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Our associate network

Our growing associate network is an elite group of highly experienced, skilled and trusted contractors 

Developing Today's Workforce, Creating Tomorrow's

Our associate network is a pool of vetted, trusted and talented indviduals selected to help us deliver projects, in collaboration with our existing team.

Our agile approach to working means we can tap into a wide talent pool of expertise to create the right client focussed solution for your business. You can learn more about each of them below.

From time to time we review and update our associate network, so do look out for upcoming opportunities. 
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Laurence Hilton
Extremely experienced in high-hazard industries and has been responsible for multiple sites. Lead auditor for 20 years, with diverse knowledge of regulations and standards (18001, 9001, 14001, 50001 and UKAS 17025).
Chris Venn
Built and led multi-national Process Safety Management, Loss Prevention/ Technical Safety and Risk Management teams on three continents in Consulting, Engineering and Operations.
Steve Highley
18 years industrial experience of production and safety management in high performing major hazard fine chemicals manufacturing...
Jon Wallis
Served various high hazard process industries for nearly two decades and has experience providing operations, maintenance and project delivery solutions as an end user and EPC. He started his professional career as an EC&I apprentice and has worked his way through supervisory and management roles. Experience of a wide range of industries, including Water, Waste Water, Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Power, Renewable Energy, Brewing and Distilling
Clint Devine
44 years global experience in a high hazard industry environment starting as an Instrument and Process Control Engineer and including Commissioning/Start up Supervisor Higher Olefins Plant, Head of Engineering Training and European Faculty Advisor Front Line Leadership Development Project.
Michael Wright
A Human Factors specialist, with over 30 years’ experience of consultancy, training and research. Experienced within the following sectors: nuclear, oil and gas, defence, aerospace, chemicals, energy, marine, rail, health, central government, regulators and emergency response Delivers: • Safety Critical Task Analysis, Error analysis and Human Reliability Assessment; • Competence assessment, training and development; • Fatigue risk assessment and management; • Staffing needs and workload analysis; • Human Factors of organisational change; • Human Factors integration into safety & engineering; • Safety culture assessment and improvement strategies; • Human Factors of accident investigation.
Lorraine Braben
30+years’ of Human Factors experience within the High hazard industries, managing the risk of human error / failure and limiting adverse consequences. Delivers Human Factors audits, assessments, project management, training and mentoring to manage the human performance within process safety risks.
Brad Eccles
20+ years’ experience in the management of low probability high consequence risk areas, mainly in regulated industries such as oil & gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, nuclear and transportation. Over 10 years in the risk management field, primarily dealing with catastrophic risks. This work has been carried out for the commercial sector as well as the Civil and Defence Nuclear industries
Roel Van Veen
12 years Bluewater Energy Services lead manager HSE for FPSO new builts and large modifications, process engineer and risk assessment workshop facilitator for operations support, safety case, ICP, Flagstate & Permitting; 10 years engineering contractors and E&P companies, HSE lead manager FLNG designs, ops support, SPAR FEED & EPC, greenfield refinery and LPG extraction plant design Independent HAZOP, HAZID, SIL and LOPA facilitator
Ashley Haslett
30+ years as Operational Manager / Director in the high hazard industries Operational responsibility & experience from 5 COMAH Upper Tier and 12 Lower Tier sites. Experience gained in UK, Ireland, USA and Canada. Preparation and submission of Safety Reports. Development and implementation of management systems including ISO45001, ISO22301 business continuity, competence management, etc. Preparation and delivery of training, coaching and mentoring to achieve competence.
Andrea Webster
10 years’ experience as a Human Performance and Competence Management Professional. Expert at developing and implementing human performance and competence management systems for COMAH establishments – typically assuring a competent, compliant and productive workforce to enable safe and legal operations. Sector specialist within Oil, Gas and Energy industries. Auditor for ISO Standards 14001, 45001, 9001

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