MEET THE TEAM   

 
Derek Purchase CMIOSH 
Director 
 
Derek obtained a Civil Engineering degree from Loughborough University and worked as an engineer and site manager for companies throughout the South West of England and Wales. He worked as a Contracts Manager and Project Manager in the late ‘80s and ‘90s, before becoming Health and Safety Manager for a major Swindon-based ground working firm in 1997. 
 
Subsequently Derek has worked as Health, Safety and Environmental Advisor with major contractors such as Bluestone, Morgan Sindal and Sir Robert McAlpine and also worked as Health & Safety Advisor and Construction Design and Management (CDM) Co-ordinator on a number of national projects. 
 
Derek combines a thoroughly professional attitude with a personable manner and a positive ‘can-do’ outlook. 
 
Derek's Qualifications: 
Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (CMIOSH) 
Occupational Safety & Health Consultants Register (OSHCR) 
NEBOSH Special Diploma in Environmental Management 
NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety 
Special Diploma in Industrial Studies 
Membership of the Institute of International Risk & Safety Management (MIIRSM) 
Chartered Member of the Association of Project Safety (RMaPS) 
Civil Engineering Degree - BSc (Hons) 
 
Amanda Purchase FCIPD 
Director 
 
Having obtained a university degree in Business and a post graduate qualification in Human Resources Management, Amanda subsequently spent fifteen years actively employed in Human Resources. She has run a successful professional team and has detailed specialist knowledge in employment law, recruitment, learning and Strategic HR. 
 
Amanda has a wealth of experience in a number of varied fields including construction, training, housing and professional services. 
 
Amanda’s depth of knowledge and positive attitude, have helped many clients improve their people management skills, resulting in the growth of successful businesses. 
 
Amanda's Qualifications: 
Chartered Fellow Member of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) 
Post graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management 
Business Administration Degree, BA (Hons) 
Advanced Employment Law Practitioner 
Level A and B (intermediate) in Occupational Psychometric Assessment 
IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety & Health) Managing Safely 
 
Connor Ainger Tech IOSH 
Health & Safety Advisor 
 
During his academic career Connor obtained seven GCSE’s, including three A’s and three B’s and a Level 3 Diploma in Engineering. Following this he spent three years gaining work experience in a variety of jobs including Customer Service Supervisor, Fitness Instructor and Customer Service Assistant.  
 
Connor has also focused on gaining further qualifications, including: 
 
NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupatiional Health and Safety 
Level 2 NVQ in Business Administration 
Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) 
Temporary Works Coordinator 
 
In June 2016, Connor joined Auxil as our apprentice and has now been promoted to Health & Safety Advisor. Connor undertakes a number of duties including providing Safety advice, producing Health & Safety documents including Health & Safety policies, risk assessments, method statements and construction plans and he also assists in the preparation of company accounts including invoicing and monitoring payments, producing documents, reports, presentations, agendas, assisting with marketing and providing technical IT support. 
 
Currently Connor is studying for a NEBOSH Construction Safety Certificate. 
 
It is a pleasure to have Connor in the team, as he has proved to be a highly motivated, responsible and hard-working young man. He enjoys taking the lead in a work environment and is particularly interested in promoting wellbeing at work. 
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