What is ISO 9001?

ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised standard for quality management systems across all industries and is used in over one million organisations globally. It provides a management framework to improve business practices, helping you to provide services and products that meet your customers’ expectations.

The standard is based on seven quality management principles and prescribes systematic control of the processes that your business uses. ISO 9001 can help you improve your organisation’s efficiency and performance through improved customer satisfaction, staff motivation and continual improvement.


Benefits to your organisation:

  • Improved employee engagement through defining their key roles and responsibilities and encouraging internal communications.

  • Cost saving achieved through streamlining business processes reducing waste and improving the quality of your management systems.

  • Increased customer satisfaction by meeting customer requirements. The continual improvement of processes helps to ensure that you are responding to and meeting the ever-changing need of your customers.

Why seek certification to ISO 9001?

A certified ISO 9001 quality management system can:

  • Help organisations to qualify for a tender or to achieve preferred supplier status

  • Help attract new customers, particularly from larger companies

  • Provide assurance that your organisation can demonstrate compliance with proven international business practices and appropriate standards

  • Identify and either eliminate or mitigate risk

Certification to ISO 9001...

  • Shows commitment and the right attitude to providing a high level of customer satisfaction and willingness to improve efficiency

  • Demonstrates the existence of an effective quality management system that satisfies the rigours of an independent, external audit

  • Will boost your organisation’s brand reputation and can be a useful promotional tool, especially when going up against competitors who aren’t certified

Why choose Alcumus ISOQAR for your certification?

Taking the next steps

If you’re new to certification, our business development team is on hand to take your calls and explain the steps to certification. You can also read our Route to Registration page, which clearly outlines the registration process in six simple steps.

Ahead of applying for certification, many organisations choose to carry out internal audits with the help of an external consultant. You can search for a consultant based in your region through our IAN Database.

How to implement ISO 9001

The first step is to introduce ISO 9001 into your organisation. You can do this by updating or renewing your processes according to the guidelines set out in the ISO 9001 standard, then communicating the changes internally.


If you need extra support during this stage, you can hire an ISO 9001 consultant through our IAN database, who will be able to advise you and provide you with a gap analysis pre-assessment to make sure you're ready for certification.


Once you and your consultant are satisfied that your quality management processes align with the principles set out in ISO 9001, it's time to book your certification.


We will complete a full audit of your business processes. If they meet the requirements of ISO 9001, we will then issue you with ISO 9001 certification.


Get ISO 9001 certified

If you're satisfied that your quality management processes align with the principles set out in ISO 9001, you can book your certification.

Get certified

Want to transfer to ISOQAR?

If you are currently with another certification provider, you can transfer to Alcumus ISOQAR with no break in your certification. We make transferring your ISO certification convenient, and there is no fee to transfer!


We will take care of the administration and make sure that there is no disruption to your organisation. Your audit schedule can remain the same, or it can be changed if you would prefer.

Find out how to transfer to ISOQAR

To find out more about transferring from your current provider to Alcumus ISOQAR give us a call.

Call 0370 218 4427

ISO 9001 Training Courses

In addition to providing ISO 9001 certification services, we also run quality management training courses. Our CQI IRCA ISO 9001 courses are suitable for:


  • People who want to learn about ISO 9001:2015

  • Compliance and Quality professionals who want to implement ISO 9001 in their organisation

  • Compliance and Quality professionals who want to become ISO 9001 auditors

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