Abbott Risk Consulting

Managing Risk, Improving Performance

11 Albyn Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4NG

Mining, Metals & Materials Energy & Utilities Renewable Energy Transport & Logistics

Abbott Risk Consulting (ARC) Ltd has established a strong international reputation for Safety, Engineering and Risk Management services to the­ Nuclear, Oil and Gas, Defence, Mining and Rail sectors

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Team Size 150 - 200
Established 2002
Gender Diversity 22%

Abbott Risk Consulting (ARC) Ltd has established a strong international reputation for Safety, Engineering and Risk Management services to the­ Nuclear, Oil and Gas, Defence, Mining and Rail sectors

We have offices throughout the UK and Australia. We employ over 100 full-time safety and risk consultants and work with over 90 associates.­ In tandem with providing engineering consultancy services, ARC is an established provider of SQEP personnel solutions.

Established in 2002 by John Abbott, ARC are still entirely employee-owned, our intention is to grow organically and to continue developing our staff, services, clients and markets.

We have cultivated a strong reputation for delivering high quality services on time and to budget. This is achieved by robust project management and strong business processes together with committed and enthusiastic employees who will go that extra mile to ensure clients’ needs are met.

ARC’s clients span from major international corporations and government bodies to small and medium sized enterprises. Our flexible approach allows even the smallest organisations to benefit from our support.

ARC's open culture and flat structure creates transparency within the business. This allows and encourages their employees to feedback and suggest new ideas. All feedback is listened to, evaluated and then the employee will be supported in developing the idea further.

Founders & Leaders

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Andrew Hopkinson

Director, Resource Group

Andrew is the Director at Abott Risk Consulting. He is based in ARC's offices near Manchester Airport. Abbott Risk Consulting is a rapidly expanding company and involved in all the safety critical sectors that traditionally struggle to locate SQEP resource. He is responsible for managing a team of highly experienced consultants, who coordinate the deployment of staff and associates throughout our areas of business, ensuring we have resource available, on time and in the right place, every time. As ARC's Single Point of Contact for recruitment and resources, he spends a great deal of time locating staff and associates for our business both in the UK and overseas. Andrew has specialised in the areas of Safety and Reliability, particularly in the Nuclear and Rail sectors since 1988. The team of consultants has almost 50 years' experience collectively in the resourcing of most disciplines of Engineers.

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Jon Baggs

Director, Nuclear

Jon is the Nuclear Director at Abbott Risk Consulting. He is a provider of safety case and engineering consultancy services across all high risk industries, such as nuclear power, oil and gas, defence, rail and renewables. He head of nuclear business at Abbott Risk Consulting Limited, managing a group business with turnover in excess of £5M and nearly thirty staff, plus subcontractors. Over thirty years experience in the nuclear industry, primarily in the field of nuclear safety and engineering substantiation at ARC Limited, VECTRA and Rolls-Royce. Nuclear work has primarily been on decommissioning sites in the UK, but also on the UK submarine programme both in regard to safety at naval bases, but also reactor technology. Recent safety case work primarily focuses on the management, retrieval and storage of Intermediate Level Waste on decommissioning sites. Qualified peer reviewer and auditor.

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Tim Lambert

Director, Defence

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Steven Hughes

Director, Rail (UK)

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John Abbott

Managing Director

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Gemma Parnell

Quality Manager

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  • Maintain a flat organisational structure
  • Treat everyone fairly
  • Be open/transparent
  • Support all staff to be the best they can be
  • Make money, be happy


  • 10 leading consulting companies to work for in the UK, Consultancy UK, 2019
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