Charles G Bloe
Managing Director and Clinical Lead
BSc (Edin) RN NDN ITU cert
Charlie graduated with a BSc in Social Sciences and Nursing Studies from the University of Edinburgh in 1984.
He is also a Registered General Nurse and District Nurse. He gained his Intensive Care Certificate in Glasgow in 1988. In 1997, Charlie established CB Nursing Updates whilst working full-time in the NHS. At that stage there were only three nursing-focused courses in the portfolio. The re-launch of the company as Charles Bloe Training Limited pays tribute to the fact that there are now more than 100 courses and 75 tutors – meeting the training needs of nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, doctors and other health and social care staff.
Charlie has a wealth of clinical experience – both in the NHS and in training development and delivery. He has spent most of his clinical career in acute cardiology. During his time as a senior nurse in coronary care unit, he was particularly proactive in the field of reperfusion strategies in acute coronary syndrome. In 2000, Charlie established an innovative nurse-led thrombolysis programme, one of the first programmes in Scotland. He continues to work as a Clinical Manager in NHS Highland (coronary care) and adopts a hands-on approach within the company – personally delivering numerous training courses throughout Great Britain and Northern Ireland every year. Charlie is passionate about ensuring all of our specialist courses are written and delivered by practicing clinical experts; we feel that this not only ensures a high calibre of service, it also allows us to stand out from our competitors.
Charlie was awarded first place at the prestigious Cardiac Nursing Awards in 2008 for ‘Innovation in Cardiac Education’. This was followed by ‘The Thrombus 2012 Award’ in recognition of educational work that has educated more than 15,000 healthcare practitioners around stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation.
Operations and Relationship Manager
Mandy previously trained and qualified as a Registered General Nurse and has a wealth of experience in both acute and palliative care settings.
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, initially on a consultancy basis and is now a permanent member of the core team. She is passionate about 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.
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.
Tracy joined the Charles Bloe Training team in January 2004 where she currently carries out all of the administration duties including taking course bookings, accounts management, distribution of marketing materials and much, much more!