Beckie Staincliffe – Managing Director
Beckie is the Managing Director and a H&S Consultant of European Health & Safety Consultancy (EHSC) Ltd. Beckie is fluent in German, which has proved invaluable with some of our Clients, she also has 15 years’ experience as a H&S Consultant. Beckie also has excellent communication skills, which she uses to the full, providing training on a variety of subject from policy implementation through to wellbeing and mental health. Beckie, as her father before her, is a very hands-on MD, spending much of her time fulfilling the role of H&S Manager for her Clients. This role is a diverse role and Beckie immerses herself in the role in coordinating the H&S Department (if the Client has one) and integrating into part of the team and part of the Client’s business.
Beckie, together with Steve, also specialises in the assessment of Contractors and has worked with many organisations in writing, developing and implementing Control of Contractor Procedures. Beckie also loves her role as part of corporate audit teams and company owners teams; developing strategic health and safety planning and execution.
In her spare time (although, these days, she doesn’t have much) Beckie loves to spend time with her family, particularly her two girls. She loves baking and craft projects, with her girls. Beckie loves to travel and visit places across the globe … but, these days, she never manages to venture very far.
Margaret West – Founding Director
Margaret is the hub of the business and ran the commercial aspect of the business single-handed for many years. Margaret is a Director and co-founder of EHSC Ltd. Margaret has almost 30 years’ experience in health and safety and specialises in writing policies, procedures, the auditing of such documents and writing bespoke training programmes. Margaret has extensive experience in a variety of sectors and often provides fantastic solutions to our Clients issues or problems. She is excellent at developing and designing simple but effective systems and works closely with the rest of the team in ensuring our Clients’ expectations are met.
Her keen interest is DIY and she also loves her small but labour-intensive garden, which, with her pond, is a constant challenge. Margaret’s greatest love is to spend time with her husband and her family, particularly her granddaughters, who give her and her husband endless hours of joy and happiness.
Steve Parker – Director
Steve is a Director and H&S Consultant, who has been part of the team for over 20 years. Steve works closely with our Clients in all aspects of health and safety. He will never provide the Client with the problem, but always with a solution. Steve spends much of his time working with our Clients auditing/inspecting their premises or construction projects and working on planning Clients’ H&S aims and objectives for the forthcoming year and ensuring that a realistic programme is arranged to ensure that these aims are met.
Steve enjoys being out on the road, visiting the variety of Clients in the varying sectors and thrives on the dynamic style of his role. He will turn his hand to anything and has been known to even ‘take to the tools’ to assist a Client. He is often part of Client corporate audit teams specialising in electrical and mechanical aspects and engineering controls.
Steve has excellent IT skills and has developed and implemented a number of online and automated forms or applications, that have enhanced the implementation of effective health & safety processes internally and for Client’s.
Steve is also one of our trainers specialising in Electrical and Site Safety Awareness, Manual Handling and Work Equipment where his experiences with our diverse Client base can provide invaluable insight to delegates.
He also has a passion for cars and motorbikes and can often be seen with his nose deep inside a workshop manual or tinkering with his motorbike. He loves spending time with and spoiling his grandchildren in the small amount of spare
Heather McDaniel – Office Manager
Heather is the oracle of all aspects of our business. She joined us as an Apprentice in 2014, and has expanded and honed her skills over the years, becoming the Office Manager. Heather spends much of her time liaising with Clients, planning and organising their contracts and documentation and keeping the Consultants in line, on time, and provides the invaluable, back-office support, critical to our business!
In her spare time Heather loves to make and create items, in particular gifts for her family. She has a passion for handbags and is rarely seen carrying the same handbag. Heather enjoys spending time outdoors, exploring the countryside.
Paul Winter MBE – Former Managing Director
Paul was the Managing Director of EHSC Ltd and a Founder of the Company, together with Margaret West. He formed the business, with Margaret, in September 1991 and worked in the business until January 2020, when he suddenly died. His passion for health and safety always shone through and he was an extremely dedicated and knowledgeable health and safety professional.
Paul was very well known for taking the dry subject of health and safety and bringing it to life. Paul lit up a room and will always been remembered for his superb sense of humour and unique style of delivery. We tried for many years to encourage Paul to write a book, but sadly he didn’t make it to retirement to do this. We were always proud to boast that Paul was awarded his MBE for services to occupational health and safety in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List in December 1993.
He was delighted that Beckie was to become Managing Director; unfortunately, it happened just a little earlier than he and Margaret had planned.