Paul Hardiman

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

PH-webThe founder, Paul Hardiman, is recognised globally as an expert in the Automotive Quality Management Specification ISO/TS16949 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.

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

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science BSc Honours Degree in Metallurgy and Materials Science
  • Higher national certificate HNC Mechanical Engineering
  • JIPM TPM award assessor
  • IATF witness auditor and trainer
  • Odette approved trainer for MMOG-LE
  • VDA approved trainer, evaluator and auditor for VDA6.3
“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 number of years, I can honestly say the training delivered is truly world class and is always delivered in an effective and efficient manner. Highly recommended”

Andy Gourlay, 
Business Systems Manager, Alexander Dennis Limited

Work Experience

Paul had over 15 years’ experience in working in industry, including time at Metals Research, The Welding Institute and Tube Investments. He was directly involved in developing innovative welding techniques including laser and electron beam welding and also assisted in implementing quality management systems to meet ISO9001.

He then built up extensive Management System auditing experience with two global certification bodies and was personally responsible for helping set up their global structure to deliver Management System Certification. He managed a team of over 20 auditors, responsible for providing assessment services in the automotive sector.

During 15 years with SMMT Industry Forum Paul gained experience in delivering training and became recognized as a leading global expert in the automotive specification ISO/TS16949.