Emma George, Principal
BA (Hons); MSc HRM; Chartered CIPD
Emma has worked in a consultative capacity for over a decade, drawing on her unique background of psychology and human resource management to produce impactful work-based projects. Emma’s approach is highly professional and underpinned by integrity, and this has always led to the delivery of successful outcomes for her clients.
Emma completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology at Cardiff University before progressing her business career by undertaking a MSc in Human Resource Management part-time whilst working for workplace health and wellbeing consultancy – work2health. During her time with this unique consultancy Emma headed up the delivery of client projects with clear vision and a strategic perspective.
Emma works to draw together many complex strands of organisational culture, strategy and operational activity to ensure client projects are delivered to the highest standard, at all times meeting and surpassing client expectations.
Emma’s areas of particular specialism include workplace research and programme evaluation, nutrition, workplace bullying and harassment, resilience and stress management, employee competency and skills development, and substance misuse in the workplace.
Emma is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; a board member of the International Institute of Health Management and Quality; a tutor for the School of Naturopathic Nutrition (lovenaturopathy.co.uk) and a non-executive director of Cardiff Salad Garden.
Ava Fine, Consultant
Chartered FCIPD, Member BACP
Ava is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personal Development, having been a member since 1992. She also has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling – Organisational Settings which is a British Association of Counselling, and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited course from the University of Bristol, where she was a tutor for four years.
Ava’s career began in Local Government and the NHS; she then joined a national rail company where she was the in-house counsellor for six years during a period of major organisational change.
In 1998, Ava started her own consultancy where she has developed a particular interest in the prevention and management of stress both on the organisational and individual levels. She facilitates workshops as the major part of her work while continuing to work with individuals on a one-to-one basis. She also works with groups in highly sensitive roles as a supervisor and incident de-briefer.
Ava has 15 years experience of working in workplace health promotion including working on the Corporate Health Standard since 1998. Ava co-wrote the Small Workplace Health Award resource and developed the assessment protocol for the award. Ava’s experience of the Corporate Health Standard extends to the recruitment and selection of assessors and she acts as a chairperson for assessments. As well as the Corporate Health Standard and the Small Workplace Health Award, Ava is a technical advisor to the European Enterprise for Health Network and consultant to the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work inBilbao,Spain. Ava worked in a project team for a BUPA Foundation funded project on observable organisational outcomes of workplace health promotion.
Ava is a lay member of the Employment Tribunal, has had several articles published and has spoken on local radio and television and at local and national conferences.
John Griffiths, Consultant
B.Ed (Hons) M.Sc FRSPH
John has considerable expertise in the fields of workplace health promotion and wellbeing and organisational development, having worked at a national and international level for 11 years. John has led both work based and research projects across Wales, the UK and Europe. John Griffiths has 24 years experience in the development and implementation of health promotion programmes, and has worked for the Welsh Heart Programme (Heartbeat Wales). Health Promotion Wales and the Welsh Assembly Government.
He led the development and implementation of the workplace health accreditation scheme, ’Health at Work: the Corporate Standard’ and more recently the development of the Small Workplace Health Award. He was the principle author of a training the trainers pack on alcohol and substance misuse in the workplace and is recently led a Leonardo Life Long Learning Programme to equip line managers and supervisors in SMEs to deal with problematic use of alcohol and drugs among their staff.
John has been closely involved in the development of the European Network for Workplace Health Promotion and is a technical advisor to the European Enterprise for Health Network. Recently John has been involved in number of evaluation projects – he has acted as external evaluators for three pan-European Projects on workplace health and mental health; has jointly reviewed and evaluated No Smoking Day in Wales, and reviewed and evaluated the impact of Scotland’s Healthy Working Lives Award.
John has an M.Sc. in Health Promotion, holds a B.Ed (Hons) Degree and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).