Quadra is a locally owned consultancy with offices in Belfast, Dublin and Amsterdam, specialising in certification to management systems and technical standards including ISO 9001:2000 (Quality Management) and ISO 17025:2005 (Laboratory Accreditation).
14-16 Shore Road , Holywood , Co. Down, BT18 9HX
Telephone:028 9042 3222
Fax:028 9042 1282
Mr Paul McGeown
Several of our personnel are IRCA registered auditors and we work for a number of UKAS' leading certification bodies in auditing ISO 9001:2000 and other international standards. Quadra has assisted over nine hundred organisations worldwide to achieve certification to the above standards in the last fifteen years.
We have recently assisted AFBI, Northern Ireland's leading agri-food and biosciences research institute, to implement a Quality Management System addressing the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 across all of their operational sites.
This standard as it applies to research establishments is a fundamental management tool aimed at helping to continuously improve the quality of research methods and thereby results. From our experience in this sector, most reputable research establishments are already implementing many of the requirements of this standard as a part of everyday operations under the Joint Code of Practice for Research and certification can sometimes be a simple formalisation of these activities. In today's commercial world of competition, the increasing need for proof of certification and qualifications has become almost a prerequisite for research institutions seeking critical funding. Gone are the days when funding would have been provided merely on the basis of the institution's good reputation. Funding aside, certification provides the additional benefit of selling into new markets while helping to retain important clients.
We would welcome the opportunity to assist your organisation with any aspect of certification to ISO 9001:2000 or ISO 17025:2005 and would be happy to meet with you to explain what is involved in these projects.