Wes Pauline trained at two of Liverpool’s best-know boxing clubs – Rotunda and Salisbury – and also helped set up Kingsway ABC in Widnes. Tony McDonough reports
Former leading Liverpool amateur boxer Wes Pauline, who spent 14 years as a law enforcement civilian trainer, is now forging a second career in business.
Wes trained at two of Liverpool’s best-know boxing clubs – Rotunda and Salisbury – and also helped set up Kingsway ABC in Widnes.
In 2014 he set up Ultimate First Aid and has already attracted a number of UK-wide clients.
Wes has developed the business which also runs courses in conflict resolution, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training as well as First Aid At Work, working with a diverse range of companies and organisations.
He said: “I’m really enjoying the cut and thrust of business and at the same time, giving whole teams of people at work the necessary skills to save lives and better defend themselves.
“Our work, for example, with schools includes defibrillator training. It brought home to us in our research in speaking with schools and local councils how many teachers don’t have this training.
“We think it’s an essential part of every teacher’s toolkit in school to have this knowledge.”
Ultimate First Aid also found that most schools they looked at in the North West and surrounding regions nearby currently only have a maximum on average of four teachers per school that are more broadly first aid trained.
Wes added: “Surely many more lives will be saved once more teachers are trained in the art of first aid.”
Ultimate First Aid’s move into the public sector and more recently, corporate business has seen them win contracts in the last 12 months with Specsavers and Graffiti Spirits Group.
New developments in the firm including fear management courses set to be launched later in the summer.