BIG news from QMS Certification Services

We’re pleased to announce that QMS Certification Services has been acquired by FCB Holdings Pty Ltd (FCB), which is part of The Citation Group.

Adam McDean
Adam is an experienced Auditor, Technical Manager, Certification Manager, Business Manager and is Chairman of the Association of Accredited Certification Bodies (AACB).

We’re pleased to announce that QMS Certification Services has been acquired by FCB Holdings Pty Ltd (FCB), which is part of The Citation Group. FCB is a specialist workplace compliance solutions provider, traditionally known for its strengths in delivering employment and industrial relations services.

Citation is the UK’s leading certification provider and has entered the Australian market through the merger with QMS Certification Services and FCB.

Now that QMS Certification Services is part of a larger family of companies, we want to assure you that this merger will in no way impact the high-quality products or services QMS Certification Services delivers to your business. The same brilliant team will continue working at the company, and it will be business as usual for our people!

Adam McDean, CEO of QMS Certification Services says: “As a business with nearly 30 years’ experience, QMS is excited to move into the next phase of our business growth and success. We’re excited to join The Citation Group of Companies and become part of the growing Australia-New Zealand region alongside FCB and their stable of successful businesses. As part of a much larger group, it’s exciting to be able to offer a broader set of products and services to our growing client base.”

Campbell Fisher, Managing Director at FCB, says accelerating the growth of FCB across Australia and New Zealand has been a major focus for the company.

“We now have the ability to draw on the strength of both Citation and QMS to deliver greater value to our clients. FCB is a workplace compliance-focused company, so it made perfect sense to merge with QMS, a business that not only aligns with our growth goals but also has a strong synergy that complements and enhances both brands.

“This is a major milestone not only for FCB but also QMS Certification Services’ objectives. We’re excited to welcome Adam and the QMS team and we’re confident that together we will strengthen the high-quality workplace services we offer to our loyal clients”, Fisher said.

FCB and The Citation Group have over 80,000 happy clients across Australia and the UK, and with a diverse portfolio of workplace compliance solutions, QMS Certification Services’ clients can now unlock even more value. From employment and industrial relations advice and HR consulting to migration services and HRIS technology solutions – these are just some of the ways we can support your business.

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About FCB

FCB was acquired by The Citation Group in 2021 and is the first business, outside the UK, in Citation’s international growth strategy. With plans to rapidly expand across the Australian and New Zealand markets, the company has hit the ground running not only by diversifying through strategic acquisitions but also through organic growth.

FCB is made up of five core businesses that fit together and complement each other in providing a comprehensive compliance solution for our incredible clients. The team of workplace relations lawyers and consultants provide a suite of solutions spanning legal services, HR consulting, contracting and management, migration services, as well as HR technology solutions. Its multidisciplinary approach means FCB examines workplace relations issues from every angle so that they come up with the most effective legal or management solutions for businesses.

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About The Citation Group

The company was established in 1996 and is backed by private equity firms Hg and KKR. The Citation Group has 2000 colleagues across the UK and now Australia, and offers employment law, outsourced HR and WHS products and services and is the UK’s leading provider of certification services.

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