About Us

We believe in making safety simple

Shield Safety Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of Food Safety, Fire Safety and Health & Safety services and software, based in Manchester’s unique Northern Quarter. Trading since 2003, Shield Safety believes in making safety simple for every business in the UK.

Founder and Food and Health & Safety Practitioner, Mark Flanagan, understands from experience the challenges businesses face when managing compliance. Meeting regulations can be complicated, time consuming and costly if they go wrong. His aim, along with the largest team of Environmental Practitioners in the country, is to simplify the whole process of compliance.

Through Services, Software, Training and Resourcing, Shield Safety provides businesses, small to large, with all they need to ensure they are compliant, whilst saving time, money and hassle. We work with some of the biggest brands – across multiple sectors – and are proud of our 98% customer retention rate.

Award-winning quality

Our reputation is built around exceptional quality standards. Using the EFQM Excellence Model© – the most rigorous framework assessment for excellence in a business – the company has been regularly assessed by the British Quality Foundation and achieved many awards:

Shortlisted for Greater Manchester Business Awards
• Company of the Year
• Business Person of the Year
Shortlisted for SOFHT Awards
• Company of the Year
• Best Trainer
CIEH Outstanding Achievement Award



Health & Safety Expo Lion’s Lair Award for innovation


Commendation for Excellence against the EFQM model of Excellence by the British Quality Foundation.


Member of the British Quality Foundation


Excellence North: Recognition for Excellence


Excellence North: Special Recognition Award for Leadership in the north of England

Core Values

We’re as proud of what we stand for as we are of our reputation. As an organisation, we instil certain core values into every member of our team:

Innovation: we’re always looking to find new and improved ways of tackling compliance.

Fun: we are not the Fun Police. To support our risk and safety management solutions we know that we must train, guide and coach our customers and when we add a little fun, it really helps the learning process.

Integrity: we’ve never let anyone down and we’ve no intention of doing. That’s why you can trust us to deliver.

Teamwork: compliance relies on working together – that’s why we always see ourselves as an extension of our clients’ business.

Safety: if there’s one thing we’re passionate about, it’s compliance safety. After all, our primary goal is to make sure our clients remain safe and legal.

Get in touch

We would love to hear from you! Write a message below and one of our team will be in contact. For client support please contact support@compliancecentre.co.uk