LEAP Success Stories

Jennie Hallet

Following redundancy after 17 years as a Health and Safety supervisor, Beacon Hands Safety was established by Jennie Hallet in 2016 having successfully completed the LEAP programme.

Health and Safety is a minefield and employing a “Full-time Health and Safety Advisor” can be prohibitively expensive. By outsourcing the health and safety role you can keep associated employment costs down, comply with the law, demonstrate your commitment to your employees and reduce the likelihood of claims for injuries at work. In addition, at times it is valuable to have a little extra support and a pair fresh eyes even where there are existing health and safety personnel in place.

“Thank you again for everything that has been organised during the programme I cannot tell you how much I have appreciated the guidance, the learning and the bonds that have been forged. I feel that I have grown and my knowledge developed and that is a wonderful thing for someone who felt, in February when made redundant, that this would be the end of my useful working life and career”

Who we've helped

Jennie Hallet


Jennie Hallet

Beacon Hands Safety has provided practical Health and Safety training for businesses across the region, recently training Edeal staff to comply with the fire safety regulations.

Amanda Teale


Amanda Teale

GGwizz is currently working with the Sussex Horse Rescue Trust to help rehabilitate troubled equines and co-ordinating training for staff.

Natalie James


Natalie James

Stitch of Broad Street received support in 2016 - and has now opened a second business

Esther Eggerton


Esther Eggerton

A former recruiter with experience in the retail, corporate and property sector.

Tim Danson


Tim Danson

The Green Man’s Garden is an ecologically-driven landscape design and maintenance company based in Lewes, East Sussex that’s a little bit art, and a little bit science.

Shirley Sweet


Shirley Sweet

Bambino Beatz provide music classes for 0 – 5 year olds using traditional nursery rhymes, pop songs, classical and world music.

Alison Grant


Alison Grant

Alison will be re-opening Fitzroy House to the public as a performance and art venue and came second in LEAP 2017.

Katie Griffiths


Katie Griffiths

Katie creates personalised portraits and her work has recently been featured at galleries in Brighton and Ashdown Forest.

2017 Winner – Anna Lane


2017 Winner – Anna Lane

Anna Lane applied to take part in LEAP after her mum read about it in the local paper! Anna and her business partner Nicola had 14 years’ experience working as therapists but had never run their own business.

2016 Winner – Tracey Horan


2016 Winner – Tracey Horan

With a creative background, Tracey decided to apply for LEAP to see if her hobby of converting mannequins into furniture could be the basis for a successful business.

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