We are so happy to be able to share with you our great news that Lynda Dawson (married to Colin Dawson, the owner and Director of ABC Training Services Ltd) has decided that the time is now right for her to join us.

Having brought up 2 children, 54 year old Lynda has also been busy over recent years helping with her 3 grandchildren… oh, and 1 dog.

Lynda is a wonder woman – as well as tending youngsters and her two-legged ‘baby’, somehow she has managed to put her first aid into practise over the last 36 years!

Let’s hear more from Lynda herself…she’d love you to hear her story.

‘In the 1980s, I covered many Emergency Ambulance calls with the NHS. In fact, I have been qualified constantly since then, and I currently hold a Diploma in Emergency Care.  I have covered many public events over the years, and I have put my skills into practise on several occasions.

People often ask me how I got started in first aid. Well, 13 years ago I started teaching for St John Ambulance. I gained my teaching qualification and I have qualified in several subjects: First Aid, AED, Paediatric, Manual Handling and Fire Marshal.   

I have been constantly assessed in these subjects. I have retained my skills which means I can continue to give up-to-date information on the courses I teach. Another thing that has kept me up-to-date and my knowledge current is competing in competitions. It also helps you to understand how students feel prior to an assessment. I have been very successful in competitions and became the National Champion in Care in 2008.

What can I bring to the Team at ABC? I will definitely bring lots of enthusiasm. I have the type of character that will help to bring humour into the training, too. One of my strengths is that I can really relate to people from all walks of life; I have worked in management and on the shop floor, so I’m good at seeing things from different angles, and understanding the needs of others.

My aim has always been to work alongside my husband, Colin. The company, which was initially set up for him, has grown significantly over the last 3 years, so the time is right for me to come on board at ABC. I’m really looking forward to it – the future looks very exciting!’

Thank you, Lynda! Your expertise and professionalism will be a huge asset to ABC Training Services. We are all looking forward to working with you for many years to come.

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