Media Release: Succession planning pays dividends at HSEQ consultancy company, FQM Ltd

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AS expected from a company that specialises in business management systems, Aberdeen-based HSEQ consultancy company FQM, has confirmed the smooth transition of Chris Docherty from director to managing director, replacing Allan Dick – who is retiring.

Chris Docherty has been with FQM for the past four years, overseeing a 150 per cent growth in profit at the business, coming to the company after an international career in reliability and quality engineering  with technology giants, Motorola and Samsung.

The handover is a carefully planned move for the company, which coincides with a sales team expansion and a new training portfolio launch.

Since joining FQM, Chris has made significant growth in building strong relationships with clients and is looking to build strategic teams to concentrate on bringing the organisational development work, which the company is currently promoting in oil and gas, to other sectors.

Of his appointment, Chris says: “I have a personal interest in systems learning due to my former career in Asia and the US and have a genuine desire to smarten the way we all do business.

“Business development and relationship development will be a focus of my leadership.

“In the mid-to-longer term, I will also be aiming to internationalise our offering and to this end am pleased that we have just been accepted by Scottish Development International onto their Accelerated Export Programme.”

Of the move, Allan Dick states: “This appointment has perfect timing.

“After more than four years together Chris is excellently placed to build upon foundations we’ve created together, to provide a legacy that allows me to also move towards retirement, and which sustains all we have achieved so far.

“He is an incredibly high achiever, with a detailed understanding of HSEQ, business management and relationship development.

“He is the person to take the business to the next level, with existing offerings into new sectors and new products being launched with our existing client base.”

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