If you are looking for a true expert in the construction industry, look no further than Eastbourne’s own Ian Pickard. Ian has been in the business for over 40 years, and he knows everything there is to know about building, safety, and quality. He started as a bricklayer, but he didn’t stop there. He worked his way up through different roles, learning new skills and gaining valuable insights along the way.

He is now the founder and director of IDP Safety Services, a company that provides top-notch training and consultancy services to the construction sector. Ian has worked with some of the biggest names in the UK house building industry, and he has seen how the industry has changed over the years. He knows that safety is not just a matter of compliance, but also a matter of reputation and trust. That’s why he is always updating his knowledge and qualifications, and that’s why he set up IDP Safety Services in 2002 with his wife Lisa.

Ian wanted to share his passion and expertise with other businesses, and help them protect themselves, their staff, and their customers from the risks involved in construction work. IDP Safety Services is not just another safety company. It is a company that cares about quality and excellence. Ian believes that cutting corners is not an option, and that high standards are the key to success. He helps his clients achieve those standards by offering them the best training and consultancy services in the market.

Whether it’s plant training, health & safety, or wellbeing, Ian can deliver it with professionalism and efficiency. Ian’s story is an inspiration to anyone who wants to pursue a career in construction. He shows that with hard work, dedication, and a love for learning, you can achieve great things and make a positive difference in the industry. He also shows that safety and quality are not just buzzwords, but values that can shape the future of construction.

Ian is not only a professional champion, he is also a community champion. He has been involved in setting up two mental health support groups – SWAG, which aims to raise awareness of mental health issues in the construction industry, and Mankind, which offers support to men in and around Eastbourne. If you want to know more about Ian, his company, or his support groups, you can contact him on 07793 431665.