Meet The Team

Danielle Bridge, founder and MD of ABC Life Support CIC

Danielle Bridge – Founder and CEO

Danielle founded ABC Life Support in 2010 after working for St John Ambulance for a number of years prior to starting a family. Her aim was to set up a first aid training company for all to access. The CIC model fitted her vision to be able to deliver to everybody regardless of their socioeconomic limitations. In 2018 Danielle decided to add Mental Health First Aid training to the portfolio with the same vision, to be able to offer this training to everybody so that the whole of society could benefit from this life-saving information.

Literally thousands of people have benefited from the training that has been delivered with those numbers including parents, young people, corporate businesses, charities and individuals from a number of sectors.

Caroline Chalmers - office manager and bookings co-ordinator at ABC Life Support CIC

Caroline Chalmers – Centre Manager

Caroline is the backbone of our office where she combines her fantastic organisational skills and attention to detail, liaising between our trainers and our clients to ensure a smooth course delivery. You’ll probably come across Caroline when you’re booking a course, receiving your certificate or have any payment queries.

Robin Claydon - Course IQA at ABC Life Support CIC

Robin Claydon – Course IQA

As our IQA (Internal Quality Assurer) Robin is responsible for ensuring that we’re following current protocol in regards to our commitments as a training organisation. He regularly monitors our internal quality policies and procedures and makes sure that our trainers are up to date in their capabilities and training delivery.

Ingrid Fawcett, ABC Life Support CIC PA

Ingrid Fawcett – PA

Ingrid is PA to Danielle whilst also assisting the team with day to day tasks and projects. Primarily responsible for diary management, liaising with the team and managing Danielle’s time.

Paul Pankhurst, Non Executive Board Member

Paul Pankhurst – non-executive board member

Paul has spent 24 years in the marketing industry and is the founder/MD of his own direct marketing company, Dylbert Ltd. He uses his experience in sales strategy to help steer ABC Life Support in the right direction.

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Zoe Doherty, Non Executive Board Member

Zoe Doherty – non-executive board member

Zoe has nearly 20 years’ experience of managing projects and generating income for both corporate and charitable organisations including as a fundraiser within the NHS and now with her own company, Concise Fundraising Solutions. With her interpersonal skills and expert knowledge of the importance of collaboration, Zoe is a huge asset to the Social Enterprise arm of ABC Life Support.

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Sarah Hughes-Martin, Non Executive Board Member

Sarah Hughes – non-executive board member

Sarah is the Chief Executive for The Centre for Mental Health, a prominent organisation within the world of Mental Health that is responsible for national policy and implementation of best practice within government and organisations across the UK. She has significant expertise in leading from the front in terms of how Mental Health policy and change.

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