• Sat. Dec 9th, 2023

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New North East company urges people to ‘Be Safe-Stay Safe’

A group of North East professionals, made up of police officers, ex-military personnel, cyber experts, trained mediators and world-class martial artists, has launched a new company offering a range of courses to help businesses, organisations and individuals to improve all aspects of their safety.

“Be Safe-Stay Safe”- based in Darlington- is the first company of its kind in the country to provide a range of practical courses enabling people to tackle issues such as bullying- whether cyber, workplace or physical, home and personal safety, travelling and gap year safety, safety for school and college leavers, attacks and threats to staff, preparation for terror attacks and specific training for NHS, police forces and teachers.

The team is made up of police officers, world-class martial arts practitioners, mediation experts and a host of professional athletes who deliver the courses at venues and in-house at businesses and organisations all over the UK.

Be Safe-Stay Safe’s director of training, Neil Walton, has conducted training for England’s lead national police safety trainers who are looking to implement the system into the Police Manual.

The team has already worked together for several years with dozens of people to improve their personal safety in schools and colleges, in police forces, within the NHS and in professional service sectors. They decided to set up a business due to an increasing demand for their services because of growing threats from the likes of terrorism and cybercrime.

Be Safe-Stay Safe works on improving self-awareness and increasing personal safety, focussing on skills such as confidence, remaining calm, listening and communicating.

The company has nationwide coverage and delivers courses at venue and in-house at businesses and organisations all over the UK through its network of associates.

Director of Be Safe-Stay Safe, Neil Harrison, said: “Our highly experienced trainers have a vast understanding of how both verbal and physical situations can arise and result in conflict. We offer a range of courses to make people aware of such threats and how they can avoid them or deal with them, should they arise.

“We’re already working across a variety of sectors such as education, retail and hospitality and the public sector. We tailor each course to the needs of the individual group and we’re receiving some great feedback.”

Neil Walton, director of training at Be Safe-Stay Safe, said: “Our company is different as we’re a team of true experts in very specific fields and we’ve all been trained to exceptionally high standards over many years. We each bring a wide range of skills to the business to enable us to equip people from all sorts of backgrounds with vital life-skills. Our services have seen an increasing demand certainly in the last year because of threats from issues such as cyber-bullying, terrorism and acid attacks.”

Be Safe-Stay Safe can provide a range of practical training solutions and workshops to suit a variety of needs. For more details visit http://www.besafestaysafe.co.uk/