Ascend was formed by Tony Umpleby. When you understand Tony’s prior work experience you will understand exactly why he is so passionate about and qualified to train others.
Tony is ex-military. For the final five years of his service he was a Physical Training Instructor.
His next role was then to be a Personal Safety Trainer for the Home Office delivering training on subjects such as Human Rights, De-escalation of Conflict and Conflict Management.
From there Tony worked in Prisons, the NHS, and Probation Services as a substance use accredited Training Officer and Education to Employment Officer.
He has also worked in Children’s Services as a Leaving Care Worker and in schools as an alternative curriculum specialist. This work led to him work in delivering training on adult and child safeguarding.
Throughout his employment Tony has witnessed both adults and children in extremely difficult circumstances and this fuels his passion for delivering training.
After seeing a gap in the marketplace for quality, affordable staff training which would be delivered using techniques which ensure inclusivity for all learners, Tony decided to create Ascend.
He is passionate about making the training relevant to your company so that throughout the training each delegate can see how it relates to their workplace and the real-life situations they face. For this to happen a genuine relationship needs to be formed. Tony is there to learn about your business and support your team every step of the way.
Some training, health and safety for example, isn’t viewed as exciting but through Tony, and his team’s, delivery it certainly won’t be a boring experience.
Tony is an expert in the training Ascend offers. He not only knows the theory, but he can apply that to your workplace to make it genuinely bespoke training, if required. It is one of the reasons that clients come back for new courses and for new staff to be trained year on year.
If your organisation is in need of staff training in any of the areas Ascend covers, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. Tony will contact you personally to explore your needs and find you the correct solution.