We provide a wide range of risk management services, including web based information management solutions, UKAS accredited certification services, contractor verification, health & safety inspection and consultancy, occupational health & hygiene, training and HR consultancy.

Our reputation is built on the strength of our people and their specialist knowledge and ability to pass knowledge onto our customers as workable and measurable solutions. We have gained the trust of our customers through hard work, a passion for knowledge and commitment to understanding business challenges. We are proud of our open, honest, and approachable culture – one that works in true partnership with our customers to not only meet but exceed their expectations.


Our name and logo


Alcumus star and shield logo

When we started to evolve our business we needed a name that reflected our strengths, commitment, culture and values. In Greek mythology Alcumus was the father of Mentor so this seemed an ideal choice based on our ethos of exceptional mentoring, advice and support! Our ‘star and shields’ logo represents ‘protection and guidance’ – shields being one of the most instantly recognisable symbols of protection and a star an international symbol of guidance.


See how we have evolved…


  • Sypol Noise and Pollution is founded
  • Sypol launches CMS, the market leading COSHH Management System in paper and floppy disk
  • Drury PSM Limited is founded
  • ISO Quality Assurance Register is founded and is later renamed ISOQAR
  • Sypol merges with Environmental Management Limited
  • ISOQAR is accredited by NACCB (UKAS’ forerunner)
  • ISOQAR gains accreditation for ISO 9001
  • Safety Management and Monitoring Services Limited (SM&MS) is founded
  • Steve Stubley is appointed General manager of ISOQAR
  • ISOQAR establishes a Critical location office in Singapore
  • Sypol launches CMS on CD-ROM
  • Information Matrix Limited was founded
  • ISOQAR establishes a Critical location office in Japan
  • SM&MS launch ContractorPlus, a web based, cost effective and simple to use contractor health and safety pre-qualification and verification scheme
  • ISOQAR establishes a Critical location office in Greece
  • ISOQAR establishes an agency in Poland
  • SM&MS launch PropertyPlus, a web based health and safety system designed to manage and monitor compliance data for individual properties and multiple property portfolios
  • SM&MS launch AsbestosPlus, a leading online Asbestos system designed to manage, track and record asbestos compliance data for individual properties and multiple property portfolios
  • Information Matrix is renamed Enable Infomatrix
  • ISOQAR gains accreditation for ISO 27001
  • Sypol launches the online version of CMS
  • Sypol divests its recruitment activities
  • Sypol is awarded the IIRSM helpline
  • ISOQAR is accredited by IRCA to deliver auditor training
  • ISOQAR establishes an agency in India
  • Alcumus Holdings Limited ‘Alcumus’ is formed and acquires Sypol, a leading and well established global provider of health & safety services, monitoring services and COSHH risk management software
  • Martin Smith joins Alcumus as Chief Executive Officer
  • Alcumus launches Sypol CMS (version 7), the web-enabled market leading task based COSHH risk assessment management system
  • Enable Infomatrix, a global provider of SaaS web-based information management software solutions is acquired by Alcumus and renamed Info Exchange
  • ISOQAR, a leading and well established UKAS accredited certification body specialising in auditing, certification, and training services. is acquired by Alcumus
  • Drury PSM, one of the UK’s leading health & safety and HR outsourcing companies, is acquired by Alcumus
  • SM&MS gain certification to ISO 9001
  • Nikki Samme joins Alcumus as Marketing Director
  • Alcumus launches HS Guard and HR Guard
  • The various Alcumus training activities are grouped together under the Alcumus Academy brand
  • Alcumus Academy launches ISOQAR 3 day OHSAS Lead Auditor Conversion course
  • SM&MS become a member of the Legionella Control Association demonstrating compliance with the LCA Code of Conduct
  • Alcumus Academy launches ISOQAR 1 day QMS Foundation course and ISOQAR 1 day OHSAS Foundation course
  • Alcumus opens an Aberdeen sales office to support clients and growth in the oil and gas sector
