About

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Sirius Business Services Ltd provides a range of business support services to enable you to concentrate on your core activities, whilst letting us support your business by utilising our expertise and experience. We provide a wide range of training courses in First Aid, Health & Safety, Fire Safety, Postal Bombs and Telephone Bomb Threats. We can undertake Risk Assessments, Fire Risk Assessments and produce Fire Safety, Security, PR & Media and Health and Safety policies and procedures on your behalf.

We specialise in training and consultancy for Medical and Dental Practices.

Sirius Business Services Ltd employs a team of high quality trainers, technical, administrative and support staff, who work out of its headquarters based in Weymouth, Dorset, and can provide services throughout the UK, Europe and the USA.

Gary Hepburn – Managing Director

Gary Hepburn - Sirius Business Services

Gary Hepburn

Gary’s is a qualified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and has been an active first aider (also trainer and assessor) and medic since he first qualified as a Dive Medic almost 30 years ago. Today Gary keeps his skills fresh by working as an Event Medic at high risk sporting events, as an EMT for private ambulance companies doing medical repatriation, cardiac, high dependency and paediatric transfers and as a Volunteer First Responder for the NHS Ambulance Service attending 999 calls in his local area.

Gary is a member of many professional bodies such as Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, International Institute of Risk and Safety Managers, Institute for Learning, Royal College of Nursing, the Council for Professionals as Resuscitation Officers and the Institution of Fire Engineers.

Gary has held non-executive director positions on the Dorset Police Authority, Dorset Community Health Service and with NHS Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole where he was the lead on Urgent & Emergency Care, Community Health Services and Mental Health.

Gary’s early career was with the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) where he had his first management experience in IT and Quality Assurance then moving into security and health and safety. In 1995, he joined US company, Johnson Controls Inc. and worked his way up to the senior management position of UK Head of Security and Principal Safety Advisor, responsible for advising the board, all staff and the company’s wide range of clients on all aspects of health and safety & security. In 2001 he set up Sirius Business Services Ltd which has provided a full range of First Aid, Health & Safety and Fire Safety training and consultancy ever since.

Throughout his career Gary has worked with and advised many major and international companies in the healthcare, petrochemical, financial services, pharmaceutical, media, research, IT, engineering industries, facilities management and Government organisations as well as working with smaller commercial, charitable and voluntary organisations.

In Gary’s spare time he is Chairman of the Sir Samuel Mico Charities, Sir Henry Edwards Charities, Life Education Wessex and Weymouth South Scout Group. Gary is also a national board member of Coram Life Education, is Deputy District Commissioner of Scouts for Weymouth and Portland and is churchwarden at his local church, All Saints Wyke Regis. He maintains a very keen interest in resuscitation, pre hospital emergency medicine, health prevention, child protection, safeguarding and mental health.

Keith Welsh – Director

Keith Welsh

Keith Welsh

Keith has been working with Sirius Business Services since 2006 and has many years practical experience in both the emergency medicine and fire fighting fields. Keith is an Emergency Medical Technician and besides undertaking work with a private ambulance company responds for South West Ambulance Service as a Community Responder, being called out to 999 medical emergencies in his local area.

Keith trained as a retained fire fighter with Dorset Fire and Rescue Service and following the fire strikes in 2001, Keith co-founded the Kimmeridge Emergency Response Volunteers. They provide a first strike fire and emergency medical response around the village of Kimmeridge in Dorset. Keith qualified as a first aid instructor and assessor in 2006 and is a Graduate member of the Institution of Fire Engineers. Keith is also a corporate member of the Chartered Management Institute and a Healthcare Practitioner member of the Royal College of Nursing.

Ernest Hopkins – Non Executive Director

Ernest Hopkins, Sirius Business Services

Ernest Hopkins

Ernest spent his early career in the London Metropolitan Police, which during the last 5 years involved contact with central London business and government heads to advise on security and terrorist prevention. After leaving the Police service Ernest took on the role of security manager and advisor to a major television company a role he undertook for 10 years. Following this Ernest operated his own independent security consultancy for a further 10 years advising many major UK and international organisations. During this time Ernest was an active member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS).

In 2001 Ernest worked with Gary Hepburn in the formation and set up of Sirius Business Services Ltd. He has since worked with Gary on several other business initiatives.

Whilst these days Ernest undertakes a none executive role in respect of the business he has continued to play a very supportive and important role to the business and other directors.

Neil Eaton – Clinical Lead

Neil Eaton - Clinical Lead

Neil Eaton

Neil joins us as a clinical lead tutor. He has worked as a paramedic for over 20 years in both the NHS and the private sector, and has been involved in training everything from first aid to hospital consultants during this time. He brings with him a wealth of experience developing and delivering training programmes, and ensuring that quality of delivery is maintained. He currently acts as a clinical manager for a private ambulance company.

Following the successful resuscitation of his own son as a baby, Neil has a passion to try and increase basic paediatric first aid knowledge amongst parents, carers and children.

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