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PAS 2030 Case Study

The Need

Saviour Energy Solutions launched in 2014 and have been delivering the retrofit of energy efficiency measures under various funding schemes to help drive down fuel poverty.

Having gained PAS 2030:2017 around 5 years ago, Saviour continued on with their existing certification body.

As the business began to grow, they started to attract opportunities from a number of local authorities which required evidence of compliance to ISO 9001.

The Pain

After searching for an alternative certification body, they found Simply Certification who offered both PAS 2030 and ISO 9001.

Khawar Aziz , Saviour’s Director states;

“We were finding the lack of communication we were receiving from our provider at the time increasingly frustrating.

From the moment we got in touch with Simply we realised that this was a certification body that was much more in line with what we needed.

Not only did they offer management system certification they also offered PAS 2030.”

Khawar goes onto say;

“We were feeling let down with our other provider due to lack of responsiveness and compliance is vital to us so felt that we would also enlist the services of Simply for PAS 2030.”

The Outcome

“We have gained certification with Simply for PAS 2030 and the process was such a different experience to what we have had previously.

It was a nice experience working with Simply. Especially, Lyndsey whom I called and interacted during this whole process. She was always ready to help.

Communication is so important when providing a service such as certification and I felt that Simply excelled at this.

The assessments were invaluable to us by supporting with our continuous improvement and compliance.

We’re really looking forward to a continued relationship with Simply.”

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Due to our growth we are needing more assessors to join our fantastic team.

Who we are

Quite “simply” we provide certification across a range of standards:


Our five core values are:

  • Collaborative
  • Innovative
  • Responsiveness
  • Supportive
  • Value lead

We believe that having all five of these core values is what sets us apart from other certification bodies.

Our customer orientated approach means that our customers get a refreshing approach to their certification services. Our assessments are robust, impartial and thorough following UKAS standards.

Who we are looking for

We are looking to grow our team significantly as our customer base is growing across the UK and Globally:

PAS 2030/35 Technical Assessors

We are looking for a number of assessors across the UK to join our team to provide head office and technical assessments for Insulation, Gas and Electrical installations under PAS 2030/35

We would be looking for the following competencies:

  • Evidence of training within PAS 2030 such as an Awareness Course
  • GDA or DEA or Equivalent Course (Retrofit Assessor)
  • Lead auditor training
  • Relevant qualifications for measures required
    • Gas – Gas Safe Card
    • Electrical – 18th Edition and ECS Card
    • Insulation – NVQ Level 2 in Insulation and Building Treatments
    • Glazing – NVQ in Glazing and FENSA  Registration
  • Minimum of two years’ experience within Eco Industry
  • Minimum of two years’ experience inspecting, assessing or technical monitoring

Apply using our online application.

ISO 9001/14001/45001 Assessors

We are looking for a number of assessors across the UK to join our Management System team. We are looking for cross competent auditors to help our customers streamline audit programs across the three standards.

Ideally we are looking for the following

  • Relevant subject degree
  • IRCA ISO Lead Auditor
  • Prince, APM, Six Sigma
  • Have a varied breadth of industry sector experience, ideally across the relevant EA industries
  • Minimum of two years’ experience conducting certification audits
  • Two additional years’ work experience in the operation or assessment of relevant Management Systems

Apply using our online application

ISO 19650 Assessors

We are looking for a number of assessors that can carry out remote audits for ISO 19650. We are looking for existing BIM consultants/trainers with in-depth knowledge to become an assessor against the ISO standard.

  • Relevant subject degree
  • IRCA ISO Lead Auditor
  • Have a varied breadth of industry sector experience for BIM
  • Minimum of two years’ experience conducting audits
  • Two additional years’ work experience in the operation or assessment of relevant Management Systems

Apply by sending your CV to hello@simplycertification.co.uk


Investing in a management system and certification has a huge range of benefits.

#1 Reduces risk of legal issues

Nine times out of ten, gaining and maintaining a healthy profit margin is a key objective of a businesses. Whether applicable to your business type or a wider requirement such as GDPR – staying compliant will reduce unnecessary waste of company profits having to pay out legal fees or fines. Standards such as ISO 27001  (Information Security Management) and ISO 45001 (Health and Safety) are a great way to embed a set of process that will protect your business and reduce any risk associated with non compliance of legislation.

#2 Future proof your business

If you look back, even just this last 12 months, you will have felt huge changes in our working environment. For the survival and success of your business, it is vital that it is managed in line with the current environment. There are a huge range of external factors that can impact the success of your organisation these could be political, environmental, social, economical, technological and legal, Having a management system in place that is constantly reviewing these factors ensures that your can put in place strategies to either take advantage of any changes or to proactively protect it, giving you a competitive advantage.

#3 Increases effectiveness and efficiencies

Standards such as ISO 9001 (Quality) enable a business to identify areas of improvement across it’s operations and be able to spot where there are better ways to carry out activities. The standard ensures regular reviewing of customer handling, supply chain appraisals and spotting and identifying risks to name but a few. All of these factors enable a business in continuously improve.

#4 Great material for marketing

When our clients gain certification one of the first things we provide them is with our marketing pack on how to shout about it – certification is something to celebrate!

