About Us

We create a flexible, autonomous environment which sets our people up for success. Our processes allow us to focus on the best delivery possible, through the most appropriate trainer, adapted to the audience. Our people are aligned with our values on mental health. They are curious, engaging, service driven and trustworthy.

Heather Beach
Founder

Heather Beach is the founder and Managing Director of The Healthy Work Company. She has been running businesses in the health and safety community for over 20 years.

Having started in information services running the first available health and safety service from HSE on CD-ROM at SilverPlatter – she moved to Barbour and then to Safety & Health Expo, SHP, and IOSH conference.

Heather is a specialist in organisational cultural change. A qualified coach, she and her partners and associates are committed to transforming the way in which the health and safety profession is viewed by the general public.

The founder of Women in Health and Safety and the Barbour webinar series which attracts over 3000 attendees a month – Heather continues to run both of these in partnership with UBM. She also writes for SHP.

Lauren Applebey
Head of Training

Lauren has worked in occupational health, safety and wellbeing for 13 years, originally in construction, moving to UBM for Barbour-EHS in 2008 as an editor and content developer. Lauren wrote and created technical guidance, toolbox talks and information for both employees and directors on all areas safety, and physical and mental health and wellbeing at work.

In 2011 as well as continuing to work at UBM, Lauren worked on Network Rail’s Life Saving Rules campaign, in addition to writing training scripts for iHasco, and writing news and features for Health and Safety Tips and Advice. Lauren moved into the role of Deputy Editor and then Editor of SHPOnline, ensuring all of the most important OSH and wellbeing information was available for health and safety professionals, directors, managers and employees across numerous industries.

As part of The Healthy Work Company Lauren delivers the two day Mental Health First Aid course, and passionately trains small and larger groups, of all levels, in safety, health, and wellbeing at work – with a particular interest in working with people to make changes to their own mental wellbeing and that of their team’s wellbeing.  Lauren also speaks at conferences, team building days and events. 

David Whiting
Trainer

David worked in the London Fire Brigade for over thirty years and attended many significant incidents.  During his service he led a group in the brigade which ensured that emergency services, the military and government organisations worked effectively together at major incidents.  Additionally, he was the lead officer in the 7th July bombing inquests ensuring that his colleagues were supported emotionally during the hearings.

Following his retirement from the service David has worked in the civil nuclear industry focussing on emergency preparedness and response including crisis and incident management. David is a Mental Health First Aid instructor approved to deliver adult, youth and higher education courses. He is also approved to deliver the British Safety Council ‘Mates in Mind’ courses. David is passionate about reducing the stigma around mental health, particularly in those sectors in which there’s a reluctance to openly discuss the subject.

Kat Hounsell
Trainer

Kat gets out of bed in the morning because she loves helping organisations, and their people, to thrive. She’s grateful to have spent the last 10 years partnering with some of the world’s biggest brands in a variety of industries including logistics, grocery retail, high-street retail and the drinks industry. As an ICF accredited coach, experienced consultant and natural facilitator, she quickly builds relationships with clients and participants. She doesn’t shy away from a challenge either – Kat has facilitated overseas with people who have English as a second language, she’s helped front-line employees connect to their organisations greater purpose, and given Board members the confidence to become facilitators of change. As a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Kat believes in role-modelling healthy work-life balance and helping others take everyday actions that will boost their wellbeing as well as their performance at work.

Natasha Seromenho
Customer Services & Account Manager

Natasha started working for Barbour Index in 1996, firstly in telesales then moving on to an area account manager role selling health and safety information systems in London and the South West.  In 2000 Natasha changed roles to work in-house as the Sales Support Manager for the health and safety and construction division where, at that time, Heather Beach was director of the health and safety division. With a team of six, Natasha supported 24 account managers out in the field as well as both divisional directors. In 2007 Natasha moved to Portugal with her young family where she successfully launched and ran a new restaurant in the Algarve region of Portugal. In March 2017 Natasha returned to work once again with Heather Beach as the customer services/accounts manager for The Healthy Work Company.

Richard Bowman
Wellbeing Analytics Specialist
Richard Bowman of The Healthy Working Company

Richard has a degree in Experimental Psychology, learning how to adopt a scientific hypothesis-driven approach to understanding human mind and behaviour and a Masters degree in International Marketing, learning advanced skills in strategy, analytics and data visualisation. He manages employee satisfaction online quantitative research surveys and for over 10 years was a manager and leader of market research teams at Unilever, EMI music, Universal Music and BBC Worldwide.

Kerrie Brindle
Trainer & Nutrition Expert

Kerrie has been working within the health and safety sector for the past 18 years. Having worked with clients across a number of sectors, Kerrie understands the complexities, pressures and dynamics of managing health and wellbeing across diverse working environments. In 2014 Kerrie moved in to health and wellbeing after retraining in nutrition and fitness. An MBA graduate, Kerrie delivers workshops and training in nutrition, physical activity and resilience believing that living a more active, healthier life directly impacts on your mental wellbeing, motivation, performance and success at work. As a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Kerrie teaches the 2 day Adult course for The Healthy Work Company.

The Healthy Work Company works with best-in-class trainers and training providers. The business is also working closely with Acre Frameworks – the only provider of specialist psychometric testing for health and safety professionals in the UK.

Sylvia Fielding
Account Manager
Sylvia Fielding - account manager

Sylvia began her career in Human Resources with The BOC Group, specialising in Learning and Development. After 12 years she moved on to the role of Manager, Professional Development in Sun Professional Services, the consulting arm of Sun Microsystems, leading a team of Professional Development Managers. The PDMs, who were not part of the HR function, worked alongside the line managers and their teams to facilitate learning and development through the entire employment lifecycle, ensuring that everyone had a positive psychological contract with the organisation. The role encompassed the entire range of L&D activities, as well as confidential one-to-one support, career counselling and coaching.

Sylvia then went on to work as a Consultant for the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) conducting in-depth accreditation assessments across a broad range of learning/training organisations and internal L&D departments. The role involved not only the assessment itself but also the provision of advice and recommendations for process improvements.

After 10 years with the LPI, she moved into a part-time role with UBM (Barbour EHS) as an editorial assistant in the field of Health, Safety and the Environment. She has recently joined us in the role of Account Manager.

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