About Us

HPA was established in 1985 by Arthur Parkinson, a professional manager with a long established background in Management Consultancy.  Prior to setting up the business, the HPA partners were involved in some of the pioneering implementations of BS5750 (predecessor to ISO 9000) in the early 1980's.  Following many implementations it was recognised that contrary to the popular opinion of the time ISO 9001 could be successfully and beneficially applied to businesses of all sizes.

Since its creation the company has developed a unique and practical approach to the installation of  Quality Management Systems which are easy to apply while meeting all the requirements of the standard.  An approach which  maximizes the benefits gained while minimising disruption.

Many standards - one approach

The success of this approach has enabled the company to expand the range of standards offered to include not only ISO9001 but also 14001 the environmental standard, 18001 the health and safety standard as well as CE Marking and a diverse range of industry specific standards.  Utilising a common pragmatic approach and our philosophy of "keep it simple - build on what you've got" we have helped over 4000 companies in a diverse range of industries to achieve compliance.

UKAS accredited certification only

HPA only recommends UKAS accredited certification.  We work with all of the UK's top UKAS accredited certification bodies including BSI where we are members of their BSI Management Systems UK Associate Consultant Programme

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