Cascade was started in the depths of the COVID crisis in 2020. It was set up by two experienced First Aid Trainers, Becky Anderson and Andy Crowhurst. Between them they have about 40 years of Training and First Aid experience. Becky is the Principal Owner and Lead Trainer with hundreds of hours training under her belt. Andy has similar Training experience and also provides the Corporate skills as a long time Director of a couple of other Businesses.
Becky first learnt First Aid in her early teens, having been inspired to learn basic First Aid by her instructors in the Sea Cadets. She then progressed all the way through the Sea Cadet syllabus. Upon reaching 18 and qualifying as an instructor she began teaching First Aid to the generations of young people that followed her.
Becky has been actively teaching first aid since around 2003 and is as passionate about the subject today as she was back then. Although Becky has worked in a number of industries she has always had a passion for training and coaching others. This led to her attaining a Postgraduate Certificate in Education in 2018.
She has recently spent several years working freelance as a First Aid trainer and has set up Cascade First Aid with her experienced business partner Andy. In her spare time, Becky enjoys swimming, reading and learning new skills, including studying for higher level pre-hospital qualifications. She is still an active member of the Sea Cadets, where she currently manages the First Aid training provision for the South West region.
Andy has been a First Aider since the 1980’s and a Trainer for almost as long. He started as a Volunteer doing Event cover with the British Red Cross and then set up his local Ambulance Community Responder Scheme attending 999 calls ahead of the Ambulance response. He enjoys bringing his experience of dealing with casualties to courses.
He is married with two kids, one at University studying Biochemistry and the other is doing A-Levels and is also part of the British Triathlon team, representing England at this year’s Commonwealth Games.