Ashley Smith

Director | HSEQ | Fire Risk | Compliance 

Are you looking to speak to a Health and Safety recruitment expert? Ashley is one of the top specialist recruiters in the industry, and with his broad market knowledge is the expert to speak to…  

Starting his career in the Oil & Gas sector, Ashley worked within the Engineering division for over 10 years.  He moved into recruitment to help experienced professionals find their perfect opportunity in the Energy, Engineering and Construction sectors.

Ashley then specialised further into Health & Safety where he brings his industry knowledge to a sector that he is passionate about.  Since then, he has successfully assisted various high-profile organisations to build their Health & Safety teams. He prides himself on his ability to understand client’s specific needs to match requirements with experienced and qualified candidates with whom he has built excellent relationships with. Ashley is dedicated to understanding the requirements of assignments and can accurately represent the brand and culture of his clients.

He continues to build a strong network of passive talent which leaves him well positioned to deliver on appointments at all levels within any chosen market. His focus is now on assisting a wide range of clients within the Corporate, Construction and Engineering markets with their HSEQ, Fire, Risk and Compliance requirements across the UK. 

Recent successful placements: 

  • Head of HSEQ – Global multi-disciplinary consultancy  
  • Head of Health & Safety – Murphy Group / Thames Water JV  
  • Head of SHEQW – UK’s largest Water & Utilities Organisation   
  • Head of SHEQ – Large EfW and Recycling business  
  • Head of Health & Safety – Global Financial Services Organisation  
  • HSE Specialist – Global energy developer HSE Specialist (Rail) – Global Rail & Infrastructure developer 
  • Senior Fire Safety Consultant – Global natural and built asset design consultancy
  • Senior Health, Safety & Fire Consultant – Global  Risk Management Consultancy  
  • Health & Safety Manager – Global eCommerce business 
  • HSEQ Advisor – Global Logistics & Supply Chain Company 

Previous placements for Health & Fire Safety and Risk Management Consultancies.  

  • Health, Safety & Fire Consultant
  • Fire Engineer
  • CDM Consultant
  • Senior CDM Consultant  
  • Lead Fire Engineering Consultant
  • Business Development Director – Fire Safety
  • Senior Legionella Risk Manager
  • Fire Alarm Design Estimator  
  • Senior Health, Safety & Fire Consultant
  • Fire Risk Assessor, Lead Fire Consultant 
  • Health & Safety Advisor