The rural risks practice of Blackthorn UK provides our full range of security management, HSE and emergency planning services in the highly specialised context of the British countryside.


The rural risks practice of Blackthorn UK is based near Richmond on the edge of the Yorkshire dales and offers the full range of Blackthorn security risk management, Health & Safety and emergency planning services across the United Kingdom.


For a confidential discussion please feel free to contact our UK General Manager, Andrew Stephenson, on                    +44 (0) 7523125233  / +44 (0)1748 811766 or at;

The responsibilites and financial pressures of managing one of the UKs rural treasures can be overwhelming particularly when it comes to ensuring the safety of family, staff and visitors.     

At Blackthorn we believe the value of uninterupted privacy and having the personal space to live life as we wish can not be overstated.                           

Blackthorn consultants and our highly trained associates are well placed to offer economically sensible advice on appropriate and proportionate levels of protection.

Private estates, stately homes and shoots

According to the British Covernments' Health & Safety Executive; In the last ten years, almost one person a week has been killed as a direct result of agricultural work. Many more have been seriously injured or made ill by their work. 

                                                            Last year rural crime involving the theft of vehicles, livestock and quad bikes soared to over £50 million in the UK.


Blackthorn Rural Risk consultants are  country people who understand the bottom line burdon these risks place on rural businesses

Farming, agriculture & equestrian

We understand the importance of revenue genration in the heritage sector and  the crucial economic role of tourism.      

                                                            We also have a deep understanding of the need to strike a balance between preserving our historic heritage for future generations whilst ensuring the safety and security of staff, volunteers and visitors.


Talking to Blackthorn UK means talking to people who genuinely understand the issues and have realistic, risk based solutions to offer.

Heritage & tourism sector

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