About Us

Since 2006, the most recognised institutions have trusted  us to deliver. Whether we’ve been granting UKAS-accredited certifications, delivering government-funded business improvement projects or leading on securing information from cyber attack, all of our activities have had one thing in common – they’re focused on driving business resilience, efficiency and profitability.



Our  Story

The original East Midlands Business Ltd is founded by CEO Stephen Smith backed by three local Chambers of Commerce to position to win business from the developing regional agenda

A team of four senior business experts join Stephen and win over £100m  business support and skills contracts from a range of Government Agencies

Our growth begins with teams in every major city in the East Midlands.  We also begin delivering services for UK Trade & Investment, now the Department for International Trade

Investment plans take shape and EMB Group is formed as the holding company. Our organisational development and skills work is moved into EMB Excellence

EMB Excellence is awarded a licence to accredit organisations against the Investors in People standard across Central England

Consolidation of existing business and diversification  includes creation of a UKAS ‘tick and crown’ certification business for ISO standards and the establishment of a nationwide client base

We begin delivery of our first major grant programme of behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Growth in ISO certification is dynamic and ACM is acquired to rapidly expand our existing UK client base and take us into more than 20  international markets

With GDPR and cyber risk management at the top of everyone’s agenda we expand again with the acquisition of Ascentor

Our three core business areas of certification, cyber security and advisory services are all expanding. We acquire CCAS to extend our UK ISO client base further and enter the security industry market

Following very successful growth, Amtivo acquire our cyber and certification businesses, realising our objective to invest and divest. Danielle Gillett takes the helm and a new growth journey  begins…



Driven by Experts

Our success is down to the quality and professionalism of our people. Our senior leadership team is respected at the highest levels , sharing in-depth industry knowledge along with the experience needed to drive innovation and results.

Proud of Our Achievements

Our accolades are many, from obtaining international recognition as a UKAS-accredited certification body, getting named by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain and winning a Business Masters Award in 2019, all testaments to our  commitment and focus.

Meet the Senior Team

David Williams (Chairman)

Danielle Gillett

Phoebe Edwards

Proud of Our People

Our staff consistently work to the highest standards, each empowered and measured on quality and effectiveness. We’re proud of them and grateful for everything they do to help drive our businesses forward. Many of our people have changed their roles as our business grown.  Some people have left us and then come back!

We’re always on the look-out for talented individuals so why not join us?