Living Woods Magazine
“I just wanted to write to say thank you for the tremendous support you have given Living Woods over the past year. Your articles have become a really great feature of the magazine, providing serious and thought-provoking input – and, saints be praised, they arrive well before the deadline!”
Judith Millidge, Editor
“Quest for Future Solutions has been associated with the club for quite some time. Mike was hugely instrumental right at the outset, almost hand holding us from our first environmental steps through to first certification successes. More recently Julia, having taken over from Mike, has continued to fully engage with us ensuring we future proofed the programme, supporting and influencing the management team, and providing pivotal support at certification stages. You leave us in a quite enviable position of successfully transitioning to the new standard with nothing but positive recommendations. Quite some feat really and to which, on behalf of the club and the team, I sincerely thank you.”
John Gawthorpe, Health, Safety and Environment Manager
“Julia has worked with us for a number of years, conducting audits to assist with our ongoing ISO14001 compliance. Her knowledge, advice and support has been invaluable to our business in order to maintain and improve our Environmental Management System and I would thoroughly recommend her services to any organisation embarking on their ISO14001 journey or wanting to improve their environmental awareness.”
Richard Crook, Operations Director
“It has been a pleasure working with Julia regarding Kimal’s drive to maintain and improve our Environmental Management system and retain our ISO 14001 certification. Her knowledge and commitment to all things environmental is unquestionable but more importantly to me her ability to transfer this knowledge simply and practically to our business has been the real benefit. This has meant that although she is always available to assist with reviews of data, internal audits and legal adherence Julia has given Kimal the knowledge to become self-sufficient. I truly believe that she has been instrumental in helping us not only retain our certification but continuously improve our existing system for the future.”
John Walters, Quality and Specifications Manager
Coach House Theatre, Malvern
“Following the advice given in your survey report in June 2017, we opted to solve the heating problem in the theatre caused by our use of high-energy stage lighting fixtures by installing LED lamps. Although the total cost of the project was £40K, this will hopefully be amortised over at least 20 years and this, in combination with an energy saving of at least 70% on a typical show, represents a win, win result.
The fact that we saving energy by this means was attractive to funders and we were assisted by, in addition to private donors and our resident theatre company, The Elmley Foundation, Worcestershire County Council, Malvern Town Council and Severn Wye Energy.
Money goes to money. Thank you for your excellent advice.”
Chris Bassett, Executive Trustee
Frith Resource Management
“During 2015, we asked Julia to support us in setting up our Quality and Environmental Management System, as we wanted it to meet the standards required for ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 certification. Julia quickly understood our requirements and the way we run the company, and built a system fit for purpose, that has proved very useful. Gaining ISO 9001 & 14001 certification has increased our credibility with clients and prospective clients, and having a well-designed Quality and Environmental Management System has helped us to develop our services.”
Paul Frith, Director
Coventry City Council
“Julia’s work included energy auditing three council buildings, setting up an energy auditing process and drafting ISO 50001 system procedures. Julia excelled in every task she undertook. She was extremely capable and demonstrated very high professional standards.”
John Kyffin-Hughes, Low Carbon Officer
We deliver AIEMA qualification courses and IEMA foundation courses on behalf of Astutis. These have included open courses and closed, company-based courses.
“When we work with external parties to deliver our training programmes, Astutis’ reputation is on the line. Working with Mike and Julia from Quest, we can relax in the knowledge that the course will be delivered to the highest standard and our clients are in safe hands. We also appreciate their flexibility and willingness to help us out – sometimes at very short notice!”
Diane Fisher, Resource Manager
Julia is an ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 auditor with BSI, a UKAS-accredited certification body.
“Julia undertook a 3-year strategic review at my company. I cannot recommend her highly enough – without doubt the best auditor we have ever had.
She explained the audit process clearly and concisely to everyone she spoke to and made staff who are nervous of auditors at ease and as a result questions were answered openly and honestly.
Issues raised were valid and clearly explained to the management team in plain, no-nonsense language so that the actions required were clearly understood.
The report was well written, detailed and was well received by the management team.
Julia is an outstanding auditor and whilst the outcome of the audit was not what we wanted, it is what was needed to develop the business and I cannot thank Julia enough.”
David Dyer, HS&E Coordinator, Kaby Engineers Ltd
Quest is also an approved consultant in BSI’s Associate Consultant Programme.
Northern Estates Services Ltd
On receipt of the draft system: “I’ve done an initial review of the system which is infinitely simpler/easier/better than the previous one.”
Later in the process: “Thank you for all your work on our behalf. Our transition has almost been a pleasure!”
Sarah Donlan, Business Director
“Working with Mike has been a fantastic: always constructive, always lot’s of energy and ideas, good listener, very reliable in terms of planning and delivering on what he promises.”
Frans Nauta, Director