Mr Stuart J M Espin

Managing Director of SDA

MR MARK HARDY

CHEIF INSTRUCTOR SDA

Founder and owner of SDA, Stuart set SDA up with the keen ambition of creating a large quality security training network that suits the learners needs!

Recognising that security training doesn't just end once you have received a SIA licence.  Stuart has created partnerships both nationally and internationally with security training providers offering online personal development courses, physical face to face defensive courses and advanced career courses.  Stuart continues to create a larger network daily offering the best quality of service for the cheapest price.

 

Stuart has worked from operator level to management level so has a keen ambition to get things right!  

Mr John Welsh

Instructor of SDA

Mark Hardy (“Olly”) is a member of the SDA Training Team specifically focused on security training Prior to joining SDA, Olly served with the Royal Military Police in a variety of roles which involved, investigations both police and terrorist related.  Having served over nine years in Northern Ireland he commanded a sensitive team with the primary role of collating intelligence (both overt & covert) required by the Security Forces.  He has employed as the personal bodyguard to HM Ambassadors worldwide, which involved delicate, sensitive and diplomatic liaisons in police & security issues. Responsible for planning/co-coordinating and advising on the security matters on all the Ambassador's daily routine and programme. He was instrumental in gaining accreditation, with Teesside University (School of Social Sciences and Law) for the Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) course which he delivered to delegates from around the world.

 

 

Mr John Welsh has 30years experience working within the private security industry.  He has worked and operated in all types of environments ranging from private investigations to close protection.  Spending the majority of his weekend nights working as a head door supervisor for a prestigious nightclub, John is the ideal candidate and instructor to impart his knowledge and skillset onto SDA learners.  John has a fantastic success rate on all his courses and is responsible for training over a thousand door supervisors in the north east alone.

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MR PETER WILKINSON 

TRAINEE INSTRUCTOR SDA

Mr Peter Wilkinson has 6 years experience working within the private security industry.  Spending the majority of his weekend nights working as a head door supervisor for a prestigious nightclub, Peter is the ideal candidate and instructor to impart his knowledge and skillset onto SDA learners.  

Mrs Lindsey Espin 

TRAINING MANAGER SDA

Mrs Lindsey Espin has worked in various roles within the Pub industry, ranging from bartender to assistant manager. Lindsey is qualified in security and is an active personal licence holder. Lindsey's key skills are in customer service and her primary role within SDA is the before, during and after care service for the learner.

Mrs Andrea Edmundson  

ADMIN MANAGER SDA

Mrs Andrea Edmundson's role within SDA is primarily administrative duties ensuring that the back bone of the business is strong enough for the business to thrive.  Andrea is security trained and has over 20 years experience in both the equine and canine industry.  Andrea's Previous role was a kennel manager in a charity kennels.

Mr Mall Wheatley   

PT INSTRUCTOR SDA

Mr Mall Wheatley has over 25 years experience in physical training.  Mall takes great pride in offering affordable training sessions to those that need his support.  Specialising purely in fitness Mall is a subject matter expert in his field and has worked from high end gyms to your local old school steel cities.

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