MEET THE TEAM

Management Team

Zoë Drew CMIOSH

Director

Zoe joined with Ian to form HCS Safety in 2000. Her principal role is meeting new clients and developing strategies to grow the business. She is the main developer of our Membership Scheme and the management system that accompanies it. Zoe is also the lead author for most of our training courses including the NEBOSH National Diploma. Zoe has been a member of IOSH since 1999.

Ian Ball

Director

Ian joined with Zoe in 2000 to form HCS Safety. He brings a wealth of experience and technical expertise to our construction clients and those who need assistance with their CDM duties. Ian has been working in the industry since 1975 - today he works closely with many of our high profile clients including BAE Systems and the BBC, as well as meeting new clients and helping to grow the business.

Sara Lyons

Accounts Manager

Sara deals with the company finances and ensures the consistent running of the company in terms of the invoicing, budgeting and reporting to Directors. She also keeps our IT and communications systems in good working order and is responsible for the delivery of our site inspections. Sara has been with HCS Safety since our early days and has seen us safely through many changes along the way.

ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Jessica Hughes

Safety Administrator

Jess brings her considerable customer service experience to HCS Safety to assist clients when they first contact us and on a day to day basis. She is our member’s helping hand with their safety accreditations and also gets involved with marketing campaigns, social media, gathering trend data from safety inspections, invoicing and being a friendly voice when you phone in.

Bex Wilkins

Training and Accounts Administrator

Bex deals with phone and on line bookings and invoicing and is there on the day of your course too - booking you in, ensuring everything is in place that your course needs and finally making sure your certification is handled efficiently, Bex helps keep the training department smooth, friendly and efficient. She is has a wealth of experience as well as her qualifications in business administration.

Kneale Jefferis

Training Administrator

Kneale deals with phone and on line bookings and is there on the day of your course too - booking you in, ensuring everything is in place that your course needs and finally making sure your certification is handled efficiently, Kneale helps keep the training department smooth, friendly and efficient. In addition he brings his journalism experience to our member’s monthly newsletter.

Letoya Baptista

Credit Control

Letoya assists Sara in keeping the company’s cash flow situation healthy. She brings her considerable experience of accounting admin and credit control to our team and helps us to remain as efficient as we can on a day to day basis. Letoya also assists Sara in financial reporting within the company and liaising with external bodies when the need arises.

Olivia Wharton

Training Facilitator

Olivia works with our training team to ensure that our delegates are well looked after. She liaises with our caterers, and ensures that the little touches that make your course comfortable are in place. She also uses her considerable creative talents to produce some of our training resources as well as assisting with the development of our marketing campaigns.

HEALTH & SAFETY TEAM

Drew Underwood Dip NEBOSH

Health & Safety Consultant

Drew has been with the company since 2011. He spends his time looking after the needs of his membership clients, conducting regular workplace inspections, and providing other safety services including CDM support, full audits and fire risk assistance. Drew is one of our most senior tutors; he teaches on the NEBOSH Diploma and Certificate courses amongst others and is a respected mentor for our trainees.

Andy Strugnell Tech IOSH

Health & Safety Consultant

Andy has been with us since 2013 and has a background in construction. He spends a lot of his time providing CDM expertise and support to our building Clients and their Principal Designers. He is also busy with his membership clients, undertaking site inspections and providing training. Andy is a well-respected and invaluable member of our team and a great mentor for our trainees.

Andy Bishop Tech IOSH

Health & Safety Consultant

Andy has been with the company since 2014. He spends his time looking after the needs of his membership clients, conducting regular workplace inspections, and providing other safety services including audits and fire risk assistance. Andy is often to be found in the classroom, teaching Director and Management level courses as well as Scaffold Inspection and is a respected mentor for our trainees.

Leon Maidment Tech IOSH

Health & Safety Consultant

Leon has been with the company since 2014 and joined us from a background in external refurbishment. He spends his time looking after the needs of his membership clients, conducting regular workplace inspections, and providing many other safety services particularly in the Central London area. He can also be found in the classroom teaching on many of our courses. He is also our resident PASMA trainer.

Anthony Derbyshire Tech IOSH

Health & Safety Consultant

Anthony joined HCS in 2015 following a varied background in the public and private sectors. He can be found looking after his membership clients, conducting his regular workplace inspections and providing a range of other safety services. Anthony spends a lot of his time in the classroom too, tutoring on many of our courses including CITB, IOSH, Asbestos and First Aid, for which he is a registered trainer.

Ali McLean–Leigh Tech IOSH

Health & Safety Consultant

Ali has been with the company since 2015 and joined us from a background in education and logistics in the British Army. She spends her time looking after the needs of her membership clients, conducting regular workplace inspections, and providing many other safety services including audits and fire risk assessments. Ali is our resident expert in Lifting Operations and teaching practice.

John Brookes CMIOSH

Health & Safety Consultant

John has been with HCS Safety since 2015. He spends his time looking after the needs of his membership clients, conducting inspections, and providing other safety services including ISO 18001 assistance, full audits and fire risk advice. John is one of our senior tutors; he teaches on both NEBOSH General and Construction Certificate courses among others. John also brings his valuable construction expertise to the team.