Our members
and accreditations


ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer and publisher of International Standards.

ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 162 countries,one member per

country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.

ISO is a non-governmental organization that forms a bridge between the public and private sectors.


The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is Europe’s largest HR and development professional body. As an internationally recognised brand with over

135,000 members across 120 countries, we pride ourselves on supporting and developing those responsible for the management and development of people within organisations.


The Information Commissioner’s Office is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public

interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. Find out more about our organisation.


The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) is the trade body that supports and represents the recruitment industry. The REC represents more than 8,000 corporate members comprising agencies and businesses from all sectors and 6,000 members of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) made up of recruitment consultants and other industry professionals.

Kirkwood Consulting adheres to The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s Code of Professional Practice that has been created in consultation with industry stakeholders to ensure that all members of the REC conduct their businesses ethically and to the highest standards and to promote good practice within REC membership.


The Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) is a membership organisation for providers of welfare to work services. 95% of the Work Programme prime contracts are held by ERSA members and we represent 90% of providers for Work Choice, the specialist disability programme.

ERSA exists to support its members in their drive to deliver quality services to aid people into sustainable employment. The overarching objectives of the Employment Related Services Association are to:

Act as the premier voice of the welfare to work industry to government, media and the general public

workThe Work Alliance

Established in December 2010, The Work Alliance is now reality. Led by Chief Executive, Chris Hodson, our objective is to help organisations involved in the delivery of employment and skills programmes co-operate more effectively, improve the quality of services delivered and reduce operating costs.

The voice of the members drives the organisation. This is done through a Steering Group of elected members, current representatives come from a range of providers involved in the initial development of The Work Alliance including Campbell Page UK, Employer Engagement, Ixion Holdings, Real Time Training, Twin Training and UFI.


The Department for Work and Pensions is responsible for welfare and pension policy and is a key player in tackling child poverty. It is the biggest public service delivery

department in the UK and serves over 20 million customers.

DWP supports the government’s commitment to being transparent about public finances.


The matrix Standard is the unique quality framework for the effective delivery of information, advice and/or guidance on learning and work.

It promotes the delivery of high quality information, advice and/or guidance by ensuring organisations review, evaluate and develop their service; encourage the take up of professionally recognised qualifications and the continuous professional development of their staff.

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