A former surveillance trainer and specialist operations cop – who worked on some of the UK’s most dangerous and covert operations – has launched his own company, Orangebox Training Solutions Limited.

Simon Corbett started his career as a police constable working for Durham Constabulary based in Peterlee – but quickly climbed the ranks and secured himself a place working for the National Crime Agency.

The 43-year-old was deployed on investigations across the UK and the world, including Holland, Portugal, Marbella, Montenegro, Kenya, The Gambia, Senegal and Jersey.

His surveillance techniques, among others, were recognised, so, alongside his operational duties, he embarked on qualifying as a trainer passing on his skills to hundreds of other officers across the globe.

When he left policing after more than two decades earlier this year, Simon decided to put his training skills to good use, and launched Orangebox Training Solutions Limited, based in Queens Meadow Business Park, in Hartlepool.

Orangebox Training is different to other training providersOrangebox offer a range of training courses, all delivered by highly qualified experts.

And Simon’s main selling point – making Orangebox Training Solutions stand out from the rest – is that he and his specially-selected trainers are skilled in engaging with the audience, meaning value for money for companies upskilling their staff.

Simon said: “Orangebox Training Solutions delivers effective and dynamic training courses to several sectors.

We’re different to other training providers and that’s because of the trainers we have on board.

They have been trained to the level I believe is needed for them to effectively engage with their audience – whether it be six people or 200 people – to maximum effect.

A lot of employees will have been on courses where they’re almost falling asleep because they’re so bored, or they can’t connect with the trainer. The company which has paid that trainer has basically wasted its money.

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Great course which will give me the skills to take me forward with my new job.

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the number of presentations helped to re-enforce lessons learnt.

Key learning points for me: arrows pointing out, involve the audience, make it like a conversation, be aware of body language and above all… SLOW DOWN!



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