Over 30 years experience in Certification, Inspection and Testing, having worked for a number of UKAS Accredited organisations.
Started my quest in the oil industry working for a NAMAS (now UKAS) approved laboratory. Later focussing my carer on the certification industry.
In 1999 I purchased a small UKAS accredited certificaiton body IMS Reliance that had a single figure client base, rapidly expanded scopes and client base. Successfully setup and established offices in the US and Hong Kong and later a toy testing facility in China. Gained UKAS accreditation for ISO 17020 and ISO 17025 to compliment the ISO 17021 accreditation, also became a Notified Body. Was responsible for the strategic direction of the business until we sold in 2014. I stayed on after the organisation was sold and continued to grow the client base until August 2018.
Also gained valuable experience working with the British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC). I was responsible for the day to day running of all operations, business development, accreditation and technical matters. Headed the project to restructure the scheme documentation.
Have carried out a very large number of audits against ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 (ISO 45001) and factory audits globally. I am conversant with a number of standards including AS 9100