A former world record-breaking weightlifter and founder of an innovative health and safety business, which has revolutionised manual handling training, has been recognised as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014.Davy Snowdon, Founder and Managing Director of Oxfordshire-based Pristine Condition, has been awarded an MBE for the business’s contribution to health and safety awareness and training in industries across the length and breadth of the country, and the significant reduction in workplace accidents as a direct result of their efforts.
Founded in 1996, Pristine Condition applies the mechanics of Olympic weightlifting and anatomical principles to the workplace to create revolutionary, enjoyable and completely bespoke training programmes that meet operational requirements, overcome logistical challenges and fit budgetary constraints.

“The business has gone from strength to strength over the past eighteen years and to be recognised as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours list is a real privilege,” explained Davy Snowdon. “The health and wellbeing of workers is at the heart of everything we do, and we work hard to ensure that we fully understand and support the ever-changing needs of our customers. By listening to the market and investing in our own staff, we have introduced unique, habit-changing tools that are really making a difference to the health of the nation and easing the strain on the NHS.


“Using Olympic weightlifting techniques for manual handling, our clients have seen significant benefits, with recent analysis showing that companies we’ve worked with have achieved unprecedented results – in some cases 100% reduction – in the number of recorded manual handling incidents, accidents and claims. What’s more, our state-of-the-art media production facilities enable us to provide complete audio and visual documentation in the workplace, which helps us to overcome challenges and deliver tailored training that staff physically benefit from straight away.


“The MBE really demonstrates how far the business has come and the impact it has had, and I am very much looking forward to attending the ceremony and celebrations later in the year,” Davy concluded.

Working with over 2,000 clients across the globe, Pristine Condition is proud to be the manual handling training partner of choice for some of the world’s biggest names in business, delivering realistic, achievable, and enjoyable training that is remembered for all the right reasons.

For further information, please contact Pristine Condition on 01491 414464, email, or visit

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