The Ideas Distillery works directly with all types of organisations who want to improve their management systems to ISO standards. Our consultancy and advice will help you to embed quality, environmental, health & safety and information security principles throughout your organisation, giving:
customer focus - understanding needs, meeting requirements and exceeding expectations;
continual improvement - improvement of the organisation’s performance on a continual basis;
process approach - achieving greater efficiency and effectiveness by viewing activities as processes;
systems approach - identifying, understanding and managing interrelated processes as a whole system;
factual approach to decision making - decision making based on the analysis of data and information; and
ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 and 27001 implementation and consulting costs for any company can vary greatly. The range of prices that you are likely to hear is anything from £500 to £40,000+. The actual price depends on the size and complexity of your company and on what you are trying to achieve. It also depends on the level and type of service you are looking for.
On the low end of the scale, you can purchase an “ISO in a box” documentation package for around £500 (some run even less). This approach will provide you with a set of generic text-based documents that you will then have to edit to make them somewhat representative of your company’s operations. You will still need to have some training for your general staff, management, and internal auditors. Generally, most mass market, low cost, do-it-yourself ISO products are designed for companies that manufacture/produce some kind of product.
In the lower-middle of the range are providers of “hybrid” services that merge the generic “canned” documentation approach with some hands-on (on-site) training and some coaching. In general, these approaches do not differ that much from the “canned” products. The resulting management system is typically compliance-orientated and of limited (if any) business value, but the results are generally better and faster than with a purely “canned” product. Customers also feel a bit better about the outcome because they receive some hand-holding.
On the upper-middle of the range are companies such as ours who are actual consultants that work directly with companies to implement standards in a way that is specific to your company. The objective and expertise of our consultants is to achieve registration by developing a custom system that meets the minimum requirements of the applicable standard(s), and uses them as a platform for a high performance business operating system, usually including coaching and mentoring.
We also operate on the upper range of the scale, where we are management system consultants that can also help companies engineer or re-engineer a business management system that achieves standards registration as a by-product. We offer both coaching and turn-key support options, and skill-sets and experience extending beyond ISO to include advanced techniques (e.g. process identification, process mapping, process measurement & monitoring, problem solving & root cause analysis, Lean, Six Sigma, etc.).
The latter two categories most closely describe the range of service and capabilities that The Ideas Distillery provides. We hope this information helps you to navigate the often confusing market place of management system solution providers.