Paul Barrett

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IED co-founder Paul Barrett served as a Mountain Leader in the Royal Marines for 21 years. In 2008, he was seriously injured when he stepped on an enemy landmine during a tour of Afghanistan.

During his return to an independent life, Paul has acquired a number of qualifications, skills and experience with the aim of aiding and inspiring others, and he is now an instructor on several IED training courses.

In recent years, he has become a motivational speaker, a charity fundraiser and has undertaken numerous challenges, in particular scaling Ben Nevis and completing a 10k walk through Royal Deeside. He has also competed in a Royal Marines triathlon, as well as the Wounded Warrior Games in San Diego. HIs latest project, in conjunction with Police Scotland, involves engaging and educating disadvantaged children with the aim of deterring them from becoming involved in serious organised crime.