HSM Health & Safety
Manager of the Year Award
This category recognises a health and safety manager who has made a significant
contribution to the implementation or enhancement of health, safety or well-being
standards in either their own or a client organisation.
Ciaran Butler (Sodexo)
Sodexo says Ciaran is always approachable and
answers any problem presented to him in a way that is
understood by everyone on site. He is always
interested in all staff and their well-being, and is an
absolute pleasure to work with.
Terry Edwards (Bedford Hospital NHS Trust)
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust describes Terry as
absolutely unique and someone who has improved
the health and safety culture and management
standards in a very busy, complex work environment.
This has culminated in the Trust’s achievement of the
quality benchmark of an ISO standard, the only acute
hospital within the NHS to do so.
Diane France (Shipley College)
Shipley College describes Diane as an extremely
conscientious person, who is perfect for the role of
health and safety officer. She offers lots of advice to
staff and runs training all year round on various
Peter Furlong (Boccard UK Ltd)
Boccard UK explains that Peter has made a difference
to health and safety within the business by engaging
with and encouraging personnel to take an interest in
safety matters and to feel comfortable and confident
about raising concerns.
Robin Gibson (Morgan Sindall Construction)
Morgan Sindall Construction says Robin is committed
to changing the mindset of its business in relation to
mental-health issues. He is the driver for mental health
awareness across the company and introduces best
practice in this area at company sites across the UK.
Claire Green (Arconic)
Arconic describes Claire as a highly-skilled and wellorganised
OHS practitioner, an excellent manager and
well respected and liked by all work colleagues and
clients. She is a guaranteed asset to any company,
Adam Gomes (Altius VA)
Altius describes Adam as a very hard-working,
encouraging and supportive manager. Through his
caring actions you can see his passion for and
commitment to the health and safety profession shine
Brett Townsley (Hoover Ferguson)
Hoover Ferguson explain that Brett has made a
significant impact since joining the firm by bringing to
fruition a range of new ideas that have been rolled out
globally, and by cementing the company’s robust
commitment to health and safety worldwide.
Gary Youngson (Berendsen UK)
Berendsen says Gary is passionate about ensuring
that every employee gets home safe and sound at the
end of every working day. He is also very focused on
making sure health and safety is managed in an
inclusive way, and he encourages involvement and
leadership among employees from outside of the
health and safety department.