About Us

Common Sense Compliance Ltd is an International provider of food hygiene, health & safety, fire management and leisure advice.  Common Sense Compliance has a growing client base servicing clients throughout the UK and Internationally. Our business is fundamentally built upon two key criteria; our people and the simplicity of the products and software that we develop. Combining this with the commitment and expertise of our experienced consultants and dedication of our support staff we regularly exceed client expectations.

Our company’s philosophy is to work in partnership with our clients to develop a  ‘top down’ safety culture.  We achieve this by developing plain speaking, tailored management systems; providing dynamic, bespoke training; comprehensive auditing programmes and our cloud based software complyforce.  

Our 6 Step Process


A tailored management systems that clearly reflect your operation.


Motivational training to introduce new systems.


Service through clear, concise auditing programs.


Detailed management reviews at agreed timescales.


Provision of a dedicated contract management team.


To create long term business relationships

Our Directors

Lee Matthews


Lee Matthews is Co-Founder and Director of Common Sense Compliance Ltd (CSC).  Since its formation in 2009 Lee has headed up key areas of the business including: Marketing, Sales, Finance, Operations, Administration and HR as well as taking the lead role in the development of the company’s online compliance management system complyforce.

Over the years Lee has built a strong team and developed key partnerships to drive these key areas of the business forward and CSC is now a high growth business and recording record growth year on year.

Prior to founding CSC Lee started his career in the commercial world of Environmental Health in 2001 as an Administration Assistant.  His natural leadership skills and passion resulted in him rapidly progressing in the industry and between 2001 and 2009 Lee held a number senior managerial roles within both SME and corporate businesses.

In 2014 Lee graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 small businesses programme at Aston University. The programme brings together leaders of high-growth small businesses who are creating jobs and driving economic growth throughout the UK.

Nick Tilley


As a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP) and Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner (CSHP), Nick Tilley has supported many businesses over the years in these specialist fields.

Nick has specialised in Food Safety, Health and Safety and Fire management within the hotel, catering, hospitality and leisure industries for over twenty five years; both as a regional EHP working within blue chip companies or as a consultant.  These roles have been both working at a technical level with clients and also at a senior management level; managing a team of professional EHPs’ and operating businesses.

After setting up Statutory Risk Management Ltd (SRM) in 2000, Nick developed the business through recommendation, until the point when SRM was ready for expansion through better resources. In 2009 Nick teamed up with Lee Matthews and Common Sense Compliance Ltd was founded.

European Coverage

Whilst our business is predominantly UK based, we have the ability to service clients across Europe. Key areas include France, Spain, Hungary and Norway.