About

Parker Management Consultants is a sister company of Parker Chartered Accountants and Financial Advisors based in Solihull, UK. Our management consultancy team specialise in helping companies understand and comply with internationally recognised Standards for quality, information security and business continuity.

The consultancy team is led by senior consultant Marcus Allen who has fifteen years successful consultancy and project management experience working at a strategic level within organisations. Marcus holds three BSI Lead Auditor qualifications for Information Security and Business Continuity. Coupling his knowledge of business with a thorough understanding of the relevant Standards Marcus provides practical solutions to clients.

Andy Parker is the principal of the firm and will often be your first point of contact. Andy believes that it is essential that he learns about your business so that he can ensure the service you receive is of the highest standard and is suited to your needs. As many clients helped by our consultancy team are business owners they often find Andy’s practical business and plain talking financial advice invaluable too.

Current client demands mean the team specialise in ISO27001 the International Standard for Information Security Management. As data and information become a more and more valued resource businesses of all sizes call upon our help for risk assessments, consultancy and advice on how to tackle information security management challenges in their organisation.

Parker Management Consultants is one of the first management consultancy practices operating within the information security sector to address and comply with the requirements of the new British Standard BS EN 16114: 2011 ‘Management Consultancy Services’. All our consultancy assignments follow the guidelines as set out within BS EN 16114: 2011. From initial enquiry, terms of reference preparation, project delivery and monitoring to project conclusion. The adoption of this Standard is designed to ensure full client satisfaction, and to guarantee that the assignment is delivered to specification and meets required objectives.

We were one of the first management consultancies to pioneer an innovative, web-based solution for integrated standards management systems, based around PAS 99. Our unique web portal makes implementing and maintaining the Standards easier as well as having the added advantage that you can demonstrate to customers and other stakeholders how you are addressing information security management and other responsibilities.

Who have we helped?

Our clients come from a range of industry sectors, although we do have a particular expertise in regulated financial services, public security industry, debt recovery, legal services, data warehousing, biochemical research, internet, web hosting and people trace and search businesses. These examples provide a flavour of the work that we do:

  • Implemented ISO27001 into one of the UK’s foremost people, trace and verification agencies. The company gained ISO27001 certification from the world’s largest inspection and test body.
  • Successfully advised the first debt collection agency within the UK to obtain registration to ISO27001: 2005 the International Standard for Information Security.
  • Were the first to implement ISO27001 within the UK manned guarding sector.
  • Undertook a BS25999 audit for a major UK based certification body within a publicly listed organisation.
  • Implemented ISO27001 within a secure archive, providing off site storage for major city law firms requiring high security storage. The company attained registration to ISO27001 from a major UKAS certification body.
  • Undertook an ISO27001 review for major UK certification body on their own in-house security controls.
  • Worked with a Lloyd’s Broker on the introduction of mandatory FSA required Data Security Requirements, addressing key issues from ISO27001.
  • Created a (BCMS) Business Continuity Management system for a Biomedical Research facility.
  • Reviewed security controls within a variety of mortgage arrears and debt counselling organisations throughout the UK.

Our consultancy team hold a range of data and business continuity management qualifications, including ISO27001 BSI Lead Auditor qualified specialist, ISO27001 BSI Lead Implementer specialist and BS25999 BSI (Business Continuity) specialists SSCP (Security Systems Certified Practitioner) CompTIA Security+ Certified (IT Systems) specialist.

For those looking to review their information security management systems we offer a free ISO 27001 benchmark survey, designed to assess the current position of the organisation against the ISO 27001 Standard.

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