What is ISO 9001 certification?
ISO 9001 is a globally recognised designed to help organisations manage the quality of its products and services. Quality management has become increasingly challenging as end-users demand the highest standards and legislation is constantly affecting the way organisations have to do business. ISO 9001 can be applied to companies of all sizes in the private sector, as well as universities, charities, not-for-profit and public sector organisations.
Achieving UKAS-accredited certification to ISO 9001 provides independent assurance to your existing and potential customers and other interested parties that you have appropriate Quality Management controls in place. It can also give you a vital edge over your competitors.
How it can make a difference to your organisation
Understand your customers’ needs, identify areas for improvement and reduce wasted resources.
Win more business
Certification can be a key differentiator or a condition to supply, opening the doors to more opportunities and increased sales.
Will provide a framework for the continuous improvement of processes and procedures in all areas of your organisation.
Consistent business practices
The working practices required by the standard will benefit everyone, from employees carrying our everyday tasks to customers and suppliers.
An ISO 9001 certification increases efficiency and at the same time can save money by creating smoother operations and eliminating wasted resources.
Adopting an internationally recognised standard will improve your organisation’s reputation and allow you to attain stakeholder requirements on a worldwide scale.
Our ISO 9001 certification lifecycle
We compare your current processes against quality management best practice
We project manage your implementation, developing key documentation and providing consultancy support
We liaise with the external ISO assessors to organise the assessment and support you through the certification process
Following certification, we help you to maintain and improve your system to ensure continued compliance
Why choose Teamwork IMS?
Since 2007, Teamwork has been solving compliance challenges for a huge range of organisations, from SMEs to large international corporates. Our team of professionals includes CISSP, PCI Security Standards Council QSA, MBCI, GDPR, IEMA, ESOS, NEBOSH and CMIOSH qualified consultants.
Our knowledge and experience across a broad base of management and technical Standards make us uniquely equipped to help organisations to develop a quality management system and integrate with existing management systems to achieve significant savings and efficiencies.
Part of your business
Our success has been firmly based on two key principles: the ability of Teamwork consultants to look beyond the standard in question and identify, define and align with the real business drivers of our customers, and our innate ability to become one with our customer’s own management teams.
We have developed and led UKAS-accredited ISO and other standards-based service improvement programmes for private and public-sector organisations across an international client base
Have you considered multiple standards?
- Save time and money by implementing standards in parallel
- Create an effective integrated management system and avoid duplication
- Become globally recognised for best practices with multiple standards
- Add value to your business and strengthen your sales proposition
- Gain a long-term compliance partner with our passionate consultants
- Protect your business from threats by complying with all relevant standard
Frequently asked questions
The time it takes to implement an ISO 9001-compliant QMS can vary depending on the size and complexity of your organisation, but it typically takes between 4 – 6 months.
We have a 100% success rate guiding our clients through ISO 9001 certification, however, it’s important to note that the certification we support you through is carried by an entirely separate, accredited certification body and by its nature is not something we can ever guarantee. We believe that this gives you a level of compliance that is second to none.
Yes absolutely. We can provide ongoing support to help you maintain compliance with the standard and continuously improve your quality management system. This can include conducting regular internal audits, facilitating management reviews, providing training and guidance on process improvements, and helping you address areas where you are no longer meeting the standards and suggesting effective remedies.
We stay up to date with the latest ISO standards and best practices by maintaining active involvement in industry associations and participating in ongoing training and education programs. We also regularly review updates and revisions to the standard to ensure our clients are always receiving the most current guidance and advice.
Certification will usually last for three years from the start date, during which time you will undergo a yearly audit to keep it valid.
For a consultancy team who routinely manage compliance programs for other organisations, progressing through our own certification process is always a valuable reminder of how the experience feels and we think that this contributes towards our efficient but sympathetic approach to consulting for others.