If you're looking to implement a new quality management system - or overhaul your organisation's existing QMS - then it's a good idea to enlist the help of an experienced quality consultant. Here at NPT Management Systems, we offer a professional consultancy service that's geared towards meeting your company's specific needs and helping you to create a quality management system that's tailored to the way you work.

Our quality consultants have helped countless businesses in Portsmouth and the wider Hampshire area to fine-tune their quality management systems and achieve ISO 9001 certification. If you are already ISO 9001 accredited, we can help with migrating your QMS to the updated ISO 9001:2015 standard or simply look at ways in which you could be saving money and eliminating waste within your system (see our Already Certified page for details).

We have experience across a wide variety of industry sectors, and we are confident that we are the very best choice for businesses in Portsmouth seeking a quality consultant. Call 02380 659 867 or email enquiries@nptmanagementsystems.co.uk to discuss your requirements with one of our consultants - we are happy to visit clients in Portsmouth and the surrounding area if required.

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Over the years, we at NPT Management Systems have worked with a wide range of businesses in an even wider range of industry sectors. Our speciality is helping organisations to achieve ISO 9001 certification, but even if you're not interested in acquiring this globally-recognised mark of quality, there are still a number of ways in which our experienced quality consultants may be able to help you.

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Here are just a few examples of how our expert guidance could benefit your business:

  • No quality management system? Whether or not you wish to apply for ISO certification via a UKAS-accredited body, implementing a robust quality management system (QMS) will still have huge benefits for your organisation. Our expert quality consultants will help you to plan and implement a QMS that's perfectly tailored to your business, thereby improving your processes, boosting customer satisfaction, and minimising waste.

  • Already ISO 9001 certfied? Just because your existing QMS meets ISO 9001 requirements doesn't necessarily mean it can't be improved. Our quality consultants are able to carry out a full review of your current quality management system and help you to get more from it, e.g. by saving you money or replacing your QMS with a system that's better-suited to your specific niche.

  • Seeking ISO certification? As mentioned above, we have an outstanding track record when it comes to ISO 9001 certification. Time and again, we have shown that we can get our clients recommended for certification with zero non-conformances raised, so if your goal is to achieve ISO 9001 accreditation, we are the people to call.

Our quality consultants work with businesses across the South of England. Contact us today to discuss your requirements.

Forget the horror stories of ISO certification gone wrong - when implemented correctly, there are actually numerous benefits to achieving ISO certification for your business. Here are just a few examples:

  • Compliance and peace of mind. As a business, one of the biggest worries you'll have is complying with all applicable laws and regulations. Selecting the right ISO certification(s) helps you to identify these laws and regulations, implement systems that ensure compliance when followed, construct a process to check for compliance, and remove non-conformances when found.
  • Confidence for your customers. No matter what industry you work in, 'ISO Certified' status is a recognised seal of compliance that is sure to impress existing and prospective clients alike. In fact, it may be what differentiates you from the competition and persuades decision-makers to hire you instead of your non-ISO certified competitor.
  • Working more efficiently. In order to achieve the standard required for ISO certification, you'll have to implement a suitable management system. If the system you use is compliant with ISO requirements and tailored to suit your needs, this will help everyone in your company to work more efficiently and more effectively by eliminating wasteful ways of working.

  • Continuous improvement. Being ISO compliant ensures that you assess your processes and make improvements when required in line with your business's needs.

 If you would like to achieve ISO certification for your business in the following standards...

  • ISO 9001 (Quality Management System Requirements)
  • ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System Requirements)
  • OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Requirements)
  • ISO 27001 (Information Security Management System Requirements)

...then please contact NPT Management Systems today. Our consultants can help you to get certified in the most cost-effective manner possible.

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ISO 9001:2015

Last year, ISO rolled out a new version of the globally-renowned ISO 9001 standard for quality management systems. Dubbed ISO 9001:2015, this revision aimed to bring ISO 9001 into line with all the changes and developments that have taken place since the last revision in 2008.

ISO 9001:2015 was officially published in September 2015. Companies who achieved ISO 9001 accreditation under the old standard now have three years (from last September) to 'transition', i.e. migrate their processes and ensure that their quality management systems are compliant with this latest revision.

This may sound like a daunting task, particularly for large companies, but bringing your QMS (Quality Management System) up to date needn't be a nightmare. Here at NPT Management Systems, we have already helped numerous businesses with the ISO 9001:2015 transition, and we consistently succeed in getting the job done quickly, efficiently, and with minimal disruption to the company's operations.

Your experienced ISO 9001 consultant will:

  • Review your current QMS
  • Identify any areas that fall short of the updated requirements
  • Develop a plan for transition and help you to implement it
  • Assist you with getting re-certified to ISO 9001:2015 standards

If you would like our help with your company's ISO 9001:2015 transition, please don't hesitate to call 02380 659 867 or email enquiries@nptmanagementsystems.co.uk today.

As we've mentioned previously, NPT Management Systems have a well-established reputation as the leading ISO 9001 consultants for the UK marine sector. That reputation has continued to grow, and we're helping more and more companies within this industry to achieve ISO 9001 certification.

One of our most recent marine sector clients to earn ISO 9001 accreditation is David Store Navigational Management. Located just outside Romsey, Hampshire, DSNM are described as "the preferred navigational management service provider within the superyacht industry". Given that industry's high demand for impeccable attention to detail and outstanding customer service, it was vital for DSNM to choose an ISO 9001 consultant with a proven track record.

That's why they turned to NPT - with our marine sector experience, our track record for delivering tailor-made quality management systems, and our ISO 9001 certification success rate, we were the perfect fit.

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From the outset, it was clear that the challenge would be creating a QMS (Quality Management System) that would immediately fit in with the company’s well-established procedures and high standards. To achieve this, we worked with David Store Navigational Management for a number of days in order to process map their ‘as is’ process. We then used our knowledge as quality management consultants to implement a quality management system that would achieve ISO 9001 certification.

We are proud to announce that David Store Navigational Management has now been awarded ISO 9001 registration from BSI, having passed their stage 1 and stage 2 audit with ZERO non-conformances. Here's what their Fleet Director Martin Amy had to say about this achievement:

"We chose to work with NPT Management Systems as they had current experience within the marine sector, they had local offices, and they were willing to work to our tight deadline toward achieving ISO 9001. The support and service from NPT Management Systems was excellent; we had clear communications and training to enable us to adapt our existing processes to meet the requirements of ISO 9001. We plan to continue our relationship with NPT Management Systems as consultants to assist us in developing and maintaining our QMS."

Whether you're part of the UK marine industry or another sector, NPT Managment Systems can help you to implement an effective QMS and achieve ISO 9001 accreditation. Contact us now to discuss your requirements.