About the Training Societi
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We originally started as Optimum Training in 2007 – a division of Optimum Drywall Systems Ltd.

After 4 years of success and many outstanding reviews, The Training Societi was established in 2011 to roll out wffwctivw training to more companies.

Today we still provide the highest standards of training from experienced consultants.

We provide training relevant to many public, private and industry sectors and occupations, including:

  • Public Sector
  • Maintenance
  • Manufacturing
  • Local Authorities
  • Construction & Trades
  • Entertainment Industry
  • Self Employed Tradesmen



Alan Bigwood – Technical Director

Formerly responsible for Health & Safety at All Mass Cladding, a large roofing and cladding company that worked across the UK.

After building the company from scratch, to the company that almost (in his words) “clad the world”, he became responsible for ensuring all HSE & Site Health & Safety Rules and Regulations were adhered to and applied on multiple construction sites (All Mass were an A-List Subcontractor who worked with all the Principle Contractors) – it also included putting in a system to ensure all employed and subcontracted gangs were up to date with training.

Alan’s enthusiasm and passion for his subject as well as his vast memory of experiences and a desire to ‘give back’ makes him the perfect person to set the standards and direct our training team. He has “walked the walk”, and now he “talks the talk”and can emphasise and help with delegates and business owners to guide them through the maze of Health and Safety.

As a perfectionist, Alan’s motto is “if you’re not going to do it properly it’s not worth doing” Alan always gives that bit extra – which is so important in this industry.

Katherine Burn – Operations Director

Katherine joined us in 2014 and is an integral part of the smooth running and operation of the company. With an eye for detail, Katherine ensures the Training Societi runs efficiently.

Katherine comes from a customer service background having previously managed retail, leisure and Bingo copmanies.

Katherine and Alan both share the same motto and strive to achieve perfection along with professionalism while ensuring delegates enjoy their courses.

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