About us

The North East Risk & Compliance Forum was established by three North East businesses to provide much needed support to companies in the region with relevant legislation, compliance, health and safety information.

The bi-monthly events will cover all aspects of risk and compliance including welding fume legislation, mental health and topical health and safety programmes and campaigns.

It can be challenging for businesses to ensure they are legally compliant and ensure their business and workforce are protected with many not knowing where to go for relevant advice and information. Many businesses find they are struggling with the same problems therefore we hope that by creating this forum we can bring businesses together throughout the North East to discuss issues relevant to them in an open and relaxed environment with a view to assisting and supporting one other.

HLA Services provides facilities management, air conditioning, refrigeration, heating and ventilation services to businesses across the UK.  Based in South Tyneside they  are the North East’s leading air conditioning and climate systems specialists


Pentagon Assurance, based in South Tyneside, provides assurance and compliance services including health and safety consultancy, supports businesses looking to gain or maintain ISO accreditations and assists with CDM projects.


Recovery4Life is a specialist testing, training and treatment service for substance misuse and mental health for businesses and individuals.  Based in Gateshead the company offers a sector leading level of service and expertise not widely available in the UK, offering bespoke programs addressing health, mental health and pharmacological history.