HFL Consulting (now part of SLR)

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SLR is a global leader in environmental and advisory solutions, with a team of over 1600 professionals delivering advice and support from a network of offices across Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific and Africa. Teams across the business work collaboratively as one so that SLR can offer services to clients irrespective of geographic boundaries.

In November 2019, HFL Consulting was acquired by SLR, cementing over 20 years of specialist process safety knowledge and experience, to a bigger, expanded service offering. We provide a unique blend of leadership, management, consulting, engineering and training services, that makes us the natural partner of choice for businesses of all sizes across the process industries, including those in the oil and gas, chemicals, polymer, pharmaceutical, healthcare, waste and allied industries.

As part of SLR, we can draw on many more ‘in house’ skills and services, including process, civil and structural engineering, environmental permitting and compliance, air quality, flood risk, ecology, acoustics and wastewater treatment. More information can be found on the SLR website here.

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Dovetailed Solution

Only by choosing a technical consultancy that's capable of understanding complex legislation and supply chain interactions, stakeholder interests and business processes, can you be sure of the necessary expertise to help deliver sustainable long-term improvements.

Global & Agile

As our case studies show, we're big enough to look after global concerns, but we also pride ourselves on being agile enough to take care of the smallest details. The people you meet face-to-face will take ownership of the problem from start to finish. We believe in personal contact and meaningful communication every step of the way.

Collaborative Approach

Our ability to employ a team-based and collaborative approach maximises learning and equips our clients with the information, understanding and skills they need to continue their work independently of us, and with confidence.

History

2019

As of November, HFL Consulting is now part of SLR; a global leader in environmental and advisory solutions. As part of SLR, we can draw on many more ‘in house’ skills and services, including process, civil and structural engineering, environmental permitting and compliance, air quality, flood risk, ecology, acoustics and wastewater treatment.

2016

HFL Consulting Ltd is a privately owned, independent business, providing a unique blend of leadership, management, consulting, engineering and training services that make it the natural partner of choice for many of the most prominent chemical manufacturing and chemical using companies. A forerunner in sustainable Process Safety Management, combined with proven business improvement capabilities means we can provide practical solutions to promote safety and efficiency in design, operation, maintenance, modification and decommissioning of complex hazardous facilities.

2014

HFL Risk Services merges with picme to form HFL Consulting Ltd.
Combining HFL Risk Services, a forerunner in sustainable Process Safety Management, with the proven business improvement capabilities of picme, allows HFL Consulting to provide more business focused solutions to promote both safety and efficiency improvements in the process industries.

Collectively the teams understand the challenges faced by businesses operating complex, hazardous installations and know how to deliver long-term strategies for continuous improvement across the board, based on the hazards, risks and the ongoing need to deliver to the bottom line.

2006

DTI grant-backed lean manufacturing consultancy, picme Ltd, joins the Haden Freeman Group.
Picme has an impressive pedigree, having originally been set up in 2001 by the DTI, Chemical Industries Association and several other trade organisations with the specific aim of helping to improve efficiency and competitiveness within the chemical, pharmaceutical, plastics, rubber and polymer industries.

2001

Haden Freeman’s risk management consultancy is split out to form a separate risk management business, HFL Risk Services Ltd, creating a centre of excellence for the provision of compliance and safety engineering services to the process industries.
Haden Freeman and HFL Risk Services now form the basis of the Haden Freeman Group, a collaborative partnership of independent businesses linked by common ownership.

1999

Haden MacLellan Holdings divests itself of its engineering business, leaving Haden Freeman Ltd as an independent business.

1991

Freeman Process Systems is acquired by Haden MacLellan Holdings Plc, changing its name to Haden Freeman Ltd

1985

Freeman Process Systems Ltd is established in 1985 to provide specialist process engineering and project management services to the chemical industry.

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The Management Team

Sarah Grindrod

Director

As a Director, Sarah’s main focus is on the improvement of people within the workplace, managing our training division and ensuring we both deliver our existing qualifications and courses effectively, and continually strive to develop new relevant material and programmes.
She is a chartered engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, with over 20 years’ experience in manufacturing, from Aerospace through to Upper Tier COMAH sites.

Ian Walker

Principal Consultant

Ian is a Principal Consultant responsible for shaping and delivering services related to regulatory compliance and risk assessment. He has overseen the delivery of COMAH safety reports for major blue chip clients across all sectors.
Ian is an accomplished auditor for Safety, Environmental and Quality Management Systems (18001; 14001; 9001).

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