Meet the Team

Catherine Storer

Managing Director

Catherine Storer

Managing Director

One of the founding members of Essential Site Skills in 2013, Catherine's role as Managing Director is to direct and control the Company’s operations and to give strategic guidance and direction to the Board to ensure that the Company achieves its mission and objectives.

“Accidents are the biggest threat to workers and families within the UK, leaving devastation that is irreparable, that’s why I believe we can make a difference. It’s not always about ticking a box, it’s about ensuring each individual is aware of their duties, qualified in their job role and that every decision they make is well informed. Too many people are killed and seriously injured in accidents that could have been prevented. I am sincerely proud of each and every member of the ESS team and pleased to be a part of such a wonderful group of like minded individuals, as we all share the same vision – to lead the way into accident prevention through quality training and assessment.”

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Photograph shows Gareth Davies, Business Development Director at Essential Site Skills, a Leading Health and Safety and Construction Training Course Provider

Gareth Davies

Business Development Director

Photograph shows Gareth Davies, Business Development Director at Essential Site Skills, a Leading Health and Safety and Construction Training Course Provider

Gareth Davies

Business Development Director

One of the founding members of Essential Site Skills in 2013, Gareth's role as Business Development Director is to ensure recruitment and retention of the sales and training team, with well-motivated, trained and developed staff to ensure that it achieves its mission and objectives.

“Communication from a training provider to the employer and employee needs to be clear and reliable. My experience working in construction has helped guide me to develop our business model. Our business strategy has foundations that support and ensure smooth delivery of training. Our aim is to make your life as easy possible, so your business can not only keep everyone on site safe but to assist with business growth and sustainability, exceeding the quality expectations you have set out to achieve.”

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Photograph shows Stuart Goodman, Operations Director at Essential Site Skills, a Leading Health and Safety Training Company

Stuart Goodman

Operations Director

Photograph shows Stuart Goodman, Operations Director at Essential Site Skills, a Leading Health and Safety Training Company

Stuart Goodman

Operations Director

One of the founding members of Essential Site Skills in 2013, Stuart's role as Operations Director is to ensure strategic and business objectives as well as the values of Essential Site Skills are put into practice. The Operations Director is in charge of the safety, health environment, and quality assurance side of the business, to supervise and coordinate work systems to ensure that the products or services of the company are favourable and safe.

“Having personally delivered training and assessment for the last 25 years in the construction industry, I have observed the fascinating change in peoples outlook in their personal safety. People are the most important resource we have in this room so don’t feel process or product is worth the gamble. Let’s “manage the process to avoid failure” so we can develop competency to enable everyone to go home safely.”

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Danny O'Neill, Training and Consultancy Director at Essential Site Skills, Construction NVQ's Provider

Darren O’Neill

Training & Consultancy Director

Danny O'Neill, Training and Consultancy Director at Essential Site Skills, Construction NVQ's Provider

Darren O’Neill

Training & Consultancy Director

The Training and Consultancy Director is responsible for effectively managing projects, providing solutions design, and implementing and generating project results for the business. The role involves identifying, creating and delivering innovate service strategies and tools to generate revenue opportunities related to new and existing clients. One of the main functions includes leading and coordinating team efforts to increase company profitability in the southern region. To collaborate in project planning and execution, as well as collecting feedback after project deployment and feeding this information back to the Senior Management Team.

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Photograph shows Nick Yoxall, Learning & Development Director at Essential Site Skills, provider of CITB Training Courses

Nick Yoxall

Learning & Development Director

Photograph shows Nick Yoxall, Learning & Development Director at Essential Site Skills, provider of CITB Training Courses

Nick Yoxall

Learning & Development Director

The Learning and Development Director is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of our training plan, managing all existing training programmes and introducing new programmes that will directly underpin the organisation's strategic direction for the next stage of our growth journey. Working alongside the board to meet the training needs, shape curriculum solutions, and collaborate in the design of detailed training modules to meet overall programme goals and optimising performance across all functions including sales, customer service, procurement and marketing.

