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

Gareth Davies

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/ Owner

As a Founder of ESS, Gareth's role is to promote business development and growth with well-motivated, trained and developed staff to ensure that it achieves its mission and objectives. As an ESFA approved provider, ESS have various funding streams available to provide financial support to individuals and businesses that require training. Gareth’s goal is to promote awareness of the UK government funding available for free training to upskill our workforces and boost the UK economy.

“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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Jamie Ringsell

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 national sales operations, supporting SMEs and blue chip companies with their training requirements and contract demands, building long term relationships between clients and ESS. Jamie is highly experienced in sales leadership with a proven track record of delivery for his clients, and a dedication to keeping their employees competent and safe.

Those that have had dealings with Jamie will have experienced his personable and professional approach, and his commitment has resulted in a loyal and trusting client base. A key part of Jamie’s role is to support the Senior Management Team in strategic decision making, using his clients’ requirements to assist ESS in not only keeping up with current market demands – but remaining at the forefront of the industry.

Jamie’s qualifications include IOSH Managing Safely and L3 Award in Education and Training, and he is consistently working towards other qualifications so his consultancy advice is well thought out, considered and up to date. His ethos is based on providing his clients with the learning & development platform to facilitate successful tenders and ultimately save lives.

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Louise Houlden

image shows Louise Houlden, Marketing Manager of Essential Site Skills

Louise Houlden

Marketing Executive

Louise is responsible for maintaining the centres marketing content and publications in accordance with the business marketing strategies and centre compliance.

Already qualified with BA Honours Degree in Television Marketing and Promotion, Creative Writing and Media, Louise works closely with the Senior Management Team on branding, graphic design, website content, SEO strategy, events and so many more exciting projects and campaigns for us, and our clients.

With real passion and flair, and an understanding the importance of branding Louise understands the online world where brands have to be savvy to be seen. Our brand is the way you perceive us and what makes us stand out from other training providers, so we aim to keep it consistent yet distinct.

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Tom Marshall

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 Southern 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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Lauren Heath

Photograph shows Lauren Heath, Client Sales Coordinator for Essential Site Skills, a Leading Health and Safety and Construction Training Course Provider

Lauren Heath

Business Development Manager

Lauren leads our UK Northern division, offering our high end accredited training services to clients and establishing excellent working relationships. She is passionate about the importance of qualified and competent employees, and is motivated by developing the skills of her clients’ workforces.

With significant industry experience, Lauren has a proven track record of delivery for a wide range of organisations within the construction sector – and has built her reputation based on a customer-focused attitude towards her role, well aligned to the values of ESS.

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

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Laura Wagstaff

Photo shows Laura Wagstaff, Business Development Manager at Essential Site Skills

Laura Wagstaff

Business Development Manager

Laura is a key part of the sales team, with an extensive client base across the construction sector. Laura is highly experienced within the construction industry, and her significant knowledge allows her to fully understand the needs of her clients as well as deliver the necessary training solutions.

Laura is passionate about her clients and committed to customer service. She is driven to develop her own knowledge and skillset in order to continuously increase the value she adds to her loyal client base.

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Julie Oliver

Image shows Julie Oliver of Essential Site Skills

Julie Oliver

Employer Engagement Officer

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Jemma Corbett

Customer Service Coordinator

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Tim Brudenell-Straw

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Tim Brudenell-Straw

Marketing Assistant

As part of the marketing team, Tim looks after ESS's social media channels in order to help promote upcoming course content and to keep internal and external partners up to-speed with the latest developments in training and construction.

A primary focus of Tim, as Marketing Assistant, is to create weekly blog posts for the website, which aim to shed some light on specific topics and issues in the industry in an easy-to-understand manner.

Qualified with a BA Hons Degree in Broadcast Journalism, Tim is always looking for new ways to develop his skills and improve the ways in which ESS can communicate their vision.

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