The Hive Collaborative

We are a National, integrated Health and Safety and HR company based in Deeside, North Wales.  We offer leading edge, industry standard consultancy, advice and courses in all aspects of H&S, HR and Occupational Health. These include; First Aid at Work (FAW), Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW), Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Fire Safety, COSHH, Manual Handling, IOSH Managing Safely and more. We are currently working with leading pharmaceutical companies, World renowned manufactures and construction businesses, local care agencies, forestry companies, schools and local authorities. 

Our Vision, Mission & Values

Our Vision – Making a difference; supporting employers in looking after their most precious asset, their PEOPLE. Empowering people to live healthy and safe lives in work and in the community.

Our Mission – To provide the highest quality first aid training delivered exclusively by clinical trainers and providing exceptional ongoing support.
Supporting organisations with their health and safety and wellbeing; facilitated by experienced, industry consultants whilst continuing to grow our HR and Occupational Health services providing a fully holistic service.

Our Values: Care | People | Excellence.

We truly care; we do everything with humility and passion and always act with integrity. Making a positive difference – within the community, with each other, our partners and our clients.

People – We care about the safety and wellbeing of all. With a collaborative approach we are fully committed to our vision and purpose and work as a team– relationships are built on based on trust with positive intent.

Excellence – We are committed to exceeding our client expectations through exceptional quality delivered by professional people who have a true passion for their areas of expertise. We continue to develop our knowledge and skills, keeping our fingers on the pulse! Going above and beyond to delight our clients, partners and the community and to achieving our vision.

CEO Statement

I feel passionately that everybody should have the opportunity to learn first aid, the simple skills needed to save lives.

Our First Aid courses meet industry standards but have a slight edge to them, which your average First Aid course doesn’t have. This being, they are all run by clinically qualified professionals. E.g. medical doctors, paramedics and A&E nurses. These professionals are specifically chosen for their knowledge and experience in acute medical emergencies, so you have the most confident, competent trainers in the business.

Our First Aid courses are generally aimed at workplaces, but are available for all. Watch out for our community courses near you on our News page.

Our Health and Safety and HR divisions, and their respective courses and services further enhance safety and wellbeing in the workplace.

I look forward to giving you and your company the benefit of our experience to enhance better and safer working lives.

Dr Emma Poyner

Co. Founder & Chief Executive Officer, MBChB, BSc (Hons)

Meet the Founders, Emma & Paul.

Dr Emma Poyner,
Co. Founder & Chief Executive Officer, MBChB, BSc (Hons)

Welcome to the Hive!!!

My name is Emma. I’m a UK qualified practicing medical doctor (GP) and have a Diploma in Occupational Medicine.  I’ve been involved in First Aid training since the age of 5 when I was regularly used as a body to be rolled into the recovery position!! Fast forward several years and my passion for First Aid/Health and Safety has persisted. I have a personal history of congenital heart disease, as does my eldest daughter. Additionally, I have had two cardiac arrests myself but have survived to tell the tale thanks to others being trained in resuscitation. I strongly feel we all have a duty to know what to do in an emergency situation, and my mission is to equip others with the skills to save lives. I’m backed by our army of trained, professional colleagues who are equally committed to achieving this aim.

Outside of my medical and training roles I practice clinical hypnotherapy, and enjoy precious time off with my two daughters.

I’m really pleased you’ve found The Hive Collaborative and look forward to providing you with a quality, enjoyable and professional training experience.

Paul Deaves 
Co. Founder & Managing Director.

Hello. I’m Paul. I’m a HR and General Manager through qualifications and experience (15+ years). I have a diverse background from many industry sectors at management level, including; aviation, recruitment, healthcare, local government and hospitality. I am a member of the HR Inner Circle which is the UK’s leading membership organisation for smart, ambitious HR Professionals. I continuously keep my Human Resource management skills up to date through study and reflective practice.

When I’m not in the office you’ll find me in a music studio or DJ booth. I produce electronic house music professionally and DJ around clubs in the UK.

One of my main achievements in life was learning to fly, and during this period I worked as a commercial airline pilot for 8 years.

Here’s my LinkedIn profile. Please take a look for further details. Paul Deaves (Assoc. CIPD) | LinkedIn

You’ll find me in the Hive office on a daily basis, so do feel free to contact me if you have any questions –

I look forward to a successful working partnership with you.