Chartered safety and health practitioner, Eddy Grant, joins the North West office as a legal and safety consultant. With over 30 years of industry experience, Eddy has worked with the Event Industry Forum and HSE to produce the new Purple Guide and has overseen health and safety on a variety of events including The London 2012 Summer Olympics, the Tour de France 2014, and was employed by Liverpool City Council to deliver the city's 2008 Capital of Culture programme.
Also joining the North West office is Graham Picken as safety consultant. A former member of Merseyside Police, Graham was part of the major events planning team and became lead logistics officer for Aintree Grand National Planning Teams and the lead planner on over 50 events per year.
Joining the team, and heading up the South West office, is Duncan White as lead consultant for event fire and crowd safety. Duncan brings over 30 years of experience as a former fire officer with Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service where he was responsible for the event safety management team.
Peter Golding also joins the South West office as fire and event safety consultant. Peter's background is also from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service where his responsibilities included licensing, technical fire safety and building regulation consultations.
Julian Spear, Director of logistics at Symphotech comments, "The entire Symphotech team are graduates of the University of Derby Event safety Diploma and each of them is passionate about the importance of training, education and professional development. For 2017 Symphotech will be offering accredited safety training and bespoke courses, with Eddy, a senior lecturer and Chartered Fellow of Higher Education Academy, leading these."