60 Seconds with Matt Barker
What is your role?
I work as part of the Operations Team as a Client Executive at the Head Office in Dunstable. My role is to complete a technical review of the audit reports once they have been submitted by our field team. I am also a main point of contact for any of our UK based clients and assessors to help with any questions they might have.
Most memorable moment at work?
Although I haven’t been here very long there have been a number of memorable moments, but the highlight came about at the last conference when I won the 'Best Newcomer' award. It was very unexpected and something I am very proud of.
Favourite things about working for NQA?
One of the things that I enjoy about being at NQA is the chance to study and work towards qualifications in a variety of areas. There is a great deal to learn and keeping up to date with evolving standards is an enjoyable challenge. I also really enjoy the social aspect of working with a friendly and supportive team who regularly meet up outside of work as well.
Top tip for people looking at certification?
Firstly, I think it’s important to have a credible certification body that is accredited to a high standard by an organisation such as UKAS or ANAB. I would also say that it is essential to be as informed and up-to-date as possible. Our online training, workshops, coffee mornings and webinars are a great way to do this.
How might you be able to help our readers?
I am currently a technical reviewer for ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environmental), ISO 45001 (Health & Safety) and ISO 50001 (Energy), so if you have any questions in these areas or just in general then please feel free to get in touch as I would be more than happy to help.