Showcasing your business is built on firm foundations is a great selling point. Ask yourself, who would your potential buyers rather choose? A business that is structured and has formal processes in place that meet international standards… or a business that just wings it?

Being compliant demonstrates that you have high ethical standards and practices in place. What a great story to tell your stakeholders.

#5 Increases Trust and Confidence

Trust and confidence are huge factors when it comes to choosing a supplier and then continuing to stay with them.

By having in place management systems that proactively identify areas of risk so that they can be addressed, helps a business streamline their services so that the customer has less of a chance to experience an issue when dealing with your organisation – resulting in a higher customer life time value.

#6 Reduces employee churn

Engaged employees are less likely to have negative feelings towards their employer. If they feel that their contributions are valued, that they are safe in their roles and that who they work for is a responsible employer, the propensity for them to seek employment elsewhere, reduces significantly.

The cost of recruiting (time and budget) is extremely high. This can be avoided through having standards in place that encourage employee engagement.

Where do I start?

In the first instance you need to decide which are the most relevant standards for your business.

The most common standard is ISO 9001 (Quality), however more businesses are looking to implement additional standards such as ISO 14001 (Environmental), ISO 45001 (Health and Safety) and ISO 27001 (Information Security Management).

To start your journey, complete our short instant estimate form and one of our team will be in touch.




ISO 9001 for smaller businesses

As a certification body we work with a range of client types. From large global organisations looking to gain internationally recognised standards through to start ups wanting to embed robust foundations from day one.

ISO 9001 is a great way to start to demonstrate to your customers and future customers, that your organisation has quality running throughout and that you’re a business that can be relied upon.

We work with lots of smaller organisations to ensure that they benefit from having a quality management system in place that helps them to become even more successful.

Our certification costs for ISO 9001 start at £999 and as our name suggests, we do not overcomplicate or confuse our customers! You can gain certification in as little as 2 weeks.

Joining Simply Certification brings a whole hosts of benefits.

We don’t charge an annual membership, you automatically become a Simply Certification member once you gain your first certification with us, which gives you discounted access to our training courses, consultants that can support you and a discounted price on future certifications.

Our UKAS accreditation is underway, which means that your certification will transition to a UKAS accredited certificate which brings along even more benefits.

Start your ISO 9001 journey today.


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Written in plain English by systems expert Jennie Clark they aim to debunk the ‘standard text’ and provide the reader with simple to read and understand ways to achieve compliance. 

Packed with examples, the books follow the standard structure with top tips for achieving compliance with each clause.

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Making Sense of ISO 45001 – Health and Safety



A new certification body, Simply Certification Limited, was launched in August 2020 and promises to make the ISO and PAS 2030 certification experience to its customers and enjoyable one!

Austin Gibbons, one of the founders of Simply explains;

“I’ve worked in the industry for a few years now as a lead auditor and consultant and it became really apparent to me that organisations actually viewed certification assessments on the whole as a negative experience. Often dreading ‘that time of year’ again which I felt was a shame.

It also appeared to me and that many certification bodies in general were quite dry and didn’t have much of personal appeal. Customer service and a positive culture is everything for a successful business, however this had seemed to be lost in the midst of assessments, standards and compliancy for many certification bodies.”

Austin continues;

“Simply Certification was born out of a team of us coming together with the same vision, attitude and passion; to provide a certification experience that wasn’t needlessly overcomplicated, that our clients enjoy and that is an overall great customer experience.

We are able to provide independent certification that satisfies many our client’s customers’ requirements. However we are underway to gain UKAS accreditation across a number of standards, which brings even more value to our customers.”

Based in the North East of England, Simply Certification are offering a range of products, including:

Launched in August 2020, Simply Certification is aiming to be the certification body of choice for the construction industry.

Austin Gibbons, one of the founding members of Simply explains:

“Construction is the natural choice for Simply as our key sector. Our team have huge experience in the sector as assessors, consultants and other disciplines which brings a lot to the table for our clients.

We’ve launched this new certification body as we felt the market was in desperate need of a provider that didn’t overcomplicate certification and who provided an enjoyable customer experience. There are many certification bodies around that have become large institutions that are feared and that have lost the “customer comes first” approach.

Our approach is personable, reliable and friendly. We recognise that yearly ISO assessments are often dreaded due to organisations not having a good relationship with their provider. We have broken the mould on this and work in a collaborative manner. Our customers come first and we are there to help their business to flourish.

Assessments should be seen as an opportunity to take a step back and take a look at a business to find improvements. Not a horrendous experience trying to quickly hide faults from the auditor. It’s amazing how many clients our team have come across that have a really dim view of their certification body.”

Compliance is key in construction

Having an independently certified management system such as ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment), ISO 45001 (health and safety)  and PAS 2030 (home energy efficiency installation) is quickly becoming a must for those in the construction sector to gain contract awards and access funding.

Austin explains:

“Having worked as a consultant and lead auditor in the industry I have seen huge growth in the need for organisations to demonstrate compliancy across a range of industry standards.

We have developed a suite of certifications that meets the needs of this industry in particular, including ISO 19650 (BIM) to enable our customers to use one certification body that meets all of their needs.

It’s an exciting time for us all at Simply and we very much look forward delivering the best service to our construction clients.”

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