Tony embarked on a full time H, S&W career in 2000, a career that has since seem him thrive in the training room, as well as leading some of the world’s largest construction projects and programmes.
Tony delivers a myriad of H, S&W training packages and is our mental health training specialist. His truly global experience includes operating in over twenty countries, experience that has helped grow and develop his knowledge of different cultures and approach to H, S&W.
An expert speaker, trainer and presenter Tony relishes the chance to combine these renowned communication skills with extensive industry knowledge and experience to help organisations devise effective strategy and convey a truly impactful message.
At home in front of an audience, in the boardroom or on a construction site Tony takes great pride in building genuine working relationships, relationships based on a mutual desire to achieve a safe and healthy working environment.
A real passion of Tony’s is ‘getting the basics right’ and consolidating them, making them ‘what we do every day’, and making them specific and appropriate to an organisation’s activities and culture. At Hedges Safety and Wellbeing, we don’t believe in a copy and paste approach.
Outside of business Tony, along with co- founder and brother Andy, is an avid Telford United fan, and can be found at every home game. Continuing the sporting theme Tony is a huge boxing fan and holds several roles with the British Boxing Board of Control and is ringside throughout the Midlands on most weekends.
Prior to embarking on a safety career Andy was an industrial electrician and automation engineer
A highly qualified and experienced safety professional with wide ranging experience in facilities management, projects, engineering and manufacturing.
Andy’s career has included senior positions with world leading engineering and facilities management organisations operating across the UK and mainland Europe. Experience gained within these organisations has included risk management in high risk engineering environments, extensive auditing skills, safety in manufacturing environments and developing and delivering training programmes. Career experience has also included considerable engagement with regulatory bodies including the HSE and the EA
Andy has also developed a very keen interest in Safety Culture change and has developed large scale programmes delivered successfully to over 1000 employees across a variety of disciplines. The level of engagement achieved during these programmes has produced measurable improvements in safety performance within these businesses.
Andy has always felt that getting in front of the people is one of the greatest ways to achieve improvements in safety behaviours so is passionate about getting on to the shop floor and on to sites, whether that is to deliver training or focus on improving culture.
Away from the day to day safety world Andy, along with Tony, has had years of involvement with amateur boxing and was involved in the running of an amateur gym for many years.
On a Saturday afternoon you will find both Andy and Tony, along with any other family members they can drag along, at AFC Telford United Football Club where they have held season tickets for a number of years. Together they also sponsor a player each year as a great way to support local football.
Exercise plays a big part in Andy’s life and running is a big passion and loves running off road on hills and tracks with his son Joe, although as time creeps on the old man is routinely left behind by the young whippet.