Since qualifying as a Registered Nurse in 1982, Mary has gained extensive experience both at home and abroad working as a Midwife, Community Nurse, Cancer Nurse Specialist, Health & Safety Lecturer / Trainer and in more recent times a specialist Occupational Health Nurse Advisor. In 1997, Mary founded Health Matters (Health & Safety) Ltd and since then has overseen and guided her loyal team of staff with great leadership and professionalism. She has assisted the company to develop and grow by consistently innovating and developing new and improved services and products. This has resulted in Health Matters now being regarded as one of the premier providers of Health and Safety, Training and Consultancy within the UK and Ireland.
Shaun as Director is responsible for the overseeing and management of the various work departments within the organisation. He is heavily involved in the procurement of new business which has attributed to the companies significant growth. He is committed to ensuring process improvement, identifying and resolving any issues with operational or contractual delivery, as well as developing contract offerings to best suit customers changing requirements. A highly qualified Health and Safety professional, Shaun is also responsible for providing Health & Safety support services to clients within a range of work sectors.
Leeanne has significant experience in Quality, Training, and Operations Management, obtained in the Security, Banking and Retail Sectors. She is also skilled in learning and development, having previously worked as an NVQ assessor in Retail and Team Leading and as an Adult Numeracy and Literacy tutor within Training Organisations and the Further Education College sector. Leeanne is a graduate of Queen’s University, Belfast, having obtained a BSc Hons Degree in Management and Information Systems in 2004. Leeanne’s primary role within Health Matters is focused on Quality Assurance, Human Resource and Client / Contract Management.
Rona as Training Manager acts as the first point of contact for all new and existing client training enquiries. Rona has previously held positions in Office Administration, Insurance Claims Handling and Payroll and has over 15 years’ experience in Retail Management. Rona is responsible for the operational delivery of training programmes and managing the pre and post training administration process.
Anna has worked with Health Matters since 2011 and her primary role involves the coordinating course bookings, ensuring client satisfaction and processing post training reports and certificates for externally certified training programmes. As the companies CEF scheme administrator, Anna has a vast knowledge of the Construction sectors Health & Safety and training requirements.
Ashleigh graduated with a BSc Hons Degree in Marketing from Ulster University in 2013. Before joining Health Matters in 2017, she has held roles in both Marketing and Business Development within the Manufacturing and Pharmaceutical industries. Based in Health Matters’ Belfast office, her duties involve the development and implementation of the company’s marketing strategy with an overall goal of obtaining and maintaining new and existing clients.
Moya is a longstanding member of the team and has worked with the company since 2005. She is responsible for devising and delivering Healthcare and Health and Safety specific training programmes across a wide range of work sectors. Her other duties include assisting with the training and development of internal trainers and working with the company quality assurance department to ensure optimum standards are upheld. She is an accredited trainer and examiner with several awarding bodies including IOSH, CIEH and NEBOSH.
Claire has been a Registered General Nurse since 1995 and has been with Health Matters since 2004. Her role involves the delivery of a wide range of Health and Safety training programmes within various sectors of industry. Claire’s post graduate qualifications include a Certificate in Education and a NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety. She is an accredited trainer and examiner with several awarding bodies including IOSH, CIEH and NEBOSH.
Nikki has 10 years of experience working in Health Promotion in the public, private and voluntary sector. She began working in Health Improvement whilst studying for a BSc Hons in Food Quality, Safety & Nutrition at Queen’s University, Belfast. Nikki graduated in 2008 and secured a post in dietetics in the WHSCT. She has worked in Health Promotion and Cancer Prevention in the voluntary sector for almost 7 years and obtained a PGDip in Health Promotion and Population Health in 2012 during her time there. She has varied experience working in school, workplace and community settings and experience in programme development in relation to nutrition, obesity and behaviour change.
Catherine joined the company as part of the Health Promotion team. She graduated in July 2015 with a BSc Hons Degree in Dietetics and has since completed a Masters in Health Promotion and Public Health, both at Ulster University. Catherine completed a year’s placement as a dietitian in the Southern Trust and has previous experience delivering nutrition and obesity related programmes in a community setting. Her primary role in Health Matters involves the delivery of Health & Wellbeing services to businesses of all sizes across the UK & Ireland.
Keri is Health Matter’s dedicated internal accountant and is responsible for all aspects of financial management. She graduated from Ulster University, Jordanstown in 2008 with a degree in Accounting and has since gained significant experience in both practice and industry settings. Keri became a Chartered Accountant (ACA) in 2012.
Michael graduated with a BSc Hons Degree in Marketing from Ulster University in 2013. He has worked in the manufacturing industry as Business Development Executive before joining Health Matters in November 2016. His duties with Health Matters involving perusing new sales within the business whilst maintaining positive relationships with our current clientele. Michael continues to build his professional portfolio by up skilling within Health & Safety.
Ann as Training Administrator supports the team in pre and post course Administration. Ann brings more than 20 years of experience from a variety of business sectors including Pharmaceutical, Training, Communication and Legal.
Paul joined the team fulltime in July 2017 after working as training consultant with Health Matters for three years. He has a background in construction as a joiner and has spent over twenty years with the Fire and Rescue Service as a whole-time fire fighter. Paul carries out training on a range of subjects from the CSR and Site Safety Supervisors course to the NEBOSH General, Construction and Fire courses.
Connor is responsible for creating the business development and client experience strategies for Health Matters, with the aim of creating new business opportunities and partnerships. Connor has previously held positions in Retail Management and Business Development across a range of industries, resulting in a strong knowledge of strategic sales and customer service excellence.
Sarah graduated from Edge Hill University obtaining a Bsc Hons degree in Nutrition and Health. Post University, she has experience in Health and Wellbeing coaching covering 5 key areas of behaviour changing including: weight, physical activity, alcohol, smoking and mood. Sarah has experience delivering health chats in groups and one-to-one’s in a community setting and spends time volunteering/training to remain updated and efficient. Sarah joined Health Matters in 2017 as a Health Promotion Assistant, supporting the health, safety and wellbeing coordinators in their daily duties.
Sarah, as Office Administrator, ensures that all pre-training components are prepared and compiled for each training course. Sarah comes to us all the way from Australia and has previously worked as an Accounts Administrator, Receptionist and Customer Service Representative in the Travel and Tourism Industry. She has a great interest in nutrition, public health, yoga and rehabilitation