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ISO consultancy and quality management software

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 for your ISO certification?

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 Quality 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 ISO 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.

Ian Bonney, Senior Consultant

Ian is a highly experienced and competent Lead and Internal Auditor in ISO9001, 14001, 27001 and 45001 standards, Ian also has achieved IOSH and NEBOSH certifications in health and safety and is trained in business improvement techniques.

Initially from a manufacturing background, Ian has helped clients to achieve ISO certification in many fields including Oil & Gas, Textiles, Printing, Information Technology, construction, healthcare and wholesale & retail industries.

Soemi Biscardi, Senior Consultant

I have over 10 years of experience in quality, the first 5 years as a Quality Controller and the last 5 years as a Quality Manager in the Fashion Manufacturing Industry based in Italy.

I moved to England with the willingness to grow professionally and look for challenges, especially challenging my English to achieve a perfect mastery of the language.

My last role was as a Quality Inspector for an e-liquid manufacturing company, the role consisted of making sure that the quality and health & safety procedures are undertaken by the employees, and all the processes were followed correctly and if a Near Miss or a Non-Conformance happen I would to investigate and fill out the form requested.

Brandon Nolan, Titan Consultant

Since graduating, Brandon has gained experience within business management after taking on a new role within Mark 1. Having previously working on the Administration side of the business, he has now taken on the role of Consultant of the Titan system. Brandon is now able to showcase his skills of coaching and management, leadership and development to contribute to the Mark 1 team.

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...

We have worked with Mark 1 Business Systems and the Titan Cloud Based Management System for over 4 years and have found that both have become invaluable resources for our company. Mark 1 as consultants have helped us maintain and transition both our ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Management Systems and the use of the Titan System has made this so much easier. More recently Mark 1 has helped us Transition our ISO 17025 Laboratory Management System to the new 2017 Standard and are currently working with us on achieving the ISO 45001 certification. If you are looking for help with your Management Systems, Mark 1 and the Titan System tick all the boxes.

Bob Wylie Director - Northburn Oils Ltd

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