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Nick Evans

Nick Evans

Managing Director

BSc Chemistry, Nebosh Diploma, Dip2.OSH, CMIOSH, OHSCR

Nick has worked in the health and safety industry for 20+ years. He formed Safewell because he wanted businesses to benefit from sensible and easy to understand occupational health, and health & safety advice. He is passionately driven to enable, coach and support the Safewell Team to deliver the very best service they can – which each team member can take personal pride in what they do.

He is a Chartered Safety Practitioner and in his spare time, Nick runs Movewell Taekwondo and is a 5th Degree Taekwondo black belt. He also enjoys road cycling, strength and movement training, and spending quality time with his family. There is a real passion behind the reasons he created Safewell, but three reasons stand out:

  • To promote accessible, sensible and proportionate health and safety advice for all businesses
  • To change the image of health and safety consultants to dynamic and enabling professionals
  • To promote the high standards necessary to give competent health and safety advice

Nick was awarded ‘Wiltshire Business Person of the Year 2019’ for Medium-sized businesses (10-50 employees). This is an award he was humbled to received and is testament to the hard work of the team who each day actively contribute to the vision and purpose of Safewell.

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Gail Farrow

Gail Farrow

Occupational Health Director

MA Health and Safety Law, RGN, Adv DIP OH Cert Health Education

Gail heads up our occupational health division and has worked for over 25 years in occupational health and safety, many of which in senior positions. Being dual trained in occupational Health, and health & Safety enables Gail to offer a unique service to our clients, which is second to none. Gail has a passion for Occupational Health and believes that good health is good for all businesses and healthier workplaces have better financial results.

In her spare time Gail enjoys the theatre, spending time at her holiday home and looking after her grandson.

Karen Dixon

Karen Dixon

Bookkeeper and Assistant to the MD

Karen has worked with Safewell since 2015 as our Bookkeeper. In May 2019 we were pleased when she officially joined the Team as Bookkeeper and assistant to the MD. As she describes it she keeps the money flowing in & out! She is also the primary point of contact for accounts and credit control too. Karen has been bookkeeping for 11 years and is qualified to AAT level 4. Like everyone, Karen is an integral cog in the workings of Safewell.

Outside of work, she is a busy individual! Including being a local Guide leader, singing in a choral society, a Trustee for the local Sea Cadet Corp, a Director for two family-run businesses and when she has time, sitting at her craft desk creating and sharing her love of papercraft.  The office does sometimes benefit from these times with birthday cards, Christmas & Easter gifts 🙂

Angie Reeves

Angie Reeves

Sales and Marketing Coordinator

With a background in communications and customer service, Angie enjoys the client interaction that comes with her role in sales and marketing. Dealing with new enquiries, looking after retained contracts, and engaging with our social media followers, are all part of her role.

Outside of work, Angie spends her time painting portraits and landscapes in acrylics, oils and pastels, and keeps fit at the gym and with Pilates.

Safewell Health and Safety Team

Michelle Jeal

Michelle Jeal

Health and Safety Adviser

BSc, MSc Environmental Health, Post Grad Diploma in OH&S, GradIOSH

Michelle joined the Safewell Team in 2013. She has been working in health and safety for over 20 years and has experience working in enforcement within the public sector as an Environmental Health Officer and as a Health and Safety Consultant within private consultancies and large organisations. She also has qualifications in Food Safety Management and Fire Safety.

When not taxi driving her children to various activities, in her spare time Michelle enjoys singing in the local choir, running, mountain walking and socialising with family and friends over dinner and wine.

David Pixton

David Pixton

Health and Safety Adviser

Nebosh Diploma, GradIOSH

David is a member Safewell’s Health and Safety team. He joined in 2015 seeking career change and to meet Safewell’s growing demand for health and safety services.

He currently holds the NEBOSH General Certificate and the NEBOSH diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

In his spare time David is a 5th Degree black belt and former international champion in Taekwondo, a black belt in Judo, a blue belt in BJJ and enjoys early morning training and backgammon.

Donna Carter

Donna Carter

Health and Safety Adviser

NVQ Level 5 Diploma in OH&S Management, GradIOSH

Donna joined Safewell’s Health and Safety Team in December 2019.

