FAMILY business Seaham Safety Services is toasting 10 successful years in business.

The company was founded by Gordon MacPherson Snr in 2006 and provides health and safety consultancy services and training.

Shortly after the company was founded, Gordon’s son, Gordon Jnr, left his career in molecular and cellular biology to join the business, which now has eight employees as well as many part time trainers, advisors and assessors which support its clients.

Gordon MacPherson Jnr said: “Originally we started as a health and safety consultancy and naturally evolved to offer in-house and accredited training.

“The business has really grown over the last few years and this year we moved to modern offices at Novus Business Centre to facilitate the next phase of our business plan.

“We really want to thank our customers for their continued loyalty and support and are excited about what the future holds for us.”

Seaham Safety Services offers accredited training through awarding bodies IOSH, NEBOSH, HighfieldABC, Cskills Awards and UKATA.

Initially it supported the construction and utility sectors, however the company has diversified over the years to support many other industry sectors, and more recently, has seen a large increase in customers from the manufacturing sector.

It is also a founding partner of web based training management solution ‘’ which will be launching in the coming months and is set to revolutionise the way individuals and organisations manage their training.