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About Richards Associates Limited

Founded in 2008 by Norman Richards...

Richards Associates (RA) was formed in 2008 by Norman Richards, a well respected Manager from the Construction Products manufacturing industry with over 30 years experience in developing, implementing and running management systems, including Quality to ISO 9001, Environment to ISO 14001 and Health & Safety to OHSAS 18001.


During the past three years, RA has helped the British Precast trade association to develop an audit scheme, in support of their “Sustainability Charter” initiative; has provided an audit service to over 20 manufacturing companies; provided a KPI data collection and reporting service and also a consultancy service to companies in need of assistance with management system development and independent certification.


RA recognises the relentless pressure that manufacturing companies are under to demonstrate their credentials, particularly with regard to Sustainability, and we are able to help companies develop management systems that provide measurable benefit to business efficiency, whilst at the same time keeping un-necessary paperwork to the minimum.


With the launch of the new standard on Responsible Sourcing of Materials (BES 6001) in early 2010, more and more companies are being asked to demonstrate their sustainability credentials by gaining independent certification to this new standard, and in some cases, are also being asked for specific pass marks (e.g. “Very Good”) to allow specifiers / architects to gain desired scores under BREEAM / Code for Sustainable Homes assessments.


Members of RA were heavily involved with the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in the development of not only BES 6001, but also guidance for companies involved in the concrete products supply chain, and therefore we have the expertise to help companies develop new policies and procedures which can be integrated with their existing management systems wherever possible.


RA became a limited company in the Autumn of 2010 and ensure that all staff and associates are suitably qualified and experienced to meet the needs of our clients. Why not contact us for more information?

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