She began her career working in the financial services sector before moving into the telecommunications industry, working within compliance. Here she spent over 15 years developing, implementing and managing Health, Safety, Environmental & Quality management systems across multiple sites.

In her spare time Donna enjoys spending quality time with her family, walking and going to the gym, as well as playing the clarinet in a local concert band.

Matt Hobbs

Matt Hobbs

Health and Safety Adviser

NVQ Level 6 Diploma in OH&S Management, GradIOSH

Matt joined Safewell’s Health and Safety Team in August 2021.

Bringing experience of working in health and safety for a large local employer, Matt is the newest member of our team. On discovering a passion for health & safety later in his career, Matt has added to his experience in recent years by gaining the NEBOSH General Certificate and Level 6 NVQ diploma in OSH.

Making the most of his musical abilities outside of work, Matt has played the drums for 34 years supporting acts such as Suede, Catatonia, Embrace and Ash. He has recently retired his drumsticks, however, to enjoy time with his family.

Safewell Occupational Health Team

Sally Demuth

Sally Demuth

Occupational Health Adviser

RGN BSc(Hons), PGDip Workplace Health and Wellbeing

Sally worked as a registered nurse for seven years before making a career change to occupational health within the NHS. She joined Safewell in 2016 to broaden her training.

She is married with three children. In her spare time, Sally enjoys knitting and crochet with “assistance” from her three dogs and cat.

Patience Torho

Patience Torho

Occupational Health Adviser

Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN)

A registered mental health nurse, Patience began her time with Safewell on work experience as she completed her last phase of training to qualify as an occupational health advisor. After gaining her diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN), we are now pleased to welcome Patience to the company as a permanent member of our team.

When not working or studying, Patience relaxes by spending her time cooking, walking and watching movies.

Jane Press

Jane Press

Health and Wellbeing Adviser

RGN

Jane rejoined the Safewell Occupational Health Team in April 2021. She has worked for many years across a number of industries in Occupational Health. Having taken a career break, Jane returned to Safewell as Health and Welbeing Advisor in April of this year.

In her spare time, Jane enjoys cooking, driving, going to the theatre/ballet, and pottering in the garden.

Mike Gatrill

Mike Gatrill

Occupational Health Technician & Fit Tester

Fit2Fit Acredited Face Fit Tester Qualitative and Quantitative

Mike started with Safewell as an Occupational health technician in January 2017 and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and over 15 years’ experience from the world of personal training and sports therapy. Since 2020, Mike has been Safewell’s lead in Face Fit Testing, holding Fit2Fit accreditations for the Portacount and Hood testing. He has also worked for the NHS Out of Hours Service as a co-ordinator giving him invaluable experience of working with many different medical cases requiring the use of various resources to suggest appropriate care to patients.  With many other roles that he has performed, from care assistant to an RAF reserves serviceman, and much more, Mike brings significant experience and understanding to the Safewell team.

Ida Okkels

Ida Okkels

Occupational Health Technician

Ida joined Safewell in 2015 looking for a new challenge following a background in Health and Social Care. She is part of the Occupational Health Team and most of her time is spent with customers carrying out health surveillance for their staff at their places of work.

At home, she has a small ‘zoo’ with a dog, chickens and a hamster; alongside the zoo she grows a bit of fruit and veg in the garden. She is also what somebody might call an obsessive DIY’er and enjoy all sorts of creative activities. Her other interests include cooking, keeping fit and healthy, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

Lucy Hills

Lucy Hills

Occupational Health Technician

Lucy has studied at the University of Gloucestershire as a sports coach and development officer. She worked as a swimming teacher throughout University and, on completing her degree, entered the care industry as a leisure and wellness co-ordinator. Lucy then moved to Nuffield Health as an occupational health administrator, working alongside nurses to provide health surveillance to clients such as BMW and McLaren (both cars and formula 1, enjoying the opportunity to see inside both factories).

In her spare time, Lucy loves being a mum and step-mum to three boys, particularly going on bike rides with their dog around Swindon and to local parks.

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