Welcome to Petts Consulting Ltd:
We are a technical consultancy based in the South East of England but operating throughout the UK and beyond. Our aim is to provide realistic and affordable help to organizations of all sizes to create sustainable solutions. We don't just tell you what you should be doing, we are here to remove your problems!
COVID 19: A majority of the work that we undertake normally is carried out remotely with limited on-site visits and interactions. However in the light of the COVID-19 restrictions these interactions will need to be further curtailed, this will result in some addition effort on both sides, but we have experience of such things in the past and should be able to work through these issues.
Most clients contact us for help with product regulatory (CE Marking) or process related issues, but soon learn that we have experience that can help them in many other ways. We have particular expertise in dealing with businesses whose products or services are described by one or more of the following:
The product is technologically advanced and complex
The product is subject to regulatory controls
Technically complex processes are involved in production
Products changes due to rapid development are plentiful
The products have a high degree of customisation
The business is “build-to-order” or “configure-to-order”
Individual product volumes are medium to low.
Medical Devices: 30/03/21
Due to the significant additional workload arising from BREXIT and the increasing complexity of the regulatory situation in the Medical Devices area, we have decided that we can no longer provide assistance in this area and will not be taking on any new Clients related to Medical Devices. We were going to implement this at the start of 2020, but held off for 15 months to help with projects related to the Pandemic. The relevant pages of the web site will be updated in the near future.
Brexit and UKCA Marking:
The last minute "deal" was very "thin" and has had no effect on the product regulatory situation (i.e. no "mutual recognition" agreement included... or even mentioned!). From 1st January 2021 , any new product brought to market in Great Britain (different rules apply for Northen Ireland), that currently require CE Marking, will (also) need UKCA marking. The UKCA marking can be used from 1 January 2021. However, to allow businesses time to adjust to the new requirements, existing products will still be able to use the CE marking until 1 January 2022 in most cases. Click here to find out more.
2019/1020/EU: Market Surveillance
The above EU Regulation was approved on 20th June 2019 and has the effect of making it mandatory for non-EU manufacturers to have "Authorised Representatives" based in the EU, who are responsible for holding the technical documentation relating to the compliance of the product. The provisions of the Regulation will apply from July 16, 2021. Since nothing was included in the trade deal , this is significant for UK-based manufacturers since they will now requires an AR from July.
Industrial Product Design: Patch ID
We have a new Associate who specialises in Industrial Product Design Click here to find out more.
Site Updated 30th March 2021
Initial consultation: When you contact us we will be happy to explore your problems and issues and provide initial feedback and recommendations. In some cases we will require a fair amount of detail (technical etc.), but rest assured all information imparted this way will remain confidential. In most cases we carry out these initial consultations for no charge.