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Charlotte Geoghegan is Event Manager for Safety & Health Expo, Workplace Wellbeing Show and SHP at Informa Markets. She is responsible for content, strategy and sales of physical events and digital products. She is also an active member of the Women in Health and Safety committee. Before Charlotte went into this role she was Head of Content for the Safety & Health Expo, SHP, IFSEC, FIREX and the Facilities Show. She joined Informa (previously UBM) in 2015. Charlotte has spent 10 years in media & events and her academic background is in modern foreign languages. You can find her on LinkedIn here https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlottegeoghegan1/
November 3, 2020

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SHP Awards

SHP Awards

The SHP Awards celebrate the achievements of the brightest and most passionate health & safety professionals. From young, upcoming rising stars and leaders of tomorrow, to our most seasoned, influential ambassadors, and trailblazers making a positive impact in safety, health and wellbeing.

SHP AwardsWhile it is a new initiative for 2020, the awards are largely made up of the longstanding, successful awards programmes Rising Stars and Most Influential, with a few variations and additions which make it a more powerful platform for recognising diversity of success.

Under the umbrella of the SHP Awards and in collaboration with the HSE and IATP, there are three categories: Rising Stars; Most Influential; and Trailblazers. Each category has more than one award, and each category has its own programme of activity.

All awards are free to enter, and finalists and winners will be announced online. All winners will receive a trophy and development coaching by Acre Frameworks.

The entry deadline has now closed. Finalists will be annouced in mid-November.

SHP Rising Star Awards

SHP Awards Rising StarLaunched by SHP in 2015, Rising Stars is open to anyone under the age of 30. It commends young professionals showing drive and determination in the early stages of their careers. Over the years SHP has proudly followed the continued success of the Rising Stars winners & finalists, featuring many of them in ongoing articles and interviews. Rising Star nominations can be made for yourself or someone else and will be reviewed by a panel of judges. 2020 comprises of three awards:

  • Rising Star UK;
  • Rising Star in Construction;
  • Rising Star in Manufacturing.

Click here for more information about the SHP Rising Star Awards.

SHP Most Influential Awards

SHP Awards Most InfluentialLaunched by SHP in 2017, Most Influential celebrates those who have had the biggest impact on health & safety, not just within their own organisation but within the wider profession or society. Applications are open to all, and while a judging panel is involved in shortlisting, the final say is determined by public vote. As well as the individual award, 2020 sees the addition of the new award for teams. The two 2020 awards are:

  • Most Influential Individual;
  • Most Influential Team.

Click here for more information about the SHP Most Influential Awards.


SHP Trailblazer Awards

SHP Awards TrailblazerBrand new for this year, Trailblazers is open all health & safety professionals, of any age, level of seniority and in any location. Each award will recognise an individual going above and beyond to make a positive difference, either within their own organisation or more widely in the community. As with Rising Stars, nominations can be for yourself or someone else and will be reviewed by judges. 2020’s Trailblazers consists of the following four awards:

  • Trailblazer in Workplace Wellbeing;
  • Trailblazer in COVID-19 Response;
  • Trailblazer in Technology;
  • Trailblazer in Positive Social Impact.

Click here for more information about the SHP Trailblazer Awards.


Meet the SHP Awards Judges

The judges for 2020 are made up of a mix of people from across multiple sectors and include previous SHP Award winners:

2020 SHP Awards Judges

  • Paul Beaumont, CEO, IATP.
  • Simon Bown, HSQE Director, KeolisAmey Docklands;
  • Rachel Butler, Group Health, Safety, Sustainability & Quality Manager, DeTrafford. 2019 SHP Rising Star finalist;
  • David Cant, CMIOSH, Director of Veritas Consulting;
  • Dr Dominic Cooper, CEO, B-Safe Management Solutions;
  • Matt Cryer, Standards Manager, RoSPA;
  • Helen Davitt, Group Health, Safety and Wellbeing Director, Vodafone;
  • Aoife Devaney, H&S Advisor, St George PLC. 2019 Rising Star finalist;
  • Chris Edwards, Group Director, Informa Markets;
  • Charlotte Geoghegan, Event Manager, Safety & Health Expo and Workplace Wellbeing Show;
  • Kevin Gilroy, EHS Manager, Avery Dennison;
  • John Green, Vice President Global HSE, SNC-Lavalin. 2017 SHP Most Influential winner;
  • Ian Hart, Editor, SHP;
  • Teresa Higgins, Brand Director, Barbour EHS;
  • Robert Jukes, Health, Safety & Environment Manager, Wax Lyrical. 2019 SHP Rising Star UK winner and 2019 SHP Rising Star Manufacturing winner;
  • Anna Keen, Founding Director, Acre Frameworks;
  • John Kersey, Health & Safety Manager – People & Culture, ISS;
  • Faye McGuiness, Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes, Mind;
  • Jyssica Murphy, Divisional Health, Safety & Environmental Manager for Redrow Homes. 2018 Rising Star UK winner;
  • Neil Pearson, Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing, HSE;
  • James Pomeroy, Global, Health, Safety, Environment and Security Director, Lloyd’s Register;
  • Professor Dr Andrew Sharman, Managing Partner, RMS and IOSH President;
  • Karl Simons, Health, Safety & Security & Wellbeing Director, Thames Water. 2019 SHP Most Influential winner;
  • Malcolm Staves, Corporate Health & Safety Director, L’Oreal;
  • Jamie Sutherland-Pownall, Group Health and Safety Lead. 2017 SHP Rising Star UK winner;
  • Louise Taggart, Workplace Safety Speaker, Michael’s Story.2018 SHP Most Influential winner;
  • Louise Ward, Health, Safety & Environment Director, Siemens;
  • Wayne Williams CMIOSH MRICS BSc (hons) CoCA, Customer Relations Director, IATP.


IATP logoAlong with the HSE, IATP have collaborated with SHP on these awards for 2020. Established in 2010, the IATP are recognised by the HSE, trade bodies, trade unions and industry for continual commitment and development for providing asbestos safety training and promotion of asbestos awareness across the UK.

IATP members are independently and regularly audited and their training materials verified to ensure that their training fully complies with the requirements of regulations.

Members provide asbestos training covering the whole of the UK and beyond. They work closely with industry to ensure best practice and compliance in asbestos knowledge and safe working practices and encourage the development of the safety training industry.

HSE-logoCommenting on the awards, IATP CEO Paul Beaumont said: “The IATP are excited to be sponsoring and supporting the SHP Awards 2020. The efforts of the SHP and organisations similar in role to the IATP is to help encourage, inform and promote best practice, development and commitment to the ongoing safety of those in the workplace and beyond.

“We recognise and respect all of those whose hard work and dedication have brought them to be nominated for an award, but strongly believe that the SHP Awards will help encourage people and organisation to strive toward stronger compliance and to recognise a clear commitment to health and safety in the current times and beyond.”

Karl Simons most influential

Karl Simons collecting his award from Chris Edwards, Director for Safety & Health Expo, Facilities Show, Barbour EHS and SHP.

Robert Jukes Rising Star

Robert Jukes collecting his UK Award from Karl Simons, Chief Health, Safety & Security Officer, Thames Water.

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