Category Archives: Quality Management Systems

Welcome to the Team, Senior Consultant Ruben Breuls


We welcome a new Senior Consultant to Albion’s ever-growing team. 

Ruben shared his responses to our ‘Meet the Team’ interview questions, where he discusses his experience in the industry and how he has been getting involved with projects at Albion since joining us. 

Ruben Breuls

Senior Consultant

Favourite Quote: “Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement” – Matt Biondi


Job Role: As a senior consultant, my main role is to provide support to clients with their planning permission applications and various licence applications. As part of the team at Albion, I also provide support to the wider consultancy team.

Experience: I am an environmental engineer with over 20 years of experience having worked both in the UK and the Netherlands. I have managed a variety of environmental disciplines (i.e. contaminated land, hydrogeology, asbestos and waste management). Additionally, I have experience with Quality Management Systems.

Favourite project I’ve worked on at Albion: Although I have only been with Albion for a short period, I have already worked on a variety of projects. My favourite project has been assisting a client with the planning application to develop a combustion unit to produce bio-char. I really enjoy managing the various specialists to undertake their surveys and assessments.

Get to Know Me: I used to be a competitive swimmer and won the Dutch National Championship when I was 15. As a result, I was selected for the National Team to compete and train. Unfortunately, swimming wasn’t a professional sport at that time and I chose my education over extra training hours in the swimming pool.

I currently enjoy running, cycling, hill walking and still swim from time to time.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me.. standing on the touchline watching my son play for The Honest Men U18s. 

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COP26 Series

Integrating sustainability into your business strategy

Doing our part

Albion Environmental operates to a combined Environmental, Quality and Occupational Health & Safety Management System to the standard of  ISO 14001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 respectively.

Albion Environmental successfully renewed their accreditation with BSI to each of these standards after a successful audit in the summer of 2021, and continue to maintain these standards throughout all business operations.

Operating in accordance with ISO standards allows Albion to ensure we are putting our workers, customers and the environment first.

The pressure is on for businesses to look at their strategy and objectives to ensure they are considering the impact they may be having on the environment.

So what have we been doing?

Albion Environmental Ltd has environmental protection at the core of our business strategy (the clue’s in the name), and have been operating an Environmental Management System to ISO:14001 since 2009, initially accredited through NQA and more recently BSi, who audit and ensure our compliance to these standards annually.

This means we have been setting environmental targets for 13 years and continue to transition to more sustainable, innovative and efficient methods of working.

Implementing an Environmental Management System such to ISO:14001 has been greatly beneficial to Albion and the wider environment as it helps to minimise the company’s environmental footprint, diminish the risk of pollution incidents and ensure complete compliance with environmental legislation. Complying with these standards not only provides operational improvements but ensures we are becoming a more sustainable business.

Our company vision is to “be an industry leading consultancy, utilising knowledge and innovation to develop sustainable solutions”.

We continue to develop our environmental objectives and take part in nationwide initiatives to fight against climate change.

Albion have signed the SME Climate Hub Commitment, setting ambitious environment targets for our business to reach over the next few years.

We are one of thousands of SME’s who have pledged to,

  1. Halve our greenhouse gas emissions before 2030
  2. Achieve net zero emissions before 2050
  3. Disclose our progress on a yearly basis

By committing to set targets, businesses can begin making progress towards change and we can all start seeing the benefits sooner rather than later.

In addition, Albion have included more specific environmental targets in our new business strategy, which we started making progress towards throughout 2020/2021. We have promised to;

  • Switch all company vehicles to hybrid or electric by 2025
  • Install solar panels to power the Albion office
  • Cut our total emissions produced by business activities in half by 2030

Albion Environmental continue to build our business to work and offer services which encourage sustainability throughout all industries. We have set ambitious targets for ourself and are encouraged to see businesses across Scotland and the UK doing the same.

SME Climate Hub Members
Bsi Members

Jonathan Love Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with Albion

It is with great pleasure Albion Environmental Ltd are celebrating Jonathan’s 10 years’ service with the company. When Jonathan joined the company in 2008, it comprised of 4 employees with the head office based in rented office space. Through the years Albion has grown steadily moving to its newly refurbished office “Albion House” in 2013. In 2017 an extension was added to increase office space and improve the onsite training facility. We now have a staff of 14.

Jonathan joined the company as an environmental assistant to implement the Environmental Management System ISO 14001 at Levenseat. During his time Jonathan has continued to manage Levenseats environmental management system with the recent successful transition to 2015 standards and now working towards a combined 14001 and Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems ISO 45001:2018 system. John has also managed our Business Management System which is accredited to ISO.

Jonathan holds the following Certificates of Technical Competence: Managing Treatment Non-Hazardous Waste, Managing Landfill Non-Hazardous Waste, Managing Transfer Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste, and is currently progressing to Chartered IOSH status.

Key areas of expertise include waste compositional analysis, environmental monitoring and Health, Safety and environmental auditing, compliance and preparation of documents.

It is estimated that Jonathan has managed waste analysis projects sorting through over 300 tonnes of waste. He does grumble about it but secretly he enjoys being the “rubbish expert!!”

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Jonathan for his continued support and loyalty to the company over the years.

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Albion staff complete Internal Auditor ISO 9001 Transition Course

Congratulations to the Albion staff, Jonathan Love, Andrew Howlett, Jayne Carson and Grant Wilson who have recently completed transition training in preparation of the change from ISO 9001:2008 moving to ISO 9001:2015.  This will enable our own system to be audited against the new standards which were published in September 2015 and have a three year transition period which will be implemented at the end of September 2018.

ISO 9001 is the standard that sets out the requirements for a quality management system which helps organisations provide an efficient service and improve customer satisfaction.  Further information regarding the updates can be found by following the link ISO 9001 moving from 2008 to 2015

We have a readiness review visit from Bsi planned for April 2017, and hope to complete our own transistion by the summer of 2017, a year ahead of the deadline, allowing us to assist other organisations with their transition requirements.

Should you require further information please contact us on 01292 610428