Steve Hanson
Steve Hanson
Steve Hanson
CEO

Steve Hanson

CEO

Steve founded Callidus in 2009 and has a wealth of leadership experience and health and safety knowledge. Steve is a chartered health and safety professional with over 25 years’ experience delivering strategic health and safety solutions to a wide range of industries.

Prior to establishing Callidus, Steve operated at Director level within a variety of consultancy organisations across a broad range of industries.

Steve specialises in Supply Chain Assurance and Performance Management and is respected in the industry, due to his proactive approach to delivering strategic health and safety solutions. Steve has experience of working on a variety of projects ranging from major national infrastructure programmes to global risk management strategies for major blue-chip clients.

Steve is passionate about achieving the best results for his clients and holds a high regard for his team. Collaboration is at the heart of everything he stands for and Callidus are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure success.

Steve Hanson
Steve Allcoat
Steve Allcoat
Steve Allcoat
Managing Director

Steve Allcoat

Managing Director

Steve is a highly motivated, experienced leader with 15 years’ experience in strategic programme management. Steve is a chartered member of the Association for Project Management (APM), the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and is recognised for his expertise in developing leading teams, strategic business planning, project management and capital expenditure planning.

Prior to joining Callidus, Steve held senior positions across many large organisations in industries such as aviation, further education, and retail, delivering both simple and complex multi-million-pound schemes.

Strong leadership is a key driver for Steve, alongside adding value and always delivering the best outcome for the client. In his position as Managing Director, Steve is eager to drive sustainable growth, ensure excellence in customer service delivery and explore new target markets.

Steve Allcoat
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John Webster
Chief Finance Officer (CFO)

John Webster

Chief Finance Officer (CFO)

As part of the Executive Board, John leads the financial management of the company. John is a qualified chartered accountant with extensive experience in Director roles in property, health and safety, legal and travel sectors.

John began his career with Deloittes Nottingham and spent 10 years working as Finance Director before successfully running his own chartered accountancy practice for 15 years, focussing on providing internal accounting and board level financial oversight services.

John’s role includes managing the company’s financial function, production of financial management information and liaison with the company’s external professional advisers.

A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA) in England and Wales, John specialises in corporate finance strategy, financial control, and business plans.

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Daren Lawson
Daren Lawson
Daren Lawson
Associate Director - Head Of Health & Safety

Daren Lawson

Associate Director - Head Of Health & Safety

Daren has been a Chartered Member of Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) since 2008 and is also an OSCHR registered health and safety consultant. Daren is a member of the Callidus Senior Management Team and is responsible for the Health and Safety arm of the business.

Daren has over 20 years’ experience in construction health and safety and six years’ experience in the high hazard process environment and is extremely knowledgeable in the provision of health and safety services to clients both small and large.

His experience includes assisting clients in all aspects of health and safety, including, principal designer role, CDMA advice, accident investigation, risk management, process mapping, systems development, legal compliance, and defence. Daren is a registered trainer with both C-Skills and IOSH.

Daren Lawson
Geoff Stewart
Geoff Stewart
Geoff Stewart
Associate Director - Head Of Asset Management

Geoff Stewart

Associate Director - Head Of Asset Management

Geoff has over 23 years management experience and has a comprehensive understanding of Asset Management, having worked across many sectors including Healthcare, Education, Commercial and Retail, Facilities and Estates.

Being part of the Callidus Senior Management Team, Geoff brings with him a wealth of experience, along side sound management skills and is responsible for the Asset Management division.

Geoff consistently delivers service results and improved performance with considerable experience of construction, commercial, PFI/PPP, local Government commissioning, procurement options, change program management, project management, total facilities management, operational delivery and client focus. 

This has enabled Geoff to be an effective manager and excellent communicator with a key specialism in addressing operational issues by delivering better value, enhanced performance and reducing risk.

Geoff Stewart
Mia Kirk
Mia Kirk
Mia Kirk
Finance Manager

Mia Kirk

Finance Manager

Mia has worked with Callidus since 2012 and is a highly experienced Finance Manager. Mia is responsible for the smooth running of all financial processes, ranging from accountancy to year end reporting.

Mia has over 15 years’ experience within large professional companies and SME’s and worked for five years in one of the UK’s largest accountancy firms.

Mia Kirk
Sarah Lee
Sarah Lee
Sarah Lee
Executive Administrator

Sarah Lee

Executive Administrator

Sarah is a highly competent and reliable member of the Callidus team. Her responsibilities include providing support to the CEO and leadership team, human resources and responsibility for office organisation and procedures.

Sarah is a qualified fire marshal and mental health first aider and carries out internal audit on behalf of the company. Sarah is well known for being a team player and a quick problem solver.

Sarah Lee
Paul Robinson
Paul Robinson
Paul Robinson
Senior Consultant

Paul Robinson

Senior Consultant

Paul has over six years of experience in the health and safety sector and has completed the NEBOSH Construction Certificate. He has a background in Engineering and prior to joining Callidus, he worked in the Royal Navy as a Weapons Engineer and later as an installation project manager with the Ministry of Defence.

Since joining Callidus, Paul has worked predominantly in the construction sector delivering the role of CDMC and Principal Designer. Paul is highly capable and has a great deal of experience working with high profile clients such as, M&S, Asda, G4S and Sigma Group.

