"Lee provided ISO and CDM consultancy to Farnborough International and the Airshow spanning the businesses initial interpretation of CDM in relation to its events work in early 2014 to handover to a new dedicated full time Group Manager of health and safety following the 2018 event. Lee’s approach is informative, structured and methodical. He is very open and incredibly knowledgeable within the industry."
Tina Bates, Group Health and Safety Manager, Farnborough International Ltd
"We employed Lee to complete a Gap Analysis Audit of our Safety management systems in order to establish our development and enhancement of processes to achieve 45001 in the near future. Lee was a very competent auditor who put all interviewees at ease whilst auditing and also managed to get answers to many probing questions. The report was extremely well written and presented and fulfilled all of my requirements and scope of works. I would recommend Lee without a doubt to anyone looking for an Auditor or safety adviser in any guise or purpose. A very competent, pragmatic and understanding Safety Professional."
Steve Richards, Head of Events and Estate Manager, Wembley Park
"The iiaa has a longstanding relationship with First Procedural Limited. Lee has been instrumental in ensuring that we comply with all the necessary regulations and has undertaken complex risk assessments, including setting up our Fire Risk Assessments from scratch. He is a dedicated professional and his explanations of the legalities of H&S are clear and easy to understand. He has built up a rapport with all levels of employees, some of whom were very set in their ways. This has enabled him to change a well embedded negative and reactive attitude to H&S to a much more positive and proactive one."
Michelle Nolan, HR Business Partner, iiaa
"In 2013, we approached Lee to act as our ‘Competent Person for health and safety’. Under a retainer, Lee conducts an annual audit and reports on his findings considering any new legal requirements. Lee then actively supports through the implementation of any improvements, his approach is straight forward and methodical. Lee is also always available to advice on H&S matters or assistance with any complex project related safety processes and methodology. In addition, Lee is supporting us to gain ISO certification which to date has been hard work but well managed. We find Lee is easy to work with and I would highly recommend his services. With Lee support I have peace of mind that we have robust and up to date process in place."
Chris Whittaker, Operations Director, Rapiergroup
"Aztec has contracted Lee’s services since 2015, not only does he really get the industry but with his vast experience can advise on many different aspects of H&S. He was also instrumental helping Aztec gain the ISO 9001 certification and we aim to use him for as long as possible, I would be happy recommending him to anyone from in or outside the industry."
Steve Colesell, Operations Director, Aztec Event Services Ltd
"I have worked with Lee for many years in the exhibition and event arena. As an ambassador to our industry he brings fresh ideas and enthusiasm to every project he gets involved with."
Peter Bowen, CEO, Access Displays Ltd
"Lee's knowledge and understanding of the constantly evolving rules in Event Health & Safety has been hugely useful, but his ability to focus on the actual important parts has been invaluable to us! I've had the pleasure of working with Lee on a number of occasions over the years and have always found him reliable, trustworthy, and enjoyable to work with!"
Luke Facey, Managing Director, Alfa Display and Design Ltd
"We are an event agency so we have to be compliant especially for our ISO standards. Lee has been brilliant in helping us prepare and get ready for CDM and most of all helping us to understand GDPR. There is a lot of confusion around GDPR but Lee was amazing at explaining this clearly and the work and help he gives us is very much appreciated. I would definitely be recommending Lee to others."
Alida Swart, Office Manager, Aspect Communications Ltd
"Lee is extremely knowledgeable about the latest events industry regulations, and has provided invaluable guidance on the CDM 2015 regulations and their impact on the events industry. I wouldn't hesitate to get in touch with Lee for advice and consultation on any aspects of Health & Safety."
Clare Mills, Operations Director, Splash Design Ltd
"Had a problem at 7pm at ExCel with a rather overzealous H and S official on a breakdown. Lee picked up my call on his mobile and provided calm no nonsense advice both on the problem and how to avoid it in the future. If need be he was prepared to intervene directly and get a sensible resolution to matters. What more could we ask for."
David Daw, Managing Director, Event Exhibition and Design Ltd
"I’ve known Lee for several years now and we recently worked together at Freeman. Lee is always detailed and diligent in his work and this is enhanced by his personable nature. Lee can make the subjects of health, safety, risk management and the like much more accessible to those who understand these areas to a lesser degree – a valuable skill for someone in his role. Lee’s integrity shines through and I would happily recommend him."
