As well as the head office team, we have four employed trainers and 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, Rescue2 Ltd and Face Fit Testing UK 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

Head of Business Operations

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Hello!  In my role as Head of Business Operations for Alpha Training Safety Solutions Limited, Rescue 2 Limited and Face Fit Testing UK Limited, 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 Training Support Team Leader

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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

Head of Finance

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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, Rescue 2 and Face Fit Testing UK in helping the 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.

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.

Mark Eaves

Northern Region Trainer

Darryl Shepherd

Equipment and Logistics Assistant
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Hi, I have just started working at Alpha with Joe in the Equipment team, and I am so excited for what’s to come!  My role is assisting in ensuring that all three businesses have the correct and suitable equipment in the right place, at the right time.

In my spare time I spend with family and friends.  I have a young son who I am enjoying watching grow and teaching him along the way.  I also enjoy watching football and will take any chance I can to watch a match!

Neal Daniels

Neal Daniels

Trainer - Southern

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Hi my name is Neal

I joined Rescue 2 in 2016 as a Confined Space Rescue Technician before taking on the position of Equipment Lead and associated rolls. Over the last 2 years I have also been involved with our RPE face fit testing company, Face Fit Testing UK and have recently gained my Fit2Fit accreditation.

I have always enjoyed assisting on confined space training courses for our training company, Alpha Training, and I am now in the process of becoming a full-time trainer, which is a role I am really looking forward to.

I sent 6 years working in the emergency services as a Fire Fighter, this with my experience and knowledge gained form Rescue 2 combines well in my new position within Alpha Training.

In my spare time I enjoy the great outdoors and getting away with my fiancée in our new caravan, and take part in many outdoor pursuits. These include mountaineering, rock climbing, kayaking, cycling and scuba diving.

Rich Streeter

Rich Streeter

Midlands Region Trainer

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Hi I’m Rich, and have recently joined Alpha Training on a full time basis, after having previously worked for the company for some time at an associate level.

I’m now responsible for delivering training courses to our clients across the Midlands and North of the country.

I have 12 years service in the RAF and have trained British Airways flight and cabin crew in Safety and Security.

For many years I travelled around the UK and the world delivering training and have been a private security consultant for various individuals, companies and events.

In my spare time I enjoy hill walking and orienteering, and am an active Civilian Instructor for the Air Cadets.

Emily Godward

Emily Godward

Customer and Training Support Coordinator

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Hi, my name is Emily and I joined Alpha Training in December 2017. I am extremely excited to be part of such a fast growing family run business to see what exciting opportunities it brings for the future.

In my spare time I enjoy keeping active by going to the gym and walking my 3 dogs along the beach.

I am a huge lover of travelling, music and festivals and hope to see more of the world one day!


Claire Ireland

Claire Ireland

Customer and Training Support Coordinator

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Hi, I’m Claire

I started working at Alpha Training in April 2018. I work in the main office as a general coordinator, assisting the training managers.

In my spare time I’m always keeping busy and enjoy keeping fit. I spend my week going to the gym, having personal training sessions and either going for long walks along the south downs or the beach.
Two other passions are travelling and going to music festivals. I have a few trips lined up for this year.

Matt Bolton

Training Assistant

I joined Alpha Training Safety Solutions Ltd in January working as a Training Assistant role working with Trainers across the South of England.  I served nearly 24 years in the British Army and when I decided to leave as I wanted to undertake a complete career change as I’d spent the majority of my career within HR as an HR Manager, culminating in an auditing role prior to leaving in November 2019.

Within my first 2 weeks of arriving I have already completed the Harness Wearing and Inspection, Working at Height, Confined Space Basic Entry and Emergency First Aid at Work courses which highlights Alpha’s commitment to my personal development and it enables me to deliver the best possible training.

Laura Pettengell

Administration Assistant
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My name is Laura Pettengell and I have just started an apprenticeship in Business Administration with the Alpha team.

I am looking forward to working with the team and learning new things and developing key business skills within the company.

In my spare time I enjoy travelling to different parts of the world and finding new restaurants to try!