Alexandra Gates

Role: Managing Director


With over 30 years working in industry across a range of roles, Alex is co-founder and Managing Director.

Achieving her Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma with the Chartered Institute of Marketing in 2009, Alex has worked with large national organisations through to SMEs in both employee and consultancy capacities.

Having entered into the certification industry in 2017 as a consultant, it became apparent to her that it was time to launch a certification body that was different to what was in the market. Her passion to talk the language of the customer and to deliver a certification service that is supportive, straightforward and streamlined whilst also retaining impartiality and thorough auditing, has brought a brand to life that is providing great value to the customer.

“When we started this journey we wanted to provide an upbeat, refreshing and friendly experience; certification and compliance shouldn’t be seen as a negative. It’s a great opportunity to help highlight ways to make your organisation become even more successful.

We’ve built a great team at Simply and it’s an absolute pleasure to lead such wonderful group of people with a shared vision.”