Top tips for choosing the right QA consultancy

There are many reasons why your organisation may be in the market for a QA consultancy – including growing your company or services, staffing challenges or backlogs – and while there is no shortage of consultancies available, it’s essential to find the right fit for your organisation and its goals.

Here, we explore some of the most important things to consider when you’re choosing and committing to any QA consultancy:

Track record

It is essential that you find a consultancy with the relevant industry experience and qualifications to meet your needs.

The multi-disciplinary nature of organisations (such as pharma, medical device, and life sciences) highlights a need for specific industry experience… does your consultancy have the right understanding to support your needs?


Look at each member of the team and see what experience they have.

These people will contribute to the future success of your company. By partnering with a company made up of qualified and engaged personnel that cover an extensive range of skills, you’re more likely to find the most practical and pragmatic solution to any problems that may arise.

Geographical limitations

We are all now accustomed to remote consultancy utilising platforms such as Microsoft Teams, WebEx, and Zoom. With these tools, teams from multiple locations and time zones can collaborate simultaneously so geographical limitations are no longer the stumbling block they once were. It doesn’t get rid of the face-to-face and onsite nature of some QA. Know what you want and ask how your consultancy can best support it.


The duration of support may vary from several weeks to several years, contingent upon the size and complexity of the project you’re undertaking.

Regardless of whether your project is short-term or long-term, you’ll want to feel confident in the consultancy’s ability to provide continual support over the project’s entire lifetime and for future support. This means finding a company that is both well-established and trustworthy.

When investing so much of your time, resources, and revenue into quality assurance, it’s best to partner with a company that is keen to build solid, long-term relationships with its clients.

How can Tower Mains support you?

Tower Mains offers flexible and cost-effective Quality Assurance services when and where you need them – from short ad hoc projects to long-term QA collaborations across the regulatory and non-regulatory fields.

We are renowned for providing a tailored service designed to meet your requirements. This includes third-party audits, internal audits, quality management system support, clinical trial support and consultancy, preparation for inspection, coaching and training of your staff. We can undertake complete audit programmes, run your entire QA programme, or help you out when you need special skills or additional support to meet delivery deadlines.

For further information on how we can assist you, or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at

To find out more about our range of QA services, click here.