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Sam started her career over 19 years ago delivering courses to the staff for the company she worked for. Over the years Sam has developed her portfolio delivering training in the UK and the Middle East for various companies including the Armed Forces, Cambridgeshire Police and Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service. After receiving so much positive feedback and requests for Sam to lead repeat courses, Sam decided it was time to launch her own First Aid and Safety Company. Purple Umbrella Training Ltd was launched in 2016 with one key objective: to deliver excellent training at affordable prices. Sam is proud of what she and her team have achieved so far and looks forward to delivering life saving skills to more and more people in the future.

"Some people think that first aid is just about ticking a box, it's actually about saving the lives of our colleagues, family and friends. After being on one of our first aid courses people have said they feel more confident in actually using their skills and knowledge in real life emergencies. I can't ask for more than that"!


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Mark is an experienced Emergency response and Incident management professional with a solid municipal, aviation and industrial background.

Mark has held key positions managing emergency response arrangements at all types of significant operations including airports and mega projects.  Operationally this has included a wide range of first aid situations, from the basic ‘cut finger’ through to major injuries and electrocutions.

In addition to response experience, he has developed major experience and capability across the full range of Crisis Management and Business Continuity fields in the last ten years.  He has recently overhauled the entire Crisis and Continuity Management capability at a multi user chemicals park in the UK, project managing a team of 7 staff.

Mark has conducted several large multi-stakeholder exercises, including the Bedfordshire Millennium Resilience exercise. This county wide operation involved agencies, hospitals, emergency services, local key business and local government, as well as several major airport exercises.

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