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Our Team

Our team of consultants, trainers and administration staff are an eclectic mix from a wide variety of professional backgrounds. Whether you require training and consultancy in first aid or fire safety, medication or manual handling, construction advice or catering we can help!

Foundation Level Manual Handling and First Aid at Work:

“We received the above training over two weeks which was much appreciated. Although we have filled in individual feedback forms on the day, I thought I would give some positive feedback with regards to the course itself and both trainers Matt & Ayshea.
The first aid course delivered by Matt was extremely enjoyable. Whilst going through the mandatory information for the course, Matt was able to adapt some areas of the course to suit our service needs which was great.
Matt’s delivery was excellent and we were laughing whilst learning.
The Manual Handling course delivered by Ayshea was informative, hands-on and very thorough.
Ayshea came across very knowledgeable & confident about this area and delivered the course at exactly the right pace.
Overall feedback from all that attended was positive.
I have recommended Acorn to our Training Manager for further courses throughout GCH”

L,
Gloucester City Homes, January 2018

Danny Street

Director & Consultant

Acorn Master logoFollowing a successful career with the NHS as a Training & Development Officer training staff across all levels in topics such as first aid, manual handling, fire and general safety, Danny founded Acorn Health & Safety in 2000 to establish a broad range of training and consultancy services to public and private sector businesses.

“I’m passionate about safety and proud of the grounded pragmatic approach we take to help organisations and staff ensure health & safety is on their agenda.”

Sarah Street

Director

A founding Director of Acorn Health & Safety, Sarah has 12 years critical care nursing experience and has been a manual handling trainer/advisor for 9 years. She is involved in the delivery of clinical skills and manual handling training and provides manual handling advice.

“I love it when I see a participant have a ‘light bulb moment’ and I know they have got it.”

Trudi Worlock

Office Manager

Trudi became Office Manager at Acorn in April 2010 and enjoys various aspects of the job on a day to day basis. She brings with her 23 years’ experience of working for a transport logistics company with varied roles covering finance, transport operations, quality control, training and business development.

“I like to feel that I can help to make the process of enquiring and booking training an easy and pleasant experience”

Roger Broadbent

Health & Safety Consultant and Trainer

Rogers working life has been spent in the Security and Fire protection industry, through engineering, technical roles, and into Management, eventually moving into Environmental Health and Safety Management in 2007. Following redundancy after 36 years of service, he joined Acorn as a Health and Safety consultant in 2013.

“I enjoy giving ‘fresh eyes’ practical solutions to enable customers to improve their Health and Safety performance.”

Brian Sutlieff

Health & Safety Consultant

Brian started his working life as a truck mechanic but switched into supply chain management in the 1980’s and has worked in the food manufacturing, agriculture and transport sectors in general operations management and business change/improvement leadership roles. Brian ran his own business support and consultancy business from 2010 until 2014.

Having switched from operational roles into business consultancy, then into specialising in safety upon joining Acorn in 2019, he really understands the challenges that business owners face and the importance of getting safety right first time.

“I really enjoy helping our customers to develop their safety systems and routines to achieve their goals in compliance, good practice and accreditation.”

Ayshea Ware – RGN

Trainer

Ayshea has been in nursing for over 20 years specialising in acute medicine and renal/transplant. For the last 12 years she has been working as a manual handling adviser and has a diploma in back care management and the NEBOSH certificate for health and safety.

“I love seeing the ‘lightbulb’ moment when people understand why the training/advice is important and how by following it they can keep themselves and patients safe.”

Martin Bridgwater

Trainer

Martin has been training life guards in the leisure industry for over 20 years, and in addition over the last 14 years he has been involved in apprenticeship training within the leisure sector, this included training gym instructors and personal trainers on how to lift correctly and teach others to do the same.  He also had the role of internal quality assurance and worked with City and Guilds as an external quality assurer.  In a voluntary capacity he is a mentor to new trainers within the RLSS.

Martin joined Acorn in August 2018 as a first aid and manual handling trainer, he has also taken on the role of overseeing the update of course presentations and carrying out trainer observations.

"I enjoy seeing people progress though a course gaining in confidence, and leave ready to put their new skills into action."

 

Sarah Howarth

Trainer

Sarah qualified as a first aider in 1988 and has practical experience in administering first aid at large gatherings and on building sites! She has been involved in training since 1999 and specialised in first aid training since 2006.

“I love to help people gain the confidence to handle an emergency situation effectively, and to enjoy the learning process!”

Nigel Braybrooke

Trainer

Nigel has previously held the roles of; Food Production Manager at Southmead Hospital, Assistant College Lecturer in Food Safety and an instructor in First Aid and related subjects. After working for other training organisations, he joined Acorn Safety in 2007 as our Training Manager. In 2013, having completed 18 months of study, he was awarded a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety practice when he then joined our Consultancy team. He has now returned back to his training roots as one of our most experienced trainers.

“I would like to think that there are people who are out there who have received first aid because of the training and knowledge I have passed on to others.”

Amy Fairweather

Administrator

Amy joined Acorn in April 2017 and brings a wealth of experience in Sales and customer service from the Hotel industry

"I’m passionate about partnering with customers to deliver excellent customer service and product knowledge, and making the booking process as easy as possible, ensuring we exceed all of our customers expectations.”

Prefer to talk about your training and consultancy needs?

Call our team we are happy to help 0117 958 2070, if it’s out of hours or you prefer e-mail - info@acornsafety.co.uk

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