About Cedrec

About Cedrec

A history lesson in legislation made simple...

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

Fortunately, the name was also subjected to our simplifying ways, giving us Cedrec!

It was a big task for a small company based in a Sunderland Enterprise Park. Yet under the guidance of now Directors Gareth Billinghurst and Steven Armstrong, the concept took off.

But why stop at Environment for England and Wales (and our name)? Scotland was next to receive the Cedrec treatment, followed by Northern Ireland.

By 2005, we were ready to introduce more to the Cedrec library of legislation. Safety, covering England, Scotland and Wales was launched in 2005, with the Northern Ireland edition added in 2006. In 2022, we also added Ireland to our Environment and Safety family.

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.

We've even taken Cedrec on the road! In 2013, we hosted our first Legislation Update Roadshow. These events offered our customers and the general public a chance to put faces to names, and we loved meeting you all so much it's now an annual event, with Cedrec visiting cities across the whole of the UK.

We're very proud of our relationship with our customers, and we strive to be friendly and approachable. If you want to discuss our subscriptions and services, we're happy to say Julia Bradley and her team are waiting to hear from you. If you have a question, a query, a niggling thought you just can't shake, perhaps Neil Howe, editor of Cedrec and his legal authors could help. We also offer the services of brilliant consultants, led by the knowledgeable Richard Clarke, so we can help you on a one-to-one basis.

Cedrec's mission statement grows every year. We started out to simplify environmental legislation, and now cover safety and planning too. We used to do a handful of legal registers, now we've expanded our consultancy to cover all aspects of legal compliance. We even do Roadshows and webinars! We're looking forward to seeing where we go next, and would love for you to join us!