ABOUT

Greston Associates is led by Dave Etheridge and Andy Fry – former Chief Fire Officers and members of the Chief Fire Officers Association’s Presidential Team. Through the extensive professional network developed during their public sector careers, they have established an associate base, comprised of subject matter experts able to provide a wide range of high-quality, bespoke, and ethically sound advice and support.

Working with government departments, as well as public and private sector clients, Greston offer a full range of public safety and emergency management-orientated consultancy support.  From strategy development through to successful delivery on the ground, Greston are able to provide the expertise necessary to support the delivery of highly effective, efficient and sustainable solutions.

Dave Etheridge OBE
Director

Dave Etheridge is the former Chief Fire Officer and Director for Community Safety within Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service plus the Immediate Past President of the Chief Fire Officers Association of the United Kingdom. 

Andy Fry OBE
Director

Andy is the former Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive of Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service; a local authority Corporate Director; and member of the Chief Fire Officers Association’s Presidential Team. 

OUR SERVICES

We offer a full range of business development, public safety and emergency management-orientated consultancy support.  From strategy development through to successful delivery on the ground, providing and or facilitating the necessary expertise to support the delivery of effective, efficient and sustainable solutions including strategic reviews, audit and inspection, assurance, leadership development, training and incident command. Our Associates now provide significant expertise across a wide range of sectors, including: fire and rescue, oil and gas, policing, emergency medical response, counter-terrorism, security and surveillance. Additionally we offer advice and expertise in cyber-crime prevention, emergency planning, civil and community resilience, business continuity, program and project management, procurement, HR and organisational development, training accreditation and delivery, leadership and development. We also have ongoing relationships with a number of other consultancies that enable us to flex our capacity and range of expertise in response to the requirements of particular assignments such as military and communications.

Strategy and Business Development

Independent Audit, Review and Performance Assurance  

Pre and Post-Inspection Support 

Technical Guidance and Advice in the Emergency Service Sector

Executive Leadership Development and Training 

Political Leadership Development and Training 

Executive Public Sector Recruitment