Here at NPT Management Systems, we love to contribute to our community. Not only have we helped countless Hampshire-based businesses to achieve ISO 9001 certification, we're also enthusiastic supporters of many local charities and organisations.

For example, we recently had the privilege of attending a charity ball organised by Ben's Heroes Trust, a charity that helps young cancer patients to access new treatments and enjoy a better quality of life. We were thrilled to show our support and make a donation - the 'Captain's Table' event was a huge success and the money raised came to more than £6,500!

Image source: Ben's Heroes Trust (via Facebook)

We have also historically supported sporting events like the River Hamble Games, which will be taking place on the shore of the Hamble this weekend. We've previously sponsored the volleyball event, and we're immensely looking forward to hearing about this year's games - we're sure they'll be a smashing success once again.

NPT Management Systems are based in Netley Abbey, near Southampton. Click here to learn more about us and how we help local businesses to achieve ISO certification.

As a proud Hampshire-based company, we at NPT Management Systems like to do what we can to support the local community in Southampton and the surrounding area. In addition to working with numerous local businesses and helping them to achieve ISO 9001 certification, we have provided hi-vis jackets to the Hamble River Sailing Club's Junior Sailing group; we have sponsored events at the River Hamble Games; and, most recently, we lent our support to Hamble Lifeboat by sponsoring a page in their 2018 calendar.

Hamble Lifeboat Calendar 2018

Images from Hamble Lifeboat's Facebook page

Established in 1968, Hamble Lifeboat do great work saving lives on the Solent coast. According to their website, they attend 100 incidents per year on average, operating in an area 15 miles long and 10 miles across at its widest point. The Hamble Lifeboat team work at all hours of the day and night, 365 days a year, even in the worst weather conditions.

NPT Management Systems have sponsored the January page of this year's calendar, which is now on sale for just £5. All proceeds go towards helping Hamble Lifeboat save lives and continue their good work for years to come.

We are proud to support Hamble Lifeboat and Hampshire's thriving marine sector at large. Click here to learn more about our work with marine businesses in Southampton and across the South of England.

To purchase your Hamble Lifeboat calendar, email The calendar is also available to purchase from the lifeboat station in Southampton (weekends only).

Last year, we at NPT Management Systems decided to sponsor Junior Sailing at the local Hamble River Sailing Club. As a show of support for this great local youth group, we very proudly provided the club with a number of high-visibility jackets for the instructors and other helpers to wear while in action.

NPT-Sponsored Hi-Vis Jackets

As you can see, our branded hi-vis jackets (as modelled in the image above by our Principal Consultant Neil Peattie) are still in use almost a year later. The above photograph was taken a couple of weeks ago, when the club's youth section sailed up the River Hamble to nearby Bursledon Beach.

It was great to catch up with the HRSC, and we were very happy to learn that the jackets are still benefiting the club!

Why do we sponsor the Hamble River Sailing Club?

As we've mentioned many times before on this blog, we at NPT Management Systems have close ties to the marine sector here in the South of England. Many of our ISO certification clients come from the marine industry, and we have proven again and again that we are the best company for these jobs.

Furthermore, we love supporting the local community, and we felt that this would be a great way to do so. Neil is the parent of children who sail on the River Hamble, and so this particular cause is very close to his heart!

Visit to learn more about the Hamble River Sailing Club.

Baker Trayte Marine Ltd

As regular visitors to our website will know, we at NPT Management Systems frequently work with clients in the UK marine industry. For example, back in March we told you about Baker Trayte Marine, a Hampshire-based company offering a variety of specialist marine services; we helped them to implement a robust quality management system (QMS) and pass their stage 1 ISO 9001 certification audit with zero non-conformances raised.

Well, our Principal Consultant Neil Peattie recently returned to the Baker Trayte office to assist with another audit that was being carried out by the company's certification body. This was Baker Trayte Marine's first audit since they achieved certification in March, and we're pleased to report that, once again, everything went smoothly and no non-conformances were raised.

Here's what Baker Trayte Marine's Quality Representative had to say after the audit had been completed:

"Neil assisted with our recent audit and it all went very smoothly. Neil's assistance since we first commenced on the ISO path has been invaluable; with his guidance, the process has been straightforward, and we would highly recommend his services. Thanks Neil - we couldn't have done it without you!"

We at NPT Management Systems have the knowledge and experience to help your company achieve ISO 9001 certification. We can also help you to maintain your QMS and keep it at a very high standard going forward, just as we did for Baker Trayte Marine.

NPT Management Systems are based in Southampton, and our quality consultants work with clients all over Hampshire and the surrounding counties. Call 02380 659 867 or email to discuss your requirements.


If your business is based in Southampton and you're looking for an experienced quality consultant with an outstanding professional track record, look no further than NPT Management Systems, Hampshire's leading ISO specialists.

We provide a wide range of services, from periodical quality management reviews to our full ISO 9001 certification service. Whether you are seeking to compose and implement an ISO-compliant quality management system (QMS) from scratch or simply evaluate and improve the QMS you're already using, our skilled and personable quality consultants - who are based in Southampton and work with organisations throughout the entire Hampshire area - mean that we are the people to call. We have experience of many different industry sectors, and we will ensure that your quality management system is specifically tailored to your company's unique requirements.

Here's what one of our Southampton-based clients, Fish Guidance Systems, had to say about NPT Management Systems after we helped them to gain ISO 9001 accreditation:

"Achieving ISO 9001 certification was made considerably easier with the invaluable help of NPT Management Systems. The assessor from our UKAS-accredited certification body said, 'This is a very well-written QMS with excellent documentation and good traceability throughout.' We wouldn't have achieved this without Neil Peattie's constant enthusiasm and commitment."

To discuss your company's requirements with one of our experienced quality consultants, please call NPT Management Systems on 02380 659 867 or email

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