Meet the ProTrainings Team


Our Mission

ProTrainings is a UK company offering online CPR, First Aid, Infection Control, Manual Handling, and Instructor Training for the UK and Europe. The training curriculum offered by ProTrainings was created as a joint effort between the ITG Instructor Training Ltd in the UK and ProTrainings, LLC in the USA. Over the past nine years, these two companies have certified more than 430,000 individuals.

Our mission begins and ends with saving lives. This is done by creating training programmes that increase the amount of information remembered, are easily available, and give providers the confidence to act decisively and knowledgeably when an emergency occurs. Our courses offer this while limiting the time professionals spend away from family or work.

ProTrainings solutions also help to solve large-scale workplace problems by replacing old methods of training with new, cost effective methods of training.


Our Story

All training and certification courses offered by ProTrainings meet or exceed the standards mandated by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the European Resuscitation Council (ERC), the UK Resuscitation Council, and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). We use the latest technology in our comprehensive websites to ensure full understanding by using video based training and giving students access to this after the course.

We have a national network of instructors and a full range of 100% classroom courses including HSE approved First Aid at Work (FAW) and Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) and these can be found at www.ProCourses.co.uk or by emailing us.


The Management Team at ProTrainings

Keith Sleightholm - Training Director & Co-Founder
Keith Sleightholm - Training Director & Co-Founder

Keith has been involved in First Aid for many years, starting 29 years ago as a Rescue Marshall at motor racing events including Formula 1, he spent most of his weekends at Brands Hatch, Silverstone and race tracks throughout the UK and Europe. Keith has a vast range of experience in training in First Aid, Health & Safety subjects and other subjects.

Keith has been teaching first aid to individuals and businesses for many years in all aspects from Adult to Paediatric Care. He is the founder of ITG Instructor Training Ltd which specialises in helping hundreds of Businesses and Individuals each year to provide their own First Aid in house or develop their own successful first aid businesses and holds numerous accreditations for Instructor Training.

Keith heads is our Training Director developing new programs and compliance.  He also is the main presenter of our videos and The First Aid Show.

Roy Shaw EMT-P - Co-Founder
Roy Shaw EMT-P - Co-Founder

Roy developed his passion for saving lives while serving in the U.S. military as a combat medic. Roy pursued this dream, graduating from University as a paramedic in 1992. After University, he worked in emergency medical services until 2006. During this time, Roy worked as an Instructor Trainer and Certified Training Centre Manager and eventually went on to start his own training centre.

Roy has since co-founded ProCPR which later developed into a multi-training entity, ProTrainings.com. He has also authored multiple curricula. Roy is the primary trainer in the ProTrainings.com videos and provides ongoing quality control for all participants. In addition, Roy oversees the development of ProTrainings.com curricula and ensures that it meets compliance and regulatory standards for workplaces.

Roy has a heart for rescue, which comes through in his blog at www.royonrescue.com.

Liz Sleightholm - Co-Founder
Liz Sleightholm - Co-Founder

Liz works in Sales and Marketing developing new markets as well as customer support.  She has experience in teaching over the last 10 years and comes from an accounts, computer and web design background with MCSE.

Liz is also a co-founder of ITG Instructor Training Ltd (First Aid Instructor Training and PTLLS Train the Trainer) and ProTrainings Europe Ltd.

Scott Andersen - Director of Technology & Co-Founder
Scott Andersen - Director of Technology & Co-Founder

Scott is an entrepreneur and web developer who is passionate about building companies that leverage the latest in technology and social media. Scott built the first iteration of the ProTrainings website during his final semester of University. He has his educational background in Computer Science and Business Administration and is responsible for overall technology strategy at ProTrainings. Scott is also involved in marketing and establishing the ProTrainings brand.

Paul Martin - Graphic Designer & Co-Founder
Paul Martin - Graphic Designer & Co-Founder

Paul is an entrepreneur and web designer with a passion for graphic design and building communities with social media. Paul holds a degree in Multimedia and even before graduating from college, Paul had great success designing websites and building communities. Paul is the designer/owner of many websites, the most notable being NarniaFans.com, the biggest Narnia movie news website, with over 6,000,000 followers, and MatrixFans.net, which was ranked in the top seven thousand websites in 2003. Paul loves film and film making and is an avid video editor. Paul creates many of the graphics and branding that appears all over the ProTrainings Europe websites, as well as assists in planning the social marketing campaigns for the company. He also makes sure that the blogs are all running smoothly and up-to-date.

