Adam Francis

Adam started his career working for a dynamic city authority. During his time here he enforced Public Health, Housing, Food and Health and Safety gaining experience of the need for enforcement balanced with advice. This enabled Adam to gain experience of the need for a technical approach to often-sensitive issues in a practical fashion.

Moving on to another authority and joining a business advice team, this was a specialist unit tasked with providing new and existing businesses with advice on Food and Health & Safety issues, all of this in a forum that was less enforcement orientated. This work has led to Adam being very “in tune” with commercial realities and finding cost effective solutions in a commercial setting.

Lastly Adam worked for a large City authority where enforcement and meeting national targets was the order of the day until joining Southalls. This allowed invaluable experience of legal process and how a large organisation functioned.

Adams competency is backed by his academic attainment of a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Health and a post graduate certificate in Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Management from the University of Portsmouth. He is a member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (GradIOSH) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (MCIEH).

Adam has worked in a health & safety and food safety advisory capacity since 2010 and enjoys the variety of work this brings. Adam has further developed a specialism in IT and oversees the constant development of our Safety Cloud software.

Having done his travelling and moving before joining Southalls, Adam enjoys fitness and the challenge competing triathlon events bring. Adam is running the London marathon in 2016 to raise money for Southalls nominated charity, the National Institute of Conductive Education (NICE), supporting children and adults with neurological movement disorders.

Adam usually maintains a calm and realistic attitude until you get him talking about Rugby or his most recent haircut!

Who We Are

Southalls was established in the West Midlands by John and Angela Southall in 2003 as a complete and simple solution to help businesses achieve compliance with Health & Safety and Food Safety Legislation.

Proud of our reputation for quality, value and 'going the extra mile' - Southalls is a high growth company, growing by 20% or more year on year, predominantly through word of mouth recommendation.

Looking to manage your own health and safety internally?

  • With over 50,000 individual users, Safety Cloud is an easy, secure, web-based system providing a modern, comprehensive approach to health and safety management.
  • Expertly designed by ex-health and safety inspectors, the system enables you to handle all aspects of health and safety internally.