About Us

Irwin & Colton was established with the primary goal of redefining recruitment across health, safety and environment. A work force which is safer, healthier and more sustainable is also one which is more productive, happier and motivated, driving business value.

Our mission is to put the right candidates in the right roles, to help clients recruit candidates who add value through their health, safety and environmental careers. Candidates who are well qualified and technically excellent, whilst at the same time able to create inspiring ideas, influence, engage and communicate effectively, to move an organisation beyond compliance and deliver positive change.

We understand the combination of technical and non-technical skills can be critical to success and our delivery of these candidates, sets Irwin & Colton apart from our competition.

We have over a decade of experience across health, safety and environment. Our team have worked with a wide range of blue chip, FTSE 100 companies and leading consultancies to recruit their health, safety and environment teams. We place Directors through to Managers and Advisor’s and provide both permanent and contract recruitment solutions.

Our Directors

Michael Colton
Michael Colton
James Irwin
James Irwin
Director (Founder)

Safety Byte: Steve Hails

Safety Byte: 'What impact do Client requirements have on Health, Safety and Wellbeing?'

Irwin & Colton meet Steve Hails - Director of Health, Safety & Wellbeing at Tideway.

In this interview, Steve talks about the impact which clients have on health, safety and wellbeing. He believes that “clients have an essential role to play in setting the bar.”  He discusses the challenges client requirements can bring to large infrastructure projects, the impact on the supply chain and where things could be improved moving forward

We also discuss Behavioural programmes and the interview culminates with some advice from Steve on whether practitioners should consider a behavioural safety programme within their business.