Meet the team

We are proud to be one of the few consultancies with a team of fully-employed H&S and project professionals, assuring continuity of service for our clients.  Read on to find out more about us…

Stuart McCreedy - Managing Director at PM Connections

Stuart McCreedy

Managing Director

Stuart McCreedy

Managing Director

Professional Background:

A graduate in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Stuart founded pm Connections Ltd in 2005 and has overseen its growth and transformation from a two-man project management band to its current Health and Safety specialism.  A Chartered member of IOSH, Stu brings over 30 years engineering and technical experience to the cause as well as general, construction and fire NEBOSH qualifications.  He delivers a number of training courses including the IOSH suite of Leading/Managing/Working Safely.

Stuart is Managing Director; he is closely involved in operational matters but only occasionally gets his hands dirty now.  This allows him to focus on the general direction of the company as well as commercial, sales and marketing activities.  He is a proud graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme which informed our recent growth.

About Stuart:

Stuart nearly followed an entirely different career path, into music.  As a talented brass player, Stu spent many years playing bass trombone with some of the best brass bands in the country.  His claim to fame is playing for Grimethorpe Colliery Band on the Brassed Off soundtrack, recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London.  Running pmC means that banding is now an occasional hobby, helping out when a deputy is needed.  Married with two children, Stu is also partial to a recreational beer and curry.

Belinda Long - Operations & Service Delivery Manager at PM Connections

Belinda Long

Operations & Service Delivery Manager

Belinda Long

Operations & Service Delivery Manager

Professional Background:

Belinda has a wealth of experience, training and qualifications with over 20 years in Health & Safety, Ergonomics, Rehabilitation and Health Science, in a variety of consultancy and management roles within construction, manufacturing and corporate environments. A career challenge was joining a manufacturing company that had experienced a fatality.  As H&S Manager, Belinda was instrumental in changing the culture that was held back by fear following the incident; leading by example, training and coaching to improve confidence and belief in safety throughout the company.

Belinda joined pmC in 2018 to manage and support our growing team of H&S professionals and to work more closely with our clients.  She has particularly enjoyed our projects on continental Europe; getting to grips with the culture, behaviours, language barriers and the logistics of working in different countries and with differing legislation/company rules.  Belinda holds a Post Grad Cert in OHS & Ergonomics, NEBOSH General Certificate with distinction and is a Grad member of IOSH.

About Belinda:

Mum to two boys, Belinda loves cheering from the side lines of their football matches.  She is a keen cyclist having completed the iconic London to Brighton challenge and has dabbled in coasteering.  Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Belinda settled here in 2017 and enjoys being a tourist here and abroad.  She is currently labouring for her husband, bricklaying and climbing scaffolding (safely of course) on their home extension project.

Vikki McCarthy - Finance & Administration Manager at PM Connections

Vikki McCarthy

Finance & Administration Manager

Vikki McCarthy

Finance & Administration Manager

Professional Background:

Vikki graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BA (Hons) in Modern European Studies.  This led to a career in Administration Management before taking time out to raise a family.  After retraining, Vikki established a successful beauty business before taking up the admin and finance reins again, this time at pm Connections.  Vikki looks after all aspects of finance (including statutory reporting, bookkeeping, billing and credit control as well as internal payroll and pensions), keeping an iron grip on the company purse strings.  She is also responsible for general administration.  Vikki is the Company Secretary, oversees Data Protection compliance and is also the nominated Training Administrator for IOSH courses.

About Vikki:

When she’s not chauffeuring and waitressing for 3 young adults, Vikki enjoys travelling, history and quizzing, so best not to call during PopMaster!

Marie Dobson - Business Systems & Compliance Manager at PM Connections

Marie Dobson

Business Systems & Compliance Manager

Marie Dobson

Business Systems & Compliance Manager

Professional Background:

A part-time job whilst studying Business at Greenwich University provided the spark for Marie’s H&S career; ensuring that employees are kept safe and healthy in the workplace and that organisations are legally compliant.  She enjoys her role at pmC as the variety of projects and clients gives her experience of a wide range of workplaces, construction sites and factories.  A Grad level IOSH member, Marie’s H&S credentials include:  NEBOSH General, NEBOSH Construction and a Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice.  Her strengths are in construction, machine safety compliance and H&S management systems.  A Certified Machinery Safety Expert and a Certified Expert in CE Marking, Marie leads our Machine Safety services.  She also plays a key role in developing and maintaining our in-house, operational systems and templates.

