Beds Chamber member, THSP, celebrated their 30th Anniversary on 2nd September.
But this was no ordinary milestone. Not only has it been 30 years since John Thoday and Adrienne Massey founded The Health and Safety People, but it is also one year on from the business becoming Employee Owned.
The company celebrated in the style they have always enjoyed - a relaxing festival night at The White Horse at Southill.
Managing Director, Adrienne Massey said, "John and I are delighted the business has come so far, and now we have placed the business in the hands of our employees, they are doing a magnificent job of taking it to a new level." THSP's current focus is to demonstrate the positive effects on businesses of "getting it right". That is, encouraging their customers to embrace best practice within their organisations. This will allow company owners and managers to enjoy the benefits of having great health and safety and HR systems and support in place which will help them achieve healthy, safe working environments with happy staff. And the knock-on effects of that runs through the entire organisation from productivity to staff retention, all leading to higher profits.
Head of Customer Services and Sales, Kirsty Maynard said, "Our colleagues are working extremely hard to ensure we make a success of THSP. It's in our hands now and we have a fantastic opportunity to do well for everyone involved. Over the past year we have developed more great software for our customers to make their jobs both easier and safer. We train and retrain our teams to ensure they offer the best possible service to our customers, and we are growing both our consulting and our support teams to ensure we provide the best experience for our customers when it is needed. This is evidenced in the retention of annual contracts being in excess of 90% and we are delighted to have four customers who have remained with us since the first year of trading in 1992."
THSP's customer base has been mainly within the construction and demolition sectors, with a smaller percentage in manufacturing, engineering and retail. However, the business is seeing a wider spread of businesses across all fields of industry and commerce especially with the diversification into new products within the HR/Employment Law sector. "People affect every type and size of business" says Andrew Wilson, THSP's Director of HR & Employment Law. "We cover a diverse range of businesses from health clinics to satellite and telecoms organisations, to mobile homes parks, as well as international retail chains and top London restaurants, as well as our traditional base. Everyone we work with feels the benefit of our support, and the popularity of our new HR Plus service has resulted in us increasing our team."
THSP are based in Mile Road, Bedford and are currently recruiting for health and safety consultants, trainers and sales positions.