Red Cedar, Ashford Rd, Bethersden TN26 3AP

About Us

Armadillo Safety Solutions is a consultancy different to all others. We are a Compliance Company servicing the South East. All of our consultants come from an enforcement background and are qualified to degree level and are fully IOSH accredited.
Our clients
Recent Clients of Armadillo Safety Solutions have included:-

Newham Council – offering advice on safe delivery of events surrounding the Olympic Games.


Essex County Council – Providing advice and mitigating against a prosecution by the HSE.


Nusteel Structures providing an embedded safety advisor to give advice on their heavy industry fabrication site.


Folkestone Academy School

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our service
We are here to ensure our clients are compliant with current legislation, to become part of your business and most importantly be on ‘your side’ by offering a personal service.

We offer value for money guaranteed, we constantly monitor our competitors prices to ensure we offer the best value for money, this is done by consultants working from home, meaning you are not paying for huge admin teams and office space.

Each client is given a designated consultant, which means that you will always speak to the same consultant, as we believe it is important that the consultant builds a good relationship with the client and also gets to know the business. No matter what service you need we will ensure you receive a personal service, whether you need health and safety training, business advice, CDM consultancy, competent person services or a school audit, to name a few of our services. This is not the case for most consultancies, who will plan only on availability.

Mark Ardron
BSc (Hons) CMIOSH, MInstRE

Mark Ardron is the Owner of Armadillo Safety Solutions. He has been practicing health and safety for over 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of safety, including health and safety law and enforcement, school safety, manufacturing, haulage, heavy industry, specifically steel stockholding, steel fabrication, steel construction and engineering and education and schools.

Mark started his career by spending 8 years as a combat engineer in the Royal Engineers, including two Operational Tours of both Kosovo and Sierra Leone.

On leaving the British Army, he left to pursue a career in Health and Safety. He has spent the last 10 years working as a Health and Safety Enforcement Officer, Health and Safety Manager of an International Property Management Company, Health and Safety Consultant and Health and Safety Manager of a Multi Million Pound Steel Stockholders, before starting up Armadillo Safety Solutions in 2012.

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Meet the team
Gary Squires
Gary Squires GradIOSH
Principal Health and Safety Consultant

Gary is Principal Consultant at Armadillo Safety Solutions, he is lead contact for all the companies clients, Gary supervises the companies consultant and administration teams including the high quality of provision that is expected for all our clients.

Gary Squires has been practicing health and safety for 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of safety, including, MOD, prison service, new build/construction, manufacturing, steel fabrication, steel construction, engineering and specialises in education and schools. Gary is a highly qualified Health & Safety practitioner to degree level, who draws on his wealth of experience when advising clients and helping them evidence their Health & Safety compliance.

Gary spent 9 years in the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers, including a tour of operation during Gulf War 1.

On leaving the British Army he served Prison Service as an Instructional Officer and Health and Safety Coordinator for a large category A prison.

Gary spent 13 years working in secondary education as a Teacher and Health and Safety Lead.

Chris Cook
Senior Consultant

Chris Cook is an experienced consultant who has worked for Armadillo Safety Solutions for 4 years. Chris has a huge amount of experience with education and corporate health and safety management, as well as experience of heavy industry. Chris served with Kent Fire and Rescue for over 30 years and has a wealth of knowledge regarding fire safety.

Kayleigh Ardron

Kayleigh Ardron is married to Mark Ardron. She has spent 10 years working in sales and accounts for a number of bluechip clients.

Mark Orton
Business Consultant

Mark Orton comes from an enforcement background, working for local authorities. He has a wealth of knowledge regarding health and safety and fire safety. He specialises in event safety and licensing.

our commitment
We are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year and are willing to move heaven and earth to please our clients.
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We understand that our reputation is important and wish to ensure all of our clients receive only the best service.

We cover areas across the South East in Kent, East Sussex, Essex and London, including:-

  • Ashford, Maidstone, Margate, Dover, Folkestone, Chatham, Tunbridge Wells, Dartford, London, Basildon, Tilbury, Southend on Sea, Brentwood.