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Photograph shows Senior Training & Consultancy Manager, John Wright from Essential Site Skills, a Leading Health and Safety and Construction Training Course Provider

John Wright

Senior Training & Consultancy Manager

Photograph shows Senior Training & Consultancy Manager, John Wright from Essential Site Skills, a Leading Health and Safety and Construction Training Course Provider

John Wright

Senior Training & Consultancy Manager

Within a Senior role John is qualified GradIOSH, PIEMA, assisting with internal and external quality audits, course development and internal verification. John delivers a wide range of Health & Safety, Construction and Workplace training such as NEBOSH, IOSH and CITB Site Safety Plus courses in accordance with Awarding Body requirements, striving for Essential Site Skills exceptional standard of delivery at all times. He has responsibility for the guidance and support of learners to achieve their learning goals.

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Martin Dalman

Finance Manager

Photograph shows Martin Dalman, Finance Manager for Essential Site Skills, a Leading Health and Safety and Construction Training Course Provider

Martin Dalman

Finance Manager

Martin is Responsible for the financial health of the business, overseeing our accounts team, procedures and processes. Guiding the Senior Management Team in making sound business decisions in the long and short term.

To compliment his AAT Accounting qualifications, Martin has recently completed his Level 4 Diploma Course in Credit Management to support his dedication to the growth of the business by implementing new systems and procedures, providing further financial security.

Martin has a high attention to detail, supporting current and ongoing projects with financial, technical and industry knowledge, to ensure Senior Management make well informed decisions during business growth.

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Photograph shows Konny Papadopulou, Project Manager at Leading Health and Safety Course Provider Essential Site Skills

Konny Papadopoulou

Project Manager

Photograph shows Konny Papadopulou, Project Manager at Leading Health and Safety Course Provider Essential Site Skills

Konny Papadopoulou

Project Manager

Konny is responsible for the NVQ team, ensuring all qualifications are delivered to meet meticulous quality standards. She has strong personal and leadership skills, which encourages team excellence and optimum performance, providing a supportive experience to clients, learners and our assessment team.

She implements, maintains and updates all Quality Assurance processes within the NVQ Centre in line with Awarding Body Standards, and to support the Company’s Internal Quality Assurance Strategy.

Recently completing her L3 Award in Education and Training has provided an understanding of training and assessment methods used out in the field with further insight into the learner’s journey. By continually developing herself, this encourages her team to lead by her example.

Konny has a friendly and supportive approach with outstanding communication and management skills, which embeds into her work and team strategy. With a strong eye for detail and extremely high standards, the Senior Management know that they have the backing of a strong team leader.

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Emily Rycroft

Commercial Training Manager

Photograph shows Emily Rycroft, Commercial Training Manager at ESS

Emily Rycroft

Commercial Training Manager

Emily is responsible for the Commercial Training Team, ensuring all training and development processes are in line with the Company’s quality standards. Her strong personal and leadership skills encourage team excellence and optimum performance.

Emily has recently completed her L3 Award in Education and Training to provide a further understanding of the training delivery. By reinforcing learning within her own team and encouraging them to continually develop she has built a strong and quality driven team.

Emily has a friendly and supportive approach with outstanding communication and management skills, which embeds into her work and team strategy. With a strong eye for detail and extremely high standards, the Senior Management know that they have the backing of a strong team leader.

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Michael Harcourt

Training & Consultancy Manager

Photograph shows Michael Harcourt, Training and Consultancy Manager for Essential Site Skills, Health and Safety Consultancy Providers

Michael Harcourt

Training & Consultancy Manager

Michael is responsible for managing varied Training and Consultancy outputs to ensure our clients receive the very best possible training and learning experience. Assisting in the development of market leading training courses and materials who also routinely contributes to the progression of our more junior trainers across varying aspects of H&S training; Michael plays a key part in upholding our quality driven training standards.

A multi-skilled and experienced trainer himself, he delivers a vast array of technical safety courses, both non-accredited and accredited, with clarity, passion and a wealth of knowledge whilst accounting for the learners every need. He thrives on watching learners surpass and exceed their desired goals. His attention to detail and meticulous preparation before, during and post training is testament to his professionalism and conduct and one of the many reasons why his training acumen is sought after and requested across the breadth of the UK.

