Who we are, how we started and what our Values are
If you want practical support for health and safety, or to implement management systems or attain certification, it’ll be Flemming who guides you.
If you want support for HR, it’ll be Louise who assists you.
That’s the extent of our organogram! And it’s that personal service, delivered by experienced consultants who get to know you and your business, and who really care about giving you a great service, that makes qsuk the consultancy of choice for many SMEs.
Both of us are professionally qualified to the highest level in our fields and we’ve committed to adhering to some core values which define the way we go about doing business.
‘Your business is our concern’
Those Values are:
- Integrity – whatever work we take on, we’ll do so because we genuinely believe we can do a good job and your business will benefit from it. We’ll tailor our provision to you to be no more and no less than you really need, and honesty will be the foundation to all our interactions.
- Responsibility – being invited to get involved with peoples’ businesses carries a responsibility which we recognise and we will always keep this in mind as we support you – we want our input to contribute to your success. Similarly, we’ve acquired professional skills which we will use responsibly, applying them with care and consideration for the benefit of all involved.
- Kindness – we’re doing business with each other but our businesses are made up of people with feelings and emotions. So we’ll be professional and efficient but our working relationship with you will be underpinned with kindness, compassion and humility
We founded qsuk in 2001, responding to an opportunity to provide SMEs with professional, flexible and cost effective services. Each of our consultants brought specific but complementary expertise in health & safety, Standards, management systems and human resources.
What sets qsuk apart from competitors, is, quite simply, the quality of our consultants’ work – each of us has an unflinching passion for our specialty. each has a wealth of experience backed up with the highest professional qualifications, and each is diligent, a trait which some might call ‘stubborn persistence’, but the fact is we’ll go to great lengths to deliver exceptional service for our clients.
So we know our subjects, but we also take pride in being personable about the way we impart that information, crafting our services to meet the exacting requirements of each client.
With our support, you can be sure your business will not only be compliant with legislation, but it will be operating efficiently and reflecting current best practice.
In addition to his health & safety qualifications, Flemming is particularly proud of his FIFST status (Fellow of the Food Science & Technology Institute), which reflects his personal passion for all things to do with food – his first cookbook is being released in 2022!
Flemming’s career started when he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Dairy Management from Odensen in Denmark. His work with Chr Hansen brought him to England in 1984 and maybe he’d still be there if it hadn’t been for the BSE crisis which adversely impacted that sector of food manufacturing. His career continued in a commercial bakery where he was Technical Director, but then in 2001 an opportunity arose to provide a consultancy service to a client doing the things that qsuk does now, and from that modest start in 2001 qsuk was launched and the business has grown steadily to be an established successful consultancy – he’s never looked back!
When he’s not working, he’s likely to be cooking, developing recipes for that next cookbook, or building technical Lego models – another great Danish import!
Louise started her career in recruitment when to ‘cut and paste’ a CV, really did mean cutting it with scissors and pasting it with glue! That experience led to an initial opening in Personnel and she went on to gain broad experience in a number of HR roles across a variety of sectors, although for a substantial number of years, the charitable sector was her focus. She recruited her first client with qsuk in 2009, providing HR services, and happily they’re still with us today.
She’s proud of having achieved the professional status of FCIPD (Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development), and she welcomes each and every challenge in HR with enthusiasm and energy. No aspect of managing people phases her – she will always find fair and practical ways forward.
Louise is an advocate of lifelong learning – for the past ten years she’s been learning the piano, picking up where she left off as a teenager, and for the past couple of years, she’s invested 15-20 minutes every day learning Danish on Duolingo. ‘Arbejdsglaede’ is the Danish concept of ‘happiness at work’, and she reckons she’s cracked it!