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Another UKAS accreditation for Simply Certification

After launching during the turbulence of a world wide pandemic, Simply Certification continue to break the mould and go from strength to strength.

The latest achievement is successfully gaining accreditation to deliver MCS assessments covering the technologies:

  • Heat Pumps (Ground and Air)
  • Solar Panels
  • Solar Thermal

with Battery Storage coming soon.

“Offering certification across the built environment lifecycle, which is ideal for contractors operating in this environment.”

Richard Wiffen, Simply’s Green Scheme Manager explains:

“It’s such an exciting time for Simply Certification. Having joined the business only in June 2022 I’ve first hand experience of seeing the customer base growing substantially across all standards that the business offers.

We’re uniquely positioned in that our focus and expertise is within the built environment – particularly around sustainability – delivering a range of ISO standards as well as PAS 2030 and now MCS – which is a particular strong combination adding huge value to our customers.

On top of this, due to us being recognised for our ethos around quality and supportive approach, we are forming strong partnerships within industry that will also compliment our schemes which all will be announced soon.”

“… enabling the pathway to certification and compliance to be a much smoother process and remove perceived barriers”

Alex Gates, Simply’s MD goes on to state:

“We’re delighted to gain yet another accreditation from UKAS. We’ve worked exceptionally hard and this latest achievement is a testament to the amazing team we have at Simply.

Our mission was to be the certification body of choice for businesses that operate within the Built Environment sector, and we’re certainly making waves!

Over the last few months I’ve been working closely with a range of stakeholders to help grow the UK supply chain within retrofit and we have a number of projects coming to fruition enabling the pathway to certification and compliance to be a much smoother process and remove perceived barriers.”

You can apply today for any of our Energy Efficiency and Retrofit Certifications or contact our team for more information.


In August 2020 Simply Certification was launched. Our mission? To be the certification body of choice due to our exceptional customer service and value lead approach.

After a rigorous and robust assessment process Simply Certification, were granted accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) just before Christmas 2021.

Ecstatic to become a UKAS accredited Certification Body

Managing Director Austin Gibbons explains;

“We are ecstatic to become a UKAS accredited Certification Body. The team have worked extremely hard and have demonstrated such passion and commitment throughout the process.

We are now able to offer our clients PAS 2030 accredited certification across a range of measures.

Our key mission is to grow within the construction, built environment and decarbonisation sectors which drives our product offering and focus on accreditation.”

Fresh bright and energetic

Alex Gates, Simply’s Co Founder and Director of Strategy and Marketing goes on to say;

“We were very fortunate to be able to start off with a blank canvas in terms the type of organisation we wanted to create.

We all came from the world of compliance and have a great understanding of the perception and frustrations organisations had when dealing with certification bodies, so it was our chance to launch a fresh certification service that would break this mould.

The fresh, bright, and energetic look and feel of Simply reflects the organisation’s inner core values and what our clients would expect when dealing with us.

The feedback we have received to date is fantastic. Our clients are experiencing great communication, an enjoyable assessment experience and feeling they are gaining great value – which is exactly what we set out to do.”

A range of certifiable standards

“We fully understand the frustrations that organisations have trying to maintain certification for a range of requirements.

I’m really excited as we offer a great range of certifiable standards such as ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environmental) alongside PAS 2030.

This is a great package for our customers to demonstrate compliance and best practice which opens up great opportunities under a range of funding schemes and contracts.”

The future

The business is going from strength to strength with new customers on-boarding every day. Austin concludes;

“As part of us establishing ourselves within the built environment sector we’ve been working with worldwide partners delivering ISO 19650 certification and launching our package of training, gap analysis and certification for PAS 2038 .

This is an extremely exciting time for Team Simply, we’ve achieved so much in the last 18 months and we’re really looking forward to an exceptionally busy 2022.”