Horsham, West Sussex-based Courtney Franklin is trusted by local and other businesses to provide guidance and leadership in all matters related to management systems, tailored to companies of all types and sizes. Industry veteran Courtney is a long-time expert in health, safety, quality and environmental best practice—knowledge he uses to equip clients with what he calls total organisational resilience. This unprecedented depth of skills proves a differentiator during many consultations with new clients.
Working with a variety of firms, from SMEs to multi-nationals, in Sussex, Surrey and further afield, Courtney has steered construction, mechanical services, electrical services, HVAC, BeMS, fire, drainage, CCTV, recycling, energy, sewage waste removal, manufacturing, plant hire, tool hire, transport, highways, storage, printing, publishing, communications, legal, financial, education, healthcare, defence, public sector, local authority, wholesale, retail, facilities management, marine, rail, aviation, automotive, pharmaceutical, computing, catering and other businesses towards safer, more productive, compliant operations. He is an experienced, passionate and driven thought leader in this specialist field, and is renowned for his pragmatic and proportionate approach to risk management.
In May 2018 Courtney formed a new branch for the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) Surrey & Sussex Branch. Taking on the role of Chairman, Courtney’s aims were to develop the branch to be perceived by local business and community as a key resource supporting excellence in quality management. Courtney went on to form a committee which brings a wealth of talent and diversity to the branch.
A proud member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the chartered body for health and safety professionals (where he also sits on a peer review panel), Courtney puts processes and procedures in place so business leaders can concentrate on areas more aligned to their own expertise.
However, by adopting his systems and following guidance, clients have been able to directly attribute bottom-line growth to the management expertise provided, which naturally chimes with their own strategies.
Affiliation with bodies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR) puts Courtney among professionals who set the benchmark standard for safety consultants; those who pioneer elevation of quality in advice and consultation offered to businesses. Customers have implicit confidence that he is, thus, committed to judicious health, safety and professional advice. He is also a Platinum Member of the BSI Associate Consultancy Programme (ACP), giving clients further faith in him to deliver the expert advice they require.
Many of Courtney’s extracurricular activities have safety and risk at their heart; he consults on these themes for the British Safety Council, for example. He is also an experienced sailor off the Brighton coast and holds a RYA Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence. A keen guitarist, he is in a dad’s band at his son’s school, where he is involved in putting on an annual music festival, and supports the head teacher’s goal to have all children playing an instrument by the time they leave. The concert also serves as a fundraising initiative.