When Simon first left school he went to agricultural college and became a herdsman and working dog handler on a farm in Sussex. In 1993 Simon left farming to pursue a career in the health care sector and worked in NHS hospitals, in cardiology, accident & emergency and a semi-secure mental health unit. He then left the NHS and worked for St. John Ambulance doing both patient transfer and emergency ambulance work. He also became a member of Dartmoor Search & Rescue and did many voluntary hours for St. John Ambulance in addition to his work as a St John Ambulance commercial trainer.
With his business partner Claire, Simon now runs his own training company which delivers over 30 different course subjects including First aid, pre-hospital care, health & safety, and security subjects.
Simon Knowles - Lead Trainer
Simon has both owned and worked with dogs all his adult life and is the proud owner of his Newfoundland, Harvey. It just made sense to combine the knowledge and experience of his career and his passion for animals and become a canine first aid trainer.