Genesis is a family run company, established in 2005 by husband and wife, Scott and Emma Eden. 

As a business, we take great pride in being able to demonstrate our diligence and professionalism not only through our experience, but through our supporting qualifications. 

All of our employees are fully qualified and competent in works undertaken. 

Genesis employees either hold chartered membership of relevant institutions or are progressing towards chartered membership. 

Winner of DGBusiness Awards – Outstanding SME 2020


Scott Eden B.Sc., Dip.QS.

In September 2005, Scott established Genesis and has continued to develop and expand the company’s services to focus on specialising in the provision of Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Services. Scott strives to ensure a high quality professional service is provided to clients. Scott is responsible for the management of the business’s operations including aspects such as; personnel, finances, client accounts and administration.

Emma Eden B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc., MCIOB, IMaPS, CMIOSH

Emma commenced her career in construction project management, gaining over 12 years of experience in this industry.

As a Director of Genesis since 2005, Emma has driven the expansion of the company’s provision of occupational health, safety and environmental services. Emma has health and safety experience across a variety of industries including, local government, manufacturing, construction and retail/leisure. She is particularly specialist in the fields of occupational health, construction and engineering workshops.

Erin Wilson B.A.(Hons)  Assoc. CIPD
Business Development Manager 

Erin has experience working in a variety of occupational settings including leisure, industrial and intellectual services. Her background in human resources and marketing  provides Erin with an exceptional understanding of this aspect of occupational health.  She is skilled in conducting surveillance and is a proficient and adaptable communicator.

Erin has driven business improvement throughout the organisation and has introduced numerous improvement initiatives, which have helped deliver a more efficient service to our customers. 


Jack Rawlings Genesis OHS

Jack Rawlings 
Business Support Manager 

As Business Support Manager, Jack has a wide range of responsibilities including the efficient running of the office as a whole and ensuring that our customer service to our clients is of the highest standard.

Time management and organizational skills are used to full effect on a daily basis to meet the ever-changing demands of our fast paced business and ensure our operations continue to run smoothly.


Joanne Stirling 
Occupational Health Nurse

After qualifying as a registered nurse (RGN) in Dumfries in 1990, Joanne has spent many years working in acute and cardiac medicine before diversifying into Occupational Health in 2017 and more recently completing a PG Diploma in Professional Development (OH) with the University of Cumbria.

Simon Bone 
Occupational Health Technician

Simon has experience working in a variety of occupational settings, primarily in the hospitality and leisure industries. His sporting background focused on improving athletic performances through the applications of psychology, physiology and biomechanical principles and techniques. Simon began working in Occupational Health in 2019. He has strong analytical skills, attention to detail and decision-making skills making him ideal for occupational health.

Stephen Little 
Health & Safety Advisor 

Stephen has previously worked primarily in the manufacturing sector with experience of CoSHH and HACCP regarding hazardous chemicals. He is a diligent and accommodating occupational health technician with keen analytical skills and attention to detail.

Noora Mättö
Health & Safety Advisor & Trainer

Noora’s background is in public health and wellbeing having graduated, with Honours, from University of Glasgow in 2019. She is an experienced organiser with skills in research methods and documentation. Through an academic interest in the behavioural processes involved in adoption of a healthy diet and active life, Noora has developed an interest in occupational health and safety. Noora gained her position at Genesis through ScotGrad placement. Her work project involved developing and marketing affordable, ‘off the shelf’ health and safety management systems to small businesses in Dumfries and surrounding areas. Noora has experience of health and safety practices in the catering and hospitality industry via previous employment. Noora, with the support of Chartered Practitioners, is developing experience and proficiency in a wide range of health and safety practices.

Max Cliff
Occupational Health Counsellor 

Max has seven years’ experience working within mental health in a range of voluntary and paid therapeutic roles, for various organisations including mental health charities and the NHS psychology service. Through his experiences in mental health settings Max has worked with children, teenagers, adults and older adults, and is proficient at interacting with and treating individuals from a variety of backgrounds. Max is empathetic and patient with clients, and capable of working in demanding situations or with individuals in significant distress.

Within occupation health settings, Max primarily employs Person-Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches to counselling.

Janice Bannister 
Occupational Health Counsellor 

Janice has a diverse experience in providing counselling services, specialising in addiction, relationship and occupational health counselling. Janice takes a calm approach with personnel, aiming to put them at ease and working closely with them to help them achieve their goals. Janice is experienced in conducting counselling by telephone and video call.

Stuart Johnson
Health & Safety Trainer

Stuart’s background is in Sport, leisure and events having graduated with a Master’s degree from Sheffield Hallam University in 2008. Stuart has experience working in a variety of occupational settings including leisure and sport, Industrial and International event management. Settings include London Olympics 2012, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth games, Baku European games 2015, Ashgabat (AIMAG) 2017, and Glasgow 2018 European Championships. His background in Leisure and sport as well as International sporting events provides Stuart with an exceptional understanding of occupational health and safety, wellbeing, first aid and training. He is skilled in health and safety advise/training, and is a proficient and adaptable communicator.


Palwasha is our Consultant Occupational Health Physician and is licensed to practice through the General Medical Council (GMC).