At our AGM on 11 April 2019 James Woolgrove stepped down from his role as Chairman of SCOHSG after four years.

Jimmy, Val and James on Westminster Terrace after SCOHSG received an Alan Butler Gold award in January 2017

During that time he has raised SCOHSG’s national profile and ensured that our joint meetings with South Cumbria & North Lancashire IOSH Branch have featured high quality speakers covering topics of interest to members. He has also been instrumental in developing links with local secondary schools where our members have given their time to run H & S training sessions for pupils who were about to undertake work experience placements.

Under James’ leadership SCOHSG has achieved Alan Butler Gold awards, presented at the House of Lords, for its work in 2016 and 2018 and silver awards for 2015 and 2017. Val Kennedy, Programme Secretary, thanked James for his hard work on behalf of the group and hoped that he would still find time to support the work of the group.

James Riddick, another hard working member of the committee, has kindly agreed to take on the role of Chairman. We look forward to working with him.

James Riddick, second from the right with committee members Geoff Price, Carol Stearne, Jimmy Tongue and Val Kennedy
New Chairman!