UK & Ireland Featured Project: NGN - Design Management

QEM Solutions are assisting NGN with Design Co-ordination activities, to ensure successful project initiation and design management of all current NGN projects.

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Overseas Featured Project: Capita Symonds - Valve Inspections

QEM Solutions were contracted to carry 3rd party inspection and witnessing activities on a series of valves fabricated in Germany for a series of SGN contracts throughout Scotland.

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We are problem solvers. We are organisers. From the project start-up to the very final evaluations and analysis, we can bring enthusiasm to each and every part of your project.

We are problem solvers. We are organisers. From the project start-up to the very final evaluations and analysis, we can bring enthusiasm to each and every part of your project.

News Spotlight The forgotten standard: Why we can no longer ignore BS EN 80079-36

ATEX 95 (94/9/EC) & 137 (99/92/EC) required that organisations in the EU should follow the directives to protect employees from explosion risk in areas with an explosive atmosphere. They required that such organisations should carry out risk assessments on equipment located within hazardous areas for potential ignition sources. Large swathes of UK industry did nothing very much in response...

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Our Team

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Colin Overington

QA Consultant


Colin joined QEM in June 2017 as a part time QA Consultant on natural gas projects; he has extensive experience and knowledge in the field of Quality Management Systems, hazardous area equipment and material certification. During the early days of his career he was based in Hinckley and carried out product inspections and system/ supplier audits; he later spent a brief period in Warwick in business assurance where he specialised in compressor projects on the National Transmission System (NTS) as the project Quality Adviser, Design Assurance Engineer and CDM Adviser. 

Colin is a Chartered Engineer (MIGEM) with 40 years' experience in engineering. He joined British Gas in February 1987, which later merged and was renamed as National Grid, and worked for them for 30 years as a Quality Advisor and Design Assurance Engineer. Colin worked on onshore and offshore gas construction projects and built up a detailed knowledge of plant and systems with particular knowledge and skills related to hazardous area equipment and DSEAR compliance. He has extensive experience in the following areas: QMS, H&S, ATEX, CDM, auditing, compressor installations, certification requirements, electrical and instrumentation installations, commissioning systems, pressure testing and pressure systems. 

When he's not working Colin enjoys travel, photography, cycling, snorkelling, gardening and DIY. 

Rob Graham

Rob Graham

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Danter

Mark Danter

Managing Director

Rob Curtis

Rob Curtis

Technical Consultancy Manager

Stu Elliott

Stuart Elliott

Project Services Manager

Kate Smith

Kate Birchall (Smith)

Systems Manager

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Helen Curry

Junior Management Systems Consultant

Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor

Finance Manager

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Gill Whalley

HR & Relationships Manager

Tony Couch

Tony Couch

GDPR Consultant

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Joanne Watson

Personal Assistant

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Steve Asher

Technology Director

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Rhona Robinson

Technologies Manager

Tom Greenwood

Tom Greenwood

Project Engineer

Pete Derbyshire

Pete Derbyshire

Mechanical Engineer / Project Supervisor

Bob Boughton

Bob Boughton

Commissioning Engineer

Jason Clark

Jason Clark

Quality Manager

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Charlie Sirs

Project Manager (H21)

Andy Mills

Andy Mills

IMS Consultant

Joss Myatt

Joss Myatt

E&I Engineer / Project Engineer

Paul Howard

Paul Howard

Project Supervisor

Andy Wood

Andy Wood

Quality Consultant

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Colin Overington

QA Consultant

Dave Byrne

Dave Byrne

Quality Advisor / Manager

Bryan Gilroy

Bryan Gilroy

Procurement & QA Consultant

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Pat Lydon

Corrosion Consultant

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Paul Hammond

Pipeline Engineer