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Lynn Watts-Plumpkin Appointed as Director and General Manager of IQ Verify

The IQ Group, encompassing Industry Qualifications and the Institute of Administrative Management, has today announced the appointment of Lynn Watts-Plumpkin to lead the development of its new Certification body, IQ Verify Ltd.
Lynn Watts-Plumpkin Appointed as Director and General Manager of IQ Verify

Lynn Watts-Plumpkin

 

IQ Verify Ltd will specialise in the certification of management systems, products and services, and is in the final stages of UKAS accreditation to ISO17021 and ISO17065. The development will allow the IQ Group to provide both individual certification through its awarding organisation, as well as organisational certification through IQ Verify and it will be the first multi-sector organisation in the UK with this capability.

Lynn, whose background includes significant roles at both NSI and SSAIB said “I am delighted to be joining the IQ Group at this time, and am excited by the opportunity to lead a new certification body. IQ Verify will be distinct in its offering, with a focus on standards associated with corporate resilience, the investigations sector, and PSC-1 within the security industry. We will also be developing inspection schemes for a number of economic sectors and trade bodies, announcements of which will be made over the coming months”.

Raymond Clarke, Chief Executive of the IQ Group said “We are delighted to have been able to attract a person of Lynn’s experience and ability to IQ Verify at a very important time in its development. We have been working towards UKAS accreditation for a year now, and have conducted a range of trial assessments in advance of UKAS approval to positive acclaim. IQ Verify will be operational from the 1st December, offering inspections to BS102000 (Investigative Services), ISO27001 (Data Security), ISO31000 (Risk Management) and ISO22301 (Business Continuity). We will be offering PSC-1 and ISO9001 from January, by which time we expect to have obtained full UKAS accreditation.

 

Further details for editors:

IQ Verify is part of the IQ Group of companies, which comprise awarding organisation Industry Qualifications, management institute the Institute of Administrative Management and consultancy and resources company IQ Resources, in addition to IQ Verify.

IQ Verify is undergoing approval by the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) to IS017021, the standard for organisations conducting inspection and certification of management systems, and ISO17065, the standard for organisations conducting inspection and certification of organisational products and services.


Nov 28, 2014 11:19 AM
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