About Us

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We work with you, starting where you’re at, to engage your leaders in the journey to transform workplace health. We deliver real improvements in health risk management and culture, and equip you with a strategic framework for continuous health improvement.

Our consultancy, coaching and communications solutions are available from boardroom level to site, in the UK and internationally.

“The coaching sessions with Steve were inspiring, encouraging and energising, and in this way helped me as a human being and leader to pursue with conviction our change management journey”

Otmar Hübscher, Chief Executive
Secil Group


 

Our Team

Highly qualified and with decades of experience working with both corporate and smaller businesses, our consultants are experts in their fields. We cover organisational leadership and culture, change management, occupational hygiene and health, wellbeing, communications and engagement.

We stay at the forefront of thinking, research and practice in worker health protection and our networks include leaders from business, academia, regulation and professional and trade bodies. We’re also passionate about what we do and enjoy doing it. So expect plenty of support, challenge and fun!

 

Jennie Armstrong

MSc RGN AFOH CMIOSH

Jennie is an occupational health, hygiene & wellbeing consultant and also Head of Health, Safety & Wellbeing at Tideway. She worked on the Crossrail project and was Occupational Health lead at Mace. She serves as a trustee of British Safety Council and as co-chair of the BOHS Breathe Freely campaign. Jennie is a qualified yoga teacher and loves swapping the city life for retreats in the Spanish mountains.

Sharon Brunt

BA PgDipM

Sharon is a communications & marketing consultant and director of an events company. She is communications lead for the Health in Construction Leadership group and the Construction Clients Leadership Group. She was the co-founder of the BOHS Breathe Freely campaign. Sharon runs marathons and triathlons, putting both Steve and Adrian to shame!

Dr Adrian Hirst

MSc PhD DipOH CFFOH CMIOSH

Adrian is a Chartered occupational hygiene consultant to multi-nationals and SMEs. He is a Past-President of the British Occupational Hygiene Society and the former course leader of Manchester University’s MSc in occupational hygiene. Adrian is a keen cyclist riding in events like the 100 mile Birmingham Velo.

Dr Wendy Jones

PhD RNA SCPHN(OH) C.ErgHF

Wendy is an OH specialist, Chartered Ergonomist and researcher with a particular enthusiasm for construction. She is a published academic who has worked with major projects including Crossrail and Tideway. She also works directly with companies to help them understand and manage their workplace health risks. Wendy is an enthusiastic runner who believes that speed is overrated.

Steve Perkins

MA CDir FIoD FInstP AFOH

Steve is an executive consultant, coach and MD of Steve Perkins Associates. He was the first CEO of the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) and speaks nationally on worker health protection. He is a Chartered Director and a Fellow of both the Institute of Directors and the Institute of Physics. He has served in exec/non-exec director roles and as a charity trustee. Steve is a busy grandad and aspiring cyclist.

Neil Pickering

MSc PgD DipOH CFFOH CMIOSH

Neil is an executive HS&E consultant and coach. He served most recently as Global HS&E Director at JCB and previously as the Head of Global HS&E Services and Capability at Rolls-Royce plc. He is a Chartered occupational hygienist and Past-Registrar of the BOHS Faculty of Occupational Hygiene. Neil is enjoying rescuing a kitchen garden from a lawn that had taken over 50 years earlier.

Jennie Armstrong

MSc RGN AFOH CMIOSH

Jennie is an occupational health, hygiene & wellbeing consultant and also Head of Health, Safety & Wellbeing at Tideway. She worked on the Crossrail project and was Occupational Health lead at Mace. She serves as a trustee of British Safety Council and as co-chair of the BOHS Breathe Freely campaign. Jennie is a qualified yoga teacher and loves swapping the city life for retreats in the Spanish mountains.

Sharon Brunt

BA PgDipM

Sharon is a communications & marketing consultant and director of an events company. She is communications lead for the Health in Construction Leadership group and the Construction Clients Leadership Group. She was the co-founder of the BOHS Breathe Freely campaign. Sharon runs marathons and triathlons, putting both Steve and Adrian to shame!

Dr Adrian Hirst

MSc PhD DipOH CFFOH CMIOSH

Adrian is a Chartered occupational hygiene consultant to multi-nationals and SMEs. He is a Past-President of the British Occupational Hygiene Society and the former course leader of Manchester University’s MSc in occupational hygiene. Adrian is a keen cyclist riding in events like the 100 mile Birmingham Velo.

Dr Wendy Jones

PhD RNA SCPHN(OH) C.ErgHF

Wendy is an OH specialist, Chartered Ergonomist and researcher with a particular enthusiasm for construction. She is a published academic who has worked with major projects including Crossrail and Tideway. She also works directly with companies to help them understand and manage their workplace health risks. Wendy is an enthusiastic runner who believes that speed is overrated.

Steve Perkins

MA CDir FIoD FInstP AFOH

Steve is an executive consultant, coach and MD of Steve Perkins Associates. He was the first CEO of the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) and speaks nationally on worker health protection. He is a Chartered Director and a Fellow of both the Institute of Directors and the Institute of Physics. He has served in exec/non-exec director roles and as a charity trustee. Steve is a busy grandad and aspiring cyclist.

Neil Pickering

MSc PgD DipOH CFFOH CMIOSH

Neil is an executive HS&E consultant and coach. He served most recently as Global HS&E Director at JCB and previously as the Head of Global HS&E Services and Capability at Rolls-Royce plc. He is a Chartered occupational hygienist and Past-Registrar of the BOHS Faculty of Occupational Hygiene. Neil is enjoying rescuing a kitchen garden from a lawn that had taken over 50 years earlier.

Check out the case study from our work with Connect Plus, the 30 year contract holder for the M25 Design, Build, Finance and Operate contract with Highways England, to maintain and renew 400 km of the UK’s Strategic Road Network.

 

“Connect Plus are committed to delivering health and wellbeing programmes that raise the bar for the highways industry. In late 2018 we began a collaboration with Steve Perkins Associates to highlight the importance of protecting our people’s physical health. As a result of the Healthier Highways programme, we’re reflecting the importance of Health as well as Safety in our systems to create a more holistic approach and safer environment for our teams.”

Andy Dean, Chief Executive
Connect Plus

Why we do what we do

Work-related ill health is the ‘hidden pandemic’ with 99% of all work-related deaths in Great Britain caused by occupational disease – every year.

We believe that prevention really is better than cure and that’s why we’re so passionate about strategically applying occupational hygiene and health to transform workplace culture.