We are a family run training company delivering high quality bespoke and accredited technical rescue and industrial safety training.

We also provide consultancy services, compliance & rescue teams, sales and inspection of work, rescue and outdoor equipment.

We are based in Newhaven, on the South East coast, however we operate all over the UK and overseas.


Specialist Training Consultants Limited est. 1997


Meet the Team

Managing Director

Peter founded Specialist Training Consultants with Director Sue back in 1997, whilst still a Firefighter in London. Peter has extensive knowledge and experience in Rollgliss, Working at Height, servicing and equipment inspection. Pete is a Trainer and Service Agent. In his spare time Peter enjoys fishing and volunteers as a Chairman of a local Search & Rescue charity in his home town.


Sue founded Specialist Training Consultants with Managing Director Peter back in 1997. With a background in administration for a multinational computer hardware company, Sue has vast experience in customer service and is responsible for accounts, sales, dispatch and finance. In her spare time Sue volunteers as Secretary with a local Search & Rescue charity in her home town.

Training Director

Tom joined STC in 2011 as the Training Manager and has since become a Director. Tom's expertise are in Technical Rescue, Emergency Response and Incident Command. Tom is one of our Trainers, Service and Rescue Technicians. He also works as a Crew Manager and on call Firefighter. In his spare time Tom volunteers on the International Technical Rescue Association (ITRA) board of directors as well as UKRO as a Rope Rescue Assessor.

Training & Quality Manager

Ella joined STC in 2014 as an Administrative Assistant and has since become our Training & Quality Manager. Ella is also part of our Technical Rescue Team as a Rescue Technician. In her spare time she enjoys mountaineering, kayaking and cycling, she also volunteers with a local rescue team.


Leah joined our Technical Rescue Team in 2020 as a Rescue Technician. Leah has since become part of our office team as an Administrative Assistant supporting training, servicing and sales. In her spare time she enjoys scuba diving, paddle boarding and roller skating.

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Ben joined STC in 2014 as a Technical Advisor and Route Setter for our climbing walls, he has since become one of our Working at Height and Rescue Trainers and Rescue Technicians. Ben has extensive experience in the outdoor and offshore sector. In his spare time he works as a mountaineering instructor in the UK and Secretary for the Route Setting Association (RSA) .

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Will joined STC in 2019 as a Rescue Technician, he has since qualified in teaching and has become one of our First Aid at Height Trainers. Will is an operational Paramedic so he provides excellent current knowledge on our courses. In his spare time he volunteers with a local rescue team and RNLI lifeboat.

Rescue Team

Our rescue teams are made up of full time and part time staff. If you are interested in being part of our team, please feel free to drop us a message.


“I would highly recommend STC for training, the service they provide is quick, effective, helpful and they are a pleasure to deal with, nothing is too much or too little for them to help and advise us with. Also a massive compliment for us and STC was during the last couple of HSE audits at our site, the HSE have actually complimented us on our incident management and our emergency response team.”

M.Prior, Head of Security

“Thank you for all your help. We are still talking about how great that system was and how it made the job so much easier. It was that reassurance of safety when you needed it. You all where so professional and obviously knew what you where doing which gave us total confidence in you as a team.”


S.Irvine, East Sussex County Council

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