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Discover more about the services SafeLane offers and the sectors it serves, read Staff Spotlight features and get to know the SafeLane family.

Focusing on CFO Rob Hunter

In this week’s staff spotlight we meet Rob Hunter, SafeLane’s Chief Financial Officer. He explains why the company’s future is purely positive, and we get an inkling into why his nickname is the Chief Friendly Officer.

Meet Management Accountant Joe

Before he joined SafeLane, Joe played an equally vital role at the Wye Valley NHS Trust. In his Staff Spotlight, Joe explains why he made the decision to change sector and how he loves the perks that come with a SafeLane job.

Adam Ainsworth: 10 years at SafeLane

This week the Staff Spotlight is shining on CEO, Adam Ainsworth, as he celebrates his 10-year work anniversary. Discover how Adam’s passion for mine action was born whilst he was in the army, and why he sees the people of SafeLane as the company’s greatest asset.

Meet former bomb disposal soldier Jacko

Today we shine the light on long-serving staff member Andrew ‘Jacko’ Jackson, a former Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal soldier who loves Liverpool Football Club, #ConnorsRig and the camaraderie at SafeLane.

Thrive during coronavirus lockdown 2

In part 1 of thriving during coronavirus lockdown, we heard from some of our former-military-personnel colleagues. In part 2, we get equally great advice from civilian colleagues who've lived through the likes of bomb raids and Ebola - such as why meditation and wine are excellent ideas!

Staff Spotlight shining on Jordan Dadson

In this week’s staff spotlight we meet lifelong Arsenal fan, Jordan Dadson. He’s UK Land’s superstar Sales Coordinator. Jordan explains why he’s working flat out during lockdown to help SafeLane’s construction clients get ahead with their essential planning, whilst looking after his self-isolating nan.

Staff Spotlight with Bid Writer Lucy Bainbridge

Lucy Bainbridge understands the intricacies involved in conflict, security and development.  Working with the wider operations team, Lucy coordinates and writes SafeLane’s bids for new international projects.

How to thrive during coronavirus lockdown
(part 1)

SafeLane staff who've been bombed out in war zones and confined to tiny ships and cell-like spaces share their top tips to help you thrive (rather than just survive) during coronavirus lockdown. In part 1 we hear from some of our ex-Army personnel.

Staff Spotlight – Carl Davenport

In this week’s Staff Spotlight we meet Carl Davenport, UK Land's new business development manager who talks about the resilience of the construction sector and how it will help them get through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kuwait land release project visit

HQ team members Alice and Joe visited SafeLane's land release project in Kuwait to learn from their colleagues in the field; here they explain the value of such project visits.

Kuwait UXO project

During a recent visit to a UXO clearance project in Kuwait, Project Executive Alice and Management Account Joe met with colleagues, and gathered their essential insight and feedback to help improve global operations.

Staff Spotlight – Meet Åsa Gilbert

Meet Åsa Gilbert, who has been working in mine action since 2004 and says she loves working for SafeLane because it’s an unparalleled, dedicated community.

Steffen Edinger

Steffen Edinger shares his visions for the future of SafeLane's German business unit and explains how the company supports jobs for refugees.

Staff Spotlight with Charlotte Haines

Charlotte Haines recruits personnel to support SafeLane’s international projects, and helps people around the world find rewarding roles.

Nutritional dog training treats

SafeLane canine expert Helen shares a simple recipe for liver biscuits. All dogs will love these training treats.

Researcher Emily Damerell

This week features Emily Damerell, SafeLane’s Senior Researcher. Emily has recently been promoted into a new role, find out more about it...

International travel opportunities

Working in the international arena provides opportunities for travel that you wouldn’t be offered in your average job!

Overcoming challenges

SafeLane’s projects are complex; challenges inevitably arise. Ensuring perfect project delivery for clients are the Project Executives.

SafeLane’s favourite projects

The Project Executive team share stories from their favourite projects.

Not your average job

The international Project Executive team supports life-saving initiatives across SafeLane’s global portfolio of operations.

Meet Project Executives

For International Women's Day 2020 it's time to shine a light on the all-female Project Executive team who support global operations.

How what3words keeps staff safe

Team members use what3words to provide head office with an accurate location marker.

Staff Spotlight – Julia Lythaby

Meet Julia Lythaby who has had a 24-year career with the company so far and is currently Office Manager and PA to CEO.

Specialist canine search trainer’s course

SafeLane trains staff who demonstrate initiative and possibility; like Felly and Sim who just completed a canine search trainer’s course.

Staff Spotlight with Sam Jones

Introducing Sam Jones, SafeLane’s Finance Apprentice and a Ross-on-Wye local lad.

Staff Spotlight with Nigel Barton

Meet Nigel Barton, SafeLane's Technical Field Manager who is beloved by firefighters and who once trained the FBI and Secret Service.

Staff Spotlight with Ryan Prophet

This week's Staff Spotlight focuses on Ryan Prophet, Project Manager for the marine department who has a long held love of the ocean.

Staff spotlight with Debbie Carr

This week's Staff Spotlight focuses on Debbie Carr, SafeLane's newly promoted International Operations Support Manager.

Fascinating WWII stories from SafeLane’s researchers

SafeLane's researchers share stories from WWII. Find out about the Night Witches, diamond smuggling and train fire tragedies.

Lest we forget: SafeLane’s researchers discuss the ongoing impact of unexploded ordnance from WWI and WWII