Gleeds awarded exclusive industry accreditations

Gleeds has set a new industry standard by achieving both ISO 9001: 2015 certification and Association for Project Management (APM) accreditation in the same week.

Gleeds is one of the first organisations in the UK to have its quality management system certified to ISO 9001: 2015 – the new version of the quality management systems standard. Developed to improve business sustainability and performance by focusing on organisational context, risk-based thinking and leadership responsibility, the accreditation will help Gleeds to achieve, benchmark and monitor high quality performance across all business units.

It will also provide a framework to ensure applicable statutory and regulatory requirements are consistently met, whilst keeping the company at the forefront of market developments and enhancing customer satisfaction.

Bernard Moore, Lead Auditor at UKAS accredited certification body SGS United Kingdom Ltd, said: “The quality management system is tailored specifically to Gleeds’ requirements, ensuring that it works for their business. It enables Gleeds to better understand their own context and manage the risks that they encounter in the best possible way.”

In addition to the ISO 9001: 2015 certification, the business was simultaneously accredited by the APM, having been measured against the ‘five dimensions of professionalism’ - a framework designed to help professionals develop their career.

The Gleeds project management division has grown 25% over the past twelve months and a key part of the work to meet the APM criteria has been the implementation of a comprehensive schedule of competencies and training plan for the development of the business’ project management staff.

Richard Steer, chairman of Gleeds worldwide, added: “I am really proud of all the hard work and dedication shown by the team in ensuring we were able to achieve these industry-renowned accreditations. Both accolades highlight the strength of the Gleeds business and our commitment to both our clients and staff.”