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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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Charles G Bloe

Clinical Lead and Head Trainer

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 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.

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Tracy Hamilton

Course Administrator


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!

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Kate Hocking

Training Coordinator


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.

CB 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 they both 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.  

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