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Nick Evans – Wiltshire Business Awards Person of the Year 2019

May 21, 2019 | News, Safewell Stuff

25th Anniversary

Wiltshire Business Awards

Businessperson of the Year 2019

Nick Evans, a local businessman, Taekwondo instructor and resident of Royal Wootton Bassett was awarded ‘Businessperson of the Year 2019’ for medium sized businesses (10-50 employees) at the 25th Anniversary Wiltshire Business Awards gala presentation on Friday 10th May 2019. He was representing Safewell Ltd, Occupational Health and Safety Consultancy, which is based in Royal Wootton Bassett.

There was stiff competition from a very high calibre of businesses from all over Swindon, Wiltshire and the surrounding areas. Nick was a first-time entrant to the awards, having intended to enter in previous years. When the awards were being announced by Sharon Omer Kaye, Partner at RSM, she said the business person of the year had built their business around their own values of integrity, inclusivity and respect which comes from Nick’s 25 years of martial arts training.

Pictures from the Night.

Mr Evans and his Award

Safewell team

The Award



In the live tweets on the night Nick got a shout out for best speech of the evening! His speech will be posted on the Safewell Website under news.


In May 2018 Nick was awarded his 5th Degree Blackbelt in Taekwondo.

Nick’s Background

Nick Evans has lived in Royal Wootton Bassett for nearly 40 years. He did all his schooling in the town and still has many of the friends he made at school. He started Taekwondo, a Korean martial art at 17 obtaining his black belt at 21. Following a chemistry degree at Exeter University he returned to the town and began working in health and safety and found a new vocational passion. In 2005 Nick was one of the youngest people to be awarded chartered safety practitioner status with IOSH (the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) In 2007 he started Safewell Ltd and 13 years later it employs 16 people and is one of the biggest occupational health and safety providers in Wiltshire and surrounding counties. While all of this was developing Nick continued Taekwondo with PUMA Martial Arts and in 2013 bought the club he trained at from his instructor. Since then has continued running it as Movewell Taekwondo in Royal Wootton Bassett. In May 2018 he was awarded his 5th Degree Blackbelt in Taekwondo. Alongside his 2 business Nick is one of the senior Taekwondo grades in PUMA Martial Arts and is part of their black belt promotions panel and the Tournament Coordinator.

About Safewell

The name Safewell originates from ‘Safety’ and ‘Wellbeing’. Between these two words all aspects of a person’s health and safety can be captured; Safewell offers a complete range of occupational health and health and safety services to meet the ever-changing commercial landscape.

The core of our business is built on sensible and pragmatic approach to the advice we give, and services delivered. We pride ourselves in an honest and friendly approach to what can be seen as complicated and hindering legal requirements. This is underpinned by expert risk understanding to give very relevant solutions to employee safety and health, and legal compliance.

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