Employee Spotlight – Jake Denney
Jake Denney – Director
What is your role within Havio?
To manage, develop and inspire our consultant team, to provide structure and process that delivers added value to our Clients and to support and assist our leadership team in delivering industry leading Health & Safety services.
What makes you happiest at work?
Being part of an energetic, dedicated team of professionals, all wanting to be the best.
Is there a specific area of Health and Safety which interests you the most?
The delivery and application of the CDM Regulations at all levels and stages. There is so much more CDM can do for the construction industry than ensure duty holder compliance at an operational level of a project.
If you could learn anything, what would it be?
To read, write and understand every language that has been on our planet.
Where is your favourite place to be?
Wherever my friends and family are…
Where is the best place you’ve travelled to and why?
In the late 70’s my Dad tok my brother and I to America. Whilst there we visited the Kennedy Space centre and I absolutely blew my mind. I have memories that feel like they happened yesterday and as I have grown older and learnt more about mankind’s journey to the moon, it inspires me to be the best I can be and that anything is achievable when working with an amazing group of people dedicated to the success of the mission.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you’d do?
Take time to determine how I can use this money to help others.
What’s your favourite indoor/outdoor activity?
I love playing golf and kart racing, both of which I can do indoors and outdoors….!!!!
What is your favourite music?
That depends on my mood, I have an eclectic taste that stretches across almost every Genre. It means I can always find something that makes me feel good.
What phobias do you have?
Fast Food, it scares me how much I like it.
What is on your bucket list?
Not having any regrets at the end, having more friends than enemies, and being proud of what I have achieved in my work life. From a material perspective, owning a Porsche, racing GT Cars, learning to fly, being a scratch golfer.
What is the weirdest job you’ve ever had?
No idea? All the jobs I have had seemed normal to me, even being a H&S professional.
What is your favourite meal?
Something that I am enjoying with friends and family, as long as it starts with sea food, has steak as the main course and finishes with crème brulee.