We are 9001Simplified

... and we are passionate about simplifying ISO 9001, aiming to transform it into a lean and efficient business tool. Our business-friendly approach and dedication to simplicity have earned us global recognition. All our tools, training solutions, and consulting services embody this ethos, ensuring that you can achieve easy ISO 9001 certification and increased productivity.

It all starts with why

In the 1990s, ISO 9001 experienced a surge in popularity, with many companies seeking to display their certification. Unfortunately, in their rush for quick certification, many organizations ended up implementing ISO 9001 systems that were poorly designed and burdened their operations, ultimately hurting efficiency. Even today, over 55% of certified companies continue to struggle with the complexities of ISO systems that fail to align with their unique situations.

This is where 9001Simplified steps in. Our primary focus is to shift the attention towards simplicity and practical operational advantages. We offer a more tailored solution that eliminates unnecessary complexities. By streamlining the ISO 9001 implementation process, we enable companies to achieve certification in a smoother and more efficient manner.

Company Overview


Founded in 2003, we've over two decades experience in simplifying ISO for you


Our over 7000 satisfied clients are spread out over 51 countries and 5 continents


Our 16-member strong team is ready to support your ISO 9001 implementation


Why Choose 9001Simplified

Why 9001Simplified?

Because We'll Get You Certified

Start your ISO 9001 certification project confidently, assured of a smooth process that's free from errors and wasted time. Use our user-friendly toolkit for a DIY approach or have us do it for you for guaranteed certification. With our toolkit's simplicity and comprehensive support from your assigned ISO 9001 consultant, certification is easy regardless of prior experience.

Because We'll Make You Better

We cut through bureaucracy, focusing on tailored solutions that integrate seamlessly with your existing processes, ensuring a custom fit that drives long-term success and efficiency. Examining the intent behind the standard is one of the methods we use to minimize paperwork and eliminate non-essential processes.

Because Benefits Outweigh Costs

We prioritize proper implementation to ensure that the benefits of ISO 9001 certification always outweigh the costs. Our simplified approach minimizes expenses for system implementation and maintenance. And our emphasis on lean, efficient ISO 9001 processes and best practices leads to tangible operational benefits and cost savings.

Because It's Risk-Free

There is no risk, thanks to our 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee. Our established track record since 2003, serving over 7000 clients globally with a 98.8% customer satisfaction rate, reinforces our commitment to your success.

Meet our ISO 9001 Consultants

Experience, integrity and diverse skill sets are all part of us. But it's the passion for ISO 9001 that motivates us. We take a genuine interest in your unique circumstances and provide thoughtful, practical advice. And for the sake of consistency, we generally don't switch our ISO 9001 experts on you.

Greg Thompson

Greg Thompson

General Manager

In his role as General Manager, Greg is shaping our strategic direction and practical, no-nonsense approach. He also actively engages in support and consulting for clients and takes part in our product development and improvement group.

Greg has extensive experience in ISO 9001. After several management positions with midsize manufacturing companies, Greg became an ISO 9001 auditor in 2002. Since then he has been focusing on quality management systems and has gained considerable experience implementing ISO systems at small and midsize companies around the globe. Greg joined the 9001Simplified team in 2016. more

Naomi Sato

Naomi Sato

Consultant and Product Manager

Naomi holds dual responsibility as an ISO 9001 consultant and product manager. Naomi's intimate knowledge of our products provides her with the ideal foundation for customer support and consulting, while her first-hand insights gained from client interaction contribute to product development and improvement.

Naomi's background is in finance. She held a a senior position as an auditor for an international auditing firm before transitioning into quality management. Since 2008 Naomi has focused on ISO 9001 as a management consultant, coach and efficiency expert. Her focus is on assisting companies implementing simpler and more effective processes. more

Colin Gray

Colin Gray

Consultant, Instructor and Lead Auditor

Colin leads our team of ISO 9001 consultants. He is an IRCA registered QMS Lead Auditor, actively engages in ISO management consulting, teaching and internal auditing.

