared for the benefit of consultants and customers alike. We may be able to offer fresh perspectives or alternative methods that a pigeon-holed consultant might never have seen. With such a great team on board, should your nominated consultant go down with an emergency, there’s always someone else who can take over the reins and keep the project running smoothly. 

So if you’re standing at the entrance to the ISO maze, let us be your guide. We promise you won’t get lost.


ISO 9001 is an internationally recognised standard with all the kudos and clout that comes along with it. It can be used for all kinds of organisation, no matter your industry or service, and is as applicable to start-ups and micro businesses as it is to large corporate entities and everyone in between. By providing a framework for your Quality Management System (QMS), it will bring structure, process, and consistency to the way you work. QFactorial can ensure the standard bends and fits to the way you actually do business. We'll develop your QMS, together, to improve the quality of your products, services, projects and operations and top it all off with a certification at the end to prove it.

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ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised standard for environmental management systems and provides guidance towards implementing a systematic approach for environmental protection.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade or so, you’ll know as well as us that climate, environment, and sustainability are all becoming increasingly important to businesses and consumers. With the world’s focus set on tackling the Climate Crisis, customers, investors, governments, businesses, and stakeholders are beginning to make demands that organisations can clearly demonstrate their steps toward operating a sustainable concern. Impending legislation over Environmental & Social Governance (ESG) is only making these calls louder and more insistent.

Implementing ISO 14001 in your organisation can help formalise and develop your approach for tackling these demands. It can help you consider all aspects of your activities to reduce their impacts on the environment. We can help you to establish, implement and maintain an effective Environmental Management System (EMS) and support you in continuous improvement initiatives. Together, we can achieve and maintain your certification.

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ISO 27001 is an internationally recognised standard for information security (InfoSec) management, incorporating data management, cybersecurity, and privacy protection. It defines the requirements for an effective system that can be applied to any type and size of organisation. It’s not just for the IT Crowd. We can help you to establish and implement your information security management system (ISMS), either from scratch or by transitioning to the latest requirements, making sure you gain (and/or retain) your ISO 27001 certification.

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ISO 45001 integrates health and safety compliance into your business processes, encouraging everyone to take responsibility for health and safety in their day-to-day behaviours and decision-making. Your HSMS will demonstrate compliance and commitment to all stakeholders. 

ISO 13485 takes the foundation of ISO 9001 and adds stricter, more detailed requirements for quality assurance and control in the design, manufacture, testing and distribution of medical devices of all kinds. Enhance your QMS with this standard if you are entering the medical device market or supply chain. 

ISO 17025 provides robust management system for your laboratory and proves that your organisation has the technical competence to produce valid and reliable results. Use the standard to develop a QMS that demonstrates and assures competence, impartiality and consistent operation. 

ISO 15189 is similar to ISO 17025 but focuses specifically on medical laboratories. Use the standard to develop a QMS that demonstrates and assures competence, impartiality and consistent operation. Combine with ISO 22870 for point of care testing (POCT) including on-premises Covid-19 testing. 

ISO 22870 is focused specifically on point of care testing (POCT) and is used in conjunction with ISO 15189. If your medical laboratory, medical centre, clinic, hospital, surgery or pharmacy intends to carry out POCT (e.g. for Covid-19) you will be required to meet ISO 15189 and ISO 22870 and obtain UKAS approval. 

QFactorial have been working with us since 2016 and I cannot praise them enough .... QFactorial's work on our ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and ISO 50001 certifications has made a significant difference to our company and I would have no hesitation in recommending QFactorial to other companies.

Kim Lovelock

Regional Operations Director, Connect Catering

Case Study:
Connect Catering ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 and 50001 for catering services
Nouveau Solutions ISO 27001 Information Security for Managed IT Services
Aerocomponents AS 9100 Rev D for aerospace and F1 manufacturer
Biopharma Process Systems ISO 13485 certification for Covid-19 test kit assembly and distribution
ISO 17025, ISO 15189 and ISO 22870 accreditation for Lord’s Pharmacy UKAS Stage 3 documentation for Covid-19 swab sampling, followed by scope extension to include rapid antigen lateral flow testing
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