Our Team

Our Team at Baxter Life Training Ltd.

Lesley Sargeant – Training Manager

My name is Lel

I am delighted to be appointed as the Training Manager for Baxter Life Training.
Having been in Nursing for many years, my career took a new turn to train as a teacher. I studied for my BSc Hons degree in HSC and Cert. Ed This was one of the best decisions I have ever made as it has led to a new career teaching and coaching in Health and Social Care since 1996. I have worked as Curriculum Leader at Blackpool and the Fylde College,Head of Health and Social Care for a training company in Preston. I then moved on to Centre Manager for RWP training in Preston and then was appointed Area Support Officer for Age UK in Preston and Blackpool.
I am a subject learning coach for HSC Lancashire and have experience of many years quality assurance.
Joining Baxter Life Training was a great decision as an IQA and a role I still enjoy.
I am hoping to expand our training company and looking forward to watching it grow, training carers to be the best they can be.I am proud to head up our team at Baxter Life Training.
I am the proud mum of one daughter and a step son and daughter who not only loves life but I enjoy singing,cooking and a huge fan of musical theatre.
I was thrilled to meet my favourite musical theatre band Collabro last year and am meeting Lee Mead soon.
I hope to meet you soon too, there is always a warm welcome for everyone at Baxter Life Training
I love the funny side of life so have a great sense of humour an important quality for any training manager!!

Lel can be contacted on Office – 01253 987644 or lesleysargeant@baxterlifetraining.co.uk

 Alan Thompson – Assistant Training Manager

Alan Thompson

This is Alan, he has had a varied background.  On leaving school in the “Dark Ages” he joined the Army, where they let him stay for 18 years, doing various instructing job throughout his career.

On leaving the Army he spent 6 years trying to find the right job, ending up lecturing in Health & Social Care for Blackpool & the Fylde College.  He then joined the Ambulance Service, serving 15 years as a Technician (EMT).

He has many hobbies from Ballroom Dancing to DIY, including the Art of Underwater Basket Weaving.

He is now looking forward to a third career with Baxter Life Training.

Alan can be contacted on Office – 01253 987644 or alanthompson@baxterlifetraining.co.uk

Karl Hanan –  Associate Trainer (Glacial Training)

Karl Hanan

I was born at an early age in York, then after leaving school, I joined the Army as a medic but sadly left in 2000.

After that I was a bit of a lost so started a job with Stagecoach UK as a bus driver and H&S officer, However it was training that was my true passion so started working for G4S as a Police custody detention officer and instructor where I trained staff in Health and Safety, First-aid, Diversity and control and restraint to name a few.

I left to carry on my own studies at the University centre at Blackburn College studying my BA Public Service Management, whilst at university (I was very poor) I was working as a Mental Health support worker. Karl worked as a trainer for BLT before starting his own company Glacial Training in February of 2018. BLT and Glacial training work together to provide the staff of BLC high quality and bespoke training courses.


Joshua Whiteley – Business & Recruitment Administrator (Apprentice)

Hello, my name is Joshua and I am the new Recruitment & Business Administrator Apprentice for BLT. After leaving Hodgson Academy in July 2017 with a goal to become a professional footballer…… I decided to down boots and concentrate on a career in Administration thus giving me grounding and experience and knowledge within the working world. I still enjoy football and continue to play at local level. Since joining the team here at BLT, they have supported me in many areas and have provided me with the confidence to grow within the company. I am a very passionate and caring person who takes a lot of pride in what I do. I am looking forward to my time here with BLT.

Joshua can be contacted on Office – 01253 987644 or joshuawhiteley@baxterlifetraining.co.uk