About RQA Group

RQA is the leading global consultancy and training firm, specialising in product recall, crisis management and business continuity. We offer a wide range of risk management services including consultancy and training to assist clients to avoid, handle and recover from crisis incidents. RQA experts work with businesses to develop crisis management, incident management, business continuity and product recall plans.  We also train and test our clients crisis management teams. Our consultants also help businesses to comply with crisis and BCP requirements from retailers, customers, insurers and regulators, through our comprehensive and customised consultancy and training.

RQA’s wide range of clients include many of the world’s largest food and consumer goods manufacturers.  We also work for financial services firms including insurers, banks and brokers. In fact, RQA are retained by some of the world’s leading insurers as product recall consultants to their clients, providing 24/7 Incident Response, risk improvement services as well as technical claim support. By providing expert reports and acting as expert witness we work with law firms on legal cases related to product incidents (typically product liability, product recall or property claims).

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With a network of specialists in crisis management, product recall, business continuity, food safety, product safety, pharmaceutical manufacture, automotive component risk, and others, get in touch with RQA Group today to see how we can assist you in this challenging world.

RQA Group are proud to be a signatory of the UN Global Compact and the UK Government’s Prompt Payment Code and Highfield Approved Centre for Food Safety Training.

Meet the Management Team

  • Vince Shiers Ph.D - Managing Director RQA Group

    Vince Shiers Ph.D

    Managing Director

    Vince Shiers is leader of the global RQA Group business.  Since 2003 he has run the RQA Group business including developing our global network of expert consultants.  Vince is regularly invited to speak on crisis management and product recall and is an occasional contributor to the media (including the BBC) on these topics.

  • Helen Shiers

    Helen Shiers


    Helen Shiers is responsible for Quality and Finance throughout RQA Group. Helen has previously worked in food production, technical development, auditing and quality management. Working with RQA consultants throughout the world, she ensures the quality of the work we deliver is to the highest standard.

  • Nick Edwards

    Head of Sales and Marketing

    Nick is responsible for RQA’s marketing strategy across all channels, and also heads up the sales team, who look after existing clients as well as developing new client relationships. Nick has a wealth of experience in sales and marketing both from his time at RQA and previous roles in Food Safety, Consumer Products, Automotive and Insurance

  • Craig Stevenson - Operations Manager

    Craig Stevenson

    Operations Manager

    Craig and his team are responsible for scheduling projects and day to day account management. Having previously worked in both customer service and project management roles, this combination helps ensure our clients receive great service.

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