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Mandy Day-Calder

Managing Director


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.

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Angela Coyle

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.

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Ally Routley

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.

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Kate Hocking

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.

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Tracy Hamilton

Training Co-ordinator


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.

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Michelle Green

Training Coordinator


Michelle joined the team in January 2023 and is an experienced Training Coordinator who has a background in office management and customer service.   
Michelle lives in Blackpool and likes to enjoy all that it has to offer.  Michelle enjoys socialising with friends and family, and walking her Labradoodle, Tilly, on the beach.  Michelle also has a gym membership but suggests we probably just leave it at that ….!

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Vicky Walters

Training Co-ordinator


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.

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Jo Maidment

Training & Quality Manager


As a Registered Nurse (Child), Jo has over 25yrs of experience within a variety of healthcare settings ranging from Community Complex Care, NICU, Children’s Hospice and General Paeds. However for the past 10 years Jo’s main focus has been in training where she has been both a clinical and mandatory trainer as well as the training team manager for various large Community Complex Care providers.

Jo has a real passion for training and believes that the only way you get to have good quality care delivered is if the staff have had good quality training. In 2015 Jo moved from the south coast to the East Yorkshire countryside and when not working will be found either out walking her 2 dogs Chief a gorgeous Rottweiler and Skip a crazy collie or out riding round the Yorkshire countryside on her lovely horse Monty.

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Kathryn Wood

HR & Operations Manager


Kathryn has worked with CBT since 2019 providing HR support on a consultancy basis, but was delighted to join the team on a permanent basis in November 2022.  Kathryn has over 15 years of experience working within Financial Services in HR and Operational roles, and left the sector in 2018 to set up her own HR consultancy, supporting small and medium sized businesses.  
Outside of work, Kathryn enjoys spending time with her family and friends, yoga and camping, but not necessarily all at the same time…..

CBT Pupstars

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.

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Ben’s main aim in life is to love you. 

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Chief dogs body and herder of all things.  

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CBT Pupstar Apprentice for 2022.

Our Trainers

All of our specialist clinical courses are written and delivered by our team of specialist healthcare professionals who deliver training that is both evidence-based and reflects current best practice.

We acknowledge that, at times best practice may differ from current guidelines, e.g. when clinical guidelines are out of date / being reviewed. Our mandatory training sessions are all delivered by experienced and qualified training professionals who are skilled at delivering content that is appropriate to the client group.

It is extremely important to us that our all courses are delivered by trainers who:

  • Are passionate and knowledgeable about their subject matter.
  • Are committed to ensuring that the learning outcomes are met.
  • Adopt training methods that are enjoyable, interactive and adapted to the needs of the learning group.

Further information

Please contact us if you would like more information about our courses, or if you would like to discuss your training needs.

CBT Admin Team
Tel: 0330 3210 228  |  Email: info@cb-training.com