We can guarantee you a tailormade, personal service where you will always speak to a named individual. We pride ourselves in going the extra mile in order to get to know our clients and understand fully their unique requirements. We like to think that’s one reason why so many of them choose to extend our contracts.
Marina WatersManaging Director (operational and professional management)
Marina, our founder and managing director, has worked in Occupational Health for more than 20 years, most of it at senior management level. In addition to her Occupational Health background she also has a strong background in nursing management. She has worked as Principal Nurse for Medicine and the Elderly, Head of Nursing for Acute Care and Assistant Director of Nursing and Patient Care in a London Hospital, so is well aware of the pressures and challenges in organisations. It was these roles that influenced her delivery of services in Occupational Health having been only too aware of how staff absences impact on the delivery and effectiveness of services.
Marina started her Occupational Health career working as a factory nurse for Lyons Maid. Her role included visiting the factory floor where staff were packing ice-lollies and she recognised the effects repetitive work had on staff. She administered first aid on the factory floor when required and oversaw the introduction of the COSHH regulations and set about training staff and managers on them. She set up a noise conservation programme when the Noise at Work regulations came into force, taught Basic Food Hygiene to certificate level and was actively involved in the legal requirements around the Food Hygiene Regulations and the implications this created for staff screening. Marina taught First Aid to certificate level to ensure compliance with the First Aid Regulations and was actively involved in Health and Safety.
From Lyons Maid she worked for the Daily Telegraph as an Occupational Health provider and worked for the next ten years providing Occupational Health in the NHS at hospitals such as St. Mary's, Newham University Hospital and Barts Health NHS Trust in London. She has a strong clinical background regarding all aspects of providing Occupational Health for clinical staff.
Marina is a Registered Nurse and a Specialist Practitioner in Occupational Health, on the Specialist Practitioner register. She holds a Masters degree in Occupational Health and Safety and is an ACAS trained Mediator. As a visiting lecturer at London South Bank University, she teaches on the Case Management module.
Originally from Leeds, Marina has lived in the South East for most of her life. She balances a hectic work schedule with looking after her young twins. Marina's favourite thing about running OHWorks is meeting new clients, assessing their needs, helping to turnaround OH services when they are failing, and she takes great pleasure from delivering a service to the client, which is both effective and responsive.
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Joanna WatersmithOperations Manager
Jo, our operations manager, brings with her a wealth of experience gained in the Financial Services industry as a senior adviser, operations manager and compliance officer. Jo spent her early years in Hong Kong and now lives with her husband, two children, horse and golden doodle in a beautiful farmhouse near Canterbury. Jo loves trekking in wild and less accessible areas of the world and has walked in the Himalayas, Central America, New Zealand and Africa. She is a keen horse rider and enjoys sailing, having spent her formative sailing years racing a 120 year-old Thames sailing barge at various events around the east coast. Jo's favourite thing about OHWorks is that it has given her an opportunity to impose order and systems on the team so as to help deliver a superb service to all our clients.
Nicky PiperClinical Manager
Nicky has worked in the occupational heath environment for approximately 20 years working in both the private and public sector. Her OH experience started with the Daily Mail printing works in Surrey Quays where she learned a lot about health surveillance and treatments. She then worked for the Metropolitan Police Service in various roles with her final role being head of Department for Occupational Health where she managed approximately 100 staff from a variety of disciplines including physios, doctors, OHAs, counsellors and administration staff. Whilst there, Nicky was involved in a number of major incidents like the Tsunami in Thailand where she supported the police team in the body recovery and repatriation process. She was also involved in a couple of major rail crashes and terrorist incidents and delivered trauma support to police colleagues affected by the incidents. After leaving the Metropolitan Police, Nicky joined Duradiamond Healthcare as the Senior Clinical Contract Manager carrying out both clinical and account management. She managed contracts for several large London based construction projects ensuring delivery of health and wellbeing, fitness for work and some complex case management referrals.
Prior to Nicky's specialist occupational health experience, her main specialist area in nursing was Accident and Emergency, mainly at Kings College Hospital in London. This provided Nicky with both life experience and clinical experience, which has placed her in good stead for her occupational health career.
Nicky is a specialist practitioner in Occupational Health with a BSc (Hons) as well as a diploma in critical care. She was born in Nottingham but has lived the majority of her working life in London and Kent. She is a very sociable person who is part of a book club that has been running for 10 years and has a season ticket for Charlton Athletic.
Nicky's favourite part of occupational health is embedding new contracts, building an open and trusting relationship with the client and working collaboratively to achieve best practice and exceptional service delivery whilst maintaining value for money. She also enjoys supporting and developing staff to help them reach their full potential.
Tony BerryContracts Manager
Tony, our contracts manager, has worked in Occupational Health for five years, following a career in journalism. Tony provides support to the Contract Management teams to enable the administration of contracts in accordance with company policies and procedures and customer requirements. He is responsible for generating the reports required to monitor contract compliance, tracking and monitoring contract changes, deliverables, correspondence and risks, and maintaining associated documentation. Tony has a degree in politics from the University of Wales, Swansea and went on to achieve an NCTJ diploma in Newspaper Journalism from Preston Polytechnic. Tony is an avid supporter of Blackpool football club. His favourite thing about OHWorks is providing clients with the management information they need, and working with our great team to keep achieving those Key Performance Indicators.
Robert WatersFinance Manager
Rob, our finance manager, has worked for OHWorks for five years after having dealt with finance in the retail and media sectors. He has hands-on expertise in financial management, reporting, budgeting, treasury and analysis as well as extensive software and computer skills. Rob spent his formative years living abroad but now lives with his wife and toddlers in a converted barn in the Weald of Kent. Rob also enjoys adventure holidays and once rode round India on a 1950's Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle. His favourite thing about OHWorks has been watching its steady growth while maintaining the personal touch and giving their bigger competitors a run for their money.