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We free you to get on with your business

We simplify environmental, quality, operations & safety management, so that you can concentrate on what you do best.

CE marking and UKCA marking for construction products & machinery


About the HSQE Department

Environmental, quality & safety management consultancy.

Our mission is to do the critical quality, environmental and health & safety jobs that control risk and improve operational performance, where owners and managers are short of the resources to do them effectively. We work as part of your management team, to help you get to where you want to be and, because our Associates have practical business backgrounds, we use experience & proven methods to get you there as quickly as possible. By working this way, we aim to save you time and money and free you to concentrate on your strategic goals.

Please see our full list of services for: –

  • Certified environmental, quality & safety management systems
  • CE marking
  • Environmental, quality & safety consultancy

We are proud to have worked across a range of sectors including:-

  • Construction
  • Construction products
  • Engineering
  • Food & drink
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality & leisure
  • Manufacturing
  • Paper & print
  • Professional services
  • Public Sector
  • Recycling
  • Textiles
  • Waste management

In cases where customers meet the Government’s criteria we may be able to access funding support for your HSQ&E projects. Please read what our Case Studies to see what our customers have to say, then Contact Us for an informal discussion of your needs.

About Richard

Richard Shearwood-Porter

Richard Shearwood-Porter

Managing Associate

Richard Porter set up The HSQE Department Ltd with experience gained from a long career in manufacturing and consultancy, which includes product development, customer service, quality control, environmental management and safety management and operations. Because Richard has spent a long time with dirt under his fingernails, he believes in light-weight, but effective and flexible management systems that support business needs.

Richard has a long track record as a registered consultant with government-sponsored business support services such as the Business Link "Improve Your Resource Efficiency" programme, Growth Accelerator, the Manufacturing Advisory Service and the West of England Growth Hub; and has provided pro bono support for the West of England LEP Low-Carbon Group.