Meet the Team


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Paul Hennessey GradIOSH - Managing Director

Paul, the founder of the business in 2002 is passionate about training. His business plan was oriented around getting people back into work and has since expanded this into providing training services to a number of Enterprises in Europe. He is a firm believer in the development of people. His background is Construction and Warehousing – currently an approved instructor with PASMA, IOSH, NEBOSH, Driver CPC and First Aid and also an Instructor Instructor for IPAF (Senior Instructor), RTITB and NPORS, Paul is a Graduate Member of IOSH (GradIOSH) and is slowly working towards becoming a Chartered Member of IOSH. In his spare time Paul follows his beloved Everton home and away and enjoys spending time with his family.

Anna Hennessey - Director

Anna has been involved with the company since its formation in 2002. She has completed varied roles during its development. Anna is ultimately responsible for all aspects of Customer Service to ensure every detail of our service is the highest we can deliver. Anna is currently studying towards her CIPD in Human Resources. In her spare time Anna loves spending time with her family, travelling and keeping fit.

Mark Voakes - Operations Manager

Mark has been involved within the training industry for over 7 years. He started as a Sales Team Leader at one of our closest competitors AFI and since his arrival he has proven to be a great addition to our existing office staff. Marks biggest hobby is his son Olly who lives in New Zealand so trips around the world are plentiful. He then enjoys watching his beloved Liverpool FC and Wakefield Trinity RLFC as his hometown is Wakefield, Yorkshire so he also enjoys a drink!.

Charlotte Lafferty - Accreditations & Qualifications Administrator

Charlotte joined the team shortly after the first lockdown to help assist with supporting customers and ensuring their employees were up to date with their qualifications. She has now adopted a customer service role and you will be sure to hear from her when you have attended one of our courses to make sure everything was alright.

John Donaldson - IPAF & NPORS Instructor

John originally started as an apprentice office administrator in 2010. His loyalty and commitment towards the company is clear for everybody to see as we are sure he has a hidden tattoo of the company logo somewhere private! John is now currently registered as an IPAF, NPORS, RTITB and Driver CPC instructor and is approved to deliver a wide range of courses such as FLT, Plant, MEWPs, Slinging and Cranes. John’s knowledge and personality enables him to engage with a wide range of people and this makes him perfect for mentoring new instructors since becoming an Instructor Instructor. He is currently studying his NEBOSH General. John, in his spare time enjoys photography and digital media development.

John Crosby CMIOSH - Health & Safety Consultant & Instructor

John has been with the company since 2011 proving to be very versatile in a range of Health & Safety topics. He has worked for the NHS, Kodak and Cains Brewery in the past as well as being a previous volunteer for the British Red Cross offering First Aid support. Johns role includes designing tailored training courses. He is also registered to deliver IOSH and First Aid approved courses. John is a Chartered Member of IOSH and through John we offer a range of safety services such as Risk Assessments, Audits, Site inspections etc. In his spare time John enjoys keeping up to date with Health & Safety and he is also a very busy family man.

Kevin Garry - NPORS Instructor

Kevin is an NPORS instructor is a wide variety of areas such as Work at Height, Slinging and Lifting and small powered equipment. He has currently just expanded his family with a pair of twin girls 🙂 so as you can imagine his hands are ful! – Kevin is a Liverpool supporter and will follow them home and away. He is very much a hands on type of guy and loves a challenge!

Stevie McArthur TechIOSH - NPORS & IOSH Instructor

Stevie is a highly decorated, retired, armed forces veteran. He has travelled around the world with the army influencing people and making friends. Since his retirement in 2011 he has worked within the education and training industry inspiring young people to succeed and championed the Prince William Award. He loves football, especially Rangers, and enjoys the great outdoors, walking, climbing, mountain biking and canoeing. Stevie currently delivers a range of training through NPORS and IOSH and loves to deliver Site Safety Awareness & First Aid training.

Bredan Madden - IPAF Instructor

Brendan started his training career with AFI Uplift in 2018. He can deliver a wide range of courses through the IPAF scheme. Brendan is currently working towards growing the courses he can offer through our company and has recently completed his CITB SMSTS.

Robert Hamill - BA(Hons) MIFireE – Assessor

Rob joined Adapt in December 2020 following his retirement from Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service after 32 years. His experience includes operational planning and policy; tactical and strategic exercise planning and delivery at local, regional and national level; and training and assessing development firefighters through to competency. Vastly experienced in dynamic and analytical risk assessments, Rob is looking forward to delivering expert training to our clients having seen first-hand the adverse impact when procedures are not followed. Health and safety is at the forefront of Rob’s mind in any working environment, he is a Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), and aspires to develop his skills further with fire risk assessment. Rob is a Liverpool FC fan and enjoys running and circuit training. He hopes to complete his second Iron Man race in Autumn 2021.

Nicholas Robinson - NPORS Instructor (In Training)

Nick joined the team in February 2021 and is a multi-skilled plant operator. Nick has vast experience using machines such as mini diggers, large excavators, loading shovels, telescopic handles, overhead cranes and up to 250 ton freight rail cranes. In between this type of work Nick studied computer programming and software engineering where he worked as a programmer. This complimented a previous background in mechanical engineering. Nick enjoys going the gym and is currently trying to learn the banjo and guitar.