What is an ISO 27001 Certification?

Put simply it’s the most widely adopted security standard in the world.

An ISO 27001 certification covers known security issues, containing many well-considered control requirements and steers companies along a quantifiable path of assessments and improvements. Compliance shows that information security is being taken seriously and that effective steps are in place.

An Information Security Management System (ISMS) is a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information, ensuring it remains both secure and available. It encompasses people, processes and IT systems.

ISO 27001 identifies 10 controls

  • Security policy – This provides management direction and support for information security Organisation of assets and resources – To help you manage information security within the organisation
  • Asset classification and control – To help you identify your assets and appropriately protect them
  • Personnel security – To reduce the risks of human error, theft, fraud or misuse of facilities
  • Physical and environmental security – To prevent unauthorised access, damage and interference to business premises and information
  • Communications and operations management – To ensure the correct and secure operation of information processing facilities
  • Access control – To control access to information
  • Systems development and maintenance – To ensure that security is built into information systems
  • Business continuity management – To counteract interruptions to business activities and to protect critical business processes from the effects of major failures or disasters
  • Compliance – To avoid breaches of any criminal and civil law, statutory, regulatory or contractual obligations, and any security requirement

What are the benefits of ISO 27001?

  • Credibility, trust and confidence – your customers can feel confident of your commitment to keeping their information safe.
  • Cost Savings – the cost of a single information security breach can be significant. Registration reduces the risk of such cost being incurred and this is important to stakeholders and other investors in your business.
  • Compliance – registration helps to show the authorities that you comply with the relevant laws and regulations.
  • Commitment – registration helps to ensure and demonstrate commitment at all levels of the organisation.

How we can help

Blackmores specialise in helping you to implement and maintain your ISO 27001 Information Security Management System across London, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, and UK-wide. We can also assist with international locations, having experience of working in 27 other countries.

  • Conduct an ISO 27001 Gap Analysis – To help establish your strengths and weaknesses.
  • ISO 27001 E-learning – Learn at your own pace with our online courses via the isologyhub
  • ISO 27001 isologists® – We have a skilled team of consultants to help you implement an Information Security Management System. From London to the UAE, we have experience working internationally across many sectors.
  • Internal Audits – We can help you to plan and conduct Internal Audits to verify your compliance with ISO 27001.
  • On-Site Support – We can provide support during External Audits carried out by Certification Bodies.
  • Request a quote for Certification – We can send a request for a quote to 3 UKAS certified Certification Bodies on your behalf. This is done free of charge on request.

Need help with ISO 27001 consultancy? We’d be happy to help, simply Contact Us

How can ISO 27001 Certification help win more Tenders?

In a variety of industries, ISO 27001 certification is now a very common demand during the PQQ (Pre-Qualifying Questionnaire) stage of the tendering process.

It can be challenging to successfully structure, format, and communicate in your tendering application document how your company manages it’s Information security measures.

Achieving ISO 27001 Certification means your business will now have a well-documented management system that has been implemented and executed. Having these policies and procedures in place now means that the majority of the responses to tendering questions will be easily accessible

Further resources

If you would like to learn more, we also have a 3 part Steps to Success Podcast available for free along with a blog summary of each episode for further reading. 

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What our clients have to say

The support and advise I get from our assigned auditors is immense. Forward planning for the following year is great and they are flexible and always willing to help.

Kalil Vandi

“Blackmores have assisted us almost since the start of our adoption of the ISO 9001 quality standard. Their input has improved our processes since the start, and enabled our goal of continuous improvement to be achieved. The people are also extremely easy to get on with, and they really understand our business, giving us a great deal of confidence in their advice.”

David Gibson

Photon Lines Ltd

“Blackmores are the perfect bridge between working on your ISO as an individual or company, to being audited each year.  We find that any queries we have are covered and we feel sure that we have everything as needs be before going into an external audit.”

Mandy Welsby

Jaama Ltd

“We have been extremely impressed with the service and support provided by Blackmores.  There knowledge and assistance through out our ISO journey has been amazing!”

Philip Hannabuss

Dome Consulting

“Blackmores have really kept us on our toes with the broad scope and level of detail they apply to our internal audit schedule. They always stay abreast of ISO standard changes and help us to adapt our processes and documents to embrace these changes accordingly. Having Blackmores shadow our external audits provides invaluable confidence and peace of mind – would highly recommend their services!”

Phil Geens

Kingsley Napley

“Our ISO 27001 certification project has gone so well, that there was no doubt in who we were going to ask to help us with our aspirations of becoming ISO 14001 certified. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Blackmores, and we are really looking forward to working with them for the foreseeable future.”


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The Blackmores ISO Roadmap is a proven path to go from idea to launching your ISO Management System.

Whether you choose to work with one of our isologist consultants or work your own way through the process on our isology Hub, we’re certain you’ll achieve certification in no time!