Based near Manchester, Lynwood is ideally situated to help organisations throughout the North West with their management system needs.

Effective Management Systems are designed to give a focused, structured and cohesive approach which, when properly implemented, will make your company operate more efficiently, will verify the quality of your products and services, and ultimately, will make you more profitable.

There is no simple off-the-shelf answer, however, because every business organisation is a unique entity, with its own character, considerations … and potential problems. In order to ensure that the Management Systems you adopt are exactly right for you, they must be designed and tailored exclusively to match your needs.

With over 50-years experience, our consultants can give practical support in developing and implementing effective Management Systems and before we ever make any recommendations we immerse ourselves in your business to determine exactly the systems you require. Following this critical investigation stage, our consultants, who are all SGS registered or BSi approved, will design a bespoke package, which may simply be an upgrade to your existing system that is no longer providing all the benefits you’re looking for, or alternatively, it could be a totally comprehensive brand new system.

Maybe you’re looking to implement ISO 9001, ISO 14001 or OHSAS 18001 accreditation to your organisation. As part of our Management Systems operation our Directors and ISO specialists will be delighted to discuss your objectives before providing recommendations, advice and guidance.

We also have expert consultants to help with your BRC, FSC and many other industry specific requirements.
For an initial informal chat and free consultation about opportunities, procedures, training and costs, please contact us.

Management standards are applicable to many aspects of business. Some are produced by industry specific organisations such as the British Retail Consortium (BRC), who are a retail association representing a range of retailers and producing the Global Food Standard. Other Standards are produced by organisations with a wider scope. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), for example, produces industry specific Standards such as ISO 22000, a Food Safety Standard but they also produce the ISO 9001 and other Management Standards, which apply to organisations of all types.

These Standards provide organisations with a framework on which to build their own management systems.

The Management Standards are generally developed around the principles of “Plan – Do – Check – Act” and these principles comprise one or more elements as follows:

  • Plan
    Policy – planning – organising
  • Do
    Implement – operate
  • Check
    Measure performance
  • Act
    Review – continually improve

Both the principles and their elements are often represented in cyclical diagrams, which represents the way that they are applied and re-applied to ensure that the resultant management systems are kept up to date and that required improvements and changes are carried out.

This is true of most Management Standards although the way in which it is represented in different models varies.

Applying these Standards to business is voluntary and they do not impose any regulatory requirements. However, there are some cases where the law refers to certain Standards, making compliance with them compulsory.

In 1901 the Engineering Standards Committee was founded in London to standardise the number and type of steel sections so that British manufacturers could become more efficient and competitive.

In 1918 it extended its standardisation work and was re-titled the British Engineering Standards Association. In 1931 they adopted the name British Standards Institute and became the BSi Group in 1998.

Incorporated under the Royal Charter, the BSi Group are the UK’s National Standards Body and they are responsible for producing British Standards.

During the 1970’s some major organisations such as the Ford Motor Company and the military developed their own Management Standards. By the late 1970’s it was decided that Britain needed a national Quality Management Standard. Based on the requirements and language of the standard utilised by the military, BSi developed BS5750, which was issued in 1979.

The BS5750 Standard provided ISO with a framework for their development of the ISO 9000 series of standards issued in 1987, including ISO 9001.

The application of Management Standards has a proven record of improving business performance. Most Standards have a key requirement for continual improvement and through applying this process to the Standards themselves, they have been developed into a most effect tool for organisations of any type.