Thursday, 1 August 2013

Gibbons Engineering Group

With support from MAS, electrical and mechanical engineering company Gibbons Engineering Group Ltd has achieved accreditation of ISO9001 and ISO14001 in just five months and is now on track to boost turnover by 20% .

Gibbons Engineering Group is an electrical and mechanical engineering company that has been serving customers for more than 40 years. The company aims to provide customers with the best quality products and services, and give outstanding technical support.

Martin Gibbons, Chairman, Gibbons Engineering Group Ltd

The Manufacturing Challenge

The Gibbons Group has been growing year on year, retaining a diverse customer base and successfully operating in a variety of industries.
In order to take the company into the next stage of growth, the management team understood the importance of attaining external accreditation to validate the internal controls they had in place and approached MAS for support.

What they really needed was confirmation of their structured approach to quality and environmental management, giving potential new customers the confidence that they could deliver cost effective solutions of the highest quality and reliability

MAS action

Chairman Martin Gibbons and project champion Claire Scott worked with MAS Specialist Victoria Tsoi to support the implementation of the systems required to attain ISO9001 and 14001. The business had set itself a tight timeframe of 12 weeks for the project, to allow entry to new and varied markets allowing sales to be developed as a direct result.
MAS worked with employees across all areas of the business to fully integrate its systems and processes and ensure they met the requirements of ISO.

“MAS helped us to finance a significant portion of the implementation costs required to acquire certification to the various standards. The process to apply for support was straight forward and our advisor worked through the scheme quickly to allow us to begin work within a couple of weeks. We are confident this work has validated our ability to control our operations and provide excellent products and services to all our customers.”
Martin Gibbons, Chairman, Gibbons Engineering Group Ltd

All employees are now working towards clear objectives with enthusiasm. Working methods have been clarified giving better traceability and accountability.


The Gibbons Group has the potential to increase                 "The whole process from  
sales by over 20% within the next two years and                   start to finish was simple,
anticipates taking on two more staff to support                      cost effective and resulted in  
this growth and in addition is looking to recruit an                both ISO 9001 and ISO14001
another apprentice.                                                                  being implemented within
                                                                                                five months. This has given
The company is now targeting new markets,                         us a stronger profile with
both internationally and in the UK. Martin is also                 our customers and the
looking to work with MAS to develop the                             confidence to do more to
company’s marketing activity to target specific                    grow our business."
customers and industry sectors.                                             Martin Gibbons, Chairman, Gibbons
                                                                                               Engineering Group Ltd.
  • On track to increase turnover by 20% in the next two years
  • Three new jobs are set to be created, including an additional apprentice
  • New systems and approaches are being developed to support growth and market expectations


Employees: 19
Turnover: £2.1m
Sector: Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Location: Tollesbury, Essex
Advisor: Victoria Tsoi
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