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Meet The Team

HR services for employers. Sentient provide support to businesses in areas of HR, Employment Law, Health and Safety, Food Hygiene and Training

Meet the Team

Our fully qualified HR Services and Employment Law experts act as your own in-house HR department, providing help and guidance on anything from Employee Handbooks, to advising and participating in Employment Tribunals and Court Hearings. Similarly our Health and Safety specialists are there to provide advice on risk assessments, develop your Health and Safety Policy and carry out accident investigations on an as needed basis.

If your business handles or prepares food then our Food Hygiene and Safety experts can assist you with all aspects of your Food Safety Management System and provide help and guidance on what to expect in any Environment Health Food Safety Inspection. Finally we offer a wide range of management training courses in all aspects of HR, Health and Safety and Food Hygiene plus many other soft skills.

Directors

Graeme Brown
Graeme Brown

Director

Graeme Brown

Director

Graeme is Sentient's Managing Director after having started the Company with Martin. He uses his knowledge and experience to ensure that Sentient focus on providing "no nonsense" advice to our clients.

Highly respected by his colleagues' for his approachable, engaging and inclusive style in leading the firm. With a solid loyal client base, that compliment Graeme and his team on a weekly basis for their professionalism, customer care and understanding approach.

Fiona McQuillan
Fiona McQuillan

Director

Fiona McQuillan

Director

Fiona's responsibilities include overseeing the consultants and the admin team as well as general supervision of all client matters. She uses her knowledge and experience to assist in the firm's procedures and operations. Fiona works closely with the Managing Director and Commercial Director to ensure that the clients receive the best service. 

Paul Robertshaw
Paul Robertshaw

Director

Paul Robertshaw

Director

Paul is an Employment Law Solicitor, as well as being a HR consultant.  He holds a LLBLLM and Masters Degree (MA) in Employment Law and Employment Relations.  If your business is faced with an employment law problem, Paul will use his vast experience in this area to provide pragmatic advice with reference to the latest legal decisions and developments.  His good understanding of how legislation translates into practical work-place applications sets him apart from most employment lawyers and whether it is dealing with queries on holidays through to negotiating Settlement Agreements or Employment Tribunal handling, you will find Paul a real value to your business.

Jessica McKenzie
Jessica McKenzie

Business Development Manager

Jessica McKenzie

Business Development Manager

  

The Team

Tony Barron
Tony Barron

Health and Safety Consultant

Tony Barron

Health and Safety Consultant

Tony is diploma qualified in Occupational Health and Safety, a Graduate Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and a Full Member of the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM). He has also qualified in Institute of Fire Engineer (IFE) and Fire Protection Association (FPA) courses in fire risk assessment. In addition, Tony has many years' experience in training and is an IOSH Approved Trainer and qualified Manual Handling Train the Trainer. By trade, Tony is an apprentice trained engineer and specialist vehicle bodybuilder. He spent many years constructing different types of very high value specialist vehicles for Formula 1, rally and motorcycle teams, UK and International Ministry of Defences, defence manufacturers and Middle Eastern royalty. He then transitioned into health, safety and fire consultancy 25 years ago and has used his wealth of experience, knowledge and understanding of legislation assisting companies with practical and pragmatic advice on how to achieve compliance. He also uses his extensive communication skills to converse effectively across all levels of companies and organisations and liaising with enforcing authority's. Alongside his civilian career, Tony has served with the UK Reserve Forces for over 35 years as a senior commissioned officer specialising in military logistics and planning, military/civil emergency contingency, support and training.

Juliette Pickering
Juliette Pickering

Health & Safety Consultant

Juliette Pickering

Health & Safety Consultant

Juliette holds the NEBOSH diploma and has a degree in Environmental Science. Her 13 + years’ of practical health, safety and environmental experience has been gained within a manufacturing and engineering environment building on her earlier office based responsibilities. Areas of special interest include technical aspects (e.g. Noise Survey work, Fire etc) which augment her clear understanding of process and machine based safety matters.

Graeme Edgar
Graeme Edgar

HR Consultant

Graeme Edgar

HR Consultant

Graeme has a BA (Hons) Business Studies degree and is a Corporate Member of CIPD.  Graeme worked as an HR Manager for over 20 years in large organisations, public sector and Local Authority organisations before making the move into consultancy work.  He has the practical knowledge of day to day people management required to help you manage your business.

Russell Myers
Russell Myers

Health & Safety Consultant

Russell Myers

Health & Safety Consultant

Russell is professionally qualified in Environmental Health and holding IOSH Chartered Membership he specialises in health and safety having worked as an enforcement officer in an earlier life.  His special focus is on manufacturing but with a broad background of food and hospitality behind him means he can provide support to most employer sectors.

Catherine Nichols
Catherine Nichols

Office Administrator/Accounts

Catherine Nichols

Office Administrator/Accounts

Catherine holds a professional CIPD qualification and works closely with the Commercial Director Martin and the consultants.  She also manages the day-to-day accounts and sales processes.  Clients will soon get used to Catherine making contact to ensure all safety visits are planned and booked in. 

Louise Luckcuck
Louise Luckcuck

Administration Manager

Louise Luckcuck

Administration Manager

In her role as Administration Manager, Louise is responsible for ensuring the administration function of the firm runs efficiently. Louise also works closely with the Managing Director and Finance Manager for project management and facilities management.

Michaela Bruszniewski
Michaela Bruszniewski

Finance Manager

Michaela Bruszniewski

Finance Manager

Michaela is responsible for overseeing the Finance functions of the firm. Michaela has a strong financial and systems background having worked as a motor trade accountant for 20 years, IT consultant for 5 years and in Legal Practices for 12 years. Michaela understands the relationship between good strong systems and procedures and strong financial management and the need to successfully balance both to help the business run profitably and efficiently. 

Steven Gilbey
Steven Gilbey

Business Law Consultant

Steven Gilbey

Business Law Consultant

Steven is a solicitor specialising in Commercial and Corporate matters. Steven believes in building strong relationships with his clients to ensure he understands their business and the desired outcome. He often advises clients in relation to Commercial and Contractual Disputes, Company Formations and Dissolutions, Property Disputes, Lease Disputes, Debt Recovery and Partnership Disputes.

Kathryn Dickinson-Roberts
Kathryn Dickinson-Roberts

PA/Admin Assistant

Kathryn Dickinson-Roberts

PA/Admin Assistant

Kathy has worked for numerous years within office management. Has been a Personal Assistant at director level, and dealt with HR, Finance and Payroll. Over the last 7 years she has worked in the Health and Safety industry. Kathy is very experienced in customer service which shines through in her exceptional communication skills. She works efficiently to deal with multiple tasks at one time, including client enquiries, appointment making and document preparation. Kathy works closely to support the consultants and to provide the best client experience possible.

Sally Henderson
Sally Henderson

PA/Admin Assistant

Sally Henderson

PA/Admin Assistant

Sally has a BA (Hons) Degree and over 10+ years' experience working within administration, customer service and sales. She works closely with the consultants to support them in providing the best service to our clients. Sally prides herself on her excellent communication and organisation skills. Sally's positive attitude and approach really assists clients in supporting their business needs.

Liam Cooper
Liam Cooper

Food Safety Consultant

Liam Cooper

Food Safety Consultant

  

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