The Metal Guys Talk Business

We meet up with returning expat Andrew Milner, the Auditor

Show Notes

Quality standards, audits and ISO accreditations are fundamentally important to Metal Producers, Distributors and End Users, but they aren't always top of every business's to-do list.

In this episode, Pete and Mike were joined by quality aficionado Andrew Milner to talk about all things Quality and Accreditation. This topic may not fill everyone with the same enthusiasm that Andrew has for the topic, but no business in our sector can work outside of a robust internationally recognised accreditation standard.

Having left the UK for Australia in 2019 to become a senior auditor for LRQA (formerly Lloyd's Register), Andrew has recently taken on a new role with Conflux Technology. Andrew also writes for our publication The Metal Magazine, and you can contact him with your questions via the hashtag #AssuranceWithAndrew.

Amongst other things we talk about:

* What quality is.
* Why you should incorporate a quality standard into your business.
* How to get started if you don't have a quality standard.
* How to select an accreditation body.
* Common problems around quality, and how to avoid making these mistakes.
* Why he started to write about quality, and demystifying the concept.

This podcast was recorded in April 2022.


SEASON TWO of The Metal Guys Talk Business is sponsored by:

The UK Metals Expo - 13th-14th September 2023, NEC Birmingham -

Anglo Stainless - Supplier of stainless steel pipes, fittings and flanges -

Amron Architectural - Specialists in metal meshes and architectural finishes -


The Metal Guys Talk Business is created and produced by Comton Group. Comton Group are a Metal and Engineering Agency supplying Temporary, Permanent and Contract Staff and Media and Marketing services. Comton Group also publish a digital publication 'The Metal Magazine', which features the latest news and information from across the Metal and Engineering sectors.

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Creators & Guests

Mike Bolton
Co-founder of Comton Group
Peter Comerford
Co-founder of Comton Group

What is The Metal Guys Talk Business?

Peter Comerford and Mike Bolton are The Metal Guys! They have worked in the metal sector for over 10 years, a huge global industry that produces more than a billion tonnes of material annually and affects all other industries and walks of life.

They now run a successful recruitment and marketing company servicing the metal and engineering sectors, making them ideally placed to provide impartial, independent insight into the industry, sitting outside the hierarchy of the various stages of the industry from raw material to finished product.

Under the moniker of The Metal Guys, the pair continue to gain insights from - and ask the difficult questions to - the decision makers and technical experts that you won't hear on any other podcast.

If you produce, work with or supply metal, then tune in and join the conversation.