Two senior retired police officers with 60 years’ worth of experience between them have launched a company that aims to guide employees to make better life decisions to avoid issues that could arise from deviance

Professional together

The company, Professional Together was formed by Phil Davies, former chief superintendent of South Wales Police who served with the Metropolitan Police and Tim Jones, former head of professional standards department of South Wales Police.

Having served 30 years in the force Phil Davies explains how his expertise led to the inception of this company, stating, “After long and dedicated careers in the police force, we are keen to put some of what we learned in that environment to good use. We see so many instances where a misjudgment or a silly mistake can have serious consequences for both an individual and their employer. The bespoke sessions that we deliver are designed to reduce this risk in the best way we can.”

The programme involves comprehensive sessions and guidance that cover a range of topics that can threaten an employee and employers’ reputation, these include gambling and sexual consent through to problems around substance misuse and the responsible use of social media.

This service is particularly relevant to public figures such as executives, leaders, politicians, and celebrities, as we have seen lately how a notable figures behaviour in their private and professional life can have a detrimental effect on not only their lives but their organisation’s reputation.

These bespoke sessions help companies also protect that investment – and their reputations – by helping their staff make better life decisions outside work in order to prevent them getting into trouble.

The firm’s services can also be used by companies to provide guidance for younger workers embarking on their careers, especially those in high-pressure jobs, who may be vulnerable to threats or making bad life decisions that may impact on their future careers.

Tim Jones adds, “Many companies spend great time and effort recruiting the right staff, training them and then investing in their future. Yet all that can be thrown away by an error in judgement that could have far-reaching consequences, whether it involves substance misuse or something to do with social media or sexual conduct. We aim to help individuals make better life decisions and avoid situations where they could be vulnerable to such issues.”