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Steven Heddle Consultancy (SHC) has provided consultancy services to businesses and public sector agencies since 1999.

The principal of the business is Steven Heddle, who is a native of Kirkwall and former pupil of Papdale Primary and Kirkwall Grammar Schools. He graduated from Aberdeen University in 1987 with a BSc Hons (First Class) in Physics, and subsequently gained a PhD in Physics from Edinburgh University in 1993 for research done as part of the Applied Optics Group. (See CV for further employment details, Publications for published research etc.)

He returned to Orkney with his family in 1999 and founded Steven Heddle Consultancy, initially carrying out contract researchfor the UK Astronomy Technology Centre and later diversifying into IT support and advice. This latter role was of great benefit duringemployment with Orkney Enterprise (OE) as e-business adviser, and SHC still carries out regular work for OE's successor, HIE Orkney, and other development agencies on a regular basis, as a SFEDI accredited business adviser.

The business has continued to diversify and expand its client base (see Clients), and we hope we can be of service and assistance to you with your project. We strive for clarity and efficiency in all our work, and will not make any promises we can't keep.

Insurance and indemnity arrangements

As a contractor to public sector bodies we are required to maintain a high level of professional indemnity cover. This currently is:

  • Professional indemnity insurance: 500,000 of cover
  • Public liability insurance: 1,000,000 of cover
  • Products liability insurance: 1,000,000 of cover
  • Employer's liability insurance: 10,000,000 of cover

Certficates are available for inspection.

Contact details


Recent Projects:

2007 Orkney Folk Festival Audience Survey and Market Research
Orkney Photographic website

Last update:
March 07. 2019 09:54:59