Celebrating our first year!
Wow. What a year it has been. I mean, who would set up a brand new certification body and want to go through the rigorous process of gaining UKAS accreditation during a worldwide pandemic?
Well … us of course!
Our mission is to keep things simple and we suppose we couldn’t have picked a more difficult time to bring to life our vision of a certification body that is customer orientated, straightforward and supportive.
These last twelve months have flown by:
- We’ve grown our team
- Moved premises
- Gone through the process of applying to become UKAS accredited and a TrustMark scheme provider
- Welcomed lots of new customers on board
- Grown great partnerships with fantastic people and organisations who have been so supportive throughout our journey
The certification body that breaks the mould
When we started this journey 12 months ago we thought through what would make us different to the existing CBs; what makes our story unique?
We knew the CB industry had a bit of a reputation of having a certain type of culture. Providing accredited certification means auditing has to be robust, impartial and thorough. But does this mean certification bodies should be the tail that is wagging the dog? That auditors are unfriendly and going out of their way to find issues? That processes should tie clients in knots?
Positive, supportive and straightforward
Simply was born with a positive, supportive and straightforward approach that adds value for our clients. We have developed our processes, systems and teams to make sure that not only are we meeting the high standards set out by UKAS, but we do it in a way that is customer orientated and streamlined – ensuring our customers are delighted with their service and find the experience really valuable in helping their businesses to continue to improve.
Thank you to all of our customers and supporters
Becoming an accredited certification body is certainly not easy. This first year has been spent setting up and refining our processes and undergoing intense audits ourselves. We couldn’t have achieved what we have if it wasn’t for our wonderful customers and partners who have joined us on our journey.
We wanted to say a huge thank you to you all!
What’s in store over the next 12 months?
More UKAS applications, more customers who are joining us, growing our assessment team, growing our head office team, launching a new platform and much more.
We’re so proud of what we have achieved to date and look forward to driving our vision forward and our customers actually enjoying the certification process instead of dreading it!
We’re celebrating and wanted to share what is being said about us ….
“Simply Certification are certainly making waves in the industry since they launched last year. As the leading provider in the energy efficiency market we have grown close links with Simply and their PAS 2030 team; we’re extremely impressed with what we have directly experienced and also heard about them from other organisations.
Their enthusiasm is infectious and their vision to break the mould of the traditional certification body is most definitely a success. It’s great to see the business having grown so quickly, particularly during a pandemic. This is testament to how energetic, customer focused and knowledgeable their people are. Myself and the team at Elmhurst are really looking forward to continuing our fantastic relationship with Simply.”
“Simply have delivered a number of ISO 9001 internal auditor training courses for us, and I’ve been extremely impressed with their customer support, course delivery and after sales care.
Their courses are easy to follow and understand and I’m really looking forward to utilising more of their services to support Summers-Inman’s continuous improvement and compliance programmes. I highly recommend them as a certification body.”
“We’ve been extremely impressed with the service that Ann and the team at Simply have provided to us to date. They have been so responsive and exceptionally customer orientated.
I’ve worked within the Eco industry for many years now and dealt with a number of certification bodies – we have a great base to compare them with. They are definitely leading the way for PAS 2030.
Eco Save Limited
“I could not recommend Simply Certification enough. Their team are responsive, supportive and highly knowledgeable. Their assessments run smoothly and they communicate excellently throughout the whole process so there is no confusion. They are a breath of fresh air to deal with and we are really excited to see them grow within the installation market.”
UK Energy Management
“I’m delighted with the level of service that Simply Certification have provided to us. Their PAS team are experts in the Eco Industry and are highly competent in their technical knowledge. Looking forward to having an ongoing relationship with them.”
Environmental Technical Services
“I have found the Simply team a joy to work with. Their service is spot on. From needing a question answered through to programming audits in, everyone is able to deal with everything quickly. I have found other certification bodies in the past a little frustrating to work with, however Simply have certainly nailed certification services for PAS 2030.”
VHS Energy Solutions
“Highly recommend Simply Certification for PAS 2030. From the second I looked at their website you can see they demystify the certification process. In an industry where compliance is key, we need certifications bodies that are supportive and friendly. Simply are definitely the best!”
GVR Energy Solutions