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About Us

Mark 1 was established in 2003 by Mark Nolan, who identified an opportunity to develop a business management system to support organisations in achieving ISO 9001 accreditation. Mark 1 has since expanded its services to incorporate accreditations for environmental management (ISO 14001), health & safety management (ISO 45001) and Information Security management (ISO 27001).

Why choose us?

At Mark 1, we believe in only offering the best and we deal exclusively with UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Services) certified bodies, such as BSI. We have strong links with many of the top accreditation bodies and our consistently professional approach has resulted in 100% success rate for accreditation on the first attempt.

This, combined with our proven business management system software, Titan, and our team of experienced consultants, means we will deliver the complete package, saving you money, time and waste.

The rationale behind the creation of Titan was to bring a user-friendly product to market to remove the waste, inefficiency and storage challenges posed by paper-based ways of working. The result is a product that:

  • Is highly accessible to everyone in your organisation – even remote field staff working overseas
  • Can be easily integrated into your existing IT system
  • Is designed to meet all your requirements, with exceptional functionality
  • Ensures effective and secure data storage in one place
  • Eliminates human error via the use of automated processes
  • Provides an online database for managing documentation that can be manipulate the data for interrogate and review in real time
  • Helps data analysis and management reporting
  • Equips you with a tried and tested quality management system for achieving ISO accreditation
  • Offers a flexible way of working, using a modular basis to grow with your organisation and meet its evolving needs
  • Environmentally friendly, secure, efficient and paperless

We work closely with our extensive client base, from our owner managed businesses to international operators, to continually review and develop our system, ensuring we remain at the forefront of emerging technologies.

Together with a trusted team of experienced consultants, our professional, cost-effective service makes great business sense. Don’t just take our word for it, see what others have said about us by taking a look at our client case studies

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Meet the team

With more than 25 years’ experience in the quality, environmental and health & safety management business, Mark 1 is made up of a team of experts in their fields.

With a reputation for excellence and a professional, yet friendly, approach we are passionate about what we do and committed to providing an outstanding service to our clients.

Mark Nolan, Managing Director

Highly regarded in his sector, Mark has more than 25 years’ experience in the manufacturing and service industry and founded the organisation in 2003.

His industry qualifications in operational management, quality management, auditing, process mapping, environmental management, occupational health & safety and Information Security ensure he is well placed to advise clients. His specialist areas of expertise include water treatment, energy management, chemicals, paper coating, engineering and electrical.

Mark is still active in practicing martial arts (Karate and Jui-Jitsu) and in his spare time runs a successful martial arts school

Paul Nolan, Senior Consultant

Paul has moved into consultancy with Mark1 after a very successful career in the Armed Forces.

Throughout his career Paul has worked in a number of roles and gained various IOSH accreditations. As well as being a proficient project/event manager Paul was also a dedicated Health and Safety Officer. Having progressed to managing his own organization Paul now utilizes his skills as a lead auditor to implement and maintain quality and environmental management systems within the consultancy world.

Sam Mather, Consultant

Sam is a management consultant with an extensive academic background in Business Management (BA) and International Business Management (MSc). Sam has also been trained in Lean Six Sigma, and currently holds Yellow and Green belt qualifications.

With experience in Sales, Customer Interaction, Data Management and Manufacturing; Sam is currently Implementing and Managing ISO9001 and ISO27001 systems with a range of clients in different sectors on short-term and long-term projects and is able to implement, audit and assess companies across multiple standards. Sam is qualified as a lead assessor.


Adelaide Burton- Office Manager

Adelaide Burton, Office Manager

Since graduating, Adelaide has gained extensive administrative experience in a variety of roles. Having previously worked for one of the North-Wests leading law firms and more recently in the role as office manager for an international construction firm, she utilises her transferable skills and experience to fully support the team.



Kay Morris, Senior Consultant

A chartered civil engineer with a master’s degree in civil engineering, Kay joined Mark 1 in 2010.

An experienced environmental planner, Kay is also an adept project manager and previously worked as a project safety co-ordinator in a large consultancy. She is well-versed in all aspects of quality and environmental management, including the implementation of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

Mark Mallen CMIOSH, Senior Consultant

Mark is a successful Health and Safety Practitioner and Senior Management Professional. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, and is on the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR). Mark has over twenty years of health and safety management experience, across a variety of sectors, from waste management to construction.

He is commercially astute with a proven record of developing and improving the health and safety performance of a business, by implementing high standards in close collaboration with employees at all levels. Mark is a strong team player, and a leader, with excellent communication and presentation skills, combined with the ability to quickly understand situations and apply practical, bespoke, and cost-effective solutions, with particular experience in implementing OHSAS 18001. Mark’s skills, knowledge and experience, ensure that he can advise Mark 1 clients on all aspects of health and safety.

Martin Loynd, Senior Consultant

Martin Loynd has over 30 years’ experience in management and people development roles. Martin’s expertise’s are in mentoring, coaching and leadership & management training.

Martin works on the people development side as a Registered Associate of Investors in People. Martin supports organisations with culture change thus supporting the ISO 9001 process and procedures side to be fully embedded.

Martin is a keen golfer and also coaches on the mind-set of a successful golfer and sport person. He brings these skills and knowledge in to play when helping support the positive growth of organisations.

Steve Burns, Senior Consultant

Steve is a management systems consultant and an expert in ISO implementation, certification and management. He specialises in ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 18001 and ISO 27001

With more than 25 years’ experience in quality and environmental management, Steve has a master’s degree in quality systems management. Steve is Six Sigma trained to help identify real process improvements within organisations.

He has helped businesses of all sizes with professional ISO management systems, including implementation, consultancy, auditing, management, improvement and support.

In safe hands...

I am delighted to have just completed our SGS audit to upgrade to the latest ISO9001:2015 Standard, which has been a breeze. Mark and the team at Mark 1 Business Systems continue to rubber-stamp our processes, procedures and policies to ensure that our daily operations are entirely reflective of the quality that this standard requires. The Titan Quality Management System is a seriously impressive tool that combines every aspect of quality management within our organisation.

Since partnering with Mark 1 Business Systems to manage our QMS, we are proud that our ISO9001 accreditation is reflective of our operating culture, rather than a standard that we strive to achieve.

Oliver Caunt - Director, John Caunt Scientific

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