As well as the head office team listed below – we have a network of over 50 specialist trainers across the UK, all of them highly trained front line emergency service or industry specialists, with a wealth of practical, hands-on experience of real life situations.

Shaun Jackaman

Shaun Jackaman

Managing Director

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My name is Shaun Jackaman and I am the managing director of Alpha Training Safety Solutions Limited, and Rescue2 Ltd.

I have over 20 years full time Front Line Emergency Service experience. I have worked in various specialist training roles within the Emergency Services in areas such as Confined Spaces, Breathing Apparatus, Compartment Fire Behaviour training, Specialist Road Traffic Collision and Trauma Care.

I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with so many dedicated and professional colleagues and friends with both the Fire and Rescue Service and Alpha Training. When I am not working, I enjoy spending valuable time with my family, Titch (the cat who thinks he is a dog) and our gorgeous Australian Labradoodles, Angus and Girty.

Louise Grant

Louise Grant

Senior Business Operations Manager

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I am very excited to have joined Alpha Training and Rescue 2 in a role that will be supporting these growing businesses.  In my role, I am responsible for the management and development of our teams; along with working with our Clients and Suppliers.

My background in management spans over 20 years, working in both the public and private sectors; managing dedicated teams who support clients with their specific requirements.

In my spare time I design and make jewellery using silver and semi-precious gemstones. I also love travelling (to see friends) and baking cheese straws!

Emma Ball

Business Development Manager

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I first became involved in working for Alpha after leaving university, I wanted to take a year off to decide which career direction I wanted to go in and I’ve been with the company ever since!

I really enjoy the work that I do for Alpha especially interacting with our clients, receiving great feedback about our courses and work at Alpha HQ is a real buzz and well worth all the hard work.

In my spare time I like to relax at home with my husband Mike and our two cats, I love all thing’s outdoors and I enjoy mountain biking and going to the gym.   As a company some of us recently cycled 75 miles off road from London to Brighton for the British Heart Foundation.  It really was an amazing experience and we hope to do something similar again soon.

Louise Everest

Louise Everist

Customer and Trainer Support Lead

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Hi, I’m Louise and I work in the office at Alpha HQ. I deal with both our clients and trainers on a daily basis, arranging and scheduling courses and dealing with enquiries. Working for a Health & Safety Company is an exciting work environment, and no two days are the same. It is exciting to be part of a successful family business that just keeps on growing. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love spending time at the gym which mainly involves spinning at least 3-4 times a week. I also enjoy taking my dog for walks along the beach.

Andy Green

Technical Lead

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Andy is responsible for planning and coordinating pre planned confined space entry and rescue cover operations, and liaising with our team of Rescue specialists and clients – leading the Rescue 2 teams, project logistics, and maintaining control of the vast array of equipment required for Alpha Training and Rescue 2.

Andy has been employed by Alpha Training and Rescue 2 for the past 5 years now and regularly takes an active role on Rescue 2 operations.

Andy served for 26 years in the London Fire and Rescue Service, serving at Lewisham, Manchester Square, Soho, and Paddington fire stations.  He was also part of the urban search and rescue technical rescue team, and served in the Bosnian conflict for a few months using his skills as an medical technician.

“It’s a great experience working here at Alpha Training and Rescue 2, with such a wide range of activities, and such a dedicated and professional group of people. Every day there is always a new challenge around the corner.”

When not working Andy’s time is spent with his family, motor biking, and taking part in scuba diving.

Michael Murray

Finance Manager

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My responsibilities include running the financial aspects of the business, banking and cash flow, looking after any legal matters including premises, vehicle administration and purchasing.

I joined Alpha when Rescue 2 Ltd was launched in May 2012 and have seen the companies continue to grow. I have learnt that Health and Safety of people is a key milestone for all serious companies and I am proud to be involved in Alpha and Rescue 2 in helping businesses to achieve their goals.

Prior to Alpha, I worked for a major bank, the last 16 as ‘an old fashioned’ Bank Manager and some years before the crash I up skilled myself for my new career in company finance, an area I have been involved ever since

I am married with two independent boys (men) one runs the family business which we have owned for 12 years now.

My wife and I live down on the Sussex coast having spent 12 months completely refurbishing our  new home. In my time away from the business I am a keen touring cyclist, winter is taken up playing league badminton and playing my tenor saxophone. I have a keen interest in most forms of sport, playing and watching. Love travelling.

Sean Langridge

Design and Marketing

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My responsibilities involve looking after the branding style for Alpha Training and Rescue 2, all design related projects including the website, printed materials, email marketing… and keeping the social media and news blogs up to date online with the latest Alpha and Rescue 2 news.

I’m an experienced graphic designer and art director, and have run my own design agency for over 15 years.  I balance my time working on my own business, and working part time in-house at Alpha Training for the rest of the week.

I’ve been involved with the design and websites for Alpha for many years now, and it has been hugely satisfying to see them grow and expand into the vibrant and exciting company that they are today.  So I was extremely excited to be invited to work with them on a more permanent basis at their Training Academy in Poling.

Personally, I am married to Helen, and between us we have 4 boys – so spare time is rare!  I love the outdoors, walking, and spend as much time as possible on our local beach at Shoreham by Sea.  I trained in Taekwondo for many years, and also played Rugby for Worthing.  I also enjoy all racquet sports, love live music, and sing in the Brighton Rock Choir.

Simon LeGalloudec

Lead Internal Quality Assurer

My name is Simon Le-Galloudec and I am the Lead Internal Assurer for Alpha Training Safety Solutions Limited and Rescue2 Ltd.

My role is to Assess and Verify for our City and Guilds accredited suite of courses, therefore maintaining the quality of the courses presented to continually meet the standards laid down by the awarding body.

