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 - Human Resources

Anna has been supporting Paul since 2007 helping him turn Adapt (UK) Training Services into a brand that reflects quality training . Anna is committed to ensuring employee welfare and employee relations are positive within the company and is responsible for the day to day management of employee development.

Sharon McGlashan - Training Centre Manager

Sharon has 12 years experience in office management, customer service and quality assurance. Sharon is responsible for the day to day running of the office, management of all staff and compliance with our accreditations. Sharon is committed to ensuring our customers all receive the best possible service.

Nakita Hennessey - Marketing

Nakita is a graduate of Liverpool John Moores University for Events Management. Immediatley making an impact when joining the business in 2013, she has gone from strength to strength implementing her skills within the business setting up a variety of successful campaigns and is keen to build relationships with new and existing customers.

John Donaldson - Instructor / Supervisor

John has been with the company since 2010. He is 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 is also responsible for mentoring new instructors since becoming an Instructor Instructor. He is currently studying his NEBOSH General.

Paul Turner - Instructor

Paul is a registered NPORS, PASMA and Driver CPC instructor. His experience is with Construction Plant & Equipment. He is enthusiastic for training and makes it his priority that his delegates thoroughly enjoy their training course. You will always find a smile on his face no matter the day!

Christopher Connaughton - Instructor

Chris is the latest addition to our ever growing team. Joining the company in 2017 Chris has extensive knowledge of Lifting operations and construction. He will predominantly be delivering courses in this area through the NPORS accreditation scheme. He is also an approved IPAF 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 approved courses.

Connor Bowes - Administration

Connor joined the existing team here in 2016 fresh from school. He has excelled his position and responsibilities within the company and is proving to be a valuable team member. His main responsibilities include auditing paperwork, certificate application and filing.

Myra Lawrenson - Accounts