Ligtas have gone through some exciting changes, the business is growing, and we have some great customers to support.
With that in mind, we set out to find people to join the team who care about health and safety and have a similar ethos and can add value and build trust for our clients.
Meet the next of our new consultants who ticked all of the boxes for us and will go beyond just ticking the box for you.
Paul Newton joins our newest recruits:
Sarah Millen (CMIOSH)
A big welcome to Paul, who previously worked in the public sector as a Health & Safety Consultant and Depot Safety & Security Manager for Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council for 17 years.
As you can imagine, this was a varied role covering services such as Environmental Services, including refuse collection, street cleaning, amenities and cemeteries. Regeneration which included civil engineering, building services and public infrastructure. Leisure including sports centre activities, libraries and museums etc.
In addition, Paul also covered, to a lesser degree, Adult and Children’s Services whilst working for the Council. As the Depot Manager, I had responsibility for logistics, transport and facilities.
After leaving the Council, Paul had a brief stint with the NHS as a Health & Safety Adviser, mainly investigating healthcare incidents throughout the local hospital.
Paul used his expertise to support a friend’s business where he was Health & Safety Manager for a small electrical/FM/Fire services company. Here he developed and implemented a complete Health & Safety system.
On joining the Ligtas Team
Paul says, ‘I am very happy I made the move and joined the Ligtas team.’
He additionally comments that. ‘Neil has been fantastic, and everybody has been very welcoming. For example, Colette was very supportive when there was an issue with my laptop. She went out of her way to personally drop the laptop at the IT company to get it fixed and then send it to me via courier. In fact, I still get welcome emails and LinkedIn connections from colleagues.’
Outside of work
Like many, Paul occasionally plays golf, reads, and throws his hand into DIY. He also enjoys walking and socialising with family. He likes travelling, especially to the USA where he has relatives.
Please join us in welcoming Paul to the team. We are sure you will meet him soon.