Meet the Team

Paul Fortune

Paul Fortune

Chief Instructor and Director

Paul left the Royal Air Force after 26 years as a medic, serving in the Gulf, Bosnia, Sierra Leone, New Zealand, Cyprus and 3 tours in Germany. Specialising in Aeromedical Evacuation he received a formal commendation from the Commander In Chief of the Royal Air Force for his work in repatriating sick and injured personnel from Mainland Europe.

As part of this formal clinical training he was officially seconded to the Luton and Dunstable as well as the Northumbria Ambulance service. As well as his background in trauma care he is an experienced Practice Manager who worked in large health centres, he remains knowledgeable in many illnesses and ailments. His qualifications and experience help him to ensure your company receives the training it requires and deserves. Paul has been married for 25 years, has 2 teenage children and is a keen golfer.

  • CIEH Registered Trainer (Professional Trainer Certificate)
  • Award in Educational Training
  • First Aid Instructor
  • Defibrillator Instructor
  • Manual Handling Instructor
  • Risk Assessor
  • Diploma in Practice Management

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Martin Thompson-Dunn

Co Director

With over 20 years experience working an an emergency department nurse practitioner Martin brings an immense amount of knowledge to his training and uses real world experience to teach his delegates.

Martin continually strives for high standards during every course he delivers whilst ensuring that every delegate enjoys themselves. Martin is married and is a father to a teenage son. He is always doing some form of exercise and is a black belt in Taekwondo

  • First Aid Instructor
  • CTLLS Level 4 Certificate
  • Paediatric Specialism
  • Diploma in Nursing Studies
  • Mental Health First Aid Instructor
  • First Aid Assessor
  • Defibrillator Instructor
  • Acute illness and injuries specialism

 

Mick Burrows

Mick Burrows

Associate Fire Trainer

Mick joined the Fire Service in 1987 where he has worked in various departments, for the majority of the time on front line fire fighting duties. He is an extremely experienced and knowledgeable fire fighter who is recently retired and was employed in the counties H&S and Training Department.

Mick is married with 2 grown up daughters and is a keen fisherman and biker.

  • CIEH Registered Trainer (Professional Trainer Certificate)
  • PTLLS Certificate
  • NEBOSH
  • IOSH member
  • Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
  • Best Practice Assessor

    Des Gibbons

    Des Gibbons

    Senior Instructor

    An Instructor for 20 years, Des covers most Health & Safety topics. He is an exceptionally knowledgeable trainer with a ‘can-do’ attidute and approachable manner.

    Des’ training experience has been gained whilst he served in Lancashire Fire & Rescue, .

    Des continually strives for high standards during every course he delivers whilst ensuring that every delegate enjoys themselves. Mark is married, a keen walker and sports fan.

    • First Aid Instructor
    • PTLLS Certificate
    • HSE Manual Handling Instructor
    • City and Guilds Teaching Certificate
    • CIEH Registered Trainer (Professional Trainer Certificate)
    • First Aid Assessor
    • Defibrillator Instructor
    • Manual Handling Instructor