As head of Occupational Health and Safety, Graham was well respected by his colleagues and peers whilst working in the Council. He was well respected throughout the Yorkshire region and beyond for his knowledge, experience and expertise in Health and Safety and had a good positive relationship with the Health and Safety Executive. He was always up to date with current thinking and was aware of all key legislative issues affecting his services.
Bradford Metropolitan District Council -Assistant Director Corporate Services
His task at the Council was to undertake a review and introduce a new Safety Management System for the Council. He also organised a communication programme for managers and employees to roll out the policy and promote a culture to produce the highest standards of Health and Safety. Graham is an experienced Health and Safety Practitioner with years of experience working with both private and public sector employers. He carries out his duties to a high standard and quickly gained the respect of all he came into contact with. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to another employer.
South Lakeland District Council -Principal Human Resources Officer
During his contract with the Commission he drove forward the Health and Safety Infrastructure for this new organisation of 9,500 people across the country. He developed safety arrangements and put them in place to fit the business requirement of the new organisation. He immediately set out to understand the challenges by getting close to the business and understanding the culture and the customer requirements. He brought managers and colleagues from across the Commission along with him as well as effectively consulting with Trade Unions. He also gained the respect of senior management and engaged at Executive Team level. I was delighted with his work and his approach was pragmatic and engaging.
Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission -HR Services Manager
Graham came to us as an interim manager for health and safety. He was able to work in our difficult situation where health and safety was at a low point. He worked extremely well with managers right across all directorates and at all levels. He came to us what was unarguably a difficult situation and undertook some intensive team development work with the health and safety team. He showed great skill at carrying his people and getting the job done at the same time. I would not hesitate in recommending him and were he in the market place for a permanent role I would certainly employ him.
City of York Council -Director of People and Improvement