Franchise Opportunity

Who are The Wilkins Safety Group?


The Wilkins Safety Group takes the worry of dealing with Health & Safety regulations off our customers hands, leaving them free to concentrate on running their business the way they want to.

A corner stone of our business is the provision of ongoing Health and Safety support to our customers who cannot justify the expense of employing a full time Health & Safety Manager. We are a SMAS (Safety Management Assessment Specialists) accredited Health and Safety Consultancy.

We also provide full CDM support services enabling us to act as ‘Principal Designer’ as well as CDM support for Architects and Designers and also as CDM support to Principal Contractors. We are APS (Association for Project Safety) accredited Principal Designers and CDM Advisers

Our experts advise on any actions our customers may need to take to comply with the law in as cost-effective a manner as possible.

The Wilkins Safety Group was established in January 1992 and has been helping companies with sound advice for nearly 30 years.

The Wilkins Safety Group are now expanding and we have a variety of new franchise opportunities right now in several locations. If you want to join with us as we continue our expansion across the UK, we would like to hear from you.

What do you get as a Franchisee?

So many people think of starting their own business – not just for the financial rewards but for the opportunity to be your own boss and run your own life.

Everyone working for The Wilkins Safety Group is an important player on the team. We believe in building personal professional relationships with our customers and being always polite and helpful. We must make it easy for people to do business with us.

As a Franchisee you buy the right to develop your business in a defined geographical area. Franchisees can offer their Clients the full breadth of The Wilkins Safety Group expertise, all supported by the full span of our capabilities. Our aim is to provide a nationwide quality service to customers with an emphasis on personal service and professionalism. We aim to build up a strong two-way working relationship with all our franchisees and make The Wilkins Safety Group name synonymous with excellence.

Many business owners are now thinking about their next steps when it comes to opening the doors of their business following on from the Covid-19 pandemic. We are able to offer our customers special resources to help them consider how they are going to do this. We also offer a Covid-19 Assurance Assessment Service which is designed to ensure businesses are ‘COVID Secure’.

So, if you’re looking for a Franchise opportunity with some real strengths search no more.


Track record of success

We have a developed a method of doing business that works well and produces successful results.
Strong Brand – One of the biggest advantages of franchising is that the company is building a brand on a regional or national basis that should have value in the eyes of customers you’re trying to attract.


Training programme

We have a training programme designed to bring you up to speed on the most successful methods to run the business. We have reference materials to assist you in dealing with whatever comes up while you’re running your business.


Ongoing operational support

We have staff dedicated to providing ongoing assistance to franchisees. You’re not alone when you’re building and running your business, and you can always call on experienced people when you hit a rough spot or want to share new ideas for growing the business.


Marketing assistance

We will offer you marketing assistance to provide you with proven tools and strategies for attracting and retaining customers.


Purchasing power

As a franchise you can take advantage of the buying power of the entire system to negotiate prices for everything you need at significantly lower levels than you could achieve as an independent operator.


Risk avoidance

The biggest reason to buy a franchise is that, if you’re smart, it will help you avoid much of the risk of starting a new business.

The Business Support Team

Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins


Is our CEO. He is based in Somerset but regularly visits our other offices.

He re-trained in Occupational Health & Safety after many years in the Construction Industry working as a site manager. He started his own practice in January 1992, initially in association with a Solicitor before stepping out on his own.

Jon is a Registered CDM 2015 Principal Designer, a health and safety position required under the CDM 2015 Regulations. (APS Registration Number 15164). He is also a registered Safety Adviser. He can be found on the Safety Schemes In Procurement (SSIP) Register which is a National database

Local solicitors often consult him regarding personal injury and accident cases.

He is a recognised Health & Safety trainer and is registered with, amongst others, the CIEH. He is also accredited by the Association for Project Safety.

Jon has been a guest on a local radio station, answering listeners’ safety queries. He has written many articles for papers and magazines about Health & Safety and has been appointed to act as a Judge on the HSE sponsored Health and Safety Award as part of the National Business Awards.

In 2004, following years of studying on a distance learning course, Jon was awarded a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Health & Safety.

For 7 years from 2006 Jon was returning to his old school, King’s College Taunton, on a weekly basis, where he advised 4th Form students who embarked on running a business for a year. Jon is Enhanced DBS approved.

Adam Hammond

Adam Hammond


Adam Joined us at Wilkins Safety Group as our Senior Health and Safety Consultant in 2015 after completing a 30 plus years’ career with Dorset County Council. Adam offers all the services listed in our competent person packages, He is a conscientious approachable Health and Safety professional with a comprehensive understanding of Health & Safety legislation. He is well versed in giving pragmatic and sensible health and safety and best practice advice to clients that strengthens their safety management systems. Commercially aware, Adam is an enthusiastic and driven health and safety expert.

Adam also supports our Principal Designer services by completing monthly site safety inspections on all our projects and supports our Principal Designer by attending progress meetings when our Principal Designer is otherwise engaged.

He is a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner with a wealth of experience across all sectors, he is also a registered consultant and can be found through the “Competent Person” pages of the HSE website where you will be linked to the HSE’s Occupational Safety and Health Consultancy Register. Adam is Enhanced DBS approved.

