Ian is a former Royal Marine, with 22 years’ service, the majority of which was served within 45 Commando RM, conducting numerous operational tours.
After leaving the Royal Marines in 2010, Ian spent the next five years working in West Africa as an operational manager, supporting mainly the global shipping and maritime security industries. In 2015, he returned to the UK and set up IED Training Solutions, working with organisations to enhance their safety, health and wellbeing strategies.
The ethos of IED Training – inspiring, educating and developing – is the bedrock on which the company is built, an approach which complements Ian’s genuine wish to make a difference. Seeing them improve as a result brings tremendous satisfaction.
A keen sportsman and outdoor enthusiast, Ian enjoys tennis, cycling and can often be found climbing in the Scottish mountains in his spare time.
As the former chairman of IOSH Scotland and its Forth and Tay branches, Stan brings a wealth of experience to the IED Training team.
A chartered Fellow of IOSH and a chartered civil engineer, he has worked in a range of sectors including local authority roads and transport departments, the fire and police services and in health and safety consultancy.
Stan is an accredited trainer with NEBOSH and IOSH, and currently lectures on the NEBOSH diploma and certificate courses, as well as works as an examiner for both the NEBOSH Diploma and Certificate.
He is also a mentor with IOSH and Health Working Lives, assisting both students and SMEs that require assistance with career progression and emerging issues.
Away from the workplace, Stan enjoys football and golf, as well as working for a number of charities.
Simon is a leadership development specialist with more than two decades of real-world experience serving in the Royal Marines, and is passionate about the development of high-performance under pressure and mental wellbeing.
He holds a first-class honours degree in leadership and management and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institution. He was awarded the Military Cross by HRH Queen Elizabeth ll for gallantry in Afghanistan in 2007.
Outside of working hours, you’ll find Simon either telemark skiing, riding his road bike or dedicating his time to outdoor adventures with his three young boys.
Ruth provides a range of first aid courses for IED Training. A former first level registered nurse, she worked in a variety of acute settings, enjoying working in the emergency department of a very busy hospital most of all. She became involved in first aid during this time, recognising the challenges faced by those outside a hospital environment and the desire to provide top quality care to those she was caring for.
Ruth has extensive experience of training in a variety of settings and enjoys the challenge of ensuring it is tailored to the needs of her clients.
During the Commonwealth Games in 2014, she volunteered her first aid expertise as a ‘Clydesider’. Ruth is also a first aider and instructor for Scottish Fencing Ltd, the sport’s national governing body.
Alison is a PR and communications consultant who has been working with the team at IED Training since 2016, helping to shape and share our news with a wider audience by creating interesting and engaging content.
A former journalist, Alison helps businesses develop, manage and protect their corporate reputations. With both agency and in-house experience, she has worked across a range of remits, organisations and projects in the private, public and third sectors, delivering communications strategies for corporate and B2B and B2C clients. She also has extensive experience of crisis communications.
Alan is a health and safety adviser and IOSH/Nebosh-registered instructor with training experience in a range of industries including oil and gas, manufacturing, transport, the NHS, the armed forces and the gamekeeper community.
His role within IED Training includes the delivery of both first aid for mental health training and trauma stress management courses, as well as various health and safety training requirements.
A former Royal Marine Reservist, Alan retired from the Royal Marines in 2013 following 32 years’ service, during which time he achieved the rank of Warrant Officer. His experience gained in the Royal Marines, as well as the construction and maritime security industries, allows him to focus on the moral support of individuals.
He has a particular interest in mental health, trauma and the management of personnel in crisis situations.