Meet the team

Louise Hosking

Louise Hosking MD, Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner

Over the last 29 years in this industry I have learnt the importance of great customer service, providing effective OSH leadership and removing the fear felt by business and their employees to make strong decisions. We build extremely close relationships with all our clients, implementing arrangements which are practical and workable. When standards are raised, it has a positive effect across the whole organisation. Employees take greater responsibility; feeling more engaged in the process whilst owners and managers feel more in control. We are there for the journey and we do it with personality!

I volunteer with IOSH and was extremely honoured and proud to be elected to the presidential team as an IOSH Vice-President in November 2017. In October 2020 I was elected to President-Elect and will become President in the Autumn of 2021.

Outside of OSH I look forward to an annual Sailing Holiday with my husband who grew up sailing a mirror dinghy on the Solent and is now teaching me the ropes! I love long summer cycle rides. One day I hope to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats. I like finishing the working week with a G&T, and spending time with my incredible circle of friends who live in the UK and overseas.

Claire Wood

Claire Wood Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner

Adding value and providing assurance are core key drivers for me in supporting a business’s health and safety management. Through competent, pragmatic advice and guidance gained from a highly successful career working in sectors such as retail, property management, construction and environmental health, I can ensure a business gets to where it wants to be. Health and safety is a diverse and fascinating field from which I believe with the right support any organisation can achieve business focussed solutions to help its health and safety flourish sustainably and economically.

Alongside working in health and safety, family, friends, travel and wellbeing are also my passions. At the moment I’m on an amazing/terrifying adventure bringing up my two small children, but I also love seeing new places and driving a tuk tuk across India a few years ago will take some beating; I’m up for the challenge though!

Jo Pearce

Jo Pearce Safety and Health Practitioner

My background is in Facilities Management where I spent many years managing properties for a multi-site distribution company.  Further roles continued to expand my experience and knowledge of Health & Safety, from a business school in a Grade 1 listed property to a production engineering company.

I’m an advocate for simplicity and Health & Safety really doesn’t have to be complicated.  Effective measures taken to meet compliance can bring efficiency to any business and make it both a safe and pleasurable environment for employees to work.

I’m a trustee for a charity and volunteer for the local dog rescue centre where I help with fundraising events.  I love the countryside and holidays are usually taken exploring the Lake District or Scottish Highlands where I could walk for miles taking in the breath-taking scenery.

Katie Medd

Katie Medd Business Support

A versatile brand and marketing professional with extensive experience in the creative industry. I specialise in partnering with companies and fully supporting their business. As a highly driven, competent and dedicated individual I enjoy immersing myself in new industries and looking at what I can bring to the business. With excellent project management skills, I’m naturally organised and meticulous in my approach. I’m a creative thinker and problem solver with a keen eye for detail.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my young family. We especially love escaping to the mountains for some skiing. When we’re not in the mountains, we like to walk, swim, cycle or simply play in the garden together.

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Philippa Goodfield

Philippa Goodfield Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner

With 18 years experience in Health and Safety within the Property, Waste, and Transport industries, I offer all aspects of safety and environmental consultancy from safety management system implementation, auditing, risk assessments and general or bespoke training courses.  My driving force is to ensure businesses comply with relevant health and safety legislation in a manner which becomes natural and involves all levels of staff, and helping people to see the true benefit of good safety management.

When not working, I like to keep fit and have a passion for cycling, scuba diving, and horseback riding.

Maryam Malik

Maryam Malik Accounts and Finance

A super friendly qualified bookkeeper, with years of experience. I’ve worked with a number of businesses from care homes to trucking companies, helping them with their finances. I enjoy what I do and continue to study, currently finishing up my AAT3 and then hoping to continue to level 4.

When not studying or working I spend all my time with my family – by family I mean an army of people my mother being the eldest of 9, 5 of whom live in St Albans with their families. Weekends are manic!

Lisa O'Brien

Lisa O'Brien Office Manger & PA

My name is Lisa O’Brien and I’m the PA/Office Manager for Hosking Associates, based in St Albans. By day, you can find me organising meetings, helping the team with sales processes, or trying to help with the smooth running of Hosking Associates. By night, I’m typically exercising or herding my small people around, with school or after school activities!

With an extensive background in this kind of role, I have a high level of communication skills and enjoy taking the time to ensure I have a clear understanding of the tasks to be undertaken, and how I may improve or build on the process. I can bring a good business sense and an excellent ability to liaise well with clients and colleagues around me.

Louisa Jones

Louisa Jones Accounts and Finance

A highly motivated and proactive PRINCE II qualified project manager & book keeper, I have spent the majority of my career working in the financial services sector. I enjoy working on a variety of technical and business projects and have consistently been a key player in ensuring projects are delivered successfully, to a high quality, often within tight deadlines. I believe excellent organisational and communication skills are key, and strive to develop strong relationships within business and technical teams – having a results-driven nature and tenacity at dealing with project issues.

Out of work, I am kept busy and entertained by my three small children. l also love swimming, yoga, running and catching up with friends over a prosecco or two.

Katrina Suppiah

Katrina Suppiah PR Consultant

Founder and Director of PR agency Publicité. From broadcast to trade media, Publicité regularly supports Hosking Associates in commenting on key Health and Safety issues.

Always working to deliver results for clients, I firmly believe in the need to demonstrate the potential of PR, and the effect it can have on a business. I specialise in the areas of B2B and property with over 15 years’ experience in the Public Relations industry.

In my spare time, I love to spend time with family and friends. Hobbies include horse riding and playing tennis.

Stuart Falconer

Stuart Falconer HR Consultant

With 18 years’ experience in Human Resources, Stuart keeps us on the straight and narrow by ensuring we all comply with our employment law obligations.  Stuart helps us understand our responsibilities as an employer, therefore ensuring all our staff are treated fairly.  Our biggest asset is our staff and stuart makes sure we engage with them in the right way, so that their expectations match our own.  This enables us to have happy staff with us for the long haul.

In his spare time, Stuart likes to play golf, and is chairman of a local charity.