Our Story

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2009 | Where it all started 

Global Quality Assurance was originally part of the Paragon Certification Group up until 2019. 


After a decade of working under the Paragon Certification Group banner, Global Quality Assurance funded ‘ISO Flow and Go’. This would see a platform created that would utilise both an Artificial Intelligence and Emotional intelligence based machine learning system to deliver continual improvement for Quality, Environmental, Health and Data Security standards based on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).


The project team included ISO expertise dating back to BS5750 days and a ‘tech’ resource that has driven 3 IPOs and more than a dozen exits in Tech Product, Service, infrastructure and Tech-enabled solutions.  The project saw the formation of GQA Online in 2021.

Our Mission

We believe in a ‘Keep it Simple’ approach which creates clear, straightforward ISO management systems that provide genuine support for businesses.  During the three year ISO journey, our assessment cycle covers; A Baseline System Assessment, followed by a System Deployment & Effectiveness Assessment and finishing the cycle with a Performance Improvement Assessment, ensuring you are getting the most out of your management system. 

Our mission is to provide you with that must needed ISO certificate while you are starting your ISO journey to help your business win new business.

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After noticing the success of blended auditing (This method of auditing comprises of, an offsite remote assessment followed by an onsite audit) and remote auditing during the pandemic, ‘ISO Flow and Go’ learned various new techniques that would take the whole certification process online.  This would save our clients time and money and, over a three year period, would pave the way to an ISO standard any top certification body would be proud to have.

It is not about GQA UK, but very much about you and your organisation’s business requirement.

Using management systems standards can help organisations streamline processes improve efficiency, mitigate business risk, manage growth and drive continual improvement. Certification against these internationally recognised standards can reduce trade barriers, meeting and exceeding customer tender requirements and providing market differentiation. As such, certification is a vital business tool offering a degree of assurance to customers and suppliers.

Global Quality Assurance UK work to ISO/IEC 17021 that contains principles and requirements for the competence, consistency and impartiality of bodies providing audit and certification of all types of management systems.

Our assessments are also kept consistent due to our methodology which has been developed and agreed by a team of IRCA Lead Auditors.  

We have help many organisation gain certification since 2007 and continually look to improve our impartiality.

Companies achieving ISO certification build trust and inspire confidence to customers, business partners within supply chain metrics. ISO certification is widely referred to in the qualification requirements of tendering contracts.

ISO certification with GQA UK. provides straight-forward and unbiased clarification to business partners and customers demonstrating a business relationship of quality.


Online ISO Certification - Fast!

Our online certification process is a speedy, cost-effective way to become ISO certified. We can provide ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and ISO 27001 certification.

Get certified online with our simple ISO certification process for small to medium-sized businesses!

Find out the Methodology behind GQA Online and our online assessment model 

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