Cedrec is 25 today!
Published: 04 Jun 2019

Cedrec is 25 years old today, so we thought we'd give you a bit of background about us and on how it all began.  

1994 saw the birth of The Comprehensive European Directory of Regulation on the Environment with Commentary (CEDREC). Its aim was to provide the organisations of England and Wales with accessible and understandable environmental legislation.  

It was a big task for a small company, however under the guidance of now Directors Steven Armstrong and Gareth Billinghurst, the concept took off.   

Cedrec began as a floppy disc that developed onto CD, then DVD.   

To put 1994 into context, It’s the year the channel tunnel opened. Nelson Mandela became president of South Africa, and Pulp Fiction first screened in UK cinemas.  

By 2005, we introduced Health and Safety, covering England, Scotland and Wales, with the Northern Ireland edition added in 2006. 

We now cover Energy and Planning too and are soon to extend our portfolio to include Republic Of Ireland.  

In 2013, we hosted our first Legislation Update Roadshow, which has become so popular that it is now an annual event, with Cedrec visiting cities across the whole of the UK.  

With every move forward, we've maintained our highest standard of quality. In early 2015, we became one of the first consultancies of our type to achieve ISO 14001 accreditation.  

Our simplified legislation update service now holds thousands of documents, legislation, access to guidance and the most relevant news stories. This, alongside our bespoke consultancy services, training and webinars has allowed us to build a great reputation for the quality of information we provide, ease of access and customer care.  

We work with businesses and organisations of all different shapes, sizes and levels of complexity, and we're very proud of the relationships we have with the people and organisations we work with.  

If ever you want to discuss our subscriptions and consultancy services, our sales and service team are on hand to give you all the information you need to make an informed decision. 

For any customers who have a question, a query, or a niggling thought they just can't shake, our legal authors are always ready and willing to help. Our brilliant team of consultants can make sure you're covered with the right legislation too.  

Last but by no means least, we'd like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to our customers, bulletin subscribers, Roadshow attendees, those who have been with us from the very beginning and to everyone else who has joined us along the way for their continued support, positivity and enthusiasm for what we do.