Simply Certification becomes the newest MCS certification body

MCS (the Microgeneration Certification Scheme), the standards organisation for small-scale domestic renewable energy and heating across the UK, has welcomed Simply Certification, its newest contractor certification body (CB) for installing small-scale renewables. 

Simply Certification joins MCS as the newest certification body, broadening our range of renewable energy standards. They'll be assessing air and ground source heat pumps, solar PV, and solar heating technologies, supporting the highest quality installations.

Simply Certification is the second CB appointed by MCS since 2022. They now offer MCS certification alongside APHC, NICEIC, HETAS, OFTEC, NAPIT and the IAA. 

Since becoming UKAS (UK Accreditation Service) accredited in April to assess contractors to MCS standards, Simply’s client base of over 200 construction organisations and of new clients they attract can now gain MCS certification to install low-carbon technologies to the highest standards. 

A broader range of assessments 

They are now licensed under MCS to deliver assessments for air source heat pumps (ASHP) ground/water source heat pumps (G/WSHP), solar PV and solar heating technologies. 

Simply Certification is recognised for its ethos around quality and supportive approaches to certification. MCS accreditation complements its existing offering, which benefits from its strong industry partnerships. 

Ian Rippin, CEO of MCS, said: “We are pleased to broaden our selection of Certification Bodies and increase choice for contractors who want to gain MCS certification by welcoming Simply Certification to the Scheme.

“Simply Certification join us at an exciting and pivotal time in MCS’s history as we launch our Scheme Redevelopment Consultation. This is inviting views on proposals to transform the way that the scheme operates. Simply Certification, will allow MCS to expand our industry reach, help us to champion quality and grow the number of MCS certified contractors.”

Alexandra Gates, MD at Simply Certification, said: “We’re delighted to gain UKAS accreditation to certify contractors against the MCS standards. We’ve worked exceptionally hard to put in place an MCS assessor infrastructure that ensures the highest degrees of responsiveness and has a wide-reaching base of assessors stretching from Scotland down to the Isle of Wight. This latest achievement is a testament to the amazing team we have at Simply Certification.

Growing the UK retrofit supply chain

“Our mission is to be the certification body of choice for businesses that operate within the Built Environment sector, and we continue to make progress towards that ambition. Over the last few months, we’ve been working closely with a range of stakeholders to help grow the UK retrofit supply chain and a number of our projects are coming to fruition, making the pathway to certification and compliance a much smoother process.”

Richard Wiffen, scheme manager at Simply Certification, added: “We’re uniquely positioned in that our focus and expertise is within the built environment – particularly around sustainability – delivering a range of ISO standards as well as PAS 2030 and now MCS Certification. This latest accreditation will add enormous value for our customers.”