Aegis was formed in 1995 by a group of Preston-based construction professionals specifically to provide services required by the introduction of the Construction (Design & Management) (CDM) Regulations in 1994.

CDM services still represent a significant part of the company’s business, however, the range of health, safety, environmental and risk management services provided by Aegis has expanded.  In 1999 Aegis took over a long established Clerk of Works business providing inspection and quality control services to clients in construction.  Similarly, the company identified, in 2004, that environmental issues were an increasing concern for companies and so started to provide environmental advice and assessments, specifically BREEAM and DREAM.

Throughout its history Aegis has used the knowledge and experience gained from working in the construction and engineering industries – traditionally hazardous environments – to offer health and safety advice and guidance to clients in other sectors, such as education.   In addition to general health and safety services, Aegis also has developed specialist capabilities such as Fire Risk Assessments and Site Safety Inspections to offer to clients.

Based in Preston the company works across the North West and nationally.  It has gained a reputation for excellence in its services and, as a result, has provided services to clients ranging from multinationals to local charities.

Well managed and financially sound Aegis will be there to support clients well into the future.  Our systems are UKAS-accredited against ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 which ensures consistency and reliability.  As a company we have professional indemnity insurance with coverage of £10,000,000.



Certificate Number 13228

ISO 9001 ISO 14001 ISO 45001

Registered Practice with the Association for Project Safety for Principal Designer and Principal Designer Advisor services.

Aegis has been assessed against the SSIP core criteria and met the standard to achieve SSIP Approved, Principal Designer status.

BREEAM Accredited Professional Practice


Why Choose Us

Here are six compelling reasons to talk to Aegis about your next project:


We are a multi-disciplined professional practice, with one of the largest teams of qualified CDM Principal Designers in the North West. Our highly qualified staff has considerable expertise and experience in most forms of construction and demolition.

Delivering Safety, Adding Value

We help clients deliver projects safely and use our expertise to achieve low cost, low maintenance solutions.

A Reputation for Excellence

Over the past 20 years we have built up a reputation for excellence with our clients. As a result, we have found that the majority of our new clients have come to us from word of mouth recommendations by existing clients.

Comprehensive Experience

Our clients include BAE Systems, Bentley Motors, Jaguar, Lancaster University, Leyland Trucks and Spar.

Established since 1995

We have been appointed on over 4,000 health and safety, risk management, clerk of works, environmental
and CDM projects, ranging from small refurbishments to developments worth over £250 million.

Local Base, National Coverage

We are proud to be based in Preston but we operate throughout the UK.