August Equity invests in the British Assessment Bureau, a leading UKAS accredited ISO certification body

August Equity has acquired the British Assessment Bureau Limited (“BAB”), a leading International Standards Organisation (“ISO”) certification body and training provider, which is established as a UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited certification provider.

ISO certification is a vital requirement for many SMEs who wish to supply larger businesses or the public sector; it demonstrates that their products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality.

BAB provides four key standards, including ISO9001 (quality management), ISO14001 (environmental management), ISO27001 (information security management) and OHSAS18001 (health and safety management), with associated training alongside. Outside of ISO standards, the business also designs and manages bespoke assessment schemes.

The investment was led by David Lonsdale and Mehul Patel with support from Kate CookKishan Chotai and Sam Hardy.

David and Mehul will join the board, as will John Hawkins joining the board as Chairman. John is a highly experienced chairman and CEO and was previously Chairman of Wireless Login (ECI) and is currently Chairman of Kallidus (FPE).

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