One of the obstacles for small consultancies is that more and more public sector bodies are insisting that their suppliers have ISO9001 certification.

ISO 9001:2008 is the internationally recognised standard for quality, and is the preferred business management framework for over half a million organisations in 149 countries.

IPSE ISO 9001 offers members the opportunity to attain UKAS-accredited ISO9001 certification. The scheme has been designed and developed specifically to meet the needs and working practices of the independent contracting and consulting sector.

Not only is IPSE ISO 9001 the first cross sector scheme of its kind, but it is being delivered at a fraction of the cost of any credible alternative. It also allows freelance businesses to operate in a more professional manner by highlighting businesses of the highest integrity.

IPSE believes that certification through the scheme will help the brightest and best independent consultants to compete on a level playing field for public sector and corporate projects. It will raise the overall credibility of the freelancer market and address a clear need in the marketplace.

For further information, please visit the IPSE ISO 9001 website.

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