About Astrum Consulting
Established in 2000, Astrum Consulting offers practical solutions to help your business secure certification to recognised international standards.
We are recognised experts in certification and management system design. We specialise in ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001, Q Mark , and EFQM global recognition. Supporting the change management journey associated with securing international certification is a critical element of our success – we are passionate about designing systems which are sustainable and deliver long term benefits for your business.
Our clients represent across all public, private, commercial and non for profit sectors.
Our business has particular strengths which make it unique in the market. We are not just management systems consultants and advisors. We have the technical expertise and experience to deal with the strategic, operational and customer issues related to quality, innovation, and the environment. Our consulting team can advise and help you solve a whole range of business issues.
The Astrum Consulting team has over 60 years of combined experience in business management and consultancy. We work with a team of highly qualified associates and partners located throughout Ireland. We offer a blend of skills to ensure that a full and balanced set of experiences is brought to bear – sectoral expertise, technical skills sets, system development and innovation, mentoring, coaching and training expertise.
Astrum Consulting has a proven track record of commitment and successful delivery of work carried out for clients. Our work speaks for itself. Our clients trust us to deliver on complex problems which they don’t have the time or expertise to resolve.
While we learn from every project, we will always make sure that we have the expertise and knowhow to deliver your project successfully. We have an extensive network of connections in the business consulting market. Where we don’t have the right resources to deliver your project, we will guide and direct you to someone that can help.
Sound Project Management
We have comprehensive yet flexible methodologies which have been proven. Our approach is underpinned by an effective project management process and leads to a bias for action.
- We will take ownership of your project/problem and develop a bespoke sustainable solution
- We will project manage the implementation in a way that engages your people in the solution
- We are good at developing solutions that work for companies that are tight on resource and have some skill gaps
- We will provide the expert resources needed to fill any gaps
- We are committed to doing what it takes to deliver a solution for our clients, over and above the agreed contract
- We make sure that the solution we deliver is understood and can be operated without our ongoing support
What Makes us Different
- We provide tailored bespoke solutions, designed from scratch and based on our clients business model
- We work in partnership with our clients and look to develop a long term relationship that delivers real value to their business
- We develop sustainable systems that can operate without our ongoing presence and that is easy for our clients to operate
- We ensure that projects are delivered without causing disruption
We can provide ongoing strategic development support for the continuous improvement of our client’s business model
- We have the technical competence and training to provide workable control and management solutions
- We keep up to date with the latest developments and keep our clients informed
Working with Us
Every Astrum Consulting project is unique.
From the initial consultation, we ensure that we have a thorough understanding of the businesses we work with so that we can develop and implement effective management solutions that align with the primary business functions.
We bring a practical, commercial approach to the process, and the certifications and outcomes we achieve are transformative and meaningful – adding value, empowering teams, enabling opportunity and offsetting risk otherwise faced by the business.
- Accessible & available to your team
- Bespoke Solutions to meet your needs
- Efficient project management with minimum disruption to your business
B.Sc. Hons, Grad. Dip. Quality & Statistics
With a track record of 25 years in operational excellence and change management, Marie brings a wealth of expertise to her clients.She worked at management level in industry for a number of years, before moving to a consultancy role with a private firm in 1992. In 2000, she set up her own consultancy company, Astrum Consulting. She is a skilled project manager, negotiator and communicator, with considerable experience in leading change management programmes. Marie works primarily with the service industry, in the public, not for profit, private and hospitality sectors. Current and former clients include An Post, Golden Pages, Friends First, VHI, Naturgy, Dublin and Kildare Fire Services, Ireland Active, Life Credit Union, Irish National Stud, Bannon Commercial, Euro Car Parks and Tazbell.
She has been a professional auditor with EIQA for Q Mark for over 25 years and is a Certified EFQM Excellence Assessor, Trainer and Advisor with Quality Blue. Marie specialises in helping companies improve and add value to their business model. This can range from simple process analysis and mapping to a full operational review with in depth redesign and structuring of the organisation.
She helps organisations understand their strengths, key areas of risk, and opportunities for growth development and improvement. She also provides certification support for system standards such as ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management).
Marie expertise in operational excellence has led to work with some national agencies to help establish development programmes for their sector. She worked with Fáilte Ireland, to develop the Optimus Operational Excellence programme for the hospitality sector. She has also worked with ComReg and Ireland Active on the development of specific standards for performance improvement.
Marie is active in the community and voluntary sector. She was a non-executive director of Life Credit Union from 2008 – 2010, and a member of the sub-committee responsible for Member Services. She has worked with KARE, the Rehab Group, Enable Ireland and MS Ireland on best practice change management programmes.
She has a huge interest in animal welfare, nature and wildlife, with a life-long love affair with horses, dogs and cats. She is a keen hiker and an avid book reader. She lives in Kildare with her husband Hugh and their two children.
Dr Hugh Henry
B.Sc. Hons, Ph.D., Grad. Dip. Business & Finance
Hugh is a recognised expert in Innovation strategy development and Environmental Control issues. As part of our team, he assists companies/organisations to develop and pursue a formalised innovation Strategy agenda often involving change management, business/strategy transformation, staff behavioural alterations, ideas sourcing, IP protection and other general management issues associated with this journey. It is a topic which he is passionate about and one which he has gained a great deal of experience in over the years. He also helps our clients address all issues relating to environmental controls in businesses including air and water pollution control, waste management, sustainability management, energy conservation, planning/licensing lodgements and appeals.
Dr Henry is a former Irish ‘expert’ representative of a European Working Group on the development of a harmonised standard for the small-scale Wastewater Treatment system sector and an active member of the Irish wastewater competence centre established by leading industries in the sector with the assistance of Enterprise Ireland. He was also a member of the NSAI mirror group advising on the development of European and international innovation management standards. He is a previous member of the Irish industry and business innovation management group at IBEC (Irish Business and Employers Confederation) and an IRDG (Industry Research and Development Group) board member, plus he has lectured widely and key note spoke at many conferences on this topic (innovation strategy in business). Finally, Dr Finally, Dr Henry is a published author on innovation strategy development and management in business. His practical book, Everyday Innovation, is published by Oaktree Press and is available on Amazon.
Feedback from our Valued Clients
With their expert advice, we have transformed our service delivery model and enhanced the customer experience in our car parks.
The systems Astrum have helped us implement are now critical for securing new business and I can genuinely say that we have significantly improved the service we offer steadily over the past few years as a result.
She assisted us in not only achieving our goal of certification but also by focussing the management team in our business on the benefits of clear documentation and process driven performance throughout the office.
We would recommend Marie to any business that is looking to drive quality throughout their organisation.