About Us

GDR Solutions was established in 2003, and has been delivering high-quality training solutions throughout the South-West since then. GDR Solutions specialises in First Aid and Safety training, our training centre is located in Newent, Gloucestershire - which is easily accessible from Gloucester, Cheltenham, Ledbury, Ross and Wye, Hereford and Monmouth as we are 10 minutes from the M50 motorway.

GDR Solutions also provides medical cover throughout the South West and beyond with our experienced team.  We are able to offer cover for a wide range of events from small events up to large events such supported by our 4x4 ambulance, and frontline equipped ambulances.

GDR Solutions Team 

Gareth Roberts (BA) Hons, PGCE, MILM - Managing Director, Lead Instructor

Gareth is a highly experienced instructor, having been teaching for the last 15 years in a variety of settings including colleges, prison, and a variety of workplaces.

Gareth combines his teaching experience with operational experience having served for eight years in the Fire & Rescue Service as operational Firefighter, medical co-responder, and incident commander.

Gareth maintains his operational experience, regularly taking a lead role at the many public events for which we provide on-site medical cover.


Michelle Stubbs MC Para - Instructor

Michelle is a serving Paramedic within the Ambulance Service, and combines this with an instructor role within GDR.  Michelle completed a Uniformed Public Services course, followed by qualifying as a Dental Nurse before deciding to join the Ambulance Service, and as such bring a wealth of experience to the team.

Mark Campbell - Office Manager, Instructor, IQA 

Mark has been part of the GDR team since 2009, and is an experienced instructor and assessor.  Mark takes the Quality Assurance lead for GDR - making sure that we continue to meet the Quality Assurance requirements of the partner Awarding Organisations that we work with.  Mark takes the lead managing the office at GDR, and co-ordinating our events teams - trauma qualified he is also sometimes seen at events...

Alison Offord - Admininstrator, Accounts

Alison provides administrative support to the GDR team, and also manages all of the company accounts.