The Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and System Engineering specialises in solving complex problems for business and government by applying mathematical approaches. We build trusted relationships with our clients, offering expert insight to support informed decision-making and reduce risk. Our mission is to empower customers, staff and collaborators to realise new opportunities through the application of mathematics.

The Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and System Engineering was established as a Company Limited by Guarantee in 1997 (Company Number 3341743). The Smith Institute’s vision is to establish itself firmly as the UK’s leading mathematical consultancy and contract research organisation. It seeks to grow the demand for the effective harnessing of mathematical solutions, and inspire confidence in the Smith Institute as a preferred partner, able to deliver work of the highest quality. The Institute’s power comes from cutting-edge solutions that often have their origins in the work of the university research base.

The Smith Institute’s Quality Policy commits to adhering to ISO 9001:2015 standards, and applies the following principles to all of its activities:

  1. The Smith Institute is committed to the implementation of effective and efficient management systems consistent with best practice in Quality Assurance (QA).
  2. The Smith Institute is committed to securing contracts that are mutually beneficial to customers and its own business.
  3. The Smith Institute is committed to delivering products, projects and services to a consistently high quality that meets agreed customer specifications, on time and at good value for money.
  4. The Smith Institute is committed to compliance with relevant health, safety and environmental requirements.
  5. The Smith Institute is committed to managing and protecting the information that it holds to an appropriate level of security.
  6. The Smith Institute is committed to the development of the skills and professionalism of its staff.
  7. The Smith Institute is committed to reducing where practicable any direct adverse effects of its activities on the environment.
  8. The Smith Institute is committed to meeting additional quality requirements of individual customers and these are specified in the documentation for individual projects as the needs arise.

The Smith Institute’s directors make up its governing Council.The Council has overall responsibility for the Smith Institute’s Strategic Plan [QSO.2], which is reviewed annually by the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Group, guided by the Quality Manager, to confirm its adequacy and accuracy, continued conformance with ISO 9001:2015 standards, and with Smith Institute policy and organisational arrangements. Proposed updates to the Strategic Plan are referred to Council for advice, scrutiny and approval.