Look who’s been in the news

September 2016

SWAT launch – serious about work and training

A great new training programme for young people has just been launched, managed of course by Betaris Training

September 2016

Back to school for Ken and Yusef

Ken and Yusuf, Security Officers, back at Gloucestershire College for the new academic year

August  2016

Looking after the gin

Betaris Security Door Supervisors at the Cheltenham Town Hall for the Gin Festival.

June  2016

Safety first for soccer clubs

Betaris Training complete a successful Crowd Safety Project training Event Stewards, working with over 17 Football Clubs in the UK – These are the Learner Portfolios that arrived for our final quality checks!

June  2016

A visit to the country for GlosCol Principal

Matthew Burgess Principal of Gloucestershire College visits the Cowshed to congratulate the team on their excellent results this year – we do a walk and talk meeting – hence the Trainers!


May  2016

Walk the walk, talk the talk

Team meeting walk and talk – a Business Support Team meeting takes to the byways. We’re not sure who kept the minutes…but they did find their way back to the Cowshed eventually!

June  2016

Working well with Wincanton

Working with Large Employer Wincanton at the B&Q site in Branston – where we have 29 Apprentices!

March  2016

Baby Archie bounces in…

Although she looks barely old enough to have started her own family, Lou has just welcomed her second grandchild. Archie Thomas Kay was born March 6th 2016 and he’s fit, well and growing fast!

December 2015

Santa gets a shock

Christmas party fun at Over Farm Market with Naughty Santa– it’s not all work you know!

November 2015

Shaken not stirred

Betaris Security staff rub shoulders with some famous faces at Cheltenham Town Hall recently. David Walliams and 007 himself, Roger Moore, clearly felt safe with our security team.

It’s difficult to tell which are the Dream Boys and which are the security team looking after them!

October 2015

Betaris team at Job Centre Careers Event

Jade and Beth were the smiling faces of Betaris at the Gloucester Job Centre day promoting apprenticeships and a range of qualifications and courses.

October 2015

Wincanton driver of the year awards

Jade was our representative at the Wincanton Driver of the Year Awards 2015 held at Silverstone. Here she is with Wincanton CEO Adrian Coleman.

October 2015

Grow Gloucestershire Showcase Awards

Congratulations to Dave Wilcox who was a finalist at the 2015 Grow Gloucestershire Showcase Awards in the ‘Outstanding Support to a Young Person’ category. Needless to say he had plenty of suppport at the event from his Betaris colleagues.

September 2015

Stopping them in their tracks

Here’s Dave Wilcox delivering some physical intervention training.

July 2015

Summer party fun

The Betaris summer party was a hit! A few fuzzy heads in the morning perhaps?

June 2015

Tom helps out while on work experience

A year 10 Dene Magna student had a great time with us on work experience, here he is helping Tom Harris out at Wincanton

April 2015

Running for Toby

The Betaris team took part in a charity run raising funds for Toby.

February 2015

Betaris inspire Girl Power

It was all about girl power at a motivational careers event at Prince Henry’s High School in Evesham.

Female representatives from local businesses joined forces to support the school at the event for Year 11 girls. It was coordinated by design and technology teacher, Carolyn Wareham and gave the girls the opportunity to explore different career paths, understand what it may be like to work within certain industry sectors, and find out what options they need to consider on completion of their GCSEs this summer.

Miss Wareham said: “This careers event is the last in a series of workshops that we have specifically developed to provide support and ensure that, come summer, students are happy with their results and focused on a particular career path.”
Representing local businesses at the event were Helen Dowling, founder of marketing agency Exceptional Thinking, Alison Davis, Cathy Righton and Rachel Marsh of Cargill, Hannah Haffield West Midland’s Young Person in Business and Senior Account Executive at Quicksilver PR, Karen Lewis, Procurement Manager at JDP Procurement Services Ltd, Jade Lissemen Business Development Executive at Betaris and John Parlow, Cpl Wayne Smith and Cpl Amy McFarlane of the British Army. Story and photo courtesy Evesham Journal

January 2015

Lots of positive feedback on Door Supervisor Courses

Whether you are employed, self-employed or unemployed you can come on our security courses. The feedback about our training is brilliant and we continue to learn, whilst enjoying ourselves!

