We are a team of highly motivated health and safety professionals dedicated to providing complete, strategic health and safety solutions and training. Everything we do is characterised by attention to detail, high performance and innovation, with a constant focus on protecting your people and assets. We collaborate closely with our clients – SMEs and larger organisations spanning all sectors – to ensure our services meet your needs.



  • We work with you to take a proactive approach to your company’s health and safety, identifying your short-, medium- and long-term risks and putting support in place to mitigate these.

  • We tailor our packages to provide the service your organisation needs, when you need it.

  • We give you the reassurance that you are legally compliant at all times through audits, inspections and reporting.

  • If you experience health and safety incidents, we have extensive expertise in investigation support.

  • We offer bespoke and off-the-shelf staff and business coaching/training to ensure that a strong health and safety culture is embedded.



SHEQ Aspen-Thorn was founded following the merger of Cheshire-based SHEQ Health and Safety Consultants and Liverpool-based Aspen Thorn.


Both businesses were already established leaders in the provision of safety, health, environmental and quality consultancy and training. Sharing a passion for delivering an innovative, exceptional service at all times, the teams were a natural fit.


Today, with Paul Hughes at the helm – who has over 30 years’ experience as a health and safety leader – SHEQ Aspen-Thorn is going from strength to strength from its base in Liverpool. Building on our long tradition of excellence, we are excited to see how we can continue to grow, diversify and exceed our clients’ expectations.

Paul Hughes, our Managing Director

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Our Managing Director, Paul Hughes, oversees SHEQ Aspen-Thorn’s team and drives our culture of high performance, innovation and continual improvement.


Paul has over 30 years’ experience in high-profile, senior health and safety roles spanning diverse sectors, including construction, civil engineering, petrochemicals, gas and oil, nuclear, highways and rail. He has particular expertise in high-risk sectors and an outstanding safety record – there has never been a serious incident under Paul’s leadership.


Paul works closely with our clients at a senior level, providing strategic direction, including support with policy, procedure and process, that helps businesses transform their health and safety performance.


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