Our Team

A.C.T. (NATIONAL) Ltd is one of the world’s premier providers of professional, competent and ethical Health & Safety / Event Safety Services. By providing a wide range of services, we help ensure that our clients meet and discharge their moral and legal safety obligations.

Established in 1997, A.C.T. has a long history of delivering high quality consultancy and training services to over 120 SME’s & large corporations. Whether it be working with an international sporting event or considering a specific industrial sector, A.C.T. prides itself upon the provision of proportionate pragmatic services which genuinely safeguard working environments and more importantly, those present within them.


A.C.T.(National) Ltd are proud to employ some of the worlds most competent, enthusiastic and dedicated  individuals from within the Health & Safety industry.

We are passionate about what we do and our core values of professional, competent & ethical are the principles we follow every day to ensure the continued high standards and success of #TeamACT

Mark Wheeldon
B.Sc (Hons), Dip SHEM, CMIOSH, FIMI.

Mark Wheeldon (MD)


'characterised by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession'



‘able to do something well’
‘adept, expert, proficient, capable’


‘relating to beliefs about what is morally right and wrong’, ‘social responsibility’


Mark Wheeldon

Managing Director

B.Sc. (Hons), Dip SHEM, CMIOSH, FIMI.


Mark is a Fellow of the Institute of the Motor Industry and an experienced trainer & specialist in the development of Health & Safety Franchise Standards. Mark is a professional course designer and has developed and delivered training modules to both national and international delegates.

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Chris Hall



Chris is an experienced Health & Safety, Fire Safety consultant and a Fellow of IOSH. Chris has worked across a range of industry sectors and in venues & has specialist knowledge of the events sector both in the U.K. and overseas.


Dan Baldwin

Health & Safety

Fire Safety Consultant



Dan is a very experienced Health & Safety professional having worked previously in a safety role at the NEC Birmingham.


Sophie Kelly

Health & Safety Consultant

DipNCRQ (with merit), GradIOSH.


Sophie holds an NCRQ Level 6 Diploma in Applied Health and Safety and supports a number of our key clients along with working on several of our clients prestigious and major events. Sophie comes from an events background and is also a keen equestrian and coach.


Adam Pickett

Health & Safety Consultant

NEBOSH Gen Cert (with credit), Cert CII

Adam comes from a commercial insurance background with over 10 years of experience in dealing with Property and Liability risks.

Adam is looking to start his NCRQ Level 6 Diploma in Applied Health and Safety later this year.

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Steve Riches

Health & Safety, Event Safety &

Fire Safety Consultant



Steve is an experienced Health & Safety practitioner with expertise in event & fire safety and DSEAR. Steve previously worked in Emergency Planning and as a safety advisor within a City Unitary Authority.


Derek Wanley

Health & Safety and

Fire Safety Consultant

CMIOSH, GIFireE, M.Sc, B.Sc (Hons.)

Derek has over 20 years of experience in occupational health & safety with expertise in fire safety, retail and the educational sector. He is also a Grad member of the Institute of Fire Engineering and specialises in accredited Health & Safety Management Systems. 

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Alison Glover

Business Financial Controller

BA(Hons) Business Administration with a BTEC ONC & HND in business and finance.

Alison is highly experienced in varying finance, analytical and administrative roles within banking, education and consultancy. 

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Stella Preston

Strategic Administrator

BSc (Hons), PGCE 

Stella is experienced in a variety of organisational strategic roles from the educational environment and joins us at a period of exciting expansion. Stella will be working in our Operations to help plan projects at a strategic level