Shieldyourself appoints leading hospitality services expert as commercial director

The UK’s leading consultancy in risk and safety management solutions, Shieldyourself, has appointed hospitality services expert Mike Wilson as Commercial Director.

Shieldyourself have developed an unparalleled reputation for their innovative approach in providing all Health and Safety, Fire Safety and Food Safety services across the retail and hospitality sectors.
Mike will work closely with the senior team to open new markets, help grow the business and develop key customer accounts.

With more than 25 years working in the hospitality industry, Mike has unmatched knowledge and insights across the industry. During his time as Managing Director for NSF’s International Retail Division, he formulated global strategic direction for the food safety consultancy which led to the company’s success in the UK retail food safety sector.

Speaking about his appointment at Shieldyourself’s Head Office in Manchester, Mike said:

“I am delighted to be joining Shieldyourself, the team has built a fantastic reputation as a growing company with excellent services to support the retail, food and hospitality industry. As the UK’s leading provider of risk and safety management in the hospitality sector, they have already delivered incredible results and have a strong client base.”

“Shieldyourself refuses to stand still, and the company continues to develop and innovate to find new and improved ways of simplifying Food, Fire and Health and Safety for businesses. It’s an exciting time for the business and I look forward to working with this dynamic team and helping the company continue to grow and develop.”

Each year, over 200 new businesses switch to Shieldyourself, a key feature of their approach is supporting businesses in order to develop, monitor and verify their own compliance culture rather than them simply outsource this to consultancies through an audit service. Shieldyourself provide clients with all the answers to their Health and Safety, Fire and Food Safety needs. From customised policies to due diligence diaries to training which creates increased staff competencies and capabilities. Clients receive support from 24/7 access to high quality professional advice and can track their own performance through user-friendly monitoring to improve management oversight (performing over 1 billion online and offline checks each year). All of these, and more, are delivered through market-leading software the Compliance Centre.

It is the use of the cloud-based software delivered through a range of apps that is fuelling the company’s extraordinary growth. Clients can easily access their status as the system is fully responsive across devices. This offers businesses a unique solution to their risk and safety needs, meaning that accountability is increased in-line with visibility across an organisation.

Welcoming Mike to the Shieldyourself team Managing Director, Mark Flanagan said: “We pride ourselves in attracting the best high caliber talent in the industry and Mike fits into that mold, his knowledge and expertise of the hospitality sector is outstanding, and we are thrilled to add him to our team. Our industry is incredibly fast paced and Mike’s appointment comes at the perfect time as we continue to grow at a rapid pace in order to take Shieldyourself to the next level.”

If you’re a business owner and would like to benefit from the range of safety compliance services offered by Shieldyourself, including workplace risk assessments and food safety audits, click here to visit our website. Alternatively, to speak to a member of our team, call 020 3797 2328.

The information contained in this blog article has been created for marketing purposes and is not official guidance and should not be used as a substitute for official food safety, health and safety or fire safety advice. Shieldyourself take no responsibility if the information in the blog article is used to form part of a safety management system or used to form part of any legal or regulatory compliance for your business. For official guidance and to engage with Shieldyourself services please do call our team on 020 3740 3744 or email

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