Meet the Team


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Paul Hennessey - Managing Director

Paul, the founder of the business in 2002 is passionate about training. His venture started with an aim of helping to get people back into work and has since expanded to providing training services to a number of blue chip companies in Europe. He is a firm believer in the development of people both, to enhance personal and working opportunities. 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 has recently passed his NEBOSH Diploma which he believes will help him continue to offer a high level of customer service throughout all aspects of the company.

Anna Hennessey - Director

Anna has been involved with the company since 2002 and 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.

Mark Voakes - Sales & Marketing Manager

Mark has been involved within the training industry for over 5 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!.

John Donaldson - Senior 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.

Stevie McArthur - 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.

Connor Bowes - Instructor

Connor hast vast knowledge in all of the accreditations we offer having carried out a number of roles within the company successfully.. He is registered as an instructor with IPAF, NPORS and RTITB. On his journey as an instructor, Connor has received OUTSTANDING feedback from auditors and customers for the quality of the training courses he delivers. He is a loyal proud lad who will help any person wanting to better themselves. In his spare time Connor enjoys being a successful coarse angler so if he isn’t working you will find him on the banks of a pond somewhere!

John Dolan - Instructor

John joined Adapt in 2019 as a full time instructor. Before commencing employment with Adapt John worked as a subcontractor, where we began using his services before offering him a full time role. John is a registered RTITB and NPORS instructor.

Alan Taylor - Instructor

Alan is an approved IPAF, PASMA instructor. He has vast experience within the access industry having worked for a number of hire companies in the past. He specialises in Work at Height training courses and is also an IPAF senior instructor able to offer IPAF’s MEWPs for Managers and Instructor training courses. His only downfall is his inability to play table tennis.

David Smith - Instructor

Dave is an approved IPAF, PASMA and First Aid instructor. Dave is an ex-fire fighter and is a specialist in Fire Training, Permits to Work and also covers a range of Work at Height training courses

John Crosby CMIOSH - Health & Safety Consultant & Instructor

John has been with the company since 2011 proving to be versatile in a range of Health & Safety topics. Johns role includes designing tailored training courses for a variety of blue chip companies. He is also registered to deliver IOSH and First Aid approved courses.

Jack O'Neill - Maintenance and Development

Jack joined our team in 2019 as our new trainee. Jack’s main responsibility is site maintenance and development, he assists the MD in developing our site facilities and maintaining our sites high standards. Jack has been taken on as a trainee and is being developed and trained in all aspects of the business.

Christopher Laine - Technical Support

Chris joined our team in 2018 and is responisble for helping us expand and develop our specialist Online Management System. Chris is currently finishing his degree at Edge Hill University and is gaining experience and developing his skills here with us at Adapt.