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!
“I have been taking First Aid courses for 33 years. This is the only one (Level 3 Paediatric First Aid) I have ever come away from feeling confident and have managed to take everything in. It was due to Matt as a teacher. He was very calm and explained things so clearly, as a teacher he was amazing. I have booked 4 other members of my family on your courses in the next couple of months. 10/10″
DB, Childminder, May 2018
Director & Consultant
Following 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.”
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.”
Health & Safety Consultant
Nigel 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 settled at 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 and has joined our Consultancy team.
“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.”
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”
Health & Safety Consultant
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”
Ayshea Ware – RGN
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 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."
Jo joined Acorn in July 2019 but qualified as a first aider in 2000 and spent 7 years working in the retail sector in various roles including a trainer in food safety & customer service. She commenced her first aid training career in 2008. After 2 years of commercial training, Jo moved to first aid training in the community working predominantly with vulnerable people and children, and later as an emergency response officer where she managed and trained volunteers to respond to emergencies.
"I really enjoy making training fun and the challenge of adapting training styles to enhance the learners experience."
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!”
Tracey joined Acorn in 2016 and brings a wealth of experience in training administration from the diving and leisure industry.
“I’m passionate about delivering great customer service, ensuring you have all the information you need.”
Danielle joined Acorn in June 2019 and brings 1st class customer service from her vast experience in customer facing roles as well as Marketing and Business Development knowledge.
Danielle has worked in many different industries, from the veterinary world to semiconductor manufacturing, and thrives off providing a 5* customer service experience. She also has great experience in Marketing, Business Development and Graphic Design. She has a keen interest in Health and Safety and plans on furthering her career in this sector.
“I’m passionate about helping Acorn grow as a business and I am excited to see where we are this time next year!”
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.”