Ian Woodland, Director of Business Services

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Over 20 years of experience in workplace compliance

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A qualified Chemist

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A specialist in Food Safety Management

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Ian qualified as a Chemist and after working in the food research and power research industries, joined the Environmental Health team at Elmbridge Borough Council. It was while walking the streets of Walton-on-Thames, resolving neighbourhood complaints, licensing polluting premises, making workplaces safer and inspecting food premises to ensure they were safe and hygienic that he realised that a career as an Environmental Health Consultant would always provide the variety of interest he was looking for.

In 1995, he joined Assurity Consulting as a Consultant. Ian was recognised for his organisational skills and his focus on customer service, so he started picking up responsibility for internal projects. This eventually led to him becoming the IS Manager, followed by Business Support Manager, Head of Business Support, Head of Business Services and to his current role as Director of Business Services.

Ian has focused his efforts on raising the company’s profile in the local community and encouraging our employees to improve their wellbeing. He is a member of the Gatwick Diamond Initiative PROMOTE Group, he has been the driving force behind our award winning Corporate Responsibility programme and he pioneered our workplace strategy for managing mental health. In 2009, the Springboard Project children’s centre in Horsham presented Ian with the Special Recognition Award for Significant Individual Contribution, in 2011 he was part of a team that received the Public Service Award at the West Sussex County Times Community Awards for his involvement in the Horsham District Community Partnership and he has collected awards on behalf of our company on four occasions at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards.  

Outside of work Ian enjoys playing golf and badminton and is a long suffering fan of Leeds United!

I want our company to provide the best possible rewards, support and development for our people. By continuing to do this we will have a healthy, happy and competent team of people who will be energised to deliver the best possible customer service. This will set us apart from our competitors and will ensure we continue the steady and sustainable growth we have enjoyed for over 30 years.

Insights by Ian

Food hygiene - Oysters – aphrodisiac or source of illness?

Oysters are claimed to boost your sex drive. However they also have a sinister side, as a recent survey of European oyster production areas has highlighted.

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BREXIT won’t stop these foreign food safety invaders

German cockroaches and Oriental cockroaches are known to carry pathogens, which through direct contact with food or via faecal deposits can result in an outbreak of food poisoning.

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TripAdvisor or Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

Which is the website you browse when considering a meal out in England or Wales?

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The wrong nut

It’s not very often that a prosecution arises from the incorrect labelling of food, but a recent case has highlighted the consequences of getting it wrong.

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Food safety management

Two recent prosecutions taken by Kettering Borough Council and Basildon Council have brought into focus the importance of food safety management.

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