Ryan Andersen - Web Developer
Ryan Andersen - Web Developer

Ryan is the main programmer and web developer for the online courses offered by ProTrainings. Ryan works daily with Keith, Natasha, and the rest of the team to make sure the test and training platform allows every ProTrainings student to have a positive and enjoyable experience. Ryan is involved in making informational pages designed to help you make an informed choice for your training, the user / instructor / company dashboard complete with student / employee reports, the affiliate programme in which users and salespeople can promote ProTrainings and earn commissions, and all other aspects of the website that users interact with. Ryan loves the feeling that what he does directly impacts the end user.

Paula Bush - Customer Support
Paula Bush - Customer Support

Paula works in customer support dealing with calls and emails for all our programs as well as instructor support.

Ben Simmonds
Ben Simmonds

Ben's role is to add to customer support and sales.  He is also involved in course planning and the social media presence of ProTrainings.

Tyler Accardi - Marketing
Tyler Accardi - Marketing

Tyler has helped promote and support our courses and has worked with our UK-wide instructor network to help them successfully promote the online / refresher courses to complement their classroom courses.  Tyler also helps to design and write copy for many informational web pages and leaflets.

Rachel Pollock
Rachel Pollock

Rachel is our sales manager, in charge of marketing and sales across all of our courses.  She manages our sales team, developing new markets for online and classroom courses.  She also develops instructor work and links between our national network of instructors and larger customers.

Sue Smith - Instructor Training and Internal Quality Assurance
Sue Smith - Instructor Training and Internal Quality Assurance

Sue is our main Instructor Trainer running our First Aid at Work Instructor courses as well as QCF courses including PTLLS, Assessor, Health & Safety, Food Hygiene and other subjects.  Sue also develops compliance to the QCF framework for our courses as well as course development mainly on the instructor side.

Sue is ex-millitary and has years of training experience starting with physical fitness in the Army then qualifying to Cert Ed, Assessor, Internal Verifier and many other qualifications.

Sylvia Anderson

Sylvia is a a qualified EMT with many years practical experience in the emergency sector.  She also has been teaching first aid for many years.  Sylvia is one of our instructor trainers delivering our first aid instructor courses and other update courses for instructors.

Gemma Horne

Gemma is on our instructor training team teaching many qualifications including certificate in education and training, AET and our first aid instructor qualifications.  She is involved in the course design and compliance across our online and classroom courses.

Jillian Moule - Safer moving and positioning of people
Jillian Moule - Safer moving and positioning of people

Jillian has years of experience in Manual Handling, mainly in the care and hospital sectors and teaches Safer Moving and Positioning of People across a wide sector. She presents and designs our course and works to ensure compliance in the care and hospital sectors.

Martin Wick
Martin Wick

Martin is involved in design and delivery of our Health & Safety courses at provider and instructor levels.  He has a vast experience in Health & Safety and teaching.

Anthony Lefley
Anthony Lefley

Anthony works on our sales support assisting the sales team developing business.  He assists companies and instructors use our system and develop their training. 

Nik Reed - Video Production Manager
Nik Reed - Video Production Manager

Nik has spent all his life working with video and he heads our video development and production. Nik works heading designing, filming and editing of our courses and works on new courses linking the videos in with the courses. 

Maria Reed - video production
Maria Reed - video production

Maria is married to Nik and works with our filming and video production.  

Covi Perez

Covi works in marketing and project management developing our online courses.  She has years of experience in customer support and marketing.

Lynn Dixon - Instructor Trainer
Lynn Dixon - Instructor Trainer

Lynn is one of our Instructor Trainers in First Aid and QCF courses.  She works in face to face training as well as remote support for PTLLS students answering questions and marking assignments.

Deco - Pet Actress
Deco - Pet Actress

Deco is our main actress in our Pet First Aid and Dog Care courses.  She loves being filmed with different injuries and illness and she has a large following on facebook. Deco is currently training her new sister Ella to work with her on new pet programs being designed.