Our Experts

Working from offices in Shropshire, England and with a virtual organisation based around the globe, Awaken Consulting Limited employs specialists with a wide range of skills. Some are introduced to you below; 


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Philip Holman

A founding partner of Awaken Consulting Limited, Philip has over 25 years experience in world wide consultancy and operations management.

He co-ordinates the work of Awaken in operational improvement as well as executing training and consultancy work in health and safety, system performance and risk management, operational change and efficiency.

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Ted Tomes 

After a successful global career in one of the world's global oil majors Ted now supports Awaken Consulting Limited in providing hard hitting managerial support, project management and operational risk assessment.

With a sound background in logistics management and contractor control, Ted drives forward risk reduction in a major risk area / operational logistics.

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Derek Snee 

After a successful career in retail and financial services, including the introduction of innovative financial products into highly competitive business environments, Derek majors on operational improvements and the effective engagement of people.

Having recently managed a US based global learning network Derek supports Awaken in effective solutions to training and change management issues.

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Noel Deering 

After a successful career as global environment manager for Guinness Noel continued his interest in all matters environmental by representing Ireland on TC207, the International Standards Organisation working Group responsible for the ISO 14000 Environmental Management Systems series.

Noel now combines lecturing in Environmental Sciences at Ireland?s premier University in Dublin with strategic consulting work in the arenas of environmental and energy performance.

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Annabel Burton 

A professional engineer who has experience in operations management as well as developing and implementing initiatives to improve safety performance in a chemical & oil and gas manufacturing environment.

With a demonstrated ability to influence others, build high functioning teams and manage major change initiatives Annabel utilises her significant operations and HSSE experience to work with the refinery sector.

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Dr Julian Flack 

A published author in environmental waste, pollution and crop tolerance, Julian leads and executes global HSSE audits and inspections of facilities, operations utilising international and client sourced standards.

Julian is a member of the Institute of Waste Management and a former Vice Chairman and Secretary of the Environmental Committee of the International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA).

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Iain Summerfield

An energy and environmental consultant specialising in the measurement and reduction of the environmental impacts of industrial energy use and power generation.

Iain is an environmental chemical engineer who has designed and carried out appraisal work and emissions monitoring on a range of processes including large scale energy systems, oil and gas production and refining, incinerators, mines, and other industrial processes.

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David Morgan

David Morgan

A specialist in technical risk and change management David is experienced in the review and evaluation of engineering and operations activities in the downstream oil business including rail and road transport.

David implements business improvement opportunities across a wide range of geographical and cultural environments and is skilled in engineering projects from conception, through design and engineering to implementation and start-up.

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George Talbot 

A senior oil industry operations and HSSE manager with extensive experience built during a 39 year career in oil and gas shipping and downstream operations.

Skilled in high risk operational and HSSE activities in both sophisticated, technically mature environments and harsher developing countries George works with shipping and marine operations, road transport, storage and distribution activities together with man management of large staff populations.

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Nigel Wilkinson 

With world wide experience in safety, health and environmental management from implementation through to audit including International Review Officer status for OHAS 18001 management systems and environmental liability audit; Nigel supports Awaken Consulting Limited in environmental management.

An in depth grounding in Japanese quality management principles, including the design and delivery of quality training in Japan itself, allows Nigel to challenge risk based management systems for effective, economic and above all, efficient performance.

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Alison Holman

Partner in Awaken Consulting Limited, Alison works with management teams and organisations to improve people and the systems and processes they work within.

She manages Awakens UK office and is your first point of call for all Company business.

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Ian Szapira

A Senior independent consultant based in the Republic of South Africa, Ian specialises in all elements of road, rail and aviation transport operations including HSE, workshops, driver training, transport economics and auditing.

This includes depot storage and handling as well as aviation and retail distribution & marketing.

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Claire Terry

UK based, Claire is a professional engineer with varied experience within the oil industry in operations, engineering, finance, safety and safety auditing.

Experienced in both upstream and downstream, including lubricants, supply chain, construction and retail.

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Chiron Phillips

Based in The Caribbean, Chiron is skilled in all aspects of project and operational management within petroleum fuels and special products.

Covering terminal operations, maintenance, distribution logistics, transport and crisis management.

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Peter Bridle

A recognized industry leader in enabling organizations to establish world class safety cultures. Reputation for open, candid and straight talking leadership.

Specifically provides organizations with the tools and coaching to help transform company safety cultures by rewriting the safety leadership roles for senior and middle management.

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Ian Crawford

During a 36 year long career with Shell, Ian built a broad experience in technical design, project management and major facility operational management.

All of these roles required the extensive practical application of good Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) management operational practices and principles.