Dave has been with the company since 2006 when he came on board as a Door Supervisor looking for a supplementary income. In the past five years he has worked in a number of job roles throughout the company including delivering almost every front line service we can provide. His expertise in training was first recognised by FGH when he designed the innovative staff mentoring scheme as a method of formalising the ‘on the job’ training advice given to new Door Supervisors by their more experienced colleagues. This grew from a deeply held belief that the asset of any company is its staff and that any staff member can be exceptional with a combination of enthusiasm and the correct guidance. Since then his role has grown to take charge of all training for the company, both the in-house training for new staff members and the delivery of certified courses through awarding bodies to staff members and the general public alike.
Dave originally trained as a teacher, graduating with a PGCE in English, Drama and Media Studies from Lancaster University in 2005, but was quickly lured to the private sector by the superior pay and conditions and the lack of unruly teenagers. Since then he has taught a wide range subjects across the country, and other countries too if you count Scotland, in such diverse areas as First Aid, Security, Physical Intervention, Health and Safety, Train the Trainer courses and GCSE Private Tuition.
Outside of work Dave likes to spend his evenings and weekends wearing white pyjamas and generally hugging sweaty men. He trains in Aikido and Jujitsu several times a week and holds a personal best of losing a competitive Judo match in just less than five seconds. He also enjoys reading a wide range of books. He is particularly fond of the work of Chaucer, especially the murders, as any good Literature graduate should be.