South Tyneside Risk Management

About Pentagon Assurance

Situated in the heart of South Tyneside, in the industry rich North East of England, Pentagon Assurance is more than a service provider – we're your trusted ally in navigating the complexities of Health, Safety, Quality, and Environmental standards.

Our mission is to support businesses on their journey towards growth, development, and safety, all with a friendly and personalised touch.

Our Guiding Principles

At the core of our approach are clearly defined processes and standards. These not only help businesses in meeting customer quality requirements but also play a crucial role in shaping the overall vision and mission of a company.

Our focus goes beyond compliance – we're here to help businesses mitigate risks, grow sustainably, and provide customers with the confidence of the highest quality products and services.

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Pentagon Assurance's journey

Since our establishment in 2017, Pentagon Assurance has been dedicated to effective process improvement.

Our customers range from micro businesses and SME’s to large corporations, public entities, and charitable organisations.

We've built our reputation on providing consultancy services that help businesses achieve certification to ISO and other essential standards, delivering cost-effective, pragmatic, and focused outcomes.

  • 2017

    • Ideas session at the Walls End pub
    • Pentagon Assurance was founded 31st May
    • First retained QHSE client (Vanguard)
    • ROVCO founded and we qualify & support QHSE on first project
    • JDR Atex quality qualification of cable reelers
    • Interviewed for clients ISO 9001...didn't win it!
    • Formalised accredited project management training partnership
    • 1st full time employee (Shaun Hurn)
    • First successful UKAS certification audit
  • 2018

    • Futaba Major CDM project (Derbyshire)
    • APM PMQ delivered to RBS at Edinburgh HQ
    • IIRSM North East & Cumbria launched - Barry treasurer
    • Cummins major CDM Project (Peterborough) 
    • First water sector client accredited to UKAS ISO 9001
    • Coca-cola major CDM Project (Morpeth)
    • First bid writing project (UTS)
    • APM PMQ Red Rock Power at Edinburgh HQ
    • First Carter Cookson corporate event
    • Barry awarded fellowship of IIRSM
    • Registered OSHCR consultancy
  • 2019

    • Institute of water lecture on Project & Risk Management
    • APM PMQ 4c offshore (Great Yarmouth)
    • APM PMQ Fugro (The Hague)
    • Maysan Foods retained for Health & Safety 
    • APM PMQ BP at HQ Sunbury 
    • APM PMQ BP at Khazzan (Muscat, Oman)
    • HLA Services first UKAS ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 cert
    • The bakers hand in press incident...
    • APM PMQ Warley Parsons (Aberdeen)
    • Pharos offshore awarded first UKAS ISO 9001, 14001 & 45001 cert
    • Dr Hydraulics factory relocation
    • The Bakers crate washer
    • 2nd Carter Cookson corporate event
  • 2020

    • Energy audit St. Mirren FC
    • March - Covid Lockdowns
    • IIRSM lecture on Project managing responding to Covid-19
    • CSD retained Health and Safety - BT Gosforth Exchange refurbishment 
    • Energy audit Wyboston Lakes Resort & ISO 9001 gap analysis
    • Energy audit Dundee V&A
    • Take S Mental Healthy campaign
    • Traffic Light armband Covid Operations Campaign
    • Confidence coach founded
    • Pentagon corporate sponsor of South Shields Golf Club
  • 2021

    • QHSE aduits & MGT sponsorship sessions HUSQVARNA UK
    • AR Power CDM support for Solar installations - Marsden School, Jarrow Business Centre
    • APM PMQ Balmoral water tanks
    • APM PMQ Costain (Birmingham)
    • First delivery of ECITB training (project controls)
    • Relocated to Hoults Yard from One Trinity Green
    • Classroom Training for Durham Constabulary (manual handling)
    • APM PMQ Tetra-Tech (Leeds)
    • APM PFQ on behalf of University of Cumbria
    • Incentivesmart first UKAS ISO 9001& 27001 cert
  • 2022

    • One of the first to sign South Tyneside Pledge
    • Employed first employee in line with pledge (Iyvann Ferguson)
    • Barry appointed chair of IIRSM North East & Cumbria
    • Viridor safety audits & risk assessments review (energy from waste and recycling with gauged solutions)
    • Wartsila major CDM project (Slough)
    • Dogger Bank transformer hall quality plans - Enerveo
    • AR Power Solar install major CDM & large array at BHK (Peterlee)
    • Relocated back to One Trinity Green and loved it!
    • Trench networks first UKAS ISO 9001 & 27001 cert
  • 2023

    • Project sponsorship training bio-energy group senior team
    • Equinor Quality plans for Johan Sverdrup AUU - Modus
    • First apprentice recruited - Keith Byrne QHSE admin
    • First Pentagon Charity golf day - raised £600 for Charlie & Carter Foundation
    • First sponsorship NUFC Women
    • APM PMQ training at Gleeds (Nottingham)
    • Able UK Site Health, Safety & Environmental Audits
    • NUFC corporate business club membership
    • Bought our own office!
    • First overseas contract with Kawasaki Heavy Industries Japan
    • Crown Packaging Major CDM project & project management
    • Novated all Jacksons Law Health & Safety
    • Modus AUV trails site (Port of Sunderland)

Personalised Solutions for Your Peace of Mind

Navigating the requirements of legislation, regulations and guidance can distract from your day to day tasks, but we're here to simplify the process.

We work closely with our clients to ensure full compliance with all requirements.

Meet the Pentagon Assurance Team

Barry Cooper - Pentagon Team

Barry Cooper

Alan Vasey - Team

Alan Vasey

David Mulligan - Pentagon Team

David Mulligan

Iyvann Ferguson - Pentagon Team

Iyvann Ferguson

Keith Byrne - Team

Keith Byrne


Tailored programmes for your success

Our team collaborates with businesses to understand their unique needs, allowing us to tailor programmes specifically for them.

Whether it's integrating changed ways of working, understanding legal obligations, managing immediate health and safety challenges, we're here to provide support and confidence.