2005

The Founding

Jul 2005

On this date, JD Training Solutions Ltd. was founded. It's hard to believe such an accomplished company started off in a small room the size of a cupboard, with two members of a staff doing the jobs our 18 staff members have today. This date also provided a new chapter in our Managing Director Annette's life, and only grew from there.

2006

A Growing Business: Moving to Mill Cottage

Jan 2006

From a small cupboard room to a picturesque cottage right by the River Tees - with a separate room for the office and the training room to boot! - Mill Cottage may have been the official second location of JD Training Solutions, but it was the company's first home. As the business grew, so did the humble office. With extensions to add more training rooms, bathrooms and an even bigger office space for our growing staff , it was a visual representation of how JD Training itself kept expanding. Although it is now the booking office for the Teesside Princess, we will always still hold Mill Cottage in a special place in our hearts.

2017

More Training Needed, More Rooms to Spare: Moving into Apex House

Jul 2017

Not long after our 12th birthday, we made the decision to go even bigger, moving ourselves into the entire second floor of Apex House, located up the road from Mill Cottage on Silver Street. The office space was everything we needed, and it really showed our growth and success as a business.

2017

A Mayoral Visit

Oct 2017

To celebrate the move to Apex House, JD Training Solutions was officially opened by Councillor Maurice Perry, on the 24th October 2017. This day marked a new chapter in JD Training history, and was a sign that things would only go up from here.

JD Training Solutions provides training in First Aid, Health and Safety, Fire Safety, Health and Social Care, Clinical Skills and QCF Diplomas in Health and Social Care.

Our Story

JD Training has emerged from the understanding of coping with circumstances and difficulties. It is our aim and focus to equip our learners with not only the practical skills but also the core values of initiative and insight in helping those in need and enabling them to carry out their roles with care and competence.We strive to give the best possible training to our customers at extremely competitive rates. Our trainers are highly trained professionals with excellent training qualifications and years of hands on experience within health care and the public sector. Our customers tell us our training is excellent and we believe we are unique in the fact we are always available for post course advice and guidance.

What's in the Name?

JD Training was established in July 2005 by our Managing Director, Annette Heath (RGN). Sadly at that time we lost a much-loved member of our family Joan Doris Burnett. The company is named after Joan, who was a very special person who always had time for everyone. After suffering a stroke Joan showed strength of character, great courage and determination despite her disabilities. So it is to Joan Doris that we have dedicated the name of our company to, in the hope that we can carry forth her kindness, courage and determination and make JD Training into a business that is always willing to help and go the extra mile for our customers.

Our Team

Over the past fifteen years, not only has our office and quality of training grew, but so has our team. From our wonderful office staff who are our brains behind the operation - planning courses, venues, and going the extra mile to satisfy our customers - to our amazing trainers, who are consistent in delivering excellent training to our clients. Without our amazing team, JD Training wouldn't be where we are today. 

Simply click on their photo to read more about the people who work together to provide the superb training we offer.

Annette Heath
Annette Heath

Annette Heath

Managing Director

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Annette Heath founded JD Training in 2005, starting off being the sole trainer on top of being in charge of a whole company.  Though she now has a full office team behind her, as well as numerous trainers of all different expertise, Annette still provides a large amount of training, focusing mainly on bespoke courses that are clinical based, although she is also qualified in teaching First Aid, Basic Life Support, Medication and much more. She also makes the final call on any decisions office-based, as well as making time to network with potential clients, and forming partnerships to help the business grow even further.

Rebecca Burns
Rebecca Burns

Rebecca Burns

Centre Manager

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In addition to helping the every day goings-on at the office run smoothly, Rebecca also runs Accounts, making sure payments are up-to-date, invoices have been sent out, and bills have been paid. As Centre Manager, she is also in charge of everyday office activity, helping to ensure the centre is running smoothly.

Sophie Heath

As our head of HR, Sophie is in charge of updating the confidential information of trainers, as well as making sure everything about JD Training is above board and ethical, making sure our customers, clients, and staff are treated fairly. She is also in charge of running and updating the website and newsletter, as well as our Facebook page, Twitter account, and other social media accounts. She is also in charge of running and promoting events, from charity fundraisers, to networking gatherings, as well as a whole host of meetings with clients and partners. On top of this, she also promotes new courses and dates for our more popular training, as well as scoping out the perfect clientele who would benefit from our services.

Rosie Twemlow
Rosie Twemlow

Rosie Twemlow

Administrative Assistant

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Although the youngest member of our team, Rosie has proved herself immensely that she can deal with such a demanding workload. From organising training - whether that be times, dates or location - to keeping on top of our bespoke TQUK certifications, Rosie manages to do all that and more whilst delivering excellent customer service with a smile on her face.

Janine Cutter
Janine Cutter

Janine Cutter

Trainer

Janine's focus on training includes Manual Handling, Safeguarding, as well as Personal Care.

Anna Gatenby
Anna Gatenby

Anna Gatenby

Trainer

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One of our trainers, Anna delivers various First Aid courses, from one day to three day. 

Kevin Harrison
Kevin Harrison

Kevin Harrison

Trainer

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Kevin teaches all types of First Aid training, as well as Fire Safety. 

Theresa Martin
Theresa Martin

Theresa Martin

Trainer/Assessor

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Theresa's expertise is based mainly in Health and Social Care, providing training for Medication, Nutrition & Hydration, Personal Care, Pressure Area Care, Infection Control, Food Hygiene, and PEG. She is also one of our excellent assessors, and can provide assessments for Medication training.

Lindsey Mitton
Lindsey Mitton

Lindsey Mitton

Trainer/Assessor

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Lindsey was the newest but most dedicated trainer of our team, working hard to not only be able to teach Moving and Handling, Safeguarding and Personal Care, but also a variety of First Aid training as well. She is also an assessor for us, and can provide assessments for Medication.

Simon Smith
Simon Smith

Simon Smith

Trainer

Simon's primary focus of training is on First Aid and Basic Life Support, though he also provides training for Disability Awareness.

Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Trainer

Michael provides First Aid and Basic Life Support Training, as well as Health and Safety and Fire Training.

Jan Teasdale
Jan Teasdale

Jan Teasdale

Trainer

Jan's focus on training is Manual Handling, including Safer People Handling. She is our exclusive trainer for Stockton Borough Council, where she regularly teaches Safer People Handling.

Emma Twemlow
Emma Twemlow

Emma Twemlow

Trainer/Assessor

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Emma has a multitude of training experience under her belt, and can deliver a variety of courses. Moving and Handling, Personal Care, Safeguarding, all types of First Aid, and is even an assessor regarding the Medication training we offer.