Our fresh approach to Health, Safety and Environmental services stems from deciding to do things a little differently.
Like many people, we are dismayed by the endless negativity surrounding the industry and hugely frustrated by the box-ticking approach taken by many working in the area.
So we decided to change this perception and do something different.
Driven by our passion to have a positive impact on the organisations and communities in which we operate, we set about changing the face of Health and Safety.
We take time to understand our clients' unique operations and develop bespoke solutions based on a deep understanding of their risk profile and appetite. We call this 'the right approach' and it has helped us deliver work to businesses of all sizes across the world over the last 25 years.
EDP has been helping businesses of all sizes to manage health, safety, environmental and sustainability issues for over a quarter of a century. EDP was established in the early 1990’s to support businesses following the introduction of the Health and Safety ‘Six Pack’ of regulations following the issue of directives by the European Commission. We continued to grow our offering over the following decade to include a full suite of health and safety services which has allowed us to work with some of the biggest and well known organisations in the world.
In the early 2000’s, we decided to further expand our offering with the addition of environmental management and were at the forefront of offering sustainability services before ‘sustainability’ became such a hot topic.
In 2014, the management team of EDP completed a buy-out from the original founder. In 2017, building on the success of the management buy-out, and as part of the business' long-term growth strategy, EDP completed the strategic acquisition of IOM Consulting Ltd’s (IOM) asbestos site services division encompassing over 30 staff and 4 new offices.
Our focus since then has been to continue to drive excellence in serving and supporting businesses to help them protect their people, property and reputation.
Today, we continue to support organisations across the world and our long standing relationships with our clients is testament to the way we approach our work.
values and culture
At EDP our aim is to have a positive impact on the businesses we support, the people we interact with and the communities in which we operate. We achieve this by creating a culture within our business that fosters our values of integrity, respect, service and collaboration.
- Integrity - always acting fairly, ethically and openly in all we do.
- Respect - value all individuals and nurture both internal and external relationships through listening and understanding.
- Service - putting our clients at the centre of what we do and tirelessly focusing on the quality of the work we provide.
- Collaboration - through collaboration with all of our stakeholders we multiply our contribution.
By living these values, we have created a client focussed vibrant team, and that can only be a good thing for our clients.
Mark Haydock, Managing Director
During Mark's career he has specialised in the development and growth of consulting businesses in the environmental and safety sectors and has a proven track record of operating within the international consulting environment, having built and grown consulting businesses for three separate international consultancies in both the UK and Australia namely; GHD, Coffey International and Mowlem PLC.
As Managing Director of EDP, Mark led a management buy-out of the business in 2014. Mark has overall responsibility for the performance of the EDP business and execution of the company's growth strategy.
Mark is also involved with several of EDP's high profile clients including The Crown Estate, Network Rail, Goldman Sachs and Marshall Motor Holdings PLC.
Andrew Nicholson, Director
Andrew has nearly two decades experience in the Health, Safety, Environmental management and sustainability consulting sector. Having completed a Masters in Environmental Resource Management, Andrew joined the Engineering Employers Federation (EEF), an organisation that specialises in the provision of professional services to the engineering and manufacturing sector. Andrew quickly progressed through the organisation to the role of Head of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), managing a team of consultants dedicated to the delivery of bespoke services to blue chip clients.
In 2007, Andrew joined EDP as Head of Environment, where he built a team of environmental consultants providing services to EDP's client base including Microsoft, London Stock Exchange Group, Hitachi, Maersk, London Business School and Dentons LLP. Additionally, Andrew is responsible for overseeing all consulting operations at EDP.
Joel Cook, Director
Joel's career began in operational service delivery for TSB, leading teams and managing technology in a high volume call centre environment. The merger of TSB and Lloyds banking brands brought an early exposure to integrating businesses and business operations as well as the management of people through change and transition.
Joel joined EDP to help prepare the business for a buy-out and remained as a member of the senior management team with responsibility for strategy and organisational development encompassing business planning and budgeting, cost reviews, market analysis and marketing strategy. Joel also manages several high value client relationships including Accenture, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Metropolitan Housing Trust, the Care Quality Commission and Liverpool Mutual Homes.