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Dave Brooks
Dave Brooks
Executive Chairman

Dave Brooks is Executive Chairman at 3B Training. Having set up Bromak Training in 2011,  Dave, his partner and Mat Bewley set up 3B to service the training needs of Bromak’s clients, the division grew quickly and became a separate entity in 2014. Dave still holds a hands on role in the business along with Mat Bewley.

Describe your role in 4 words:  

Making 3B Number 1

What’s the best thing about being part of 3B?

Employees make a business what it is and we employ some wonderful people. The interactions we have with clients at all levels from individual delegates to company Directors to associate trainers to accrediting bodies are all very important and I have confidence that every one of these interactions will be a positive one based on the people that work at 3B Training.

What has been your biggest achievement?       

Building a successful recruitment business over the past 18 years and recently selling it. It’s been hard work whilst also helping build 3B Training, raising three wonderful sons and building a new house, but it’s all been worth it.

Who would you most like to swap places with for the day?

The actor Dominic West, he’s a pretty cool guy and is filming the Crown at the moment playing Prince Charles which I think would be fun; but it’s mainly because he is dating Lily James and I have a bit of a crush on her (my wife knows and has given me a pass for the day)..

Telephone:0330 912 0650
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Rachael Patan
Rachael Patan
Operations Director

Rachael is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of all operational activities across the business. Rachael’s main focus is to oversee the Marketing, HR & System departments ensuring that the business adopts a technology first approach, is well promoted and a great employer.

Describe your role in 4 words:

Plate spinning organised leader.

What’s the best thing about being part of 3B?

The growth we’ve been through, the future potential and best bunch of employees we could ask for.

What has been your biggest achievement?

Being a Director of a company I’m so passionate about.

Who would you most like to swap places with for the day?

Karren Brady – she’s an inspirational businesswoman!

Telephone:0330 912 0650
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Mat Bewley
Managing Director

Mat is 3B’s Managing Director and joint owner with Dave Brooks. He was instrumental in the creation of 3B Training when he identified a need within the industry for quality health and safety training. Mat is Fit2Fit accredited and often represents 3B by speaking at events and being involved with bodies such as Build UK.

Describe your role in 4 words:

Lead, Inspire, Encourage, Enjoy

What’s the best thing about being part of 3B?

The privilege and enjoyment I get being able to lead a great bunch

What has been your biggest achievement?

There’s not just one, so……. Having a daughter that continually amazes me, finding a wife that will put up with me and climbing the 3 highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales.

Who would you most like to swap places with for the day?

Probably Alex Honnold on Saturday the 3rd of July 2017. If you don’t know who that is watch Free Solo and no it’s nothing to do with Star Wars!

Telephone:0330 912 0650
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Simon
Simon Booth
Head of Business Development

Simon leads the Business Development team at 3B and is based at our Head Office in Wigan. Simon can help with any training enquiry you may have.

Describe your role in 4 words:

Challenging, Supportive, Fast-Paced, Dynamic

What’s the best thing about being part of 3B?

The team ethic and support for each other is astounding, ive never experienced working at a “nicer” company in all my working years.  Genuinely a lovely place to work

What has been your biggest achievement?

Promotion to Head of BD

Who would you most like to swap places with for the day?

Elon Musk

Telephone:0330 912 0650
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Peter Milner
Peter Milner
Business Development Manager (Yorkshire)

Peter is our Business Development Manager for our Yorkshire centre’s and can help you find the right in-house course for your teams across the region.

Describe your role in 4 words:

Listen, Plan, Solve, Develop

What’s the best thing about being part of 3B?

Working for the best Training Company in the land, with the best team.

What has been your biggest achievement?

Being successful in my new role after COVID.

Who would you most like to swap places with for the day?

Marcelo Bielsa – would love to know how his brain works!

Telephone:0330 912 0650
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Stephanie Holley
Business Development Manager (Midlands)

Steph is the Business Development Manager for The Midlands. Steph is based in Tamworth and will help you with any training requirements you have for the Midlands region.

Describe your role in 4 words:

Rewarding, personalised, challenging, partnerships.

What’s the best thing about being part of 3B?

Every day is different, stressful, exciting. I love finding solutions to client’s problems. Also, the 3B team are honestly a great bunch of people and are all about the fantastic service we offer.

What has been your biggest achievement?

Overcoming Ovarian Cancer and for being in remission for over 5 years!

Who would you most like to swap places with for the day?

My dad, sadly he passed away a few years ago. I’d love to give my family the opportunity to spend 1 more day with him.

Telephone:07970 818 511
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Ryan Latham
Ryan Latham
Business Development Executive (North West)

Ryan is the Business Development Executive based at our Head Office. He can help you with any training requirements you may have for the North West.

Describe your role in 4 words:

Fast-paced, motivating, challenging, everchanging.

What’s the best thing about being part of 3B?

There are so many opportunities to develop your career.

What has been your biggest achievement?

I would say most recently, moving into a completely different role and adapting so quickly.

Who would you most like to swap places with for the day?

Dale Vince (industrialist) he’s a real trailblazer in the green energy industry and he also owns a football club (what more could you ask for?

Telephone:0330 912 0650
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Nicola Seddon
Nicola Seddon
Plant & Business Development Executive

Nicola is our Plant & Business Development Executive based at Head Office in Wigan. If you want to book a plant training course or having any training requirements for the South, please contact Nicola.

