Compliance as a growth tool

This may seem random, but I do get asked can I use compliance as a growth tool? I firmly believe it is, so I always say yes. The next thing that is said is most often “prove it!”. Something like this cannot be proven, absolutely, as it depends on the attitude of the business owner, and/or senior management. Here are the pointers I give them.

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Competitive Advantage

Many elements that are included in compliance regimes can set you apart from competitors who may not prioritize or achieve the same level of adherence to regulations. By positioning yourself as a compliant and trustworthy organisation, you can gain a competitive edge in the market, potentially attracting customers who prioritize working with businesses that meet regulatory requirements. It’s not all legislative stuff either. There are sectoral body’s that require adherence to particular standards, be that their Code of Practice, a single, or multiple, British Standards, and even ISO standards. Being seen by a prospective client as having certifications relevant to a contract being tendered for can put you a cut above your competitors.

Access to New Markets

Many industries and regions have specific compliance requirements to ensure fair competition, protect consumers, or maintain environmental standards. By complying with these regulations, you can access markets that have such requirements as entry barriers and may be new to you. Expanding into these markets can unlock new business opportunities and revenue streams.

Partnering Opportunities

When businesses seek partnerships or collaborations, compliance can be a crucial factor in decision-making. Other companies may be more inclined to partner with you if you have a proven track record of meeting regulatory obligations. They can also look for organisations with the same underlying ethos as they have which becomes apparent through the certifications that have been gained. Therefore, compliance can become one the prime selling points and facilitate accelerating partnerships that drive business growth.

Risk Mitigation

Let’s be honest risk is something many of us want to try and forget and just “get on with the job”. Many points raised by following a compliance framework are often designed to minimize risks associated with legal, financial, health & safety and operational matters. By following regulations and implementing best practices, you reduce the likelihood of legal disputes, penalties, reputational damage, and other costly consequences. This risk mitigation creates a stable business environment, allowing you to focus on growth strategies and generating revenue.

Innovation and Efficiency

Compliance requirements often necessitate process improvements, data management, and risk assessment. Adhering to these obligations can lead to the adoption of new technologies, streamlined workflows, and efficient operations. In fact, adhering to many of the principles within the compliance measures I help people with the method for planning changes is intertwined with the standards themselves. These improvements can boost productivity, reduce costs, and enable innovation, providing a competitive advantage and contributing to business growth.


The nasty bit if you like. It is going to come with a cost, but the benefits far outweigh the costs as it provides a platform upon which building is easier. It is also important to note that compliance obligations can vary depending on your industry, location, and specific regulatory frameworks. Others are fixed, no matter what industry, or sector, you operate in. It’s essential to stay informed about the relevant requirements and work with the appropriate experts, when needed. These would include those with financial, legal, health and safety, operational, and other, specialisms to make sure all bases can be covered. Finally, there is a need to continuously monitor changes to ensure ongoing compliance and maximize the business generation potential.

Based on my previous blogs, this one is quite light on detail. Please look through the other blogs here .The information you want may well have been provided already. Some of what I provide is very detailed.

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