About SQEP Ltd

Our Ethos

We are experts in safety and airworthiness and recognise the importance of recruiting SQEP resource that you can rely on to perform to industry recognised standards.  Against our wealth of experience, we have devised a robust SQEP Assured Certification process that ensures you only get resources that meets your every need. Safety and quality are our priority. Our team will be happy to meet with you to discuss your business needs.

Meet Our Team

Air Marshal Sir Barry Thornton KCB
Air Marshal Sir Barry Thornton KCBChairman
An Air Force Board member for nearly a decade in four different appointments, and a board member of Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) and its predecessor organisations for eight years, Sir Barry’s last role in the RAF/DE&S was as Chief of Materiel (Air).
Whilst most of his 38 year military career has involved all aspects of Aerospace Engineering, including being the MOD’s most senior Aerospace Engineer for six years, he has also been responsible for maritime procurement and nuclear matters. Since leaving the RAF in 2009 he has worked in industry, including as Managing Director of Ascent Flight Training.
Paul Mayo
Paul MayoManaging Director
A former Royal Air Force Engineering Officer, Paul has specialised in complex systems safety and competence management. Recent technical experience has included heading up technical teams providing safety support to MOD Project Teams and QinetiQ, contributing through Niteworks to the Defence Safety Regulatory Review and providing Independent Safety Auditor services. His recent roles prior to co-founding SQEP have been Head of Safety, responsible for technical governance, assurance and competence, and Managing Director at both AACE and Allyance. Paul is the current Chairman of the Safety and Reliability Society, the internationally recognised professional institution for safety, reliability and risk management engineers across all industries.