About Comply Guy – the New Zealand test and tag experts
Comply Guy founder Bruce Gordon made 43 submissions for the review of NZS 3760, with about half carried through into the final standard. Way to go, Bruce!
Appliance Testing 3760 Ltd was founded in 2005 by Bruce Gordon, a registered electrical inspector. Bruce found over the years that he had a particular knack and passion for the safety side of the electrical industry, which led to training and his role as an electrical inspector, and finally the establishment of his own company.
In 2012 Bruce sold a major part of his business and intellectual property to Peter and Margaret Ivin, who rebranded as Comply Guy. Actually, the full company name is Comply Guy Appliance Test & Tag 3760 Ltd, but you can just call us Comply Guy!
We stand for safety
Who can argue with safety as a worthy cause? These days, the “She’ll be right” approach is just not an option! Companies have become more safety conscious – and that’s not a bad thing.
Our focus is on electrical safety and keeping you safe from the risk of non-compliance.
Pursuing safety with single-minded determination!
Our founder Bruce Gordon’s core expertise is safety. He knows from experience that electrical faults regularly cause fires and even kill people.
Comply Guy is an expression of his mission to improve safety in the workplace. We strive to support our clients in maintaining good safety standards, and prove that it need not be an onerous task!
Experience means you’re in safe hands
When you believe in safety like we do, you don’t take half measures. We have incredible depth of expertise within our organisation, as evidenced by the fact that our founder Bruce Gordon made 43 submissions when the NZS 3760 standard was being reviewed, with about half being carried through into the final standard. Way to go, Bruce!
Beliefs that guide us
- We believe in doing a ‘proper’ job, never cutting corners.
- We have a practical and honest approach to everything we do. We believe people deserve an efficient, cost-effective service that works for their business.
- We believe in treating people the way we like to be treated.
Meet the guys…
Margaret Ivin, managing director
She left England and came to NZ when her children were very young. Once established here she worked in accounts roles for medium-sized companies and corporates.
Then in 1991 Margaret and her husband Peter did something very exciting and started their own IT company. Margaret’s role was to sell their services and later, as the business grew, she took responsibility for the overall management of the company and a few key clients. She discovered she really enjoyed dealing with people, both clients and staff.
Margaret believes it’s important that customers get the best possible service. They deserve it – and it’s essential if you want your business to grow.
Next, a fresh challenge arose in the form of a mobile phone franchise which sold in 2011.
Now Margaret is absolutely loving Comply Guy, managing the business and ensuring her clients get the very best service and care. It’s the perfect role for her and perfectly utilises her experience from the past.
Away from Comply Guy she’s often out walking to keep fit. She loves entertaining friends and loves to travel too. So far Margaret has been through Egypt, China, Finland, Dubai and parts of Europe. There’s still plenty more to see – when time permits!
Peter Ivin, compliance inspector
Even as a young boy Peter had a flair for numbers and was drawn to electrical and mechanical devices. That strong interest later led him to study informational science in computing at Victoria University of Wellington.
His first job was computer programmer and in the next job, an analyst programmer with Databank. Pete then worked for Texas Instruments until his career took another turn with an opportunity to manage Computers for People’s northern operation. And so he moved from Wellington to Auckland.
During the hard times of the early 90’s Pete & Margaret started an IT company. Pete’s role was to support, diagnose, install and maintain his clients’ computer systems. He loved the people contact, and the technical aspects suited him perfectly.
It wasn’t until many years later that Pete & Margaret sold their by then much larger IT business and got involved in mobile phones, an area that also suited Peter’s skill base well.
In between those two businesses they managed to squeeze in some travel – one of Pete’s passions (along with photography, scuba diving and skiing), taking off to Europe for a short stint.
After selling the mobile phone business late 2011 they set about looking for a business they could grow and develop into a nationwide company. And here they are!
In his role as compliance inspector for Comply Guy, Pete is truly in his element. His boyhood fascination with all things electrical has not waned in the slightest!