ESSA says hello to Holloway and bye-bye to Bates
by Annie Byrne
ESSA has appointed a new health and safety manager following the retirement of David Bates.Lee Holloway, who has worked in the UK events industry for more than 10 years, takes up the appointment. His previous roles include director of event safety consultants at SMS Group and since early 2009, he has run his own safety consultancy business, Fallowfield Partnership. Holloway says he and Bates share a similar outlook on health and safety. “We have spent time discussing ways that I can provide continuity across the work he’s become best known for, as well as introducing some new member services.”Bates has advised members of ESSA, and BECA before that, on health and safety as well as employment law for more than 20 years. More recently, he has been the voice behind the ESSA helpline.