About Us

         

What is Alcumus ISOQAR Ltd?  
Alcumus ISOQAR Ltd is an accredited certification body. This means that ISOQAR is authorised to audit organisations and issue certificates against a variety of quality and other standards (such as ISO 9001, ISO 27001 etc). In the UK, this work is regulated by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) – the sole national accreditation body recognised by government. UKAS Accreditation is valid in all European Union and it is recognised internationally.
 
Alcumus ISOQAR Ltd certification services
The certification services of Alcumus ISOQAR Ltd that are conducted in Europe (as well as internationally) are monitored and controlled by UKAS. Alcumus ISOQAR Ltd is an independent, third-party certification body. It audits a wide range of manufacturing and service organisations, both throughout the UK and across many parts of the world. 
 
Alcumus ISOQAR Ltd- The Company  
Conceived in the late eighties, ISOQAR Ltd became a limited company in August 1991. Today ISOQAR belongs to Alcumus Group and is named Alcumus ISOQAR Ltd. The Knowledge and experience which gained all these years , established the company as one of the most loyal in Certification Sector. The  company employs its own regional auditors throughout the UK. Also, Alcumus ISOQAR Ltd has international operation and presence through a network of regional offices which are located in capital cities or major cities of many countries worldwide.
The reputation is built on the strength of their people and their specialist knowledge and ability to pass knowledge onto our customers as workable and measurable solutions, gained the trust of  customers through hard work, a passion for knowledge and commitment to understanding business challenges. The culture of the company is to be approachable and to work in true partnership with  customers and not only meet but exceed their expectations.
 
The Alcumus ISOQAR Ltd Approach  
Understanding what it is like to be on the receiving end of the audit process, Alcumus ISOQAR Ltd has developed a unique package of benefits for companies seeking registration.  
 
Low costs 
ISOQARs Ltd audit fees are amongst the most competitive in the industry. Expenses are not normally charged for attending companies premises within the UK and a certificate is provided free to organisations achieving the standard. To comply with accreditation body guidelines, ISOQAR Ltd carries out triennial audits. Costs for this will be kept to a minimum and discussed with you in advance.  
Small Businesses Alcumus ISOQARs Ltd roots lie in providing a service, which is affordable for small to medium-sized businesses. However, the company’s pricing structure and its philosophy of being approachable has resulted in organizations of all sizes choosing to work with Alcumus ISOQAR Ltd.  
 
Friendly and down-to-earth 
There is no need for audits to be traumatic. Alcumus ISOQARs Ltd auditors are selected for their ability to work with the representative and personnel from the company and to be approachable. They establish that the appropriate management system works for the benefit of the company and check it as though they were customers of the firm. Emphasis is firmly placed on practicality.  
 
A rapid response  
Whether it be a query about certification, or an urgent need to achieve registration itself, Alcumus ISOQAR Ltd specialises in providing answers or audits at speed. Friendly help and expert knowledge are always available at the end of a telephone.  
 
The use of Industry Experts 
When selecting staff for a particular audit, Alcumus ISOQAR Ltd will always choose an auditor with experience of the industry being audited. This ensures that the audit process takes place in an air of mutual understanding. There is no conflict arising from a lack of knowledge of the challenges faced in running that particular business. The auditor and the company being audited both speak the same language.  
 
Documentation Review
With the exception of smaller firms, Alcumus ISOQAR Ltd has a policy of visiting companies applying for certification. This enables its documentation (manuals and procedures) to be reviewed and provides an opportunity for the company and the ISOQAR Ltd auditor to discuss any areas of concern before the audit itself. Even more importantly, it provides an opportunity to start building a rapport with the auditor.  
 
Not only ... but also
In addition to its primary function of providing companies accredited certification to quality and other standards (such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, ISO 22000, OHSAS 18001, BRC/Food, BRC/IOP, ISO 22301), ISOQAR Ltd can offer:  
  1. Free preliminary visits to companies seeking registration, to discuss what the process involves  
  2. Second party audits to organisations' own quality standards and audit criteria
 
ISOQAR's track record  
Alcumus ISOQAR has certified thousands of organisations working to the various ISO standards. And the number is growing daily. More and more companies are not only realising the benefits of being a ‘certified firm’  but also the benefits of using Alcumus ISOQAR. Its dislike of bureaucracy and its philosophy of being approachable mean that nearly all Alcumus ISOQAR's contracts stem from recommendations by management consultants or other registered businesses. This has resulted in the company’s considerable and stable growth in recent years.  
 
A few words about Alcumus ISOQAR’s Ltd presence in Hellas and Cyprus  
The presence of ISOQAR Ltd in Hellas in terms of clientele  has started in 1996. However the company was not officially represented until the late 2003. The active representation and development in Hellas started in the beginning of the year 2004. The Representative of the company Mr Stefanos Spanos in Hellas and Cyprus is involved with management systems and their auditing since the early 90s. His vision for representing ISOQAR was the provision of reliable and approachable certification services that would communicate the message and success of ISOQAR Ltd in his area of responsibility. Today, Alcumus ISOQAR Ltd is represented in the area of Balkans and Middle East regions by ISOQAR (Hellas) Ltd which is based in Cyprus and managed by Mr. S. Spanos. The company has exceeded 1000 certified clients in the region of responsibility.