BQS was founded in July 2007 after four years of working as an auditor, trainer and certification manager in The Netherlands, as Leen Klaassen saw the lack of sufficient consultancy companies, capable of assisting Ecuadorian exporters to comply with international standards. Given the fact that many companies in the agri-food sector sought general quality systems compliance rather than sector specific, BQS’ Initiative has been successful. As the owner and primary consultant, Leen saw the possibility of sharing his experience with his currently six persons strong consultants staff, two in Ecuador, one in Spain, one in Costa Rica, one in Italy and one in The Netherlands. The activities for BQS comprise consultancy for quality systems in general, freelance auditing for specific schemes, training on quality systems in general and food safety schemes in particular. Furthermore, BQS is the country representative for AgriQ (performing preparatory laboratory work for residue analysis) and performs auditing for MPS-ECAS, covering The Americas and a part of Eastern Africa. As designated consultant and second party auditor, BQS provides auditing services for Superunie in several countries, aiming at complete transparency of the supply chain. Currently BQS is undergoing several changes and soon hopes to increase the number of professionals active in the formentioned field as well as expanding her scope to other areas of interest. Under Projects, you will find a brief description of the projects carried out so far, while Services will inform you on what we can do for you. The current and future team members are presented to you under the section Team while the Gallery gives you some impressions of the activities carried out. Under Links you will find several companies of our confidence and whose services we procure or rather the customers we work for. Finally, under Documents, you will find several reports on our aid activities in Facundo Vela, a village in the Andes. BQS and her team is always ready to assist you on any of your queries so please do contact us to see how we can be of assistance to you.