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Competence Assurance

Public Notice

I sincerely regret that effective from Wednesday 1st June 2016 Maggie Braid Associates Ltd will be entering into voluntary liquidation.

I am really very sorry and would like to reassure you that I have done everything possible to prevent this situation however, due primarily to cash flow reasons, I am left with no further options.

Moving forward, I would like to personally reassure all MBA clients that I am working alongside the liquidator to do everything possible to minimise any potential impact of this situation. I will therefore be in touch with MBA clients individually over the next few days to discuss possible future solutions.

Maggie Braid


MBA can work with you to build your own robust competence assurance system including developing company-specific competence standards as well as tailoring national occupational standards to meet your own specific requirements.

  • Consultancy
  • System design and implementation
  • Programme Management
  • Compliance Audit
  • Technical Assessment and Quality Assurance
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Approved by OPITO, ECITB, SQA and CMI, MBA are able to offer a wide range of qualifications.

MBA can also work with you to define your training requirements and advise of the best options available.

  • Assessor and Internal Quality Assurance(Verifier)
  • Management and Leadership
  • Industry Technical Awards
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Carefully designed software packages by experienced industry experts.

High levels of functionality, user friendly and cost effective.

  • Competence Management
  • Training Management
  • Computer Based Training
  • HR and Reporting Tools
  • Blended Learning
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Maggie Braid Associates Limited (MBA) specialises in providing the complete competence assurance solution. Formed in January 2000, we are based at the Regent Centre, Regent Road, Aberdeen. We are recognised as global market leaders in the provision of competence assurance, development services and specialist software. This includes delivery of management and leadership development programmes meeting the needs of the 21st century business world. Our consultancy is approved by various awarding bodies to offer a range of nationally recognised vocational and all levels of management academic qualifications.

I would also like to pass on my thanks to Karen, because if not for her time and patience, I would not have been able to achieve this award. The people working in Maggie braids are an excellent team

Derrick Mains
Woodgroup PSN

Throughout my entire association with Maggie and her company I have experienced nothing less than assiduous professionalism, dedicated fortitude and diligence

John Condie, OIM
Bluewater Energy Services

Maggie Braid Associates (MBA) have provided excellent expert advice in the development, implementation and ongoing assessment process

Bill Hunter, Operations Manager
BG Group

From leadership roles to technicial specialist roles, Maggie and team can meet any challenge a company could have around the training and competence of its workforce

Daryl Brister, Operations Manager

Maggie and her team were able to provide innovative solutions to some difficult competence problems experienced by the organisation I was working for at the time

David Weston, Approvals Auditor


Being competent - what exactly does it mean?

We often hear people referring to others as in-competent; in anger, out of frustration or simply because they believe the person really shouldn’t be doing that particular job. But when was the last time you heard someone pay the compliment of referring to another person as competent? Why is this not used anywhere near as much as its negative counterpart?

New Managing Director at Maggie Braid Associates

Christopher Doan, MBA’s former Finance Director, has recently been appointed Managing Director of Maggie Braid Associates Ltd, placing him at the helm during a period of rapid growth for the company.....

MBA achieves Silver Award from Microsoft

Maggie Braid Associates (MBA) has recently achieved the coveted Microsoft Partner Network Silver Award in recognition of its commitment to creating and delivering innovative customer solutions and services based on Microsoft technology.....

MBA supports Dyce Academy ASN Base

Maggie Braid Associates (MBA) has recently donated a much needed iPad to the Additional Supports Needs (ASN) Base at Dyce Academy....


The short answer is yes, it really is necessary! The not so short answer is addressing the question of why. Why do we need to put our staff through what is often perceived to be a rigorous and time consuming competence assurance process when we know they are....


MBA Ltd has recently announced the appointment of Christopher Doan as Finance Director for the company. Mr Doan brings with him over twenty five years’ of expertise in the financial field having gained experience in both accountancy practice as well as in .....

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