Penarth Management Ltd

Andy has worked closely with Penarth Management Ltd and with their MD, Jodie Read, for many years, and this positive business relationship continues apace.

Penarth Management is not only an accredited agent for Mango compliance software, they are specialists in the design, installation and management of a wide range of ISO systems

On behalf of Penarth he has provided their clients with a range of courses, such as the Level 3 Health & Safety for Managers and the Level 2 ROLO course for grounds maintenance staff, and has also undertaken numerous audit projects against standards such as OSHAS 18001.

Breaking news: On 12th October 2023, Jodie launched a new project designed to help organisations prepare for the upcoming Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill (commonly referred to as “Martyn’s Law”).

The project is called The Protect Alliance (UK) and, as Jodie, explains in a short video, the aim of TPA (UK) is to help venues test and strengthen their emergency procedures and protocols.

Andy was delighted to be asked to become a member of the Alliance, and we will be joined in the Alliance by a third expert, Claire Mould of Curve Strategic (see below). This promises to be a really satisfying – and thoroughly worthwhile – venture.

Curve Strategic

Claire Mould Ph.D. decided to set up her own management consultancy, Curve Strategic, following some 30 years’ experience working at senior level in the public, private and charitable sectors, including spending the last 12 years as the CEO of a mental health charity.

However, prior to embarking on her successful management career, Claire was a Senior Research Fellow in the field of neurology and emotional/ cognitive intelligence, and she held a number of international academic positions. As an academic she published a number of research papers and books exploring theories of learning development, leadership and management strategy.

And it is Claire’s previous post-doctoral academic work which sets Curve Strategic apart from other management consultancies. Utilising both her research insights and her high level of practical experience, Claire can offer senior leaders a valuable – possibly unique – view of how their organisations work, and how they might be improved.

Andy is now working with Claire to develop ways in which her specialist knowledge can be applied to the fields of safety management and compliance. The aim is to develop an “intelligent safety management” process which, in turn, will enable sustainable compliance.

It’s early days, but a number of interesting avenues for development are already being explored.

European School of Risk Management

In 2022, Andy was invited by Dr Jennet Arshimova, the MD of New HSE (an HSE training company based in Warsaw, Poland) to join her European School of Risk Management (ESRM) as an associate lecturer – an offer he was delighted to accept.

A major aim of the ESRM is to provide specialist safety management training to Ukrainian safety professionals, and thus introduce them to some of the latest safety management concepts.

To this end, Andy designed a webinar entitled “Whose blame is it?” and this webinar was eventually presented to an enthusiastic cohort of Ukrainian safety professionals in December 2022. (The original scheduled date had to be postponed because the students were under Russian bombardment and had no electrical power!)

Other safety management webinars for students of the European School are being planned, and will be delivered as and when the circumstances in Ukraine allow.