Bill Fox explains what inspired him to establish Maybo in 1996

      • Maybo News
    • 24.04.20
    • Bill Fox - Founder of Maybo BF

    Maybo is led by its founder Bill Fox, who is internationally respected for his work on organisational strategies and training in the reduction and management of violence. Here, he tells us what inspired him to found Maybo over 20 years ago.

    “My passion for creating safer working environments originated in the early 1990s when I moved from operational policing into education and set about developing much needed good practice guidance and training for police officers in London and subsequently Glasgow. This covered safer working practices and positive communication and de-escalation skills and was the first to address crowd dynamics, responding to a mental health crisis and domestic disputes.

    The national award-winning programme was considered ground-breaking for the time and independently evaluated and proven to have changed working practices and improved safety and confidence. 

    I recognised that other sectors of work also experienced challenges with little training or guidance and I knew I could help, which led me to found Maybo. 

    Recognising different approaches were required for each sector, I brought together a diverse team including a mental health nurse, specialist in intellectual disabilities, a paramedic and  safety and security professionals.”

    For three decades Bill and his team have helped employers create positive and safer environments for their employees and the people they serve and support. It is this passion and dedication that led him to receive a lifetime achievement award in 2014 for his contribution to the development of national standards, qualifications and good practice guidance in the prevention and management of violence.

    Today, Bill’s influence spans across different sectors and countries ranging from Europe to North America, to Australia. He is closely involved in the continual research and development of Maybo training programmes and resources in order to ensure Maybo continues to be at the leading edge of learning and development within the field.  

    Get in touch

    If you would like to discuss how we can help you please get in touch with one of our experts today

    Related ThoughtSpace items

    • Maybo News


    Announcement on the loss of our AU & NZ Managing Director Neil Warwick

    It is with profound sadness that we announce the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Neil Warwick, who passed away unexpectedly on...

    • Maybo News
    • Expert Insights

    26.05.22 | Meet the team

    Chief Product Officer, Gary Williams reveals why he feels Maybo training is so effective

    Gary Williams first encountered Maybo as a client in 2005. Impressed with the innovative approach to training, he jumped at the chance to...

    • Sector News

    01.03.22 | Mental health | Guide

    Using appropriate language in mental health settings

    The language we use is important. Our words and phrases can often have a deeper meaning than we may intend, which can impact those around...

    Discuss your training with one of our experts