Meet the Team
Susie Nicholson, RGN Cert Ed.
Susie qualified as an RGN in 1987 and worked for many years as Senior Staff Nurse and Night Sister/Team Leader in various nursing environments including rehabilitation, medical and oncology wards.
She has utilised her Teaching and Training in Clinical Practice Course (ENB 998, gained in 1992) in the supervision, development, assessing and facilitation of both qualified and unqualified nursing staff, and she has been a trained Moving and Handling Trainer since 1994.
Susie has much experience in the care industry, initially as a nurse and then in managerial roles within care companies and agencies. She started Chatsworth Training Services in 2001.
Susie believes that training should be relevant, rewarding to the individual as well as the organisation and fun.
Outside of Chatsworth Training, Susie can be found volunteering for her local youth organisation, enjoying friendships and collecting garden gnomes!
Jill Bowman RGN MSc
Jill has over 30 years nursing experience and has been working in nursing education for the last 20. As well as training for us, Jill tutors part time for the RCN and Open University BSc Hons Nursing Studies. She holds a degree in Nursing Education (1996) and a Masters in Nursing (2004). In her spare time she is Chairman of Governors for a local school and managed the Guildford U14 Ice Hockey team for a year (luckily not having to use her nursing skills in this role!).
Steve Clarke comes from a Personnel, Training and Operations Management background, with a wealth of experience in devising and delivering training across a range of managerial and operational subjects.
Amanda is a qualified massage and aromatherapist who also happen to have years of corporate experiences as an assistant project manager, recruitment consultant and board-level PA. She works both as Miss Nicholson’s PA and as a trainer in the non-nursing areas such as First Aid, Health & Safety and Stress Awareness.
Sue has worked in management training and development for over 20 years in a variety of industries. She works effectively with those in front line operations and up to & including board level. Her background is in the commercial sector and she has successfully transferred this experience to the care industry during recent years. Sue delivers many of the management & leadership programmes and enjoys tailoring courses to suit specific client requirements. She enjoys developing others and does so using the approach that learning should be fun – and her style of delivery reflects this.
Linda is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years experience in both Adult and Paediatric Nursing, PGDE, Moving & Handling training who works in Education and in a clinical environment.
Matthew has worked in the not-for-profit and charitable sector for over 25 years. As well as training for Chatsworth Training Services, he is also a facilitator for a London based Health Charity in Sexual Health, Health Promotion and personal development courses trying to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS. He has had a background in accountancy and IT along with Retail, Wholesale, Manufacturing and the Travel Industry.
“We had Susie here yesterday giving us training on Epipen and Diabetes. Just wanted to let you know how awesome she was. We were really short staffed and could barely afford to lose anybody on the floor but she adapted her training delivery and still managed to train people. I take my hat off to her!!!”