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How do I get ISO 9001 certified in the UK? Navigating the two routes to success

In today’s competitive business environment, organisations are continually seeking ways to enhance their operations, customer satisfaction, and gain a competitive edge. ISO 9001, the international standard for quality management systems, has emerged as a powerful tool for businesses of all sizes to achieve these goals.

With questions arising about the process and the best approach to take, Mark 1 offers two routes to gaining certification: Consultancy-led and self-guided using our QMS software, Titan. Each route has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, and the choice ultimately depends on your organisation’s specific needs and resources.

Consultancy-Led Approach: Expert Guidance for a Smooth Journey

Our consultancy-led approach provides comprehensive support throughout the entire certification process, from initial gap analysis to final audit preparation. Our experienced consultants will guide you through every step, ensuring you fully understand the requirements of the standard and implement the necessary changes effectively.


  • Expert guidance and support throughout the process
  • Reduced risk of non-conformities and audit failures
  • Streamlined implementation and shorter certification timeline


  • Involves higher consultancy fees
  • May require more hands-on support from your team

Self-Guided Approach with Titan: Independence and Flexibility

Our QMS software, Titan, enables you to manage your quality management system and prepare for ISO 9001 certification independently. Titan provides a user-friendly experience, comprehensive documentation templates, and automated workflows to simplify the certification process.


  • Cost-effective solution compared to consultancy
  • Greater control over the implementation process
  • Flexibility to work at your own pace


  • Requires more self-reliance and knowledge of the standard
  • May take longer to implement and achieve certification

Director, Mark Nolan on Certification Routes

“Both routes to certification offer distinct advantages and can lead to successful certification. The key is to choose the path that aligns with your organisation’s resources, expertise, and desired level of support. Ultimately, both routes share the same goal: achieving ISO 9001 certification and implementing it’s benefits into your business.”


Whether you choose the consultancy-led approach or self-guided certification with Titan, Mark1 Systems is committed to supporting your journey to ISO 9001 success. Contact us today to discuss your specific needs and explore the best path forward for your organisation.

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