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I set up HKW Risk Management in 2016 and initially completed all projects on my own but as the business has grown I have gathered a team of likeminded people to work with - we have a range of skills and specialisms but we are all curious people who ask lots of questions and are interested in the answers. We also have a similar straightforward approach to identifying risks and implementing management systems. And importantly, most of us enjoy eating cake…

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Helen Waddington
Management team; Quality and Environmental Consultant and Auditor.
David Trevelyan
David Trevelyan
Quality, Environmental, Sustainability and Information Security Consultant and Auditor
Samantha Miles
Samantha Miles
Office Wrangler
Sophie McQuaid
Office Wrangler


In June 2020 (during Lockdown 2) I set up a Zoom call between a small group of people that I wanted to introduce to each other. That initial hour developed into the 'Compliance Group' and we now meet every month (alternating between Zoom and face to face over lunch / cake). We are all specialists in a range of compliance related disciplines and use the network to learn new things and support each other on client projects (as well as for the occasional rant to a supportive audience!)

I’m an Ergonomics Consultant, a Fitwel ambassador and a WELL Movement concept advisor. I’m fascinated by how the built environment affects people and their wellbeing, physically and mentally and how we can make this a positive experience through the application of ergonomics. With over 15 years experience working with clients across the world to provide expert ergonomics consultancy to all types of organisations. I deliver a range of workplace services including developing ergonomic programmes, office or virtual home assessments, furniture selection, training sessions and seminars.

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I’m with Helen on Millionaires shortbread but to be different I’ll say Chocolate Guinness cake
The Modern Ergonomist

BMR provides psychological risk assessment tools, EAP programs and MHFA training for organisations of all sizes, across all industries.

When working with BMR organisations are able to strengthen their wellbeing initiatives using a data driven and targeted approach aligned to ISO45003.

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Has to be Lemon cheesecake!
BMR Health and Wellbeing



I set up Qualitait Quality Assurance Consultancy service in Aug 2019. I’d worked in Quality Professional roles since 2003 and this was my opportunity to draw on the diversity of industries and expertise and put it to good use working with businesses who often do not need a full-time member of staff and/or who benefit from a one off project.

As a Chartered Quality Professional I have found I can provide support to implement quality management systems and improvement projects with the guidance to go on to certify in ISO or industry specific accreditations.

Quality assurance is more than just a system, a process, an audit or compliance. I help you understand the potential of your organisation and the transformation you want to take, using an expert, visual and holistic approach, helping to put quality at the heart of your business principles.

I want your company to think about the future with sustainable skills, experiences and resilience that has a lasting benefit and have a system to inspire your management and employees and encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in a proactive healthy quality mindset.

The best thing I have found since starting up Qualitait, is being able to offer a bespoke service. I ask the client what their needs are and if they don’t know, I work with them to help them achieve all their mandatory requirements before moving onto the “nice to haves”. I offer a service as close to an in house service as I can and ensure clients can contact me at anytime to discuss their individual concerns.

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Lemon drizzle cake

We remember so you don’t forget! Our compliance management software is a super diary and filing system which tells you when to take action for anything in your business, lets you store the documents associated with your compliance, tells you what’s coming up, what has been missed and sends alerts out in advance of critical deadlines.

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Carrot cake
Compliance Systems

My 30+ year career path has taken me from engineering, through marketing to company director, with a depth of experience in business strategy, leadership and corporate social responsibility. I’m an optimist and passionately believe that business has a positive role to play in promoting prosperity for all while protecting the planet. I help businesses to approach sustainability as an opportunity to drive growth, fuel innovation and ignite passion.

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Date and walnut cake
Go Climate Positive

I have 15 years’ experience of environmental management, both in consulting to commercial, industrial and public sectors and directly in leadership roles within the construction, utilities and civil engineering sectors.

My primary experience is in managing corporate, project and site environmental risk, developing and maintaining environmental management systems, and supporting businesses to realise opportunities from improved sustainability performance.

I apply strong commercial, organisational and practical experience in my approach to project management, utilising agile and PPPM techniques. I’m a qualified internal auditor with extensive experience delivering and maintaining business systems to ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 50001:2018 standards; my approach is to keep it simple and keep the focus on outcomes that add value to the business!

Favourite cake
Absolutely anything so long as it’s gluten free!
Ocker Environmental

Sarah Joy is a qualified nurse in adult and paediatric care, with an additional 15 years of excelling as a sales representative in the medical device industry before becoming involved in compliance and tendering.

As an experienced tender bid writer and internal ISO auditor, Sarah Joy has developed a real insight into how to successfully complete and produce winning tender bids and provides solutions on how to comply with the ever-changing public procurement legislation, including the most recent requirements around:

  • Social value (PPN06/20)
  • Net Zero (PPN 06/21)
  • Modern Slavery (PPN 02/23)

Sarah Joy has become passionate about sustainability and is a Social Value and SROI accredited practitioner and has also completed the Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) training with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.

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Sarah Joy
Amethyst Connect



Qhub is the most customisable and easy to use QHSE software on the market. Helping companies from one man bands through to international companies with the most complex of requirements, to remove wasteful admin tasks, streamline processes, and automate actions!

From digital forms, automated reminders, to help with asset management through to internal audits, not to mention complete document management, Qhub is your best friend when it comes to managing QHSE requirements.

