Quality Specialist upgraded to Chartered Quality Professional status offers apprenticeship support

1st August 2022

Lynda Holbrey, Head of QHSE at Whyy? Change, has become the latest member of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) chartered professional community.

The accolade, which is the gold standard for professionalism in quality, puts Lynda on an equal footing with other chartered professionals. Chartered Quality Professional status is awarded to professionals such as consultants, whose main focus is on quality. Members who achieve the Chartered Quality Professional grade, can use the postnominals?’CQP MCQI’.

To become a Chartered Quality Professional, you are expected to produce a number of evidence-based tasks to highlight your training, CPD, knowledge and competence in the Quality profession.

Lynda said: “Chartership is something that I’d been aspiring to my whole career and I couldn’t believe it when the email confirmation came through. Being part of the CQI community has always been rewarding, it’s always been a huge goal of mine to showcase my knowledge and experience. Professional status is the icing on the cake.”

Since launching A & L Leading Audits and Consultancy in 2019, Lynda has worked alongside a range of clients in South Yorkshire and the surrounding regions. In the summer of 2020, Lynda joined us as our Head of QHSE at Whyy? Change where she leads our Quality HSE courses and delivers Quality Practitioner apprenticeship.

Ray Byrne, CEO of Whyy? Change said “Lynda Holbrey, Head of Quality has been a skilled practitioner for many years in Quality, Assurance and ISO, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Quality, but never had the time to progress to Chartered status. In 2021, Whyy? committed to supporting Lynda to work on and complete her application. The good news is that this was granted in July 2022.”

Lynda said: “I love teaching as it’s an opportunity to share my skills and quality management stories. At Whyy? Change, I have the joy of upskilling the region's aspiring quality professionals and my new chartership award demonstrates that learners are being taught by an industry experienced practitioner. Whyy? Change have encouraged me to start the application and supported me throughout some difficult times.

Ray shared his support, going on to say “We’re so proud of what she’s achieved and her energy here at Whyy? Change shines through. Her practical occupational health and safety knowledge and ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & ISO 45001 knowledge is second to none.”

Bureau Veritas QHSE Courses:
Whyy? Change is partnered with Bureau Veritas world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. Be the voice of your organisation’s Quality, Health and Safety and Environmental management systems. If you’re looking to become ISO 9001, 14001 or 45001 certified, get in touch to find out how we can help to keep your auditors happy and your ISO standards in check with Bureau Veritas’s 1 or 2-day courses.

Value Added Apprenticeships:
Transform your QHSE department and level up your business processes with our value-added Quality Practitioner Level 4 and Safety, Health & Environmental Technician Level 3 apprenticeships. Get a minimum of 95-100 funding through the apprenticeship levy to support your business goals.

If you’re interested in exploring their QHSE study options, get in touch with Lynda for an informal chat by emailing; lyndaholbrey@whyychange.com.

You might also be interested in

Gardening project brings the countryside to urban Sheffield

Mon 8th August 2022

Volunteers from the Peak District National Trust and Mears Group have come together to create an urban garden for vulnerable people to enjoy.

B. Braun continues Yorkshire Air Ambulance support with South Yorkshire fleet sponsorship

Mon 8th August 2022

Sheffield based B. Braun Medical Ltd has pledged further support for Yorkshire Air Ambulance by sponsoring their fleet of fundraising vans in the South Yorkshire area.

Hallam lecturers win prestigious teaching award

Thu 4th August 2022

James Corazzo and Chris Riley from Sheffield Hallam University have been recognised with a national award which celebrates achievements in learning and teaching.

FourJaw 2.0 - launching the next generation of accessible manufacturing analytics technology

Thu 4th August 2022

FourJaw, the Sheffield tech start-up behind the cloud-based ‘fitness tracker’ for manufacturing launched its next-generation machine monitoring platform designed as an operational tool to enable manufacturers to achieve increase machine productivity.