Find out what our ethos is and where we have come from!

Good Skills Training was set up in 2004 by Ian and Ruth Bodsworth, a mother and son duo who wanted to set up a training company that delivered ‘quality training at affordable prices’.

What quality means to us is:

  • Getting the course that is right for you – we will let you know if we feel there is something that meets your needs better … even if it is cheaper!
  • Having training where you feel you have learnt something not just ticked the box.
  • Enjoying your training … this is very important to us, we are passionate about ensuring that the learner has actually enjoyed being there as this helps with the whole learning experience.
  • Excellent admin staff, from helping you book the course, to getting out confirmations making sure the trainer has everything they need (and know where they are going) and making sure you get the post course paperwork, certificates and follow up you require.

Today we have 4 directors (all Bodsworth’s!) backed up with office admin staff and trainers who all work together to deliver this excellent service. All of our instructors are professionally qualified and regularly monitored.

Good Skills Training Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales

Registered Office: Good Skills Training Ltd, 2 Bulls Cottage, Smiths Green, Takeley, Hertfordshire CM22 6NS

Registration Number: 6124368

VAT Number: 997178057

So Meet the Team

Ian Bodsworth
Ian Bodsworth
Managing Director

I am one of the co-founders of Good Skills Training. Now responsible for the day-to-day running of the company and generally based in the office. Away from work I have a young family and enjoy sailing and cycling. You can contact me on ian@goodskillstraining.co.uk

Ruth Bodsworth
Ruth Bodsworth
Director

I am one of the co-founders of Good Skills Training. I am the lead Food Safety Trainer and Consultant and I lead on sales for our sister company DeFib UK. Away from work I enjoy the outdoor life, including camping, water sports, walking my dogs and I am involved with Scouting. To contact me please email ruth@DeFibUK.co.uk

Helen Bodsworth
Helen Bodsworth
Director

I am one of the directors with Good Skills Training. My responsibilities are as a lead trainer and I deliver aed, coshh, fire safety, first aid, health and safety, manual handling and risk assessment

Phill Bodsworth
Phill Bodsworth
Director

I am one of the directors at Good Skills Training and one of the lead trainers. I am also responsible for tutor development and CPD. I deliver aed, coshh, fire safety, first aid, health and safety, licensing, manual handling, risk assessment and train the trainer courses. Away from work I enjoy DIY, water activities, walking the dogs and I am involved in Scouting.

Sara Taylor-Balls
Sara Taylor-Balls
Bookkeeper and Credit Controller
Barry Grant
Barry Grant
Franchise Owner - IOW & Hampshire
Larry Martin
Larry Martin
Franchise Owner - IOW & Hampshire

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