A conversant H&S industry contributor, you will often find Michael educating and speaking in support of UK wide events in Respiratory Protection and Management making a real difference and improving cultures surrounding Health and Safety.

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Jamie Ringsell

Senior Business Development Manager

Photograph shows Jamie Ringsell, Business Development Manager for Essential Site Skills, a Leading Health and Safety and Construction Training Course Provider

Jamie Ringsell

Senior Business Development Manager

Jamie leads the UK Southern sales division, supporting individuals, SME’s and large employers with their training needs and contract demands, building long term valued relationships between the client and ESS. Jamie is very experienced with strong communication skills helping clients meet deadlines and more importantly keeping their employees competent and safe.

Those that already deal with Jamie will understand his friendly and supportive approach, which supports his goal of loyal customers and recommendations. He provides detailed feedback to the Senior Management Team on his client’s requirements and to support ESS in keeping up with current market demands.

Jamie is qualified as a minimum with IOSH Managing Safely and L3 Award in Education and Training, consistently working towards other qualifications so his consultancy advice is well thought out and considered, helping companies benefit from funding and grant opportunities, and leading to further work and successful tenders.

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George Wilks

Programme Manager

Photograph shows George Wilks, Business Development Manager for Essential Site Skills, a Leading Health and Safety and Construction Training Course Provider

George Wilks

Programme Manager

Working for the learning and development department as the Programme manager, I am responsible for the design, development, delivery and quality for a diverse number of qualification delivery programmes including NVQ assessments, pre-employment strategic development and employability work programmes. This is achieved through networking with partnerships and clients, building a professional customer rapport to meet the business needs including contract acquisition, strategic programme renewal proposals, quality assurance, customer service and retention planning and marketing.

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Tom Marshall

Business Development Manager

Photograph shows Tom Marshall, Business Development Manager for Essential Site Skills, a Leading Health and Safety and Construction Training Course Provider

Tom Marshall

Business Development Manager

Tom leads the UK Northern division, offering our high end accredited training services to clients and establishing excellent working relationships, developing growth opportunities for your organisation through the importance of qualified and competent employees. Tom is enthusiastic in getting in front of employers to showcase what ESS is all about, frustrated by poor training and client’s struggling with day to day problems that can easily be solved. He wants the booking process to be simple for his clients, consistent and reliable, everything ESS stands for.

Tom has a number of construction related accreditations and is actively engaged in further professional development to compliment his experience in funding and commercial training to establish ESS products and services.

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Matt Fletcher

Training & Consultancy Instructor

Photograph shows Matt Fletcher, Training and Consultancy Instructor for Essential Site Skills, a Leading Health and Safety and Construction Training Course Provider

Matt Fletcher

Training & Consultancy Instructor

Matthew is one of our passionate and dedicated Health and Safety trainers supporting our clients across the breadth of the UK within the Construction Industry. A multi-skilled and qualified trainer, he ensures all courses, both non-accredited and accredited, are delivered in accordance with the standards and procedures required to deliver an informative, enjoyable and quality driven training session.

Matts ability to unlock and exceed the potential of those he teaches is second to none. He possesses an in-depth library of experience he can relate to when working with learners across a diverse and varied spectrum. His calm, detailed and active learning style to teaching enables his audience to receive the very best training experience catering for almost any learner need.

Travelling and delivering courses to a variety of trades and organisations daily, Matt will scrutinise, assist and feedback vital data enabling us to keep abreast of the evolving needs of the industry, and the learner, to ensure we are adapting and meeting our client’s wishes.

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Nigel Anker

Assessor / Tutor

Photograph shows Nigel Anker a Tutor at Essential Site Skills, Leading Health and Safety Course Provider

Nigel Anker

Assessor / Tutor

Nigel delivers a combination of NVQ Assessments and Health & Safety Training courses in accordance with Awarding Body requirements, following industry standards and guidelines, striving for Essential Site Skills exceptional standard of delivery at all times.

