Sue Allum (Director) established S. A. Associates Management Training (SAA) in 1995 and has developed it into one of UK’s largest independent training providers.
Sue specialises in providing business to business contracts (of all sizes) which consist of training courses focusing on the principles of workplace health & safety, first aid, fire, management, and environmental training.
Sue manages over 27 full time trainers and over 15 associates UK wide and is the driving force behind the growth and development of the business.
Lucienne first came to S. A. Associates from Germany as an undergraduate, since then she assisted the administration team on and off until finishing her degree in October 2011.
She joined S. A. Associates on the 1st November 2011 and has taken on the challenging role as training coordinator for companies such as NATS and Mencap.
Alex Thornborrow O'Connor
Alex sits in the Business Development team and has an extensive knowledge of SAA training products. Working closely with clients, she advises which services will best meet their delegates objectives. Alex also manages our corporate clients. More recently, her focus has been on research evaluation and promoting our events safety training programmes.
When Alex isn’t working you’ll find her at home in the garden, planning her next holiday or riding her HONDA CBR1000rr Fireblade motorbike. (weather permitting of course)
Edna has been with the team for just over 2 years now, she has a wealth of experience in accounts, and a multitude of degrees to her name. She has worked abroad but has come back to the UK to settle down.
She is great fun in the office but has a stern side but is loveable really.
(She doesn't know we have changed her picture...hee hee)
Sandra joined S. A. Associates from London Mint in 2011.
Sandra states that ‘having worked in customer service for many years, working across a variety of industries, I realise that customer service is an integral part of any business.
Our customers drive our organisation’s bottom line like never before and I believe that by delivering an honest and competitive service we create and retain loyal customers in this very competitive world.’
Sandra has gravitated to the Frontline of our business having successfully passed her NEBOSH and other industry reconised qualifications and delivery a suite of training programs nationally within the Healthcare sector.
Senior Management Trainer - worked with S.A. Associates for 7 years.
Sophie specialises in learning and development. Sophie has a first class record in helping businesses achieve outstanding results through the efforts of their own people and brings a creative, yet realistic but practical approach to the pursuit and achievement of business excellence.
Senior Management Trainer – worked with S. A. Associates since 2003.
Nigel is an experienced and professional business consultant specialising in learning and development, business performance improvement and change.
He has considerable experience in changing the thinking and mindsets of business managers and leaders ranging from SME’ to large multinational corporations. Nigel is a member of the Institute of Leadership & Management, a tutor and examiner for the Chartered Institute of Management.
Alison Wright Reid
Senior Consultant since 2018. CFIOSH
Alison has been working in the health and safety profession for close to 40 years, and has particularly strong health, psychology and organisational behaviour insight.
Experienced in broadcasting, hospitality and events, she has extensive appreciation of the challenges of creative safety, the trials of working with the public in their various states and needs, and the distortion of behaviour under pressure.
An accomplished coach, with a Masters in business administration, she ably supports trainees to identify key challenges and opportunities, and commit to immediate and cumulative improvements.
Nick joined S. A. Associates in 2008. Based in our Durham office, Nick graduated to be an RGN Nurse before he developed his role as a specialist trainer in health & social care.