Adam is a member of:

Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Chartered Member (CMIOSH)

International Institute of Risk Safety Managers (MIIRSM)

Occupational Safety & Health Consultants Register (OSHCR)

Chartered Institute of Builders (ICIOB)

British Institute of Facilities Managers (MBIFM)

Chris Walton

Chris Walton

Chris is our chemicals expert. He is an effective health, safety and environmental professional who specialises in staff training, documentation and compliance.

His background means he is a highly experienced production operative/engineer/technician with experience gained operating within a variety of business settings. He has excellent process and analytical skills and can be relied upon to provide practical solutions to operational challenges.
Chris leads our COMAH Support Service. He has undertaken COMAH Report work for a wide range of top-tier industrial facilities including major refineries. This has involved the preparation of SMS descriptions, hazard analysis, risk assessments and the development of emergency plans.
He has also successfully undertaken more than 50 risk assessment studies of oil and gas plants and installations.

Chris is a member of:

Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Technician Member

Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment Full Member

Ruth Orr

Ruth Orr

Ruth is Jon Wilkins’ daughter, and like her father, she too was educated at King’s College Taunton.

She is a director of the company and is responsible for ensuring that the administrative activities within the practice run efficiently and effectively, as well as providing core support to the management team.

She has just completed Level 1c Continuous Improvement Project Management at Cardiff University and is also doing an Open University Batchelor of Science degree in Psychology.

Her background is in banking having been a Business Bank Manager with Lloyds Bank plc.

Ruth is married and lives with her husband in Bristol.

John Sech

John Sech

John Sech joined WSG as our Business Development Manager in 2019. John is in charge of sales and customer care and pro-actively works with clients, new and old, to make sure they receive the support, training and protection they desire in a post COVID-19 market.

John will also provide support to new Franchisees as they work to integrate the service offerings of Wilkins Safety Group across the UK.

He brings a lifetime career in creating new multi-stakeholder sales and seeing them through the sales cycle into implementation of their services. Having had success in the Banking & Finance Sector, Higher Education and Insurance markets spanning the UK & Europe he will look to assist clients of all sizes. He will be promoting the full range of WSG’s services, training and online courses and to build strong, lasting customer relationships.

Suzi Ratcliffe

Suzi Ratcliffe


Suzi is our Office Administrator and supports us with all things ‘back office’.

Her experience of working with a wide range of businesses and in a wide variety of business environments means that she easily understands business and customer needs and is able to manage the back office efficiently so that the whole ship runs smoothly – exactly what we want!

Suzi also organises the Online training system making the whole online training hassle free and an enjoyable experience for all delegates and companies.

If you want assurance that your query or request will be actioned quickly, copy Suzi in.

In addition to these people, we also have an

Asbestos surveyor,
Fire Consultant,
First Aid trainer and CQC adviser,
Environmental expert,
HR Consultant

– all of whom can be available to support you.

There is also our own IT and Marketing consultants who are all here to help you succeed in your venture

What kind of support can I expect from The Wilkins Safety Group as a Franchisee?

We ensure that you are well equipped to start and grow your business. Training, ongoing business support and a wide range of resources are available when you become The Wilkins Safety Group Franchisee in your area.

One of the main benefits of Franchising is that it is a business partnership between Franchisee and Franchisor. Head Office support is essential especially in the early trading days of the franchisee, and it will always be readily available. As you (the Franchisee) gain experience in trading, the transition from a very much, hands on approach, changes, by our gradually stepping back and letting you, the Franchisee take complete control as you become more confident, professional and successful.

The operations manual contains significant information and know-how to run your own business successfully. It will be your point of reference for everything you do. It is a step-by-step guide on how to run and operate the business. It is a treasure trove of useful information and will save you time and money every step of the way. It is written in a clear way, following an easy-to-understand format. All the facts of the business without the fuss, and all at your fingertips from day one

The earnings potential

What you can earn out of The Wilkins Safety Group Franchise is, in the final analysis, up to you: how hard you work, and how gifted you are. It’s no different to anything else. But you’ll be surprised at how the numbers can stack up.

Year one Year two Year three
Gross Sales
70k 80k 95k
Costs 20k 20k 25k
Net income
50k 60k 70k


It is important to emphasise that the above figures are projections provided for the purpose of illustration and are not intended to be a statement, representation, warranty or guarantee of individual franchisee earnings. It is essential that (prior to entering into the franchise) you satisfy yourself of the value of the investment you intend to make in terms of both time and money.

What you need

What do you need to be successful as a Wilkins Safety Group Franchisee?

There is just no escaping the fact that running your own business can be hard work. However, you are doing it for yourself and the rewards of a Wilkins Safety Group franchise will be there for you to see from day one. If you possess the following attributes, then a Wilkins Safety Group franchise could be just what you have been looking for:


A willingness to work hard, because there is simply no substitute for hard work.


A willingness to persevere, because there will always be times when things don’t go according to plan.


The desire to work for yourself, and take proper control of your own destiny.


The desire to work with others who all share your commitment to the highest standards.


A qualification in Health & Safety

If everything you’ve read so far makes sense, and you think that a Wilkins Safety Group Franchise is something you want to know more about, we should talk further.

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