Kate founded EDGE in 1998 after an impressive career spent working as a registered general nurse (Adults) within the NHS, in a community care setting, a private care home group and as a University Senior Lecturer.
With a clinical background in orthopaedic rehabilitation, Kate also spent a number of years teaching including time spent as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire School of Health and Human Sciences.
As one of the company’s directors, she is inevitably proud of the quality of training delivered by the company and of the hard work and commitment shown by the whole team which has made the company one of the leading providers of manual handling training in the UK today.
Originally from Lancashire, Kate now lives near York with her husband, and fellow director Andy, and their three sons: George, Charlie and Harry. In her spare time she enjoys socialising, city breaks, yoga and road cycling. Kate has undertaken a long-distance charity cycle ride each summer for the past six years and has managed to raise well over £30,000 for the National Autistic Society in doing so.
Favourite aspect of being an EDGE trainer...Being able to spend time with people from a whole variety of backgrounds with a common interest in making moving and handling safer within the care and education sectors.
Top training tip...Understand that everyone learns differently I try to offer a variety of styles of teaching to encompass this. Some people learn very well from group activities such as role play, quizzes or undertaking case studies. Others want to ‘be told’ everything they need to know with little discussion. Many people learn ‘by doing’ and struggle to learn any other way. Others again prefer to be given handouts to take away and read in their own time and their own space. If your training sessions can cater for all these needs then it is likely to be much more effective.