About Us

OnSite Training has a select team of highly skilled and experienced people who are ready to carry out training wherever the job takes them. All our trainers and assessors are NPTC or LANTRA approved and have been working in the industry most of their lives. They all bring valuable experience about how to apply learning into their training sessions.

All our staff are monitored through a Quality Assurance process to ensure their commitment to customer care is as serious as ours.

Richard Hare - Director

Onsite Training is one of a few health and safety training companies in the Swan Safety group that we own. It is a great fit with the other fire and first aid services which means we can offer customers a really wide breath of services. For me the biggest excitement of being the Director is the opportunity to build on a really solid foundation and see the company develop and grow to meet new challenges.

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Catherine Hare - Director

As Director of Onsite Training I get to be involved in all parts of the business, which I love. Gardening is one of my personal passions so it is hugely rewarding to deliver services to other horticultural businesses as well as Royal Horticultural Society courses for individuals.

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Alyson Peel - Operations Manager

My role is to make sure that all the promises made to clients are realised. We have a ‘can do’ mentality here that is challenging but very rewarding. I am a stickler for getting it right first time. I’m proud to say that all the staff follow that same mantra to make sure that clients are not disappointed. It is all worth while though, as the fantastic feedback we receive is a great motivator and encourages us all to keep on ‘going the extra mile’.

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Peter Ball – Senior Trainer Horticulture

I am one of the team that delivers the RHS qualifications here at OnSite. We were lucky to have used the gardens and grounds at Lamport Hall so we had a great venue for both learners and teachers. I also do technical training; when I get an email from the office I never know where they might be sending me, but as they say, variety is the spice of life! One thing I do know is that it will have been planned very well, so I only have to think about the most important thing which is helping the candidates to learn.

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Caron Billington – RHS tutor

I’m pleased to be part of the RHS team at OnSite and Lamport. Having access to the gardens and the plots to do a little practical teaching to help the theory along is useful. The candidates are all keen, which helps us, tutors, enormously! It’s a nice break from practical gardening for me to teach and helps keep fresh what I learnt while training at Wisley.

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Steve Crane – RHS tutor

I have been teaching RHS qualifications for nearly 20 years and still enjoy meeting keen candidates and passing on my horticulture passion to others. However, at the same I am still an enthusiastic ‘Hands on’ gardener spending many hours on my allotment and garden. Along with teaching I am also involved with developing and rebuilding a Victorian Walled Garden creating mixed borders, an orchard, and a small vineyard.

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