6 Alpha comprises a number of industry leading specialists, including former Royal Engineer Bomb Disposal Officers, Royal Navy Clearance Divers, and geophysicists.
We are acknowledged market leaders in Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Risk Management and Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD). Our extensive experience and proprietary risk assessment modelling, has ensured that 6 Alpha is the consultancy of first choice for many commercial and governmental organisations operating both in the UK, EU and globally.
6 Alpha Associates employs exceptional individuals who not only have proven core and functional competences in risk management but who are also motivated to deliver outstanding solutions for our clients – our reputation depends on our team’s continuing success.
With a strong business focus and proven competences in offshore wind, oil and gas, civil engineering as well as security and business resilience, we are able to put together the right team to match your specific needs.
Our team are natural problem solvers with considerable experience and expertise drawn from consulting backgrounds as diverse as programme and project management, research, risk analysis, geophysical survey and explosives engineering.
With a clear understanding of our core values, and commitment to develop and improve our services, our consultants are highly motivated to deliver excellence for us and for our clients.
Simon Cooke: Managing Director
Simon is the founder and Managing Director at 6 Alpha Associates. Following officer training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Simon embarked on a 17-year military career with the Corps of Royal Engineers. Following early command and inter-spaced with other British MoD and NATO appointments, he served a total of four tours of duty, (totalling eight years), with the British Army’s Bomb Disposal Regiment (33 Engineer Regiment EOD). Qualified as an Advanced level Bomb Disposal Officer, he has served in Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Afghanistan. On retirement from the Army as a Major, Simon was as appointed as Technical Director with an international humanitarian and EOD risk mitigation company delivering commercial EOD solutions in the UK, EU and middle east. Equipped with a bachelors and two masters degrees, Simon is an acknowledged expert in UXO and risk management and he was selected as the lead technical author for both of CIRIAs best practice UXO guides.
Ben Wilkinson: Operations Manager
Ben joined 6 Alpha in 2014 as the company’s Operations Manager. Having served in the Corps of Royal Engineers for 24 years, he retired retired from the Army as Warrant Officer, Ben is a highly qualified not only as a former British Army Combat Engineer but also as an Advanced Level EOD officer. The core components of Ben’s experience have not only been gained during his military career but subsequently, having supplemented his extensive military and operational knowledge with more than a decade’s worth of international commercial EOD and mine clearance work. Ben is acknowledged as an expert instructor, having delivered commercial training in multi-national, multi-cultural and politically sensitive environments. He has the proven knowledge, experience and ability to develop and implement highly effective systems and procedures to manage UXO risks. Ben takes the lead in the operational delivery of solutions in the civil engineering and offshore industries.