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About Us 

Sue Allum 

Sue Allum (Director) established S. A. Associates Management Training (SAA) in 1995 and has developed it into one of UK’s largest independent training providers. 
 
Sue specialises in providing business to business contracts (of all sizes) which consist of training courses focusing on the principles of workplace health & safety, first aid, fire, management, and environmental training. 
 
Sue manages over 27 full time trainers and over 15 associates UK wide and is the driving force behind the growth and development of the business. 
 

Lucienne Beau 

Lucienne first came to S. A. Associates from Germany as an undergraduate, since then she assisted the administration team on and off until finishing her degree in October 2011. 
 
She joined S. A. Associates on the 1st November 2011 and has taken on the challenging role as training coordinator for companies such as NATS and Mencap. 
 

Alex Dixon 

Alex sits in the Business Development team and has an extensive knowledge of SAA training products. Working closely with clients, she advises which services will best meet their delegates objectives. Alex also manages corporate clients within the North West and works closely with a number of colleges dotted throughout Cumbria. This role enables Alex to gain a deeper insight into the academic community. More recently, her focus has been on research evaluation and promoting events and training sessions in the North of England. 
 
When Alex isn’t working you’ll find her at home knocking down walls, making teas for builders and riding her HONDA CBR 600 motorbike. 
 
 

Lyn Skelton 

CMIOSH 
Health & Safety Manager for S. A. Associates HQ 
Accredited instructor for: NEBOSH, IOSH & CIEH 
 
Lyn joined S. A. Associates in 2005. Lyn has ten years experience as a health & safety professional, delivering a range of accredited and non-accredited training courses. 
 

Marylou Booth 

Management Trainer 
Marylou has worked with S. A. Associates as a management trainer since 2004. 
 
With 28 years’ experience in management and customer service Marylou has worked with organisations like Sellafield and Pirelli and is just as happy working with smaller organisations. 
 
 
 

Sandra Cottrell 

Sandra joined S. A. Associates from London Mint in 2011. 
 
Sandra states that ‘having worked in customer service for many years, working across a variety of industries, I realise that customer service is an integral part of any business. 
 
Our customers drive our organisation’s bottom line like never before and I believe that by delivering an honest and competitive service we create and retain loyal customers in this very competitive world.’ 
Sandra has gravitated to the Frontline of our business having successfully passed her NEBOSH and other industry reconised qualifications and delivery a suite of training programs nationally within the Healthcare sector. 

Sophie Harrison 

Senior Management Trainer - worked with S.A. Associates for 7 years. 
 
Sophie specialises in learning and development. Sophie has a first class record in helping businesses achieve outstanding results through the efforts of their own people and brings a creative, yet realistic but practical approach to the pursuit and achievement of business excellence. 
 
 

Nigel Moody 

Senior Management Trainer – worked with S. A. Associates since 2003. 
 
Nigel is an experienced and professional business consultant specialising in learning and development, business performance improvement and change. 
 
 
He has considerable experience in changing the thinking and mindsets of business managers and leaders ranging from SME’ to large multinational corporations. Nigel is a member of the Institute of Leadership & Management, a tutor and examiner for the Chartered Institute of Management. 
 

Astrid Sigournay 

Lead Tutor for First Aid and Manual Handling 
 
In 1990 she joined her first Airline, Compass Airlines as a Cabin Crew Member where she was quickly promoted to Purser and Trainer. She instructed other cabin crew and flight deck in safety and emergency procedures, first aid, fire training, customer service. 
 
Since 2009 Astrid has been lead instructor specialising in people moving and handling training and first aid. She is a keen instructor and prides herself on presenting formative enjoyable courses. For the past 6 years she has been lead trainer working with a team of 9 trainers delivering specialist manual handling and people & moving courses for one of the UK’s largest charities. 
 

Luke Squires 

First Aid & Manual Handling Trainer 
Luke joined S. A. Associates in 2011. Luke makes his courses as exciting and enjoyable as possible, adapting each environment to the individual making it person specific. 
 
He is part of the training team who specialising in manual handling of people and first aid to one of the UK’s largest charities. 
 

Shaun Sutton 

Senior Instructor 
Accredited instructor for: NEBOSH, IOSH & Construction Skills SMSTS and CDM 
 
A successful health & safety trainer with comprehensive experience and competence of producing and delivering bespoke and generic health and safety training and presentations to all levels of delegates. 
 
Courses and presentations delivered with the benefit of over 28 years of experience in health and safety management gained in a wide variety of industries. 
 

Nick Todd 

Senior Trainer 
Nick joined S. A. Associates in 2008. Based in our Durham office, Nick graduated to be an RGN Nurse before he developed his role as a specialist trainer in health & social care. 
 
 
 

Jonathan Watson 

Lead Fire Trainer 
Jonathan has been working with S. A. Associates since January 2010. Jonathan specialises in fire warden and live fire training. 
 
He is also an IOSH trainer and specialist manual handling trainer. Living in Wales and working from our office in Cardiff, Jonathan is ideally based to assist our clients in the Midlands and South East of England. 
 

 

 
We work with a large number of companies and recognise that different organisations have very different training needs. We are committed to providing a memorable and measurable training experience. 
 
We appreciate the pressures faced by businesses. Our specialist training teams deliver specific solutions to reflect the industry within which you and your firm operates.