Karen is a mind field of knowledge. She visited my bakery and provided fantastic, and extremely, valuable information. As a small business it is so wonderful to speak to someone who knows exactly what a food business should be doing. Having never worked in food before setting up my business, I have had to feel my way into this industry. It was wonderful to have a chat with Karen, over a cup of tea, and have her answer all the questions that had been brewing up inside me. I now feel reassured that we are going about things the right way and have been left with some top advice. Thank you so much Karen.​

Vanilla Pod Bakery


Recently we had Karen from Safety in Action come on board and work with us as a consultant at The Boutique Distillery Ltd for 3 months to advise and put in place our HACCP policy and our submission for our SALSA certification.
She was very knowledgeable and we could not have achieved any of this on our own. As a result of her hard work, our audit for certification passed first time!
I would highly recommend Safety in Action and we will continue to work with Karen as our business grows.

The Boutique Distillery Ltd

Other testimonials

Here are some of the testimonials that Karen Meadows and Safety In Action Ltd have received. 

We are very proud to have been given such glowing praise regarding the service we offer our clients in the West Midlands, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and beyond .  It’s always personal to them and we enjoy feeling part of the team so that we can understand the business and its employees and are then able to help our clients effectively.  

"As a growing business using Safety in Action has been a huge benefit. Knowing that we have Karen looking out for us and working with us to ensure we maintain and improve upon our food safety and health and safety is extremely reassuring."
Sue Randall
Director - Oxford Fine Dining
"Karen's knowledge is exceptional and it’s so reassuring to have someone that can help with any situation. Because of her understanding of the job that we do she has saved us £100’s of pounds."
Pete Grinnall
"Karen undertook a food safety consultancy assignment at a high profile leisure facility who had achieved a food hygiene rating of 2. Karen carried out a full review of the current systems and standards, providing recommendations, support and training to significantly improve food safety management. Karen is clearly a competent consultant with a high level of knowledge and experience. She delivered a practical solution, resulting in a very satisfied client."
James Ostler
Positive Environmental Ltd
Merstow Green Funeral Home considers the health a safety of the company employees and visitors to the funeral home to be a priority. We are so pleased to have Karen’s support and help in guiding us through the myriad of health and safety issues.

"Karen has taken a great deal of time to understand the complex nature of our business and the health and safety issues that are unique to our profession. The appointment of Karen as our “Competent Person” has enabled the directors to focus on running the business in the knowledge that Karen will ensure that the business is compliant with all health and safety legislation. I would have no hesitation in recommending Karen’s service to any business."
Philip Tomlins Dip FD
Merstow Green FUNERAL HOME
"Thank you very much for coming out to see me last week in regard to Health and Safety in our shops. You really helped me to understand exactly what needs to be done and where the resources can be found to help us meet our obligations to keep our staff and customers safe.

It was really useful to have expert input from a ‘fresh’ pair of eyes. As you said, when you have been doing something for a long time you don’t necessarily see all the possible hazards.

The check list that you sent me afterwards is also proving really useful, especially with all the links to examples and ‘how to’ information. I would definitely recommend that anyone needing help with Health and Safety should book an appointment with you asap."
Penny Jones
Cartridge World Evesham and Tewkesbury
"Karen is an invaluable source of knowledge and expertise in her field. She strikes the perfect balance between challenge and common sense. Karen is always happy to help when we have a question or an issue."
John Fisher
Operations Manager, Advanced Water Company
"RDM Group was looking for an external H&S consultant who could work effectively as part of our team and our HR consultant recommended that we should approach Karen from Safety In Action. Karen has now worked with us on a retained basis for some 9 months and has helped to structure and implement our H&S policies, procedures and continuous improvement / monitoring processes. We would be happy to recommend Safety In Action to any company who requires a very real and practical approach to H&S implementation."
David Keene
Director, RDM Group Ltd
"The excellent service and advice provided by Karen at SIA gave us the confidence to know that we are operating within all the legal and health & safety requirements. As a result we are delighted to have achieved a 5 star rating for our new catering business. Karen offers a professional and friendly service which I would highly recommend."
Lisa Clayton
Clayton Catering
"We use Karen for our H & S and Hygiene audits, She is very thorough and very professional, We would recommend her services."
Chris Ludlow
The Springhill, Wolverhampton
"Karen has delivered a very professional and knowledgeable service. She has been a tremendous help with all aspects of Food Safety and Hygiene."
Dexter Cairns
Operations Manager, Dumbleton Hall Hotel
"Karen has offered overwhelming support and advice to our business and help manage and improve the increasingly complex world of food hygiene. She has helped us adapt our system of work to comply with current food hygiene law and is always available to us when we require advice. She inspects our business every quarter and if my other hotels were located more locally she would certainly be helping them. "
Gavin Dron
Regional Manager, Classic Hotel UK
"We are a small beauty business based in a shopping centre in Redditch and after an audit by management were told we had to have health and safety documentation (even though we had less than 5 employees). Karen came out and explained what we needed in simple terms, then sorted it. She has just helped again with a complicated spreadsheet of documentation requirements and legal terminology as we now have a nail/brow station in a larger store. It was brilliant, really,really, helpful, fantastic"
Veerpal Kaur
Perfect Nails and Brows
"Simple and informative. Very impressed that it was possible to get a large number of people engaged, trained and certified in such a short period of time."
Lawrence Wiper
The Regal Cinema

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