Colin Davison

As our Chairman Colin has a wealth of business experience. He was formally CEO of Abbey Protection Plc and was instrumental in securing its Stock Market Flotation and subsequent sale to an American Insurer in 2014. Since retiring from Abbey, Colin has invested in a number of start-up businesses and is a Princes Trust Mentor. He also supports Coventry City... but we try not to hold that against him!

Simon Howes
Managing Director

In 2007 Simon co-founded Abbey HR Services which became AHR Consultants following a successful Management Buyout with our Chairman, Colin Davison in May 2017. Originally from Bristol, Simon now lives in a small village near Rugby, Warwickshire. He runs regularly and has completed the Great North Run 19 consecutive times. Simon is also a Princes Trust Mentor.

Laurence Begley
Director of H&S Services

An accountant by qualification, Laurence has spent the last 15 years in business and product development within the health and safety arena. Laurence is passionate about delivering long term, fit for purpose/bespoke solutions to clients and prides himself on still working with clients he originally signed up when he first started! In his spare time Laurence enjoys the gym for de-stressing and attending sports (rugby, football and cricket) for relaxation.

Chris Davies
Interim Head of Operations - H&S

Chris is an enthusiastic and dedicated H&S professional with over 20 years' experience as a consultant. Working with various sectors such as office, retail, automotive, agriculture, warehousing and for the last 10 years specialising in the care sector. Advising and carrying out fire risk assessments specifically for clients where the vulnerable, elderly or people with dementia and learning difficulties may be involved. Chris will offer a pragmatic and common sense solution. In his spare time he enjoys cycling and swimming... but only in good weather!

Tony Cain
H&S Consultant

Tony is a skilled H&S Consultant and Fire Risk Assessor. He enjoys improving, supporting, and maintaining best practice for everyone. Tony has gained extensive fire safety knowledge in challenging environments globally. Tony has been a H&S professional for over ten years with experience and knowledge in supporting a wide range of sectors, including local government, international government, airfield, food, facilities to name but a few. He is keen at D.I.Y, both car and home, and enjoys playing pool socially. He is also a keen amateur gardener.

John Amoah
H&S Consultant
John is an experienced Health, Safety, and Environmental Consultant with over 10 years’ experience. John is also a qualified Trainer and Fire Risk Assessor. Having worked in numerous SME industries, John has been exposed to thousands of tasks which, over the years, has given him a thorough understanding of health and safety matters and how to comply with the law. John also holds a degree in International Studies, a Diploma in Environment, and speaks fluent Italian.
Lorna Smith
H&S Consultant

Lorna has been a health and safety professional for five years and has spent the majority of her career in Rail Operations and heavy manufacturing industries making machinery for power generation. Lorna is an IRCA Lead Auditor for ISO 45001 health and safety and is also an environmental practitioner. In her spare time, Lorna enjoys anything that allows her to get her dancing shoes on, from Zumba and Boogie Bounce to a good old fashioned disco night out.

Rebecca Docker
H&S Consultant

Rebecca is a Chartered Member of IOSH with over 20 years' experience within the health and safety profession. Rebecca has worked in a wide range of industries including energy, distribution, logistics and construction. She is extremely experienced in ensuring safety compliance through policy writing and risk assessment development accompanied by safe systems of work. Rebecca is also accredited with IOSH to deliver their training courses and is a NEBOSH examiner. Outside of work, Rebecca’s children and Bulldog keep her busy but she always finds time to keep fit through netball and running. For relaxation, Rebecca enjoys holidays with her family and Italian food washed down with a gin and tonic.

Brian Smith
H&S Consultant

Brian has over 40 years' experience of implementation and management of quality and H&S systems, and has achieved PCQI status with the institute of Quality Assurance. He is a member of the FPA and is qualified to carry out fire risk assessments, specialising in care homes, car dealerships, schools, H.M.O housing and SME commercial premises. Living in the rural area of North Staffordshire he is an avid Stoke City supporter and enjoys spending quality time with family. 

Billy Khatib
H&S Consultant
Billy is a highly experienced H&S professional, spending 18 years in the Fire Service performing operational response and acting as a Fire Safety Inspecting Officer. He has also spent 10 years working as an Offshore HSEQ Advisor, covering Qatar, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Ireland, the North Sea, and South Korea. Overall, Billy has been delivering fire risk assessments, audits, and training since May 2005, and is also a Graduate Member of IOSH and the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE). Alongside this, Billy has recently retired as an English Football League Match Official and is a supporter of Sunderland FC (for his sins!). Outside of work, he enjoys holidaying with family and keeping fit.
Andrew Giles
H&S Consultant

Andrew is an enthusiastic and dedicated H&S professional with 35 years' experience of implementation and management. He is also a Chartered Member of IOSH. Andy’s vocation has ranged from his early RAF and fire service career, to his present H&S consultancy role. He has worked within a variety of sectors, including construction, engineering, housing, social regeneration and commercial building projects to create safe workplaces. This work has encompassed advising on fire safety and carrying out fire risk assessments across a range of commercial premises. Andy offers pragmatic and common sense solutions to all his clients. Living in the Northeast, he is passionate about improving his education, including his present doctoral studies.

Paul Simpson
H&S Consultant

Paul is a consultant and trainer who is able to draw upon his experience within a wide range of sectors in order to help organisations meet their health and safety and fire safety obligations. He works closely with all stakeholders to ensure not only sensible and practical approaches are established, but also to encourage continual improvement. Outside of work, Paul’s interests include motorcycling and scuba diving where he is an advanced Instructor with the British Sub Aqua Club.

Lloyd Roberts
H&S Consultant

Lloyd is a Chartered Member of IOSH and has been advising businesses on health and safety for over 20 years. He is also a registered consultant with the HSE, a Health and Safety Trainer, a Fire Risk Assessor and has a wealth of health and safety experience in construction, rail, health care, leisure, manufacturing, offices, retail and education. In his spare time, Lloyd enjoys wild swimming, cycling, yoga, being with his family and two dogs.