Mandy took over directorship of CB Training in August 2019. A resourceful and motivated manager she has extensive insight into the varying needs of public, voluntary and commercial sectors. Solution focussed, she thrives on maximising efficiency of services whilst ensuring strategic aims are upheld.
She previously trained and qualified as a Registered General Nurse and has a wealth of experience in both acute and palliative care settings. She’s passionate about quality and compassionate care for patients/clients/service users and believes that staff need quality training that is focussed around their needs.
In 2005 Mandy left the NHS to work in the voluntary sector to specialise in information provision (both online and in print), service delivery and online development / marketing.
Mandy joined the Charles Bloe Training team in 2015. She’s committed to driving the business forward by aligning business needs with those of our learners, clients and trainers.
She also writes / edits articles for Nursing Standard. She has a Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice and a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing.
When not working Mandy loves walking and running through the vast trails in the Scottish Borders. She also competes in dog agility competitions with her beloved collies.
PA and Financial Administrator
After working as an administrator in the travel and charitable sectors for many years, Angela joined the Charles Bloe Training team in November 2020.
Angela enjoys spending time with her family and pets, and taking long drives around the UK. One of her favourite things to do is drive for hours along quiet country roads to see where she ends up.
Senior Training Co-ordinator
As a trained pharmacy technician for more than 10 years, with experience in community and hospital pharmacy, Ally comes to CB Training from a healthcare background.
She moved from the Surrey Hills to the bigger, better hills of Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders in 2019 with her partner, Dan.
When she’s not at work, she can mostly be found walking with her two dogs – Zak, a pointer Labrador cross and Luna, a Labrador (with a bit of whippet thrown in there too!) trail running or fully kitted out ready to ride the local downhill mountain bike trails.
Senior Training Co-ordinator
As well as being a qualified Hairdresser and having a degree in Photography, Kate worked in retail management for 10 years then decided on a career change where she took on the role of training coordinator for a busy healthcare provider.
Kate loves to travel in the UK and abroad, loves nature, keeping fit and spending time with her family. She can often be found at The killers gigs as she is a big fan.
Tracy gained her HNC in Business Administration whilst working as a sales administrator within a manufacturing company.
After taking time out to have her family she returned to an administration role at a large GP Practice in Linlithgow and from there went on to work as an administrator within the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Falkirk Royal Infirmary.
Vicky started her career in recruitment and then decided 15 years ago to change career which lead her to the role of training coordinator for a very busy construction and utilities training provider
Vicky loves spending time with her young family, binge watching the latest boxset and socialising with friends.
Started Oct 2021
I have has been dedicated to working in health and social care for over 25 years. Experienced in delivering training to a wide ranging audience including consultants, health service professionals, domiciliary care workers and their managers also staff working within learning disabilities and personal carers delivering care to family members and friends.
I’ve written launched courses for the NHS with all supporting materials including filming video clips, course quality documents and assessment programs.
No office is complete without a few four legged friends. Always willing to wag their tails and offer reassuring collie-styled hugs, they take their office roles very seriously. Out of work hours Ben & Jay compete competitively in the Scottish Dog Agility scene.
Ben’s main aim in life is to love you.
Chief dogs body and herder of all things.
CBT Pupstar Apprentice for 2022.