Meet our partners for the 2019 International Quality Awards. Organisations who are passionate about celebrating excellence.

Proud Headline Partner

NQA

NQA is a leading UKAS accredited certification body that provides certification, training and support services. A world leading certification body that specialises in high technology and engineering sectors. With over 30 years’ experience and 43,000 certificates issued in over 90 countries; NQA (part of NTS) aims to provide the best customer experience by offering expert advice to help you to never stop improving! 

NQA prides itself in helping organisations of all sizes perform better in quality, environment, energy, sustainability and health and safety management. Moreover, we make sure that these improvements continue year in, year out. Often, we will work in close partnership with consultants who can play a crucial role in helping to implement these management systems. 

We specialise in management systems certification for quality (including  automotive  and  aerospace  sectors), energy  &  environment, health & safety and information security.  

Partners

Qualsys  

Many businesses see quality only as an overhead, called upon when something goes wrong. They let it become isolated from the rest of the company, creating an ‘us’ versus ‘them’ attitude. And that causes contradictions, confusion and chaos for everyone.  

This is where Qualsys comes in. 

Qualsys provide and implement software and practices that make governance, risk and compliance accessible for everyone. Qualsys do this through: 

  • Cutting-edge integrated business management software and technology  
  • Coaching champions by openly sharing knowledge, expertise and content.  
  • Partnership: Qualsys don’t just provide you software and say “off you go”. Qualsys stick around to ensure you succeed and create software which moves with the times.  

Qualsys makes your business more efficient, resilient and profitable.  

Shirley Parsons

Shirley Parsons are global leaders in HSEQ recruitment, search, and staffing services. Shirley Parsons is an ever-growing global HSEQ talent network built on long-term relationships, industry knowledge, and geographic expansion. 

From a standing start in 2005 the company is now the largest specialist HSEQ recruitment agency in the world, with offices in the UK, US and wider Europe. Our founder is Shirley Parsons CMIOSH, an accomplished business leader in the HSE profession with a career in the industry spanning nearly 40 years. 

We operate as Recruitment Consultants, as Talent Partners, as Head-Hunters, as Campaign Managers and as Career Agents, but above all we are matchmakers.  

UKAS

UKAS is the UK’s accreditation body, recognised by the government, to assess against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services, collectively known as conformity assessment bodies. Accreditation is a service of public interest, representing the last authoritative level of control of conformity assessment. It provides the basis for recognition of conformity assessment bodies, attesting conformity to standards or requirements of, for example, European Directives and Regulations. 

UKAS is a scientific and technical organisation that plays a key role as part of the UK’s quality infrastructure and provides the accreditation services needed by consumers, businesses and government. It delivers the confidence that buyers and sellers need to trust the reliability and competence of their (trading) partners, and in the information, they provide on the properties of goods and services placed on the market.  

UKAS has both a national and international role in facilitating trade and underpinning trust, confidence and credibility in products, services, schemes and personnel operating in both the private and public sectors. 

In its Economics of Accreditation report, researchers at Birkbeck University put the value of accreditation’s contribution to UK plc at over £600m per year.