Our Story


Our business has grown through a number of successful acquisitions and our
pedigree, products and services can be tracked back over thirty years

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…


1979  Sypol Noise and Pollution is founded
1990  Sypol launches CMS, the market leading COSHH Management System in paper and floppy disk
1991  Drury PSM Limited is founded

 ISO Quality Assurance Register is founded and is later renamed ISOQAR
1992  Sypol merges with Environmental Management Limited
1993  ISOQAR is accredited by NACCB (UKAS’ forerunner)

 ISOQAR gains accreditation for ISO 9001
1994  Safety Management and Monitoring Services Limited (SM&MS) is founded
1997  Steve Stubley is appointed General manager of ISOQAR
1998  ISOQAR establishes a Critical location office in Singapore
Sypol launches CMS on CD-ROM
1999  ISOQAR gains accreditation for ISO 14001
2000  Information Matrix Limited was founded
2002  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
2003 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
2005 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
2007 ISOQAR starts to conduct ACS audits under the SIA (Security Industry Authority) contract

ISOQAR gains accreditation for OHSAS 18001
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
2011 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
2013 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
2014 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

Alyn Franklin appointed as CEO of Alcumus Group