December 2014

Betaris Team take cocktail making to a new level at the Christmas Party

Celebrating the end of a very successful year involved lots of shaking, some rattling and many rolling where the team enjoyed another successful team night out making Singapore Slings, a few Harvey Wallbangers and Sex on the Beach to name but a few of the mixing skills the team possess (didn’t know the ladies could shake so much!)

December 2014

Security Officers back in education

Betaris Security is delighted to provide Gloucestershire College with security Officers. Providing security in an educational establishment is an environment we are used to being in. Comments from the students and have staff have been full of praise: “I have noticed an improvement in student behaviour this week and no sign of the students I know have been excluded. The girls in the dining room feel more reassured whilst dealing with customers and watching stock. Great to see security back and I hope it will continue in 2015”

December 2014

Customers celebrate success

Suty and Sweep, a commercial cleaning company, have recently achieved brilliant qualifications for their team through Betaris Training. They are so pleased and proud of their success they have put the Betaris logo onto their van.

November 2014

HABC Security Conference

Vanessa and Louise attended the HABC Security Conference held at Old Trafford. As you can see the ladies have never been to Manchester United Football ground before, so as well as it being a very eventful conference where all of the new regulated SIA updates were shared, they got very excited about the ‘location’

October 2014

Could they make it as truckers?

Jade and Lou represent Betaris at the Wincanton ‘Driver of the Year’ where we were invited as their preferred training provider’ (Jade gets a helping hand into the cab!)

October 2014

Working with employers to upskill their workforce

Betaris Training have successfully won a contract with the new Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station to help upskill the workforce of Gloucestershire and surrounding counties. Opportunities for employed and self- employed people are massive and we look forward to supporting and making a success of this opportunity.

September 2014

Betaris Security is born

We are pleased to announce the launch of Betaris Security the latest division of the Company. The Betaris Training team provide excellent friendly and professional security training and many of the learners need employment, so what better way to give opportunities to people we have trained ourselves. Our first venue, providing Door Supervisors is at Cheltenham Town Hall for Gloucestershire University Freshers Ball

September 2014

Betaris team is growing

Joining the team we have Grady Izatt our new Assessor /Trainer, Linda Mason working a long side Gail in the busy Business Support team and Sophie our Apprentice.

September 2014

Sales Apprentice takes the Betaris Team by storm

Betaris are pleased to welcome Sophie Haimes- Williams our new Intermediate Sales Apprentice to the team. Sophie joins us after leaving school having successfully completed her A Levels – it’s great to have her on board.

November 2013

Success for Superdry Apprentices

Our first cohort of Warehousing and Storage apprentices from Superdry in Barnwood, Gloucester have successfully completed. The Apprentices have worked really hard and been a pleasure to work with said their Betaris Training Assessor, Ivor.

Winter 2013

Betaris Training move into The Barn

We needed more space so we have increased our premise at the Cowshed to include the Barn.

October 2013

Finalist for the “Outstanding small business contribution to YES Campaign”

Betaris Training were shortlisted as finalists in the Grow Gloucestershire Showcase Awards 2013. The Award gave recognition to smaller businesses in Gloucestershire that had offered work experience, training, internships or apprenticeships to young people, supporting the Youth Employment and Skills (YES) Campaign. The Betaris Training team were delighted to attend the award ceremony that gave recognition to businesses and young people who have demonstrated great potential in the workplace and made genuine contributions to employers whilst in the post.

July 2013

Betaris Training get dirty for the James Hopkins Trust

The team spent the day digging, painting and tidying to help with the upkeep and maintenance of the James Hopkins Trust sensory gardens. The James Hopkins Trust helps severely disabled, life limited and life threatened young children and their families in the county of Gloucestershire, a charity that was supported by Vanessa’s mother, Margaret.

June 2013

Betaris Training employ an Intermediate Apprentice in Business & Administration

Kathryn Taylor has joined our Business Support team as our Apprentice. The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of £1500, was a welcome support to help us with Kathryn’s training and mentoring.

May 2013

AED training for the Betaris Team

The Betaris Training team believe in Continual Professional Development, this was a perfect way to learn!

