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History of SQS Employees


Celebrating 30 years in business

We at SQS are very proud of our history and growth over the last 30 years of being in business.


In 1969 Brian Roberts a design engineer for Monenco Engineering was asked to relocate to the UK to establish an office in the UK, during this period Brian Roberts instigated the company being the first UK company to achieve registration to operate and meet requirements of BS5750. 

In 1990 Monenco decided to consolidate and close the UK office, Brian Roberts saw this as an opportunity and with the agreement of Monenco, Sterling Quality Services - SQS was born and as the saying goes great oaks from little acorns grow.

Since 1991 Sterling Quality Services has sustainably expanded from covering the UK, mainland Europe and North America to providing worldwide Independent Inspection, Expediting and Quality Assurance Services (ISO9001) in 48 countries with over 2000 dedicated professionals, in sectors such as -

  • Oil & Gas

  • Power Generation

  • Off Shore Wind

  • On Shore Wind

  • Solar

  • Mining

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Petrochem

  • Rail and Marine Industry sectors

  • Nuclear

With an extensive network of over 2000 professionals delivering outstanding services, combining local expertise and a global reach. This is backed up with a dedicated team with a unique approach and exceptionally high standards.

24/7, 365 days a year availability supported with our bespoke, purpose-built management system called SMARTER.

From day one every member of the team has gone above and beyond for our clients projects. SQS believe a lot of this is down to their ethics and values and why customers have been with SQS since 1991.  Our history enables us to bring a vast amount of experience to every job we take on, giving clients past experience information on manufacturers, equipment and local issues.

SQS have always taken great pride in providing a quality service but with the personal touch you don’t necessarily get from a large corporation.  

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