We have over 40 years experience dealing with clients in your specific industry sector, this gives us a unique understanding of what is required of you during the purchase process and therefore what we have to fulfil to meet those requirements.  Our accreditations that allow us to supply to various sectors are listed below.

Achilles UVDB Audited and Qualified

We are both Achilles Audited and Qualified, for some sectors this is an absolute requirement for inclusion on their supply chains, for all sectors it can be beneficial.

The UVDB accreditation scheme requires the highest standards from both suppliers and buyers, which is why UVDB accreditation is so widely recognised.

Benefits Include:

  • Reduced Costs: By creating a single process where buyers can find qualified partners, and suppliers can prove their credentials, we make doing business easier for everyone.
  • Reduced risk:  We don’t just collect the data buyers need to make fully-informed decisions – we rigorously scrutinise it to help them identify and eliminate risk.
  • Increased compliance:  Risk doesn’t end with procurement – and we work to help our suppliers meet their customers’ needs, adhere to compliance standards and strengthen their relationships.
  • Find more opportunities:  Our suppliers use their communities to become visible for new tender opportunities, knowing they’re already prequalified in the eyes of the buyers.

Whilst Achilles might not be a requirement for your sector, the fact we commit to these values and transparency should strengthen your confidence in our business to deliver equpiment packages with full traceability and compliancy.

A link to the Achilles website is here:

Crown Commercial Service Supplier

Being part of the Crown Commercial Services Supplier Framework allows us to supply governmental / public sectors.  Much like Achilles UVDB we are continually audited to ensure we are meeting the requirements specified to supply sectors like the NHS, Fire and Rescue and the Police.

Advantages of buying through CCS:

  •  buyers get competitive prices because suppliers can sell large volumes of their products and services to UK public sector organisations as though they were supplying a single customer
  • CCS vets and reviews suppliers regularly. This saves you time finding suppliers and checking their reliability
  • a large number of suppliers from multinational companies to small and medium sized business (SMEs)
  • contracts include performance management, obliging suppliers to improve value and service over time
  • contracts comply with public sector procurement regulations
  • standardised contract terms reduce administration
  • free to use for public sector and third sector organisations

More information is available here.

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed certification, awarded to companies who follow the core principles of cyber security outlined by the cyber essentials scheme. This industry-recognised programme ensures businesses will be guarded against the most common threats faced. This includes mitigating risks such as malicious website links and emails, phishing attacks, and Malware. To be awarded a Cyber Essentials certificate, an audit of the current security controls and strategy will be undertaken to identify weaknesses and ensure coverage of best practice implementation and configuration. As well as the obvious benefits for an organisation, some businesses will only work with companies with companies accredited with Cyber Essentials. Moreover, it demonstrates to all businesses or customers you work with, a commitment to data security and adequate security measures in place.

A link to the Cyber Essentials here:

ISO 9001

SO 9001 is the International Standard for Quality Management Systems, first published in 1987 by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), it is one of the most commonly used management tools across the world.

ISO 9001 is designed to help organisations ensure that they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders, by having a framework in place that helps ensure consistent quality in the provision of goods and/or services.

This standard uses a process approach and is based on 7 quality management principles, which include having a strong customer focus, the involvement of top management, and a drive for continual improvement.

ISO 9001 – the world’s most recognised Quality Management System Standard

ISO 9001 has been adopted by over 1 million organisations across the world and is used by businesses like yours to continually monitor, manage and improve the quality of their products and services.

The ISO 9001 Standard is a powerful business improvement tool, providing the framework and guidance you need to help you consistently meet your customer’s expectations and regulatory requirements.

More information is available here.

Over 40 Years in Business

Forty years in business might not be an accreditation but it is one of our proudest acheivements, we’ve not reached this milestone by stacking high and selling cheap, we’ve been commited to offering our clients the full package and building lasting relationships from the begining.  Our experience in supplying to your sector has given us what we believe is an unrivalled offering where purchasers, health and safety executives and of course the equipment operators can all be confident that the equipment both arrives and can be used with full compliancy.

Read more about the industry sectors we supply here.


Don’t take our word for it, see what our customers have to say…

Southern Power Tools  were chosen as my supplier because of the excellent customer service and advice, their choice of alternative items was impressive and delivery was very quick.

Lee Bateman, MOD

It’s great to have a company like Southern Power Tools on the CCS approved framework, they do a fantastic job of delivering both quotes and equipment in a fast and friendly manner, the customer service is exceptional.

Mick Southouse, MOD

We’ve dealt with SPT for over 2 years.  In this time they have consistently delivered a comprehensive service, delivering thousands of items for me.  Whether I need power tools, surveying equipment or simply need advice, SPT has been the go-to choice for my needs.

Highly recommend them

Fast, efficient, knowledgeable and friendly service, I’ve never had to chase for a price or a delivery in the 18 months I’ve been using them.