A Week of IOSH and Inspiration

Last week was one of the most enjoyable weeks of 2017 in our Hundred Acre world, and it was mainly dominated by IOSH. Bridget Gilmour, Hundred Acre’s founder and director, shares her reflections on what has been a great and inspirational week.

IOSH 2017 Conference Opens

We were delighted to see a sign language interpreter as Graham Parker opened the conference.

“From Graham’s opening words of conference on Monday, to a presentation to the East Anglia branch on Friday; my week has been IOSH through and through.” Explains Bridget.

“The themes that were discussed at conference were very different to those of previous years. The world in which we work is evolving every day, and as a profession, we need to do the same. While the IOSH goal of ‘a safer world of work’ and Hundred Acre’s ‘everyone’s safe place’ will remain the same, the way we achieve it has to evolve.

“Hearing from the IOD and discussing the gig economy, it’s clear we all...

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IOSH Vice President: A Reflection of Bridget’s First Year

“September marks a year since I presented to the IOSH Council” explains Bridget, Hundred Acre’s founder and director, “and much to my surprise, I was successful in being selected as one of the vice presidents of IOSH for the next three years. While it’s not quite a year since I took up the position in November 2016, it feels like a good time to reflect.

“At this council meeting, I’ll be on the other side of the process. I’ll be part of making the decision as all of council watch those who’ve put themselves forward for joining the presidential team present to us. 

“As a vice president, you’re very much an influential member of IOSH and being part of the presidential team has been the true highlight of my year. Many people focus on the individual role of president of IOSH, though this is a team of nine working together to increase awareness and improve occupational safety and health standards...

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IOSH Vice President: 3 Months On

“I’m struggling to believe that it’s been three months since I became an IOSH VP at the Networks Conference last November.” Says Bridget Gilmour, Hundred Acre’s founder and director. “I thought three months into the role would be a good time to update everyone on what I’ve been doing.”


November 2016

“Shortly after the Networks Conference, I attended an induction day at The Grange, led by IOSH CEO, Bev Messinger. I knew a lot about The Grange, the people who work there and all that IOSH does as I’ve been a member for 19 years, though it was great to visit and hear what’s going on at the heart of the institution from its key members of staff.”

December 2016

“In December, I formed part of the judging panel for the Safety Groups UK Alan Butler and Maurice Adamson Awards. The judging panel met at RoSPA in Birmingham to read through all the entries, and I have to say some of them were fascinating! I...

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It’s all Change at the IOSH AGM

November 1st 2016 marked yet another truly amazing day in Hundred Acre’s history. In September, we told you that Hundred Acre’s founder and director, Bridget Gilmour, was awarded the prestigious position of Vice President of IOSH, now almost two months later, Bridget’s new role will begin.

Yesterday, the IOSH AGM took place and those in key roles were formally changed over. Bridget, of course, was officially appointed as Vice President, as well as Michelle Muxworthy. They will join existing VPs Declan Gibney, Liz Skelton, Vincent Ho and Andrew Sharman. Graham Parker will also be appointed as the next IOSH President.

“For a number of years a variety of people around IOSH have asked me to step up and consider another role.” Explains Bridget. “This year I decided to do something about it, so I applied to become a Vice President and well, the rest is history!

“I’m honoured and humbled that IOSH council members voted for me...

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Bridget becomes an IOSH Vice President

On Wednesday 7th September, Hundred Acre’s founder and director, Bridget Gilmour, was awarded the prestigious position of Vice President of IOSH, voted for by members of the IOSH Council.

“I’m in shock.” Explains Bridget. “I’m truly honoured to have been selected by the IOSH Council to undertake a Vice Presidents position for the next three years. When I decided to put myself forward, I thought my chances of being appointed were slim as I was not already a member of the IOSH Council, but it felt right to apply.

“The reality of achieving Vice President status is a truly amazing feeling. I can’t thank the council enough for selecting me to carry out such an important role for the Institution. I’m incredibly proud to join newly appointed Michelle Muxworthy, and existing VPs, Declan Gibney, Liz Skelton, Vincent Ho and Andrew Sharman to support the Presidential Team.”

As well as congratulating Michelle on her successful...

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Recognition on International Women’s Day

Hundred Acre’s founder and director, Bridget Gilmour, has been recognised by The HSE Recruitment Network for her work in health and safety this International Women’s Day. You can read the full interview on LinkedInhere.

“I’m delighted to be celebrating International Women’s Day today; a day that highlights the plights and achievements of women across the world.” Explains Bridget. “I feel honoured and privileged that The HSE Recruitment Network has chosen to acknowledge my career to date and I hope it inspires other women to become part of the industry I love.”

If you would like to discuss any aspect of health and safety, whether you’d like advice about being a woman in engineering or would like to enquire about health and safety for your business, please call us today on +44 (0)1933 201103 or alternatively, contact us via our contact form.

Recognising Women in Safety – The HSE Recruitment Network.

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Chartered Fellowship – The Pinnacle of my Career

“Today my world, and Hundred Acre’s world, has changed dramatically.” Explains Bridget Gilmour, Hundred Acre’s founder and director. “I’m delighted to tell you that I have been accepted into the Fellowship of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and have therefore become a Fellow.

“Being granted fellowship status really does mean the world to me. Chartered Fellowship is the pinnacle of the health and safety profession and therefore it’s not something that’s given lightly by our peers.

“To be considered for the interview stage, you must have completed an application that demonstrates an outstanding contribution to health and safety with plenty of proof of your involvement in practices, including active roles in professional bodies, consultative committees or working parties, the IOSH positions you have held and any voluntary practices you’ve carried out.

“The panel also look for your dedication and...

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