Meet The Team

Marisa Firkins CMIOSH

Managing Director
Marisa is the founder and director of Safety Forward. She spent 22 years working in the public sector, largely law enforcement, before setting up her business. Marisa has utilised the skills gained from working in a high risk organisation, to lead on topics such as working at height and hazardous substances. Her experience has given her the ability to “think on her feet” and lead on complex safety projects. Marisa is a keen equestrian and is currently trying her hand at golf. In her spare time she loves walking and getting out in the countryside.

Kieron Holland DipNEBOSH

Kieron is an experienced health & safety professional who has worked in a number of industries and sectors. He is one of the new generation of health and safety professionals who’s innovative thinking allows him to fit comfortably into any commercial environment. Recently he’s been working on a project with a global robotics organisation implementing their UK health and safety management system. In his spare time he loves to watch Aston Villa and is a season ticket holder.

Hayley Clark - Tech IOSH

Hayley has worked in the water utility, aerospace, engineering, shop fitting & construction industries as a Health & Safety professional before joining Safety Forward as a Consultant. Hayley has gained a wide range and depth of experience and knowledge from these varied sectors. These enable her to utilise her problem solving skills with a positive and pragmatic approach. Having extensive business administration and secretarial management experience prior to this, Hayley utilises her organisational and accuracy skills to deliver solutions to a high standard. Hayley enjoys socialising, eating out, weightlifting and cycling. In her spare time she sings as part of a 1940’s duo voluntarily in care homes, hospices and hospitals.

Vicki Sutton - Tech IOSH

Consultant / Trainer
Vicki started out in the legal sector working at a law firm, later moving to an engineering company where she progressed through the business over a 12 year period. Her interest in health and safety started there when she became responsible for the businesses’ health and safety and accreditations. Vicki studied to obtain her health and safety and training qualifications and moved from office management out into the field. She is a conscientious, self-motivated and disciplined individual with strong administrative, interpersonal and business skills. With an approachable, friendly and fun personality, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also has a passion for her animals, the gym and the outdoors.

Michelle Palmer-Caulton

Finance Manager
Michelle has previously worked for several large national retail and leisure companies, overseeing the installation and training for their point of sale systems. Her project management skills led her to work with an elite nationwide residential lettings agent, dealing with overseas clients used to an exceptional level of service. More recently she dedicated her time to working within the education system utilising her skill set to enable children to reach their full potential. Michelle enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, travelling, dining out and taking walks in the countryside. Her guilty pleasure is watching endless episodes of Real Housewives of any county.

Garren Wright

Junior SHE Consultant
Garren is a self-motivated and diligent member of the Safety Forward team, who always endeavours to achieve exceptional results. He enjoys learning, constantly expanding his skill set to assist with the development of his career. Garren is a confident individual with excellent communication skills and an enthusiastic nature.