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Lions' Lair panel unveiled

23 November 2016

Western Business Exhibitions has unveiled the prestigious panel for next year's Lions' Lair sessions, taking place at the Health & Safety Event, Birmingham NEC on 21 to 23 March 2017.

Created to celebrate the best in innovation within the health & safety industry, a shortlist of 16 innovators will be quizzed by the industry experts before they vote on who should be crowned the ‘Lions’ Lair’ winner.

The panel consists of highly respected and well known figures from the health & safety arena, with a broad range of professional expertise.

Peter Hall

With a background in risk management and training, Peter is a Fellow of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM), a Chartered Member of IOSH, Member of the British Institute of Facilities and a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management. Peter is the Institute's Immediate Past President but recently stood down to take up the role of technical director for the Institute.

Karen Hoskins

Managing director of IBIS Solutions, Karen has worked within the health, safety, wellbeing, healthcare and social care industries within the UK since 2001. She supports industry leaders such as Safety Groups UK, the Chambers of Commerce and the HSE in pilots and projects designed to promote excellent standards of health, safety and wellbeing within industry.

Neal Stone

Neal spent 16 years at the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) before joining the British Safety Council where he represented the organisation in its dealings with the government, Health & Safety Executive (HSE), and a wide range of health and safety bodies. He was acting chief executive of the British Safety Council between December 2014 and August 2015.

Rob Strange OBE

Currently working as an independent consultant to boards of directors - including Southalls and as an Interim CEO - Rob is past CEO of both the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the Association for Project Safety (APS).

The Lions’ Lair panel will judge as 16 companies 'pitch' innovative products, services and concepts in a fun and interactive environment, before deciding on the overall winner.

If you are exhibiting at The Health & Safety Event and would like to nominate a product or service, contact ados@western-bp.co.uk by 23 December 2016.