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At Mark 1 we aim to simplify the ISO certification process, streamlining your organisational processes and ultimately saving you valuable time and money.

You can find out more about the sectors and industries we operate in below.

Information technology (IT)

IT companies often are the face of many challenges which include disaster recovery, cyber threats and technology expectations. ISO certification can become a game changer for IT companies, due to the competitive digital edge they gain.

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Real Estate

When it comes to quality, sustainability, environmental impacts and health and safety; property management can become a challenging task. ISO certification allows real estate businesses to manage processes in accordance with industry standards, and develop a sustainable Management System which will drive continual improvements.

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The utility industry is considered to be of very high importance in the world. This industry essentially provides drinking water and water services to the population. Along with this, companies also supply agricultural and industrial sectors. As the population continues to grow, the demand for utility increases, and is expected to continually increase.

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The production or supply of energy is often through storage, marketing, refinement and exploration within the Energy industry. Distribution of power is something network companies are involved in, they have to surpass stages to produce power for the economy. There are two main sectors of energy use: Renewable (solar & wind power) and Non-Renewable (nuclear, gasoline & diesel). Grid technologies are infrastructures whereby the energy is stored and transmitted. As the population’s increases, energy consumption grows too, therefore the energy demand becomes higher. As a result, the demand for Renewable energy resources is increasing, meaning decreasing environmental impacts of business has become essential.

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Transport and Mobility

Companies in the Transport and Mobility sector will be involved in the movement of goods. This can be by road, rail, water and air. The Transport and Mobility industry is very competitive, the flow of goods efficiently determines the success of companies globally. Technological developments within the past few years have significantly changed the way these companies operate. One key difference is through the movement of cargo, becoming faster and easier. Another key difference to this industry is the elimination of personal transportation, due to more work-from-home jobs. Finally, one of the most recognisable adaptations recently is the presence of environmentally friendly transport vehicles. Delivery vehicles such as electric vans and cars are becoming more popular amongst Transport and Mobility companies.

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The financial sector consists of companies and firms who provide financial services for businesses. For example, these could be brokers, real estate firms, banks and insurance companies. With most organisations around the world being monetary; meaning goods and services are traded for money, this means money supply in economics is important.

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The wholesale sector involves the sales of goods and services to users. These services often involve bulk purchasing. Large quantities of goods are often warehoused by wholesale companies and then sold to other businesses who then sell onto the end users. Within this sector; trends are often identified, which analyse the most up to date goods. Post identification, the wholesaler will research the most cost effective products and distribute accordingly.

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Professional & Technical Activities

The Professional & Technical Activities sector specialise in performing activities for others. An example of some businesses who operate within this sector are: Advertising, marketing research, veterinary services, photography and scientific research. Due to the nature of these activities, training and expertise is widely required. As a result, certifications and accreditations are vital for companies within this sector, to demonstrate they are competent.

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Oil and Gas

The Oil & Gas industry is one which has impacts on the environment and consumes natural resources. Because of this, it becomes crucial for companies who operate within the Oil & Gas sector to comply with regulations and standards, with reducing environmental impact in mind. Additionally, customers also often require assurance that their suppliers are taking steps to reduce impacts while maintaining a high quality of products. As a result, the certifications an Oil & Gas company has are crucially important. Having certifications will build better relationships with suppliers, customers and stakeholders.

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Companies who work in the scientific industries will often have many regulatory requirements and have experienced significant adjustmentents over the past few years. These companies will specialise in providing an individualised service for customers, which requires a high degree of training and expertise. Activities may consist of dissemination, advancement, technology and application of scientific knowledge. From this, Research and Development, Scientific and technical education and training, and scientific and technological services are performed.

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The ISO standards are well known within businesses who operate in the Construction industry. Qualifying for tenders and government tenders is one of the most important objectives of a Construction company. Gaining ISO certification can help this as it demonstrates that appropriate procedures and processes are in place to meet objectives efficiently and consistently.

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ISO in Manufacturing and engineering

Manufacturing & Engineering

Businesses who operate within the Manufacturing & Engineering industry are continuously competing for products. For regulatory standards when developing into the larger markets, these companies need products to be legally approved. One of the requirements is to have ISO certification. For companies who want to compete for tenders, ISO certification (UKAS) is vital to achieve.

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