Kellie Reynolds, freelance operations professional
"I think our industry sees you as dogged, Lee, that you’ll stand your ground when the job needs it. As a contracting business we can get a bit heated in our banter and some advisers could be uncomfortable with that, but we knew that’s where you started out and that you’d take it in your stride...”
"I have worked with Lee for several years in various capacities and I have always found him to be knowledgeable, professional and always ready to offer his technical opinion. The events industry can be chaotic at times but Lee always maintained a calm approach to his work which always helped during stressful situations. Lee help me write technical documents and handbooks for my employees and this could not have been done without his industry knowledge. Highly recommended."
Stuart Cavanagh, when HR Director, Freeman
“Lee is an organised and thorough Manager, he has been the conscience behind the continued development of the e-Guide for the Exhibition industry. A great team player, not frightened to contribute to the debate required in gaining a consensus to allow continued development of this world class guidance.”
Michael Anderson, when Head of Health and Safety, Earls Court and Olympia
“I have worked alongside Lee for some time in my role as Chair of the AEV sustainability group and also as a member of the AEV security group. He is always proactive and a delight to work with. He has a good knowledge of both subjects and I would highly recommend him as a colleague or consultant.”
Emma Wellman, when Sustainability Advisor, Earls Court and Olympia
“Lee is a talented individual who always delivers on his promises, on time and with flair! He has an amazing aptitude to consume technical data, digest and then present in a clear and transparent way - that even I understand!!”
Chris Skeith, when Director, AEV and ESSA Trade Associations
"The three attributes I had to select to best describe Lee are personable, expert and high integrity. He is a fount of technical knowledge and very conscientious with outputs. The one other thing I would like to highlight is Lee's flexible working style. I recently drafted him in to help shape the content/speakers for the AEO Ops Forum. Within a week, he had booked in half the speakers and had the other half warmed up."
Jim Curry, when Deputy Director, AEO Trade Association
"Lee helped guide us through the experience of achieving ISO 20121 - the Sustainable event management system. He is very knowledgeable about the subject, detailed and structured in his approach, but patient and understanding. He is easy to work with and gave us full support in understanding the process of going for an ISO standard. I am happy to recommend him!"
Frazer Chesterman, Director and Co-founder of FM Brooks
“Lee combines detailed and practical experience of the event industry with expert and insightful knowledge about its operational processes. This ensures that his advice; whether on sustainability, Health & Safety or general technical issues is grounded in a sense of what is achievable and realistic. Most importantly he is able to marry his input with commercial and organisational goals. His calm exterior belies a mind busy at work digesting information and problem solving and he has the uncanny ability to make following rules, regulations and processes seem like it might almost be fun!”
Simon Burton, Director, Exposure Communications
“With over 240 exhibition stand designs, risk assessments and method statements to check in the lead up to Hotelympia, Lee’s expertise proved to be invaluable. Keeping up to date with current regulations is crucial to stand inspections and the fact that Lee works with the eGuide
committee was an added bonus”
Simmone Collett, when Operations Executive, Fresh RM Ltd
“It is rare to find an individual with such commitment and expertise who is also able to communicate effectively on all levels and work as part of a huge onsite team taking into account everyone’s roles and needs.”
Joanna Ripley, when Head of Events, Association of Perioperative Practice
“The calm, courteous and efficient way that Lee had of dealing with the venue, contractors and exhibitors was excellent, and meant that I could concentrate on other things which were taking place."
Allison Winton, when Event Director, Royal Microscopical Society
“Lee is an absolute pleasure to work with taking the necessary time and energy to fully understand the brief and deliver exactly what he promises – early. Not only is Lee good at sticking to detail and deadlines he is also creative with his input and ideas and ensures he understands before offering a solution. In short he makes himself very easy and effective to work with.”
Margaret Major, when Assistant Publisher, Association Management International
“Lee was always creative and objective with regards to seeking new opportunities within the Health & Safety sector of the industry, and was
very instrumental with producing policies and procedures when we first opened FIVE.”
Jonathan Smith, when Head of Operational Development, Farnborough International