Meet The Team

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    Paul Gordon


    Managing Director

    I joined Northern Safety Ltd in April 2014 following a successful management career in varying sectors, including public services, manufacturing and construction. I am responsible for the day to day management of the company, including supporting the consultancy and training functions of the business. I have experience of supporting the HSE in accident investigations in my previous role as a Detective Inspector for Cleveland Police.  I spent 5 years as a HSE Director for a large manufacturing firm involved in deconstruction and construction work, involved in on and off shore work. I offer a pragmatic approach to supporting companies and individuals achieve best practice, not only supporting occupational health and safety but offering full business support including the achievements of recognised standards, such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001.  I am a Chartered member of IOSH, an ISO lead auditor and competent workplace noise assessor.
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    Mark Walton

    Operations Director

    Joined the business April 2019 as Operations Director to support Paul as Managing Director to introduce 3rd party registrations including ISOs 9001, 14001 and 45001 to consultancy services to compliment existing H&S advice, training, instruction, auditing, inspections and documentation conducted. Manage staff on a day to day basis to meet both the customers and Northern Safety Limteds’ needs and expectations. Over 25 years experience and competence in this, working in a number of industries and sectors including rail, security and access control, fire, landscaping, forestry, fencing, highways sector schemes, waste and chemicals, manufacturing, training and apprenticeships, recruitment and integrating systems to meet ISOs and 3rd party registrations such as FORS, Achilles FPAL/UDVB / CAC / Link-up, Avetta, CHAS, Safecontractor, Constructionline, Altius, NSI, SSAIB, BAFE. Mission is to work with customers, providing best solutions for them, providing advice, training, documentation and support to enable customers to have a reliance on records to move the business forward, to minimise business risk, reduce duplication, assist staff development, to manage the business effectively and efficiently, prevent accident, prosecution and incidents and anticipate and react to change and challenges. Underpinning these management systems to recognised 3rd party independent registrations and accreditations to provide confidence to our customers’ customers whilst complying in all respects.
  • Samantha Fleetham

    Tech IOSH

    Training Manager

    I joined Northern Safety as a full time Health and Safety Trainer/Consultant in October 2016 after working for the company as a contractor through my own training company.  I have 10+ years experience as a trainer/adviser within the engineering construction industry delivering a variety of courses from operative to management levels. I am Nebosh qualified and a technical member of IOSH.
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    Ray Ellis

    Tech IOSH

    Health & Safety Consultant

    I joined the company in April 2018 as a Health and Safety Consultant advising clients on all aspects of Health and Safety.  I have over 20 years experience working in construction, transport, logistics, manufacturing, engineering, food and plant hire industry.  Part of my role will include carrying out COSHH & Risk Assessments, Site Audits, Construction Phase Plans and toolbox talks whilst offering competent advice on legal compliance within the workplace.
  • Amanda Garbutt

    Financial Controller

    I joined the company in November 2019 as Financial Controller.  My role includes raising invoices, purchase ledger, credit control, dealing with financial enquiries and processing payroll.
  • Amy Jarvis


    I joined Northern Safety in December 2019 as a Co-Ordinator. My day to day role includes tasks such as liaising with trainers to schedule courses, dealing with customers to meet their training needs,  the entering of information into various electronic databases, completing paperwork and other various administrative tasks as and when required.