About us

Ian Clark


Ian Clark served in the Royal Marines for 22 years, conducting numerous operational tours including three to Afghanistan. After leaving in 2010, he spent one year in the communications industry, providing services to the Public Sector, specifically the NHS. From 2012 to 2015, he has worked in a high profile operational role managing demanding maritime security operations in Togo and Nigeria. This experience and breadth of knowledge, often in the most challenging and hostile environments, is the bedrock on which IED Training Solutions is built.

Ian’s reputation for diligence, thoroughness, determination and flexibility are the very attributes that ensure his existing and future clients receive the highest standard possible at all times.

When he is not concentrating on business matters, Ian enjoys keeping fit and playing various sports.

Paul Barrett


Paul Barrett served as one of the elite Mountain Leaders of the Royal Marines for 21 years. In 2008 he became one of our nation’s wounded warriors after stepping on an enemy landmine during a tour of Afghanistan. He has returned to full health following a six-year journey of incredible courage, grit and determination – these characteristics inadequately define Paul’s accomplishments.

During his return to an independent life, he has become an acclaimed motivational speaker, scaled Ben Nevis and raised significant amounts of charitable money. Driven to make a contribution to those most affected by war, he worked as Operations Director for Horseback UK, supporting and inspiring the welfare and rehabilitation of injured veterans and disadvantaged young people.

Paul has never been one to rest on his laurels and constantly seeks self-improvement. He has excelled in numerous areas, including: Coaching and Mentoring Level 5; First Aid at Work Instructor; NEBOSH General Certificate; and a Certificate in Training Life-Long Services Sector.

Paul’s is an extraordinary and inspirational life: tragedy, appalling physical wounds, rehabilitation, triumph over adversity and remarkable success. The skills, experiences and qualifications he has acquired along the way make him the exemplary instructor.