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Carrot cake


Since setting up HKW Risk Management in 2016, I have met and worked with a range of useful business across the Bristol and South West area. Having developed relationships with these businesses, I’m happy to introduce them or recommend their services to my clients.
I'm one of the founding Directors at Atoll HR, an independent HR Consultancy specialising in helping small and growing businesses take the stress away from managing their people issues. With more than 25 years HR experience in the UK, Europe and Australia within large multinational Corporates to SMEs, I work closely with Directors and Senior Managers to strategically drive performance and ensure exceptional business results. From recruitment, talent management, succession planning, performance management and the development of people, I also manage the more complex people issues such as absence, disciplinaries and redundancies. With a passion for developing people and supporting the growth of individuals, I use my energy and collaborative style to ensure Clients get the best out of their people.
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I have a passion for cake with a cherry bakewell tart featuring as my number one favourite!
Atoll HR



Personal data protection and confidential document management is often seen as a rather dull, dusty corner of an organisation. A minefield of complicated General Data Protection Regulations (UK GDPR) and legal compliance. Organisations which protect personal data properly send a clear message to the wider public that they care; that they are responsible and ethical in all their dealings. After all, any data breach, whether that’s the sending of personal documents from a coffee shop whilst working remotely, or the hacking of internal business records, carries heavy financial penalties or sanctions from the regulator. In addition the damage to your organisation’s reputation can be permanent. Why would you take the risk?

CSRB provide a full data protection consultancy, data protection audits, GAP analysis and report service, online data protection training and a full policy document service. Further to this we protect your hard copy personal data via document scanning, shredding and storage services.

Our eco values are so important and CSRB will plant a new tree for each new client instruction, whilst providing all data protection services and support remotely. Protecting people and the planet.

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Coffee & Walnut Sponge (my Gran made a cracking coffee cake)!
We process imagery 60,000 faster than the written word and 75% of consumers judge a business by the design of its website.Brandcology combines the science of psychology, the art of photography & design and applies the secrets of sales & marketing to your online identity.The result? A powerful online presence that’s been carefully crafted to speak directly to your ideal client.We know it works, so the only question is: is your online presence helping you attract and convert your dream clients into enquiries?
Favourite cake
Orange and almond. Sweet, goey and a little bit tart. Yum!
Great Western Recycling Ltd is a family run waste management business and we have waste and recycling solutions for every size of business, from the local business with one bin emptied weekly, right up to national multi-site businesses with multiple regular collections. We also offer ad hoc skip and container hire. We can supply your business with a full range of waste management services and recycling solutions, but with one point of contact across Bristol, Bath, Gloucester, Swindon and UK wide. We specialise in offering our ‘zero to landfill’ services to help your business reduce its environmental impact.
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Great Western Recycling
New Possibilities works in close partnership with others to provide a visual summary of important meetings and events. This visual practice enables people to see their voice has been heard and their contributions validated. It speeds up group thinking by enabling people to see connections between key messages and ideas. Harnessing the collective intelligence of a team in a visual record means that people have an immediate point of reference. If you are planning an engagement event or a strategy session and would like to add something that is creative and dynamic then New Possibilities will be able to amplify the experience. Providing live, real time visual minutes will keep the conversation alive long after the event has finished.
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Coffee walnut cake
New Possibilities
Clare Davis runs Nova Associates and has a passion to help middle managers and teams build relationships to enhance and support their business when they have communication blocks and mental health concerns. Clare has a strong background in middle management; progressing quickly to middle management in a challenging sales environment. Clare has delivered quality coaching, training and facilitation to middle managers for over 20 years. Clare has worked with a variety of different companies in professional services, including law firms, recruitment companies, medical supply companies, financial services and the public sector to name a few. While working with middle managers, Clare found she was helping them cope with strategies to help their teams with mental health issues, as well as manage them daily. This prompted Clare to qualify as a Mental Health First Aid (Adult) Instructor through Mental Health First Aid England and Nuco Training. Clare helps businesses build relationships and maintain healthy teams to build their business.
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All of them
Nova Associates
Hi I'm Olly and I provide graphic and web design services. I made this website :)
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Carrot cake
Oliver Cowan Graphic Design
Sense Risk Solutions Ltd are an independent insurance broker based in the South West. Headed by Emily Kenna, a qualified insurance professional with over 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Emily knows that the quality of advice that businesses get is key to their success. She has an inside knowledge of what can make a broker different and has set up her own business to do just that – give clients the service and solutions they deserve from a broker year on year. Her business is about working with businesses on an individual level, reducing the jargon, talking to them candidly about their risks and arranging the covers they want and feel they need. This is about simple common sense advice and arranging insurance that works, so that businesses have that true peace of mind. That is what insurance is, when done correctly; it is peace of mind.
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Warm chocolate brownie and vanilla ice cream
Sense Risk Solutions
Established in 1989, we are a growing independent firm of accountants that provides accounting, tax and business advisory services to individuals and smaller and medium sized businesses across Bristol and the South West. We offer a personal service from experienced accountants and tax advisers who take the time to get to know you and your business and are there when you need them. Rachel Baker runs the practice along with her co director Phil Jones. She is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and has over 30 years’ experience in public practice. She deals with all aspects of accounts production and VAT. Rachel has particular experience of computerised accounts packages and is able to advise on the implementation of new computerised accounts systems.
Favourite cake
Chocolate brownie
Wilkinson and Partners

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