Paul has over 25 years’ experience in auditing and training related to the ISO9001 family of standards. He is a member of the QS-1 committee in BSI and has been an active participant in the revision process for ISO9001: 2015, which focuses on “Risk Based Thinking”.

Is your organisation ready for the transition to ISO9001: 2015 with the focus on risk based thinking?

In September 2015 the revision to ISO9001 was released. Unlike the minor changes in 2008, the 2015 version will change structure to align with other Management System standards (e.g. ISO14001) with more focus on “Risk Based Thinking”. Organisations certified to ISO9001 will have three years to review and update their system and be assessed against the new standard:

Quality Partner offers a wide range of training and support to help your organisation make an effective and value added transition to the revised standard.


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


  • ISO9001: 2015 Gap analysis

To help you understand the impact of the changes to ISO9001 and the impact on your current Quality Management System, Quality Partner offers a gap analysis service. A recognised expert would work with you to review your current systems and to develop an action plan detailing the changes needed.

While certification bodies offer this service, working with Quality Partner offers a non-threatening assessment focused on identifying areas for system improvement without the threat of loss of certification.


  • ISO9001: 2015 Implementation support

Quality Partner can provide support to an organisation to help them develop effective value added solutions (in-house) to meet the requirements of the revised standard.

With the focus on capacity building, the approach is designed to transfer knowledge. The aim being to cultivate within an organisation’s personnel, the skills to develop sustainable value added Quality Management Systems.


  • ISO9001: 2015 Senior Management awareness

In the revised standard there is much more focus on the organisation strategy, policy deployment and the alignment with the Quality Management System. Quality Partner can provide tailored training for an organisation’s Senior Management team to ensure they fully understand the implication of the changes and the impact on the business.


  • ISO9001: 2015 Internal auditor training: 2 days

With the change in focus to Risk Based Thinking, it is essential that internal auditors understand the concept of this and can effectively integrate the thinking into a process based audit.

Quality Partner offers a two day course to be held at your organisation. By undertaking at your premises, “live” audits can be integrated into the agenda on the second day of the course.


  • ISO9001 internal auditor coaching and support

Many companies train internal auditors in the theory of the process approach to auditing, but they struggle to apply the skills in practice.

Quality Partner provides a tailored support service designed to help provide practical coaching and support to help develop auditors to undertake effective process based audits. The overall aim being to help drive continual improvement.


  • Internal or supplier auditing service

Many organisations struggle with releasing qualified resource to undertake internal or supplier audits. Quality Partner can provide an independent and cost effective solution, by providing qualified auditors to undertake effective process based audits.

To discuss any of the above in more detail contact with an outline of your needs. An expert will then contact you to discuss and provide an effective solution.


“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 derived from the field and practical experience.
He has proved to be a good, reliable source of information that we’ve often used, always willing to help and answer questions.
He has a very good training/presentation style that is sympathetic to the audience i.e. pitched at the right level and using clear, simple language, readily understandable even for non-native English speakers. He is a very good communicator and educator.
Someone that you can definitely learn a lot from and who gives the feeling that that is his mission/passion in life.”

DENSO Europe BMS Team