SOA’ – what’s all that about?’ Saxons Of Anglo? Seagulls Over Anglesey? Scoffing Orange Aliens? Strangers Of Avalon? Standing On Armchairs? Shouting On Aeroplanes? …come on, what’s going on?.
Come on then what does SOA really stand for? Well it’s a bit embarrassing really! When Andy the MD was 6 he watched a film called “The Vikings” with Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis. Before he knew it he was running around the house in a string vest a towel around his waist and a plastic road track as a sword calling himself Maharg Nosredna (full marks if you spotted that this is Graham Anderson backwards…yes Graham is actually Andy’s real name but that’s another story!) Son Of Ander. And that folks is where SOA came from!
Very good, and nowadays?
Well SOA originated from Son of Ander, but when you get asked what the acronym means you don’t want to be telling them about the Vikings. So the Stamp Of Approval idea evolved from how we do our business, from the early days it became clear that we had to monitor, approve, self-audit and manage our work, so it represents out internal process, procedure and ethics and is a measure of our own internal quality and a measure of our clients.
So what’s different about SOA?
Without doubt, Diversity and Attitude, we believe the more diverse the peoples backgrounds and experience are particularly in the field of Fire and H&S the more we can collectively contribute. Using all this knowledge and experience wrapped up in a genuine desire to do a great job and continually improve is an attitude that can achieve great things.
Our Motto – “Stand Sure” which happens to be the Anderson Motto and we take this to believe in what you’re saying and stand by it, be confident and honest.
Our Core Values
People – We are a people business and treat everyone with respect, humility and integrity. We believe that happy, motivated and engaged employees will always lie at the heart of our success.
Responsibility – Collectively and individually, we take responsibility for our actions and the consequence of them.
Imagination – We encourage creativity and fresh thinking through the organisation and empower our people to take an imaginative approach to every aspect of our business.
Desire – We all share the same passion and burning desire to succeed.
Excellence – We will not compromise on the quality of anything that we do in the pursuit of excellence and continually strive to be the best that we can be.
What we do
We are specialists in Fire, Health and safety consultancy and training. With over 30 years of experience, we can guarantee you will receive a highly professional and personalised service, from a company that is ISO 9001 and 18001 accredited. We are fully committed to ensuring our team maintains the perfect balance of technical knowledge and practical experience alongside a down to earth approach to both our training and consultancy services.
Since we launched our company in 1990 we have grown slowly and carefully to ensure that we are always able to keep our promise in delivering bespoke and quality services to clients. We have experience in just about every business sector there is. In more recent years we have fine-tuned this to our six key industry sectors and each one has its own page on our website, Hospitality, Healthcare, Housing, Education, Engineering and Manufacturing.
We are a one-stop-shop here to protect your people and business. There’s no need for you to search for different providers for your fire and health and safety needs, all you have to do is call us and we can source what you need.
We specialise in providing consultancy, advice and training in all areas of fire and health and safety management.
Our work with our clients ranges from ad-hoc assignments to provision of on-going support via our Safety support packages. (have this as a link)
We work hard to listen and respond to your wants and needs, and then provide a range of options that can be integrated with your wider business processes. Our mission is to provide competent advice in a way that our customers can understand and implement.
Our success is due to our honesty, knowledge and skill which has ensured long lasting relationships with our clients. We offer tailor-made solutions that fit your needs. Our client retention rate of over 95% is clear evidence of our customer satisfaction.
We have a diverse client base, ranging from small organisations to large organisations including the NHS and MOD.
Over the years, we have widened our portfolio of services and are proud of our sister company, SOA Safety. Whatever your needs may be, you only have to deal with one person and one organisation we will do the rest for you in a seamless service.