Welcome to Quality Partner

Your provider of quality management systems and improvement tools!

Global companies are looking for global solutions for training and support in driving continual improvement.

Quality Partner Limited is a global network of experts to meet all your Management System and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) training and implementation needs.

The founder, Paul Hardiman, is recognised globally as an expert in the Automotive Quality Management Specification IATF 16949 and is the only European to be qualified by the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM) as a TPM award assessor.

With over 35 years of industry, auditing and training experience Paul has developed a global network of partners with a wide range expertise.

The global network of partners has been selected based not only of their technical experience, but on their positive approach to providing value added training and consultancy services.

“As well as training being a learning experience, it should also be fun and something to be remembered for a long time”

Services Overview :-

AIAG-VDA FMEA Courses launched!

Quality Partner has developed a series of courses to cover the new AIAG-VDA FMEA handbook. The handbook is structured around a seven-step approach, applicable for both DFMEA and PFMEA, with risk assessed using an action priority (AP) ranking.

Quality Partner’s courses are supported by detailed delegate exercises and case studies to help delegate apply the new handbook in a practical, value added approach.

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Core Tools Training Videos launched!

Quality Partner has produced a series of 11 short videos, each between approximately 10 and 12 minutes long, providing a great tool to help organization raise knowledge of the tools in short teach points. Visit our Core Tools webpage for further details.


IATF 16949 Videos Available

Quality Partner has produced a series of 12 short videos. Each video is approximately 15 minutes long and gives practice advice on the changes and how to make a successful transition to IATF 16949: 2016. Visit our IATF 16949 webpage for further details.


Quality Partner 2 day “A practical approach to Risk Based Thinking”

While there has been significant discussion on the changed requirements in ISO9001: 2015 and focus on risk based thinking, organisations are looking for guidance on how to apply the requirements in a practical value added way, that will benefit rather than hinder the organisation success. Quality Partner runs a 2 day “Risk Based Thinking” training course to help organisations understand the changes in ISO9001: 2015 and make a successful transition.

For more information download the course flyer, or to book places on upcoming contact enquiries@qualitypartner.co.uk
What ever your requirement, Quality Partner has a diverse range of solutions to help you achieve your goals!

Don’t just take our word for it, look at the testimonials below:


  • We had the privilege of having Paul do a customized training on the new ISO/9001:2015 standard with a particular emphasis on the Risk-Based Thinking requirements.  All of the students who attended this training thought Paul did an outstanding job in...

    -Terry Onica Director, Automotive QAD Inc.
  • The first time I met him in TS16949 auditor training 1999, I was so surprised not only with his great professionalism but also his kindness and way he motives delegates. Paul strengths are: He is very good at handling the...

    -Tusca Chiu Taipei, Taiwan MSIE, DBA
  • “We have had the pleasure of working with Paul over the last 10 years. He has an extensive working knowledge of the IS0/TS 16949 standard and is able to deliver clear, concise and well prepared course material. He has also...

    -Kathryn Bullock, Quality and Environmental System Manager, Henrob Limited
  • “We have used Paul repeatedly for our ISO9001/14001 auditor training. His attitude and knowledge of the subject of auditing is second to none and for the trainees on the course there is a real feel for the passion to want...

    -Eddie Todd, Unipart Logistics
  • “It was a great opportunity that ON Semiconductor Corp used Paul to conduct in-house training for VDA6.3 in the Philippines and in Malaysia in May 2013.  As all the attendees had great impression on how Paul conducted the training, it...

    -Irma O. Empino, Quality ON Semiconductor Philippines, Inc
  • “We have attended various of Paul’s training sessions and seminars over many years and always found them to be well structured, well presented, informative and useful (going back to QS9000 days!) Paul is very knowledgeable and skilled with a lot of experience...

    -DENSO Europe BMS Team
  • “I first met Paul back in 2003 whilst attending a range of SMMT Industry Forum Seminars, Workshops and Training Courses, including the “Automotive Process Approach”, to help me implement ISO/TS16949:2002 Automotive Quality Management System Requirements and related Automotive Core Tools...

    -Barry Jones, Senior Systems and Quality Engineer, Erlson Precision Components Ltd.
  • “Paul is a very experience quality professional with extensive knowledge of Management Systems and Training. He is able to convey the message to all levels within an organisation. Having worked with Paul during my time with two organisations over a...

    -Andy Gourlay, Business Systems Manager, Alexander Dennis Limited