Describe your role in 4 words:

Organised, Efficient, Sales, Challenging

What’s the best thing about being part of 3B?

Feels more like family

What has been your biggest achievement?

I have finally found an employer that understands me and my career goals and a career that I enjoy getting up for in the morning

Who would you most like to swap places with for the day?

Jane McDonald – cruising around every corner of the world without having to save up for it

Telephone:0330 912 0650
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Nikki Beresford
Nikki Beresford
Key Account Coordinator

Nikki Beresford is based at our Head Office in Wigan and looks after our Key Accounts. If you have any enquiries regarding account management come to Nikki.

Describe your role in 4 words:

Maintain and Develop Relationships with Key-Clients.

What’s the best thing about being part of 3B?

Office Atmosphere and working with people who are really passionate about their role.

What has been your biggest achievement?

(apart from the usual ‘having kids and grandkids’) my biggest achievement outside of work is purchasing my VW Campervan and having the freedom it has brought me.

Who would you most like to swap places with for the day?

I would love to experience being in space so I would swap with any of the astronauts on the ISS for the day – I have already pre-booked my ticket with Elon Musk for Mars.

Telephone:0330 912 0650
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Amanda Oakes
Amanda Oakes
Key Accounts Coordinator

Amanda is based at our Head Office and looks after Key Accounts. Amanda can help you with any enquiries regarding account management.

Describe your role in 4 words:

Communicate – Maintain – Develop – Relationships

What’s the best thing about being part of 3B?

My colleagues and the passion they all possess for their individual roles

What has been your biggest achievement?

My children are my biggest achievement but I did win the Regional Tannoy competition when I worked for ASDA in Hatfield many moons ago

Who would you most like to swap places with for the day?

David Attenborough… Absolute legend!!

Telephone:0330 912 0650
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Kelly Dawber
Kelly Dawber
Training Manager

Kelly looks after 3B’s national Training Course team. If you have any questions about your upcoming course, come to Kelly.

Describe your role in 4 words:

Varied, rewarding, challenging and collaborative

What’s the best thing about being part of 3B?

The staff and the feeling of being valued

What has been your biggest achievement?

My promotion and my first baby born later this year

Who would you most like to swap places with for the day?:

Someone in Rocky Horror the musical, I loved watching it and would love to actually be in it and have a good voice for a day!

Telephone:0330 912 0650
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Brittany Tonge
Brittany Tonge
NVQ Manager

Brittany is our NVQ Manager based at our Head Office in Wigan. If you have any NVQ enquiries then please contact Brittany.

Describe your role in 4 words:

Enjoyable, Interesting, Busy and Ever-Changing!

What’s the best thing about being part of 3B?

The support and encouragement we receive as employees.

What has been your biggest achievement?

Heading up and making the switch to ePortfolio for our 3B NVQs.

Who would you most like to swap places with for the day?

Bindi Irwin – to get to experience animal conservation and the work that goes into it

Telephone:0330 912 0650
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Rob Boardman
Quality Manager

Rob is based in our Head Office in Wigan. Rob looks after the quality assurance of the business as well as supporting our team of trainers.

Describe your role in 4 words:

Ensuring high quality training.

What’s the best thing about being part of 3B?

Having a group of colleagues who are both talented and supportive.

What has been your biggest achievement?

Helping to introduce online training to the business which now makes up a big part of what we do.

Who would you most like to swap places with for the day?:

Elon Musk – I love technology and would love to see new innovations being tested and brought to market.

Telephone:0330 912 0650
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Mike James
Mike James
Marketing Manager

Mike is responsible for organising and overseeing all marketing activity,  developing and executing marketing strategy, driving campaigns aligned with sales activity and developing digital and social to ensuring 3B is recognised as a market leader in the sector.

Describe your role in 4 words:

Communicate, innovate, create, lead.

What’s the best thing about being part of 3B?

Working with people who care about what they do.

What has been your biggest achievement?

Being part of renaissance of Liverpool’s cultural scene through the Capital of Culture year 2008. (closely followed by being voted employee of the month in my 4th week at 3B!)

Who would you most like to swap places with for the day?

Pep Lijnders, (Jurgen Klopp’s right hand man.) to really get to experience Klopp’s leadership style!

Telephone:0330 912 0650
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Michelle Walker
Michelle Walker
Finance Manager

Michelle is based in our Head Office in Wigan.  Michelle is responsible for the company finances and oversees the accounts team.  Her team can help with any invoice or payment queries you may have.

Describe your role in 4 words: 

Challenging, Collaborative, Supportive, and Rewarding.

What’s the best thing about being part of 3B?  

The people, everyone helps and supports each other.

What has been your biggest achievement?

My daughter, Lily.

Who would you most like to swap places with for the day?

Victoria Beckham, to be married to David for a day!

Telephone:0330 912 0650
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Peter Moore
Peter Moore
Training Delivery Manager

Peter looks after our team of trainers. He is also responsible for developing our course content and ensuring our training is engaging for our delegates.

Describe your role in 4 words:

Guru/Mentor/Problem solver

What’s the best thing about being part of 3B?

Great teamworking atmosphere where everyone is pulling in the same direction.

What has been your biggest achievement?

(personal) bringing up reasonably well-adjusted children. (professionally) training young people to be amongst the best in the world in WorldSkills competitions.

Who would you most like to swap places with for the day?

Jeff Bezos on the days he goes into space.

Telephone:0330 912 0650
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