Paul Robinson
Tracey Leeson
Tracey Leeson
Tracey Leeson
Senior Consultant

Tracey Leeson

Senior Consultant

Tracey is a highly competent Health and Safety Consultant who combines her health and safety knowledge with a broad depth of expertise in construction retail operations. Tracey is a member of the Association of Project Safety and IOSH and has five years’ experience in the Health and Safety Sector.

Tracey’s experience includes assisting clients in all aspects of health and safety, including Principal Designer, CDMA advice, accident investigation and risk management. Tracey is a self-motivated and proactive consultant, who has worked with large clients, such as, Sigma, Imagile, Kajima and various construction SME’s.

Tracey Leeson
Kristian Welch
Kristian Welch
Kristian Welch
Senior Consultant

Kristian Welch

Senior Consultant

Kristian is a Technical Member of IOSH and member of the APS and has been incorporated into the Chartered Institute of Building. Having spent the first 10 years of his career working as a Project Coordinator, Kristian has a wealth of construction experience and has successfully undertaken Health & Safety advisory and Principal Designer roles on schemes more than £120m.

Kristian has over fourteen years’ experience in risk management gained across a variety of sectors and industries making him an ideal candidate to work on a broad range of projects. He is a passionate practitioner with a drive to work closely with the design and construction teams to develop strategies and solutions that will help deliver projects in the safest, efficient, and most cost-effective way.

Kristian has provided a full Principal Designer service for major clients across the higher education industry, County Councils, water and transport industries, National Trust and the NHS.

Kristian Welch
Michael Goldie
Michael Goldie
Michael Goldie
Project Manager

Michael Goldie

Project Manager

Michael has worked in the construction and facilities sectors for over 10 years and is an experienced and highly capable Project Manager with experience of working in consultancy, client, and service provider environments.

Michael began his career as an architectural technician, progressing to building surveying, facilities management (including hard & soft services) and asset management, before moving into project delivery.

His specialisms include project management, strategy, facilities management, capital investment planning, budget management and ownership of the client’s asset database and Forward Maintenance Register.

Michael has a wealth of experience with clients such as, NHS and M&S and has been recognised for his good communication style and capacity to develop excellent rapport with clients, project teams and contractors alike. Michael easily understands the demands and complexities of working in challenging live environments and is innovative in his approach to deliver effective solutions.

Michael Goldie
Andrew Isherwood
Andrew Isherwood
Andrew Isherwood
Senior Project Manager

Andrew Isherwood

Senior Project Manager

Andrew has worked in the construction industry for 27 years, holding several senior roles. With experience across many sectors including higher education, healthcare and property consultancy, Andrew is also a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Andrew brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Callidus team and has extensive experience in building surveying, project management and delivery, stakeholder management and communication.

Andrew Isherwood
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Laura Stone
Project Manager

Laura Stone

Project Manager

Laura joined Callidus in 2021, after a successful career in law. A member of the Association for Project Management (APM), Laura is working towards becoming a chartered Project Manager.

Having achieved NEBOSH General certification in Occupational Health and Safety, Laura is a member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Working across many sectors, including healthcare and retail, Laura will also be assisting with PFI/PPP and Health and Safety projects, as part of her role. Laura brings with her a wealth of skills including communication, leadership, time-management, and client relationship building.

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Karina Meskyte
Karina Meskyte
Karina Meskyte
Project Manager

Karina Meskyte

Project Manager

Karina joins the Project Management team in Edinburgh and will predominantly be working across the healthcare and higher education sectors, having gained considerable experience in these fields.

A chartered member of the CIOB, Karina has a broad wealth of experience in building services and construction, including project management, quality management and technical advisory roles.

Karina brings outstanding technical knowledge and analytical expertise to the team, alongside excellent communication skills and a distinct professional ability.

Karina Meskyte
Katie Gittins
Katie Gittins
Katie Gittins
Data Administration Assistant

Katie Gittins

Data Administration Assistant

Katie has worked as a member of the Data Administration Team for seven years and is proficiently experienced in the processing of Health and Safety documents and online databases. Katie pays great attention to detail and works with clients such as M&S.

Katie has an NVQ Diploma in Business Administration and is also and experienced first aider and fire marshal in the workplace.

Katie Gittins
Fehmeda Soni
Fehmeda Soni
Fehmeda Soni
Data Administration Assistant

Fehmeda Soni

Data Administration Assistant

Fehmeda is an experienced member of the Data Administration team having joined Callidus in 2018. Fehmeda is highly capable and has worked within the fire team, which forms part of the wider Health and Safety team.

Fehmeda specialises in using CAD software and has experience of working with high profile clients, such as M&S.

Fehmeda Soni
Jane James
Jane James
Jane James
Placement Student – Project Management

Jane James

Placement Student – Project Management

Studying Construction Project Management, Jane has combined education with professional expertise, allowing her to apply her financial, scientific, time and self-management skills.

Jane’s strengths lie in her instinctive analytical skills, where she has an ability to interpret practical problems with creative solutions. Jane has experience in the Design and Construction field as a Project Architect.

An active member of APM, CIOB and RICS bodies, Jane has been praised for her skills in effective communication, strong leadership, planning and organisation and advanced knowledge of IT.

Jane James