Our business

our story

I set up HKW Risk Management Ltd as I believed that I could offer a different type of straightforward risk management in an approachable and friendly way. I don't do 'cut and paste' management systems - I specialise in thinking differently and providing bespoke environmental, quality and health and safety management systems that are proportionate, easy to use and will support your business as it grows.

We now work with varying sizes of businesses ranging from a one-man band selling aircraft parts to a blue-chip law firm with 800 people.

We now work with a wide range of sectors including:

  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Waste Management
  • Professional services including Legal, Consultancy and Software

Helen and client walking


These values are very important to me as they summarise how I operate and manage my business, these are shared with my Associate Consultants as well as our clients and are embedded in the way we do business.
Keep it simple
We translate sometimes complex legal requirements into straightforward actions.
Stay curious
We always ask why something is done, and how it can be done better.
Do the right thing
We lead by example with our personal and professional behaviours.
Think green
We consider the environmental consequences of our actions and choices.
Be generous
We are generous with our time and knowledge to our clients and our wider business network. We are generous with our money by donating a percentage of pre-tax profit to our two charities St Richard's Hospice and We Talk Club.
Have fun
We approach serious subjects with open hearts and a sense of humour.
Eat cake
Which is self-explanatory!

thinking green

As part of Thinking Green, I monitor my business mileage and I am making conscious attempts to reduce the miles I drive by using Zoom, biking to local clients, car sharing with team members and using the train. I offset the carbon emissions from business miles I have driven by buying carbon credits through the Gold Standard. I have supported the following projects in Cambodia, Guatemala and India (all of which I have visited).
recycled stationery


st richards hospice logo
I support St Richard’s Hospice by donating 5% of profits every year. I chose St Richard’s in memory of my friend and colleague Lucy, who suffered from ALK+ adenocarcinoma lung cancer and passed away on the 20th June 2019. Lucy and I met at a CQI branch meeting in 2016, shortly after we had both set up our consultancy businesses and we had lots to talk about – everything from the challenges of running your own business while being a mum to how we wanted to change the perception of quality management.
During her cancer diagnosis, Lucy wrote a moving and passionate no-holds barred account of life with cancer on her blog 'Me and my shadow'. She also raised money for both St Richard’s Hospice who supported her and her family during her illness and Cancer Research as well as taking part in the ‘Like Me’ campaign for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation (watch her video).
Lucy was so bright and beautiful and had so much more to offer her family, friends and our profession, she is sorely missed.
Talk Club Logo
I support We Talk Club by donating a proportion of pre-tax profits every year. I chose We Talk Club in memory of one of oldest friends, Steve who tragically took his own life on 21st January 2021 after an intense period of depression. Steve had been part of my life in various ways since I was 11, he had the most amazing smile which could light up the room and he always seemed so full of life itself. I still can't believe he has gone and I hope these donations go some way towards helping to provide a safe space for more men to talk, listen and find a supportive community to keep mentally fit.

the legal bit