Mike Dowd, Sales Director and co-founder of Equas, retires

Mike Dowd, Sales Director and co-founder of Equas, has retired after 15 years. During this time, Mike helped to establish the business as one of the most respected and well known ISO consultancies in the compliance sector.

Set up in 2000, Mike and David Morgan, Finance Director of Equas, developed the company from ‘just an idea’ into a business with 15 UK consultants, international partners and over 1,000 clients around the world.

Equas has been at the forefront of developing on-line management systems software and its Activ business tool is now a market leader.

Mike commented: “I’ve had huge satisfaction in building a very successful business and seeing it grow significantly through delivering excellent service to our clients. Because of our focus on innovation and quality, I believe that Equas will carry on going from strength to strength. I am confident Equas will  continue to lead the way in providing comprehensive support for implementing and maintaining ISO compliant management systems.

Taking over from Mike as Sales Director is Roger Etchells, who successfully built the Equas business in UAE. He said: “Equas is an excellent company, highly ethical and very well run. I admire its philosophy and the ethos that sits behind it.”

“I’m taking over this role at a very exciting time. We have just undertaken a major strategic review and have ambitious plans for the future. The core business focuses on building management systems to the ISO standard. However, we have a real competitive advantage through our Activ platform that is well proven and works very effectively.

“My vision for the company is to be even more widely recognised, as a centre of excellence in both management systems and supporting software throughout the UK and beyond, ” said Roger.