Soon after the recent announcement of Alan Tungate joining A.C.T. (National) Ltd, the leading health & safety consultancy has further announced a restructure of its senior board. 

In recognition of the ever-increasing broad spectrum of commercial opportunities being presented to the company, a new role of strategic development director has been created. This position has been accepted by Phil Atkinson, with Mark Wheeldon taking up the position of MD. 

As well as taking on this new and demanding role, Phil will continue to provide consultancy services to the clients of A.C.T. including his role as safety lead for Yorkshire 2019 Ltd in the delivery of the UCI World Road Championships due to take place in September. 

Phil Atkinson
Phil Atkinson

A.C.T. was formed in 1997, with Phil Atkinson joining as MD in 2014. Since then, he has overseen a 500% increase in turnover, and it is this success that led to the board encouraging Phil to take on this new role.

He commented, “The last five years have been a remarkable journey and my thanks go to everyone within A.C.T. for their hard work in achieving this incredible growth. I look forward to helping the team achieve even more great things in the future.

“We have a number of commercial initiatives being launched throughout our multi-divisional teams. I look forward to working across the business to support and develop the company in its ongoing quest for continual improvement and innovation. 

Mark Wheeldon
Mark Wheeldon

Mark Wheeldon has been with the business since 2000, most recently in the role of commercial director. In taking up the role of MD, Mark said, “It’s an exciting time for A.C.T. and I couldn’t be prouder of our team and everything that we have achieved over recent years. We cannot rest on our laurels however, and we need to make sure that we continue to provide innovative solutions to businesses in all sectors across all of our divisions.”

Based in the UK, A.C.T. is one of the leading providers of health & safety consultancy services. Clients include some of the world’s most iconic events and international brand names.  

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Paul Allott
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Paul Allott is a director and co-founder of Event Industry News, Event Tech Live and the Event Technology Awards.