Our Team

Our Team at Baxter Life Training Ltd.

Simon Hamer – Training Manager

Simon Hamer

Simon since leaving school pursued a career in business administration. This has led to many roles consisting of Car Rental Manager at a leading Car Manufacturer. This was supporting Local and National Rentals and closing financial contracts to increase Business Revenue.

He then careered down the path of Apprenticeships assisting School leavers who had not left school with the required qualifications or with Learning Difficulties in finding their career path. To support these Young adults, it involved networking with Multi-Agencies i.e. National Apprenticeship Service.

Since joining BLC he has now been appointed the position of Training Manager running alongside BLC. This involves supporting internal and external staff recruitment and CPD.

He is keen in helping others and has continued to pursue this with Human Resources and enjoys socialising in the public arena.


Simon can be contacted on Office – 01253 987644 – Mobile – 07413 110168 or simonhamer@baxterlifetraining.co.uk

Lesley Sargeant – Internal Verifier

My name is Lel

I have just joined the team as IQA (Internal Quality Assurance) which involves my ensuring that
all our training courses are overseen by me for fairness and top quality of delivery and assessment by our tutors/trainers, to validate our qualifications.

I am a qualified Nurse with an interest in the are of the Elderly with Dementia amongst other specialities.

I am a Subject Learning Coach for the North West in Health and Social Care and a qualified teacher with
many years experience in all aspects and all levels of Health and Social Care training.

My hobbies include musical theatre, singing, cooking and crafting. I like anything that is a challenge and I am
trying out DIY this summer on my house and garden.

I love the funny side of life so have a great sense of humour an important quality for an IQA!!

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 – Trainer

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 and now I’m an Instructor for……. Yes, you guessed it Baxter Life Training (BLT).


Karl can be contacted on Office – 01253 987644 or karlhanan@baxterlifetraining.co.uk

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