Although I still undertake training of carers and staff in a wide variety of settings the scope of my manual handling experience has developed to having organisational and strategic responsibilities.

I regularly update and consolidate my professional development by attending conferences, being chairman of the Yorkshire Branch of the National Back Exchange (YBE) for 5 years, being an active member of the product review panel of National Back Exchange (NBE) for 4 years, being on the Executive committee for the past 4½ years and Chairman for the past 2½ years. I update and fulfil all the requirements of my CPD to maintain my Advanced Members status within NBE.

I have regularly run workshops and been a plenary speaker at conferences including the NBE, DLF, OT show and AfPP over the past 7 years.

I feel I have the grounding of continuing to train staff at the sharp end, understanding the problems, issues and situations they face on a daily basis and yet have experience and understanding of the bigger picture at an organisational level.

Current role(s) and affiliations:

Director and Consultant for LPS Training and Consultancy Ltd

Chairman NBE