Strenuus Ltd – ISO Quality Services Ltd Case Study
Strenuus are a London based company that have rapidly built up an enviable reputation since their formation in February this year.
Risk is something that comes hand in hand with running a business but Strenuus specialise in helping companies manage this risk across a range of environments and from a unique perspective.
There are four key ways in which they do this:
- Credibility Assessment. The identification of risk and the verification of clients’ partners credibility with regards to commercial interactions through analysis of their communications and disclosure approached from a human behavioural perspective.
- Crisis Management. Strenuus help co-ordinate crisis management responses and business continuity planning with services ranging from total management solutions to internal training accredited by City and Guilds
- Due Diligence. Strenuus ensure that companies meet their legal, ethical and moral compliance obligations so as to protect their reputation and business interests.
- Investment Appraisal. Assist in investment decisions by approaching corporate disclosure from a human behavioural perspective to provide credibility based, real time investment intelligence across the top 200 publicly traded global companies
Breaking into a competitive market
As with majority of industries, the one in which Strenuus operates is highly competitive and Managing Director, James (Jim) Laird pinpointed early on, the difference that achieving ISO Certification can have.
When asked as to why Strenuus sought to achieve the ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard, Jim commented,
“As a start-up, we needed an effective system for quality management”.
One of the many benefits of achieving the ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard is that it is awarded by a third party.
A lot of businesses claim to have quality at the heart of everything they do but achieving the ISO 9001 says that your processes and procedures have been audited by an independent body while being found to be exemplary.
An industry norm
To achieve the ISO 9001 is a great achievement in itself but Jim and the team at Strenuus have also achieved the ISO 27001 Information Security Management Standard.
This fast growing standard is becoming incredibly important in a world where data breaches seem to be in the news every day.
Strenuus had very specific reasons for implementing the ISO 27001 Standard,
“Confidentiality is of utmost importance to our target market and achieving this standard demonstrates that we can be depended upon”.
As with all ISO Standards, The ISO 27001 Information Security Management Standard is internationally recognised and so whether a company has a domestic or international focus, the ISO 27001 has great value.
Implementing these highly regarded standards is no mean feat as they require a complete ‘buy-in’ by the whole organisation but our high level of personalised support is something that we take great pride in.
Jim in particular commented that he felt “Well supported” throughout the implementation process and that it was “Very straightforward”.
This is very important to us at ISO Quality Services as we will always work with clients to implement processes and procedures that work for them.
Every client is different and they can work in any industry so it is not a case of one size fits all.
Already seeing benefits
When asked about these, Jim explained;
“It has ensured a collective understanding of professional requirements and has provided a measurable framework”.
The ISO Standards help to ensure that everyone within an organisation understands their role and their responsibilities which is a great way to make sure they are all working towards the same end goal.
In light of all the benefits that have been enjoyed by the company, Jim gave just one tip to companies thinking of implementing an ISO standard – “Do it now!”
Strenuus Limited Operations Manager, Thea Selby with ISO Quality Services Lead Assessor, Rick Allard.
If you would like more information about the services that Strenuus ltd offers, they are contactable via the below channels:
Telephone: 0203 693 3954
For more information regarding the ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard, please click here.
For more information regarding the ISO 27001 Information Security Management Standard, Please click here.
Alternatively, call our friendly team on +44(0)1905 670 303