About Marie:

At the tender age of 19, Marie moved to London from a Northern Swedish town with a simple plan to gain some experience of life; she can now happily tick that box.  A settled honorary Northerner, Marie loves being out in nature, baking, cooking and spending time with her family.

Sarah Norton - Business Administrator at PM Connections

Sarah Norton

Business Administrator

Sarah Norton

Business Administrator

Professional Background:

A graduate in Economics and Geography, Sarah spent over 10 years in the charity sector as a fundraiser; first for a children’s health charity, then in the arts.  At pmC, Sarah deals with all aspects of general business administration, keeping our offices running smoothly and dealing with requirements for the full team such as site purchasing and travel bookings.  She completed IOSH Managing Safely and enjoys providing backroom support to the work on site;  feeling connected to the H&S cause and the service we are providing to our customers.  A busy all-rounder, Sarah also covers HR administration and assists with marketing activities.

About Sarah:

An amateur cyclist, Sarah donned pmC colours and raised money for 4 local children’s charities by cycling 313 miles from London to Paris; at the same time, ensuring maximum marketing exposure by being one of the last in each day.

Jane Nolan - Health & Safety Professional at PM Connections

Jane Nolan

Health & Safety Professional

Jane Nolan

Health & Safety Professional

Professional Background:

Jane has a wealth of experience, training, and qualifications gathered over 20 years in Health & Safety, spanning travel/cruise, casino, warehousing, logistics and manufacturing industries.  With a pragmatic, calm and solution focused approach to safety, Jane enjoys the challenge of busy environments and having input into the success of all projects she works on.

Jane holds a NEBOSH General Certificate, is Face Fit Trainer qualified, and Racking Inspection qualified.  She is currently completing the NEBOSH Diploma and is a Tech member of IOSH, with aspirations to become a Chartered member of IOSH.

About Jane:

A keen traveller, Jane has seen most of the world through her extensive career in the cruise industry and is keen to see more and continue with her passion to learn new cultures.  A large family keeps Jane busy, and she loves spoiling her nieces and nephews rotten.

Kathryn Whitehurst - Project & Compliance Engineer at PM Connections

Kathryn Whitehurst

Project & Compliance Engineer

Kathryn Whitehurst

Project & Compliance Engineer

Professional Background:

Kathryn joined us in the role of Project and Compliance Engineer to bolster our growing project management service.  She originally trained as a theatre technician in Salford, where her love of working on projects began.  Kathryn then worked in theatres across Manchester, before deciding to follow her dream of becoming an engineer.  She spent 5 years studying at Sheffield Hallam University, gaining project management experience from industrial placements at various food manufacturers, as well as a Masters’ Year group project, building an autonomous hydroponic farm.  During her time at uni, Kathryn ran the “Women in Engineering and Maths” society to promote engineering disciplines to high school and college students, and to enable the relatively small number of female students in the engineering department to form a network.  Kathryn graduated in 2019 with an MEng in Food Engineering.

About Kathryn:

In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys learning languages, DIY and nurturing an ever-growing collection of houseplants.  Kathryn is very family-oriented and enjoys spending time with her nephews.

Yousef Hassan - Project & Compliance Engineer (Electrical) at PM Connections

Yousef Hassan

Project & Compliance Engineer (Electrical)

Yousef Hassan

Project & Compliance Engineer (Electrical)

Professional Background:

Yousef joined us as a Project and Compliance Engineer to enhance the development of our project management team. Originally a Electrical Engineering graduate, Yousef’s love for working on project began whilst studying for a BEng at The Manchester Metropolitan University where he was involved in various team projects from placements oriented around engineering and project management. Furthermore, whilst studying for a Masters at the University of Leeds, Yousef had a chance to further develop group and individual project management skills. In 2021, Yousef graduated with a MSc in Electrical Engineering.

About Yousef:

Yousef is a very family oriented individual, during his time at university he would spend his time acting as a carer to his younger brother with autism whilst studying. Furthermore, Yousef enjoys football, exercise and reading in his spare time.

We are always looking for talented people to join our team