Batalas and its productivity training division John Evans were formed in the same year, 1962. As early entrants to their specialist fields both organisations have played their part in assisting both governments and organisations to adopt new policies and practices which have impacted the public and private sector environments.

Batalas has over 50 years experience in assisting organisations in improving their performance. In excess of 250,000 people have attended our training courses covering management systems, performance improvement and management development. We have assisted more than 4,500 organisations to achieve registration to international standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/TS 16949, OHSAS 18001, ISO 13485, AS9100 etc.

Our training division recognises the importance our customers place on the professional standing of our courses and programmes. Batalas offers a range of training courses which lead to professional qualifications. Our training centre is IRCA (International Register of Certificated Auditors)  approved and can therefore offer a comprehensive programme of courses which are internationally recognised.

A short 1 minute video about what services we offer (no speakers needed)

Another short video about our history (no speakers needed)


1962 – Company formed in Romsey, Hampshire, UK to provide support to companies adopting AQAP quality systems

1984 – Batalas acquired by Handley-Walker consulting group

1988 – Batalas became IRCA approved training organisation

198891 – International offices opened in USA, Australia, India & Hong Kong. Joint ventures formed with MCG (Brazil), Szenzor (Hungary) and Berenschot (Netherlands)

198893 – Batalas became leading consultancy in DTI (UK) initiative to implement BS 5750/ISO9000 in UK industry

1992 – Handley-Walker and P-E International merge, Batalas re-branded as P-E Batalas

1994 – P-E Batalas became IEMA approved training organisation

1997 – P-E Batalas provides training & consultancy to support major EU funded ISO 9001 projects in Eastern Europe

1999 – Batalas became privately owned as part of management buy-out

20002 – Batalas works with EU to support quality infrastructure improvement in EU accession states

20034 – Batalas joins with Unicon to promote quality within Marmara Research Centre (Turkey) as part of World Bank funded commercialisation programme

2012 – Batalas celebrates it’s 50 anniversary


1962 – John Evans formed John Evans & Associates specialising in providing time study services to industry

196471 – Major influence in creating professional status for work study engineers. Supported professional institutes in promoting structured approach to productivity improvement

1970‘s – John Evans led government based initiative to install incentive schemes as part of wages policy

1979 – John Evans merged with Inbucon, a major UK consultancy specialising in job evaluation

197982 – Developed database of maintenance work standards for largest land transport organisation in Europe

1981 – Became Institute of Management Services approved training centre

1983 – Introduced computer-aided production engineering system (CAPES) to manufacturing industry

198387 – Developed production planning system & work standards for Boeing Corporation in USA

198897 – Worked with Welsh Development Agency to improve productivity of commercial organisations in Wales

199697 – Assisted in re-organisation of Moscow post office operations

1999 – John Evans acquired by Batalas

2004 – New team leader development programme combining productivity and supervisory skills introduced at BMW

2012 – John Evans celebrates it’s 50 anniversary

Batalas Clients

Batalas clients are from all industries, including the public and private sector and charities, and from all continents, where Batalas continues to provide innovative solutions through our network of partner organisations. We are able to bring the professionalism and the hands-on experience of our training and consultancy staff, drawn from different cultures and languages, to enable our customers to achieve sustainable improvements in organisational performance.

At the bottom of the page is a small sample of some of the clients that we have helped recently.


Some of our clients