March 2013

OFSTED grade our Assessor as Grade 1 “outstanding”

Our wonderful Assessor, Mark, was observed during the OFSTED inspection and given a Grade 1. We are really proud of him. Here he is receiving his OFSTED badge of recognition from Director of Education, Vanessa Pollok.

March 2013

Meet the newest member of the Betaris Family

Charlie Rowland Kay is the newest supporter of Betaris Training, Grandson for Managing Director, Louise Lisseman, he is already keen to get involved in the business!

January 2013

Who is our Betaris Star?

Betaris Training have so many fantastic staff that we decided to reward them with a Betaris Star achievement award, for the member of the team who goes “above and beyond” ! Here’s our first winner…

September 2012

Betaris Training enrol 25 Apprentices at Superdry

Betaris Training has enrolled 25 Intermediate Apprentices at Superdry.

The Apprentices will be studying Warehousing and Storage, Team Leading, Customer Service and Business and Administration.

The Apprentices met their assessors this week and there was great excitement and enthusiasm to get started.

September 2012

Heart Angels visit Betaris Training

Heart Angels visit Betaris Training to record a remake of the song “Call me Maybe”, to be played on Heart FM next week.

September 2012

We are still learning!

Sixteen local taxi drivers from Alpha Taxis, have successfully completed their Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Road Passenger Vehicle Driving.

Jane Willcox, manager of Alpha Taxis said: “some of the drivers were initially nervous and didn’t want to do the NVQ because they thought they would not benefit, however, now that they have completed it they are really proud of their achievement”.

Julie Payne, of Betaris Training said: “Although this qualification is not yet mandatory for taxi drivers in Wiltshire, as it is in Gloucestershire, Alpha Taxis has shown their commitment to providing experienced and well qualified drivers for their customers.”

(Article in the Wiltshire Times 28th September 2012)

September 2012

Age is no barrier to learning

Iris Hughes from Berry Hill, Coleford, has successfully completed her Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Cleaning and Support Services at the age of 78 years old.

Iris, who works as a cleaner at the Royal Forest of Dean Campus of Gloucestershire College, was initially nervous and didn’t want to do the NVQ because she thought she was too old, but after a little bit of persuading she decided to do it . “I was amazed how well she did, she hadn’t done any training like this before where there was a certificate at the end of it” said her supervisor, Lesley Davies.

When asked what she thought of the course, Iris said: “I am very pleased with my achievement of the NVQ. I was very wary in the beginning but enjoyed doing the practical side of the course. Betaris Training have really helped me, and I feel very proud of myself, and I have proved that you are never too old to learn!”

The Awards Ceremony that took place on Friday  17th August 2012 at the Gloucestershire College Royal Forest of Dean Campus, when all 10 of the cleaners were awarded their NVQ Certificate – what a great success for them all.

The story was also reported in The Forester newspaper on Thursday 23rd August 2012.

September 2012

Ashmolean staff achieve advanced level security qualifications

12 members of staff at the Ashmolean Museum, including 8 from the security team, have worked with Betaris Training Limited to achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Providing Security Services – an outstanding achievement.   Stuart Baker, Security Manager at the Museum, is keen to promote the continuing professional development of his staff:   “The Ashmolean Security Team has a responsibility to ensure the safety of the Museum, the collections, and the public, and we aim to deliver the most professional of services. Supporting staff in their training and development demonstrates my commitment, and that of my team, to ensuring the continued security of the Museum and its community of staff and visitors.”

For the Museum to achieve the nationally recognised qualification, Betaris Training carried out an in-depth assessment of the Security team and delivered professional training.  “This qualification is a significant achievement for the staff, the Museum and for Betaris Training which has overseen the training course at this prestigious institution.   The Ashmolean’s Security staff were already highly skilled professionals, however it has been hugely satisfactory to be able to help them learn further skills and see them achieve at an even higher level”, said Vanessa Pollok, Director of Education at Betaris Training.

Two members of the Security team, Marck Foster and Vincent Tripp have progressed to achieve the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Providing Security Services – a credit to both members of staff.  At the end of the course, the investment in the team has yielded excellent results, both for their continued development, and for the Museum.