In addition to this role, I annually audit the performance of our trainers across the country and periodically audit our rescue teams on site, providing an audit trail of professionalism for both the company and client.

I have over 24 years full time Front Line Emergency Service experience. Whilst working for Alpha Training Solutions Ltd and Rescue2 the work is often diverse, incorporating a wide range of activities, including leading a team in rope rescue and confined space rescue.

I consider myself fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with so many dedicated and professional colleagues and friends.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending valuable time with my family and cycling to keep fit.

Kayleigh Akehurst

Customer and Trainer Support Coordinator

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Hi, I am Kayleigh and I work in the main office as a training administrator, in charge of scheduling and the running of all open courses at our Training Academy – working and liaising with our clients and trainers and dealing with enquiries.

I started working at Alpha in January 2015, and have quickly realised the company is always buzzing with activity.  Trainers and customers arriving for lots of different training courses coming and going all the time makes it a very exciting environment to work in!

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband Nick and our two cats. I particularly like being outdoors and going for long walks and also enjoy sea kayaking in the summer months. I also like participating in slightly high risk activities and recently completed the CN Tower Edgewalk in Canada and a Skydive.

Joe Nieser

Joe Nieser

Equipment and Logistics Coordinator

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My main role is to assist the Rescue 2 Equipment and Logistics Manager, with the maintainance and servicing of the huge array of equipment, ensuring the Rescue 2 team and the trainers have correct and suitable equipment for each job.

Working at Alpha Training and Rescue 2, came out of nowhere really but as soon as I heard about the opportunity I knew it would be something I would really enjoy doing.
Dealing with all the various equipment that the company uses I find endlessly interesting and I can’t wait to expand my knowledge in all areas of the companies ever evolving needs, learn some new skills on the way and hopefully help some people in the process, but with the great team of people they have here I’m sure there will be no end as to what they can teach me.

While I’m not working I enjoy being outside, working out, heading down to Cornwall to go surfing (one day I will move there) and taking part in various and obscure extreme sports, however an evening in playing video games or binge watching Game of Thrones is never a bad option in my book.

Guy Florent Gogoua

Guy – Florent Gogoua

Financial Coordinator

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My name is Guy and I joined Alpha Training and Rescue 2 as a Financial Controller in August 2016.

I have spent most of my professional career in finance and worked for HSBC for 10 years before joining Alpha. I see myself as enthusiastic, reliable and very focused. I have been working passionately in the Finance Industry for the last thirteen years.

In my current position I have created long term strategy plans and critical pathways to ensure that key deadlines are met.  I also have many years of experience negotiating insurance (Credit Limits) products with a wide range of Corporate Clients and Customers. I am a passionate agent for change and that is also why I have joined this business.

I’m a very outgoing person. I enjoy a few drinks with my friends and love to watch/play football/basketball.  I often go out in the sea on my kayak when the temperature is reasonable.  French is my first language and I have used it as an added skill in my previous jobs.  I’m a family man, and I love to spend time with my two sons and my daughter.

Tony Lynott

Tony Lynott


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Hi I’m Tony, and have recently retired from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, having served 32 years.

Most of that was operational front line emergency services, including 5 years in a Technical Rescue Team. I also spent a few years in the training department, and another few running the Commercial Training Department.
I held a Senior Supervisory role for quite a few years.

I still live in Merseyside so generally deliver training courses in the North of the country.   It’s a very enjoyable role that is both dynamic and constantly evolving, with the wide variety of courses Alpha Training provide.

As well as training and assessing for Alpha Training, I also get involved with our sister company, Rescue2 in a team leader role.

My spare time is spent looking after my young son, getting to the gym, travelling to new places, oh and, frustratingly, supporting LFC!!

Neal Daniels

Neal Daniels

Equipment and Logistics Lead

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Hi, my name is Neal.  I joined Rescue 2 in 2016 as Equipment lead – to take control and maintain the vast array of technical safety equipment, used by the rescue teams, and also by our training company, Alpha Training.  I also deal with logistics – making sure the right equipment and vehicles are in the right place at the right time.

I spent six years working in the emergency services as a firefighter, and prior to that spent some considerable time in the vehicle repair industry.  This past experience combines well in my position at Rescue 2.

In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors – getting away with my partner in our campervan, and take part in many outdoor pursuits. These include mountaineering, rock climbing, kayaking, cycling – and my main passion, scuba diving.

Tim Holness

Tim Holness


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My name is Tim Holness, I’m a trainer for Alpha Training Safety Solutions and Rescue 2.

My role is to teach Confined Space Training to our clients and to maintain the quality of the courses presented, to continually meet the standards laid down by the awarding body.

I have over 19 year’s experience working in front line emergency services. I still currently maintain an on-call position at my local fire station as the Watch Manager and respond to real emergencies.

I feel very fortunate to part of the team at Alpha Training where I can pass on my knowledge and experiences to those that I teach.

When I’m not working I like to spend time with my family.

Sarah Capelin

Sarah Capelin

Administration Assistant

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Hi, I’m Sarah

I started working at Alpha Training in April 2017. I work in the main office as a training administrator.
I’m really enjoying the buzz of working for a fast growing family business.

My background includes many years working for a big corporate company that involved me working across many departments co-ordinating new product development for launch to the global markets.

I am married to Richard with 2 grown up children. In my spare time I enjoy the great outdoors, touring the countryside with my caravan.  I enjoy cycling, walking and various keep fit classes. I have completed the British Heart Foundation London to Brighton bike ride and a 10k brutal Mud Run.
My next adventure is a paragliding experience later on this year!