Sarah Leake

After studying for her BSc (Hons) degree at the University of Birmingham, and also her MSc, in Environmental Health, at the University of the West of England, Sarah worked for several Local Authorities as an Environmental Health Officer. She has also worked for a multinational environmental consultancy, in the commercial sector, specialising in asbestos surveys and management. Sarah is a fully qualified asbestos surveyor and has extensive experience in working on large remediation and construction projects.

After qualifying as an Environmental Health Officer, Sarah worked at Wychavon District Council and Worcestershire Regulatory Services, specialising in health and safety, food safety, and public health.

Sarah’s role included undertaking health and safety inspections, investigating health and safety complaints, food safety inspections, investigating food poisoning allegations and giving specialist advice on asbestos related issues.

At Southalls, Sarah is involved with a variety of clients, liaising with the HSE and Local Authority Enforcement Officers. Sarah has been keen to protect her clients, at Southalls, from potential costs arising from FFI (Fees for Intervention) and has mediated with the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) in some of our first cases in this area.

Sarah is a member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (GradIOSH) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (MCIEH).

When not being affectionately referred to as ‘the asbestos lady’ by clients, Sarah is passionate about her Jack Russell and camping, especially if it’s in a Volkswagen Type 2 Camper van, oh and her partner Jon! Seasoned festival goers they have travelled the length and breadth of the country to various music festivals and ‘alcoholic beverage’ tasting events!

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.

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