Paul Smith


Paul Smith is a widely experienced and pragmatic health and safety professional and presenter/trainer. A former HSE Inspector specialising in the construction industry, he is a Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner.

Carolyn Dukes


Carolyn Dukes has been a health and safety professional for over 15 years. She is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH), and a registered OSHCR consultant. Carolyn’s safety management experience is wide-ranging and includes time spent working in the education sector, healthcare and law enforcement.

Carolyn now works as the Managing Director of a health and safety consultancy, providing services for a broad range of businesses within the UK.

Robin Jacobs


Robin Jacobs is an experienced and highly pragmatic barrister who specialises in education law. He has appeared before most of the major courts and tribunals, and regularly advises educational institutions on their legal rights and obligations.

Barry Flack


Barry also has more than 25 years’ expFlackerience in the field, has been recognised as one of the ‘Top 30 Global Influencers in HR Tech’ (DigitalHRTech) and is a ‘Top HR Influencer’ (Perkbox). He is a consultant, keynote speaker, avid blogger/content writer and trainer. He has more than 6,000 followers on LinkedIn.

Susan Singleton


Susan Singleton is a solicitor with her own firm, practicing in the commercial, competition and IP/data protection law areas advising clients around the world.

Vice Chairman of the Competition Law Association until recently, Susan is the author of more than 30 law books including on data protection and internet law.

Jackie Le Poidevin


Jackie Le Poidevin is a freelance editor and journalist specialising in workplace issues. She has written extensively for various business and legal journals, magazines, newsletters and books, covering topics such as employment law, HR, health and safety, occupational health, employee wellbeing, flexible working and premises management. She has a first-class degree in English Literature from Durham University.

Sarah Bradford


Sarah Bradford is a well-respected tax consultant and tax technical writer.

She is the director of WriteTax, a company that provides services in employment taxes, payroll and NI contributions.

She has written several books and contributes to many tax-related newsletters and commentaries.

Kim Grove


Kim Grove has worked in the health and social care field for more than 33 years, from being a nurse to a NHS Quality Assurance Co-ordinator. She now provides training, runs workshops and writes resources for industry care associations, such as the UK Home Care Association.

Mitch Sullivan


Mitch Sullivan is the ‘World’s 51st best recruitment blogger’ according to his LinkedIn page, enjoying more than 14,000 followers. Mitch has more than 25 years’ experience in recruitment and published a book ‘On Recruitment’. He is a trainer, consultant, an active member of LinkedIn and is a minor celebrity in the HR world.

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