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.
Sue FreemanClinical Manager
Sue has worked in Occupational Health for more than 20 years, predominantly working for the NHS. She has worked in both acute NHS Trusts and a mental health Trust giving her a broad understanding of mental health issues. She has been fortunate enough to manage and lead an acute NHS Trust before commencing with OHWorks.
During her career, Sue has worked in theatres both in the UK and Holland and managed a day care unit in her local NHS Trust where surgical, endoscopy and day stay procedures were undertaken. Sue lived in North America for seven years where she was successful in passing her NCLEX exam in California and her Canadian board exam in Toronto, Canada. Whilst in North America she worked for a dermatologist and plastic surgeon where she was able to undertake aesthetic procedures and assist in cosmetic surgery procedures.
Sue is a Registered Nurse and a Specialist Practitioner in Occupational Health, on the Specialist Practitioner Register. She is a mental health first aider and has a ROSPA health and safety diploma.
Her skills, apart from her experience and long term commitment to occupational health, include strong leadership skills, team building and developing her team.
Robert WatersFinance Director
Rob, our finance director, 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.