Company Profile


Delivering an effective outsourcing service based around our customers, working in collaboration, focusing on innovation with people you can trust.

Incorporated in 2010, Freedom Managed Services LLP, trading as Thorn SDS, is an independent business with a 20 years heritage of providing exceptional service solutions. We operate predominantly in the Space, Defence and IT Security sectors.

Thorn SDS is part of the Evergreen group and operates from its HQ in Alton, Hampshire, UK. However, we also have a subsidiary office (Thorn Sicherheits) in Darmstadt, Germany.

We have well-established, long-term relationships with UK Defence companies, Ministry of Defence (MOD), European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Meteorological Satellite Agency (EUMETSAT).

Our core values of adaptability, excellence, risk share and innovation are prevalent in all activities we undertake and set us apart from our competition. As a proactive service partner, we engage with client organisations to enable them to prioritise their core services.

Services include:

  • Provision of security cleared staff; we have the appropriate company accreditations to supply skilled security cleared engineers & technical professionals on a contractor basis.
  • Psychometric assessment service; Personality & behavioural analysis, Aptitude testing, high performance indicators and emotional intelligence.
  • Recruitment advertising; designed to attract high quality candidates from across the UK and Europe.
  • The design, operation and maintenance of secure networks. Our engineering team are embedded within a client’s premises and acts as an extension of the clients own engineering capability. Giving support 24/7.
  • Our team in Germany undertake specialist system & spacecraft operation engineering activities on a wide range of missions. We also manage operations training for a suite of geostationary spacecraft.

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