Colin has been consulting, training and auditing in a variety of industries for 30 plus years. While the bulk of his expertise is with ISO 9000 standards, Colin has worked with its industry-specific derivatives and many other management system standards. Colin's focus is on designing simple processes that are effective at organizational control and generate improvement and added value. Outside of 9001Simplified, he is a frequent contributor to conferences and industry-leading organizations. more

Melodi Nelson

Melodi Nelson

Consultant, Instructor and Lead Auditor

Melodi is one of our experienced consultants and IRCA registered auditors. In addition, she is a trainer for the IRCA accredited Lead Auditor course and several of our other courses.

Melodi has over 25 years experience in quality management, internal controls and laboratory audits. She began her career in the food industry where she was responsible for internal audits and all international product and farm certifications. Melodi has extensive experience in consulting, support and mentoring companies in numerous international standards but her focus here at 9001Simplified is ISO 9001. more

Carl Fallon

Carl Fallon

Client Support Manager

Carl is one of our experienced ISO 9001 consultants and first point of contact for many of our clients worldwide. He is also part of our product development team where he contributes his experience and insights gained from client support.

Carl's background in ISO 9001 includes over 15 years experience as a lead auditor and management consultant. Carl has implemented ISO quality management systems for small and midsize companies throughout North America and Asia. His primary focus is on developing simple processes that increase efficiency and productivity while keeping staff motivated and engaged. more

Robin Bathurst

Robin Bathurst

Consultant, Instructor and Lead Auditor

Robin is one of our experienced consultants and IRCA registered auditors. In addition, she is a trainer for the IRCA accredited Lead Auditor course and several of our other courses.

Robin has over 20 years experience in ISO 9001 quality management and process controls in the medical testing, medical devices, and manufacturing industries. Her background includes consulting, directing employees, training, and auditing of ISO 9001 and other related management standards. Here at 9001Simplified, Robin focuses on advanced process controls and consulting, as well as our custom training and auditing. more

Simon Keller

Simon Keller

Training Manager, Instructor and Lead Author

Simon is the lead author of our ISO 9001 courses, documentation and instructions. His team consists of our consultants and external professionals with diverse expertise ranging from design to legal issues. Simon is also in charge of our training program and serves as an instructor of several of our custom courses.

Simon's background lies in education and educational writing; he began his career composing user instructions and teaching staff for a large petrochemical company before taking on a key role in the company's ISO 9001 implementation. Over the last 20 plus years, Simon has been applying his skill to explain complex topics in simple language as an instructor, management consultant and architect of numerous ISO 9001 quality management systems. He joined the 9001Simplified team in 2015. more

Andrew O'Reilly

Andrew O'Reilly

Consultant, Instructor and Auditor

Andrew is one of our experienced management consultants, an IRCA Certified Lead Auditor, and an engaging instructor for our custom on-site and remote training.

Andrew has an extensive background in financial and service industries as well as traditional manufacturing. Over the last 25 plus years, Andrew has gained much experience in ISO 9001, process management, and continuous improvement. He is a skilled instructor, auditor, and consultant with a passion for improving operational processes and sustaining performance gains. Andrew is also an ASQ-certified Six Sigma Black Belt and a Prosci-certified Change Management Practitioner. more

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Our Story


Our first truly customizable template kit is introduced. It's a great success and opens our eyes to the needs of companies seeking to implement ISO 9001 in house.


Our first comprehensive ISO 9001 certification kit is published. This Do-It-Yourself kit merges easy certification with an efficient, business-oriented ISO system.


Free and unlimited consulting becomes a feature of our certification kit. A dedicated consultant ensures problem-free implementation in even the most unusual circumstances.


Clients can now configure our products prior to purchase. Automatic configuration paves the way for ISO systems that better suit your needs and are easier to implement.


ISO certification can now be achieved 100% remotely. Everything from custom training and consultancy to certification via our partner registrars is now available as a remote option.


Our new custom hybrid approach merges inexpensive Do-It-Yourself implementation with targeted consultancy to accommodate any situation and budget.


9001Simplified becomes an Exemplar Global Certified Training Provider and Examiner after releasing a new range of online courses that are widely acclaimed to be the finest on the market.

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