Directors Biographies - Charles Critchley

Charles Critchley MBCI is a Director of Acuity Group.

With an engineering background, Charles moved into the world of IT management as the challenges of Y2K approached. Working for a large multinational corporate, Charles accumulated a wealth of experience both as a consultant to the Senior Leadership Team in Europe and subsequently as a business partner within the Global IT function.

His experience spans IT solution delivery and support, change program management and business process engineering across the supply chain. As a result of his work he was subsequently invited to develop a business continuity program and established an innovative approach to business continuity planning which was subsequently recognised as the Global standard.

Charles achieved his MBCI in 2006, and is actively involved in the development of Business Continuity practice which ensures that Acuity Group services reflect best industry practice. Acuity is proud to be a member of the BSI’s prestigious Accredited Consultant Program (ACP).

Since establishing the Acuity methodology which has successfully helped clients achieve Business Continuity Standard BS25999 certification, Charles has continued to develop further management systems including ISO 27001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. Charles’ insight has delivered what the market was looking for in terms of an efficient way of implementing various standards using one flexible integrated methodology.

Skills Development

The Acuity Group methodology is based on the principle that the client investment should improve the internal capability of the organisation in terms of knowledge.


Effective communication is the process of changing ideas, data and information into knowledge, and is one of the critical means by which we are able.


In addition to implementing Acuity Group services and products, Acuity consultants can be engaged to consult on a variety of related issues including; support for Integrated Management Systems.

Foresight for responsible management