About Us

What We Do

HPi Verification Services is a Notified Body, which means we may issue certificates for products that need a CE mark. To earn this status, we operate to a code of conduct and quality system that is reviewed by the British Government, on behalf of the EU Commission. 

Where We Work

HPi has clients all over the world. We work for one-man enthusiasts building boats and model trains in their back garden through to bluechip organisations that are household names. We have clients in all continents.

Our recent pressure clients include ABB, LG, Pfizer, British Energy, BAE Systems, Accentus Zircotec, Wahlco, UK Health Protection Agency, General Motors, Glaxo, Site Engineering Services, Reviss Services, McBurney, Hy-Grade Valve Inc., KE Bergmann…

Our recent marine clients include: Oyster Yachts, Rinker Boats, Princess Yachts, Fairline, Green Marine, Mastercraft, Nordhavn, Pearl, Polar Kraft, RayMarine, Centurion Boats, Hacker Boats, Ribeye, Williams Performance Tenders, Vaudrey Millar…

You can see what our customers say about us in a selection of testimonials.

Our Origins

HPi began nearly 20 years ago, in 1996, as a department within AEA Technology Plc, a FTSE 200 company. The Certification Services department of AEAT was subsequently sold to private investors and has been operating continuously since its foundation. Although the name “HPi Verification Services” has only existed since June 2010, the current CEO and Technical Director have been with the organisation since its foundation in 1996. Thus the principal personnel of HPi have been working in CE marking since before the RCDEU Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) and PEDEU Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) Directives were in force. Our experience in the field cannot be surpassed. As proof of this, Our staff have been employed by the EU Commission as their representatives for several missions into Eastern Europe to assess EU applicant nations’ preparations for compliance with CE marking legislation and to train government officials and captains of industry. 

Company Structure

Our business model is to stay small so as to keep our most experienced staff, the decision makers, close to the customer. We employ contracted inspectors around the world who report back to headquarters near Oxford, where all contracts and certificates are issued by a small team. We don’t split project files between different offices and departments as each HQ staff member handles all of a project. Thus a customer can make direct contact with the person who knows all about the project and who has the authority to make the decisions.

Our contracted inspectors around the world ensure that you don’t have to pay for wasted travel time and costs. This also means that we don’t need to carry the employment costs of a permanent army of inspectors and the management resource that would be associated with it. Thus HPi’s overheads are as small as could be for a Notified Body. Even the company owner spends 85% of his time on project work. This ensures that HPi can provide the most cost effective solution to customers in the quickest time possible. 

HPi Notified Body booth at IBEX 2011

HPi booth at IBEX 2011

See what our customers have to say about us on our testimonials page.

The company is always pleased to hear from individuals who wish to join our pool of talent, whether as a contractor or staff.

Terms and Conditions of Contract

Our current standard terms and conditions of contract can be viewed here.

For more information, contact HPi Verification Services or download our brochure

Check our authorisation on the EU Commissions’s web site.