He is passionate about delivering high quality training to develop the skills of individuals and assist them in achieving their goals. Using his vast experience as a tutor and assessor to assist learners to gather the evidence they need to obtain qualifications.

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Liam Moore

Enrolment Officer

Photograph shows Liam Moore, Enrolment Officer at Leading Health and Safety Course Provider Essential Site Skills

Liam Moore

Enrolment Officer

Liam assists with client and learner management by ascertaining the employers training requirements through a Training Needs Analysis, carrying out profiling sessions with potential learners to establish the most suitable qualifications to enhance their skills. He will conduct enrolment sessions with learners to obtain all the relevant information to register them onto the relevant qualification.

Liam is qualified as a minimum with IOSH Managing Safely and L3 Award in Education and Training which helps him provide a service to all clients and learners that meets the Company’s rigorous quality standards.

With a flexible and friendly approach to his team members, Liam provides a reliable and highly supportive role to a fundamental part of the NVQ team.

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Luke Brailsford

Training Coordinator

Photograph shows Luke Brailsford, Training Coordinator for Essential Site Skills, a Leading Health and Safety and Construction Training Course Provider

Luke Brailsford

Training Coordinator

Luke provides knowledgeable and supportive advice to clients, ensuring all elements have been covered for them to achieve the required level of competence. He supports the delivery of NVQ qualifications to ensure all Assessor and Client needs are met to an exceptionally high standard, qualified with his Level 2 in Information Advice and Guidance. He is always friendly and supportive, organised with fantastic IT skills and willing to go that extra mile to ensure the client's needs are met.

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Leigh-Anne Boon

Training Administrator

Photograph shows Leigh-Ann Boon, Training Administrator at Leading Health and Safety Course Provider Essential Site Skills

Leigh-Anne Boon

Training Administrator

With the support of the Commercial Training Manager, Leigh-Anne provides knowledgeable and supportive advice to clients, ensuring all elements have been covered for them to achieve the required level of competence. She also supports the delivery of Health & Safety, Construction and Workplace safety training courses to ensure all trainer and client needs are met to an exceptionally high standard. She has a friendly and helpful approach with good communication skills. Having recently completed her Level 2 in Business Administration, Leigh-Anne is now working towards her Level 3.

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Emma Green

Business Admin Apprentice

Photograph shows Emma Green, an apprentice at Essential Site Skills, a Leading Health and Safety and Construction Training Course Provider

Emma Green

Business Admin Apprentice

Emma provides efficient and professional administrative support to managers and employees, assisting in daily office needs and managing the companies’ general administrative activities. With the support of the Commercial Training Manager, she also provides knowledgeable and supportive advice to clients, ensuring all elements have been covered for them to achieve the required level of competence. Emma is currently working towards her Level 2 in Business Administration.

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Jordan Wheatly, Business Admin Apprentice at Health and Safety Course Specialists Essential Site Skills

Jordan Wheatley

Business Admin Apprentice

Jordan Wheatly, Business Admin Apprentice at Health and Safety Course Specialists Essential Site Skills

Jordan Wheatley

Business Admin Apprentice

Jordan provides efficient and professional administrative support to managers and employees, assisting in daily office needs and managing the company's general administrative activities. With the support of the Project Manager he provides knowledgeable and supportive advice to clients, ensuring all elements have been covered for them to achieve the required level of competence. Jordan is currently working towards his Level 2 in Business Administration.

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Elli-May Soar, Business Admin Apprentice at Essential Site Skills, Construction NVQ Provider

Ellie-May Soar

Business Admin Apprentice

Elli-May Soar, Business Admin Apprentice at Essential Site Skills, Construction NVQ Provider

Ellie-May Soar

Business Admin Apprentice

Ellie provides efficient and professional administrative support to managers and employees, assisting in daily office needs and managing the companies’ general administrative activities with the Finance Department. With the support of the Finance Manager she provides knowledgeable and supportive advice, undertaking a wide range of financial reporting and administrative tasks. Ellie is currently working towards her Level 2 in Business Administration.

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