  • Alcumus Academy launches ISOQAR 3 day Energy management auditor conversion course and ISOQAR 1 day Energy management foundation course
  • To support our growing international clients, Alcumus launches foreign language COSHH assessment output from Sypol CMS (German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Polish, Turkish, Arabic, Brazilian, Czech, Dutch, Hebrew and Russian)
  • SM&MS gain Asbestos UKAS accreditation as a Type C body in accordance with ISO 17020, for the purpose of surveying for asbestos in premises
  • SM&MS gain life safety fire risk assessments BAFE certification to the BAFE SP205 scheme
  • Steve Stubley is appointed Alcumus ISOQAR Technical Director
  • Nicole Deasey is appointed Operations Director – Alcumus ISOQAR
  • Moyna Merrison is appointed Operations Director – Alcumus Sypol CMS
  • Alcumus Academy launches health and safety, compliance and soft skills eLearning solution
  • Alcumus becomes an official reseller of British Standards
  • Alcumus ISOQAR achieved Notified Body status for BS EN 1090 structural steel certification
  • Alcumus acquires SM&MS, a leading health and safety and workplace monitoring (Asbestos, Fire and Legionella) services company that provides effective compliance risk management and solution to the commercial property management sector.
  • Alcumus Group delivers EBITDA growth of 19% against prior year
  • Beatriz Shorrock is appointed Operations Director – Alcumus SM&MS
  • Richard Edwards is appointed Business Development Director – Alcumus SM&MS
  • Alcumus ISOQAR re-selected as one of only 5 approved bodies to deliver assessment services to the requirements of the SIA ACS scheme
  • Alcumus ISOQAR granted UKAS accreditation for the energy management standard, ISO 50001
  • Alcumus is awarded G-Cloud 6 supplier status for its SaaS solutions
  • Nikki Samme is appointed Alcumus ISOQAR Director
  • Alcumus launches its latest version of Sypol CMS (version 8), with new features including; full CLP 2015 compliance, redesigned assessment and summary sheets, a new ‘worker sheet’ COSHH assessment summary, enhanced navigation and new user interface, multi-task assessment functionality and updated icons in-line with internationally recognised symbols
  • Alcumus Info Exchange launch new client functionality, including SharePoint document management integration, enhanced Geo Mapping report visualisation and an off-line data capture application
  • ContractorPlus, the Alcumus contractor verification and pre-qualification scheme, gains membership to the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Forum
  • Alcumus signs up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant
  • Alcumus are backed by Inflexion Private Equity in a secondary management buy-out
  • Alcumus acquires Santia Consulting Limited, one of the UK’s leading providers of integrated health & safety and environment risk management services and SafeContractor, the UK’s leading contractor accreditation and verification scheme
  • Alcumus Group delivers EBITDA growth of 12% against prior year
  • Steve Halbert joins Alcumus as Non-Executive Chairman
  • Alyn Franklin is appointed Chief Operating Officer
  • Alan Neill is appointed SVP, Software Solutions
  • Ken Coveney joins Alcumus as Chief Financial Officer
  • Alcumus rebrands SafeContractor to become Alcumus SafeContractor
  • Amanda Jenkins is appointed Head of Group HR
  • ContractorPlus is merged with Alcumus SafeContractor
  • Alcumus divests its Sanita Occupational Health Business
  • Alcumus moves head office to Cardiff
  • Zoe Evans is appointed Alcumus HSE Director
  • Gemma Archibald is appointed Alcumus SafeContractor Director
  • Alcumus divests the Santia Asbestos Management Limited business
  • Alcumus Group delivers EBITDA growth of 16% against prior year
  • Santia Consulting evolves into the Alcumus brand
  • HRH The Prince of Wales officially opens Axys House, the new Alcumus Head Office
  • Alcumus signs a Beneficiary Partnership with the The Prince’s Trust
  • Alcumus SafeContractor is voted the best health and safety service on the market by Tomorrow’s Health & Safety
  • Mike Fogden joins Alcumus as Chief Marketing Officer
  • Alcumus ISOQAR successfully re-selected as one of only 4 approved bodies to deliver assessment services to the requirements of the SIA ACS scheme (Standard Route)
  • Alcumus were short-listed for the BVCA Wales and South West Management Team of the Year at the BVCA Management Team Awards