FPL is headed up by Lee Holloway CMIOSH PCQI AMInstCS. Lee founded the business in 2009 with a mission to provide meaningful, tailored compliance support to SME's in response to the various "off the shelf" options available at the time that generally equipped customers with vast unweildy vaults of generic process produced with little if any consideration of the customer's uniqueness or specific risk profile. Often confined to a top shelf out of frustration or sheer overwhelming fear this style of "every t crossed" support would typically provide little value to the customer and minimal mitigation in the event of an accident. Claims of indemnifying against legal costs missed the point of preventing accidents and incidents in the first place and also generally omitted to mention that the cover only applied to civil actions - not to criminal proceedings brought by enforcement agencies. FPL's founding belief was that SME's deserved a better quality of support than that, a more honest and transparent approach and also, where interested, the know how of "integrating" other forms of organisational risk into the same framework - avoiding duplication of process whilst effectively minimising waste, maximising efficiency and addressing customer and other operational risks achieving sustainability in the broadest sense.
In addition to Lee, FPL now consists of a small team of Client Relationship Executives and a network of associate consultants covering different specialised disciplines. All FPL clients are promised a one to one relationship and the assurance that for us, a long term relationship is paramount, built on trust. We will never attempt to sell a service, product, piece of training or project support where we feel its disproportionate to a customer's needs.
Lee himself is a chartered health and safety practitioner, registered on the national Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR), a practitioner member of the Chartered Quality Institute and IRCA qualified quality auditor. He is also an affiliate member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment and of the Institute of Construction Safety. Lee additionally holds an ICS approved certificate in Construction Design and Management and Professionally Qualified Person status under the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS). He is also a competent technical copy and procedure writer and learning content creator.
Lee himself still practices both as a generalist consultant and as a specialist in the events, entertainment and attractions sectors. In 2013 he produced a white paper discussing, for the first time, integrated management systems within the events sector, having consulted on one of the first external certifications to BS8901 in 2008 and one of the first to ISO20121 in 2012. He has also sat on a number of industry working groups including the IOSH Sports Grounds and Events Group (vice chair), the British Standards Institution's Small Business Forum, HSE's JACE Committee, the Safety Advisory Group on Entertainment, plus also contributed to the BSI mirror committee on the migration of the BS8901 standard to ISO20121. Lee also participated in trade association facilitated groups for event health and safety (eGuide), sustainability, security, catering, connectivity, electrics and technology, an all party parliamentary group on accessibility in events and has frequently contributed to industry media.
He was the longest standing technical adviser to the event industry trade associations from 2009-2013, designed CDM processes for the Farnborough International Air Show in 2016 and delivered interim safety management services for Freeman in 2014 and for the Goodwood Estate in 2017.