Tidal Direct blog post Public Hearts goes from strength to strength – and meets The Cheltenham Gold Cup

A month today we will be celebrating the 5th anniversary of Tidal Training Direct Ltd.

It’s been a busy start to the year, continuing our highly rated and supported first-aid training services to businesses throughout England and Wales.

As we come through Covid, we’re proud to maintain our safety and quality standards to teach first aid skills, vital both in and out of the workplace.

This month’s spotlight shines on our Public Hearts Cheltenham Defibrillator Campaign progress.

Thanks to the continued support of Bob Holt OBE, Spirax Sarco and the business community, we are delighted to place public access defibrillators in Cheltenham town centre.

Our work started pre-Covid, donating a defibrillator to Moon Under Water, co-funding a defibrillator for the United Services Club and working with Cheltenham BID who generously funded the public access defibrillator that sits in one of the phone boxes by RBS – Cheltenham town centre’s first.

With Spirax’s generous donation of 10 defibrillators and several external cabinets, activity has ramped up.

This week we installed the 9th defibrillator at Copa on Regent Street, ahead of Race Week, giving this popular retail and hospitality area access to a defibrillator.

A huge thank you to all other defibrillator locations for their collaboration and support. We also extend this to Bob for his continued generosity enabling us to place a public access defibrillator on Winchcombe Street at Cheltenham Martial Arts and for Gloucester City Mission. More fantastic collaborations with the local community to give access to this lifesaving and life changing equipment in the event of a cardiac arrest. Bringing Great Western Air Ambulance Charity to the partnership brings us added expertise and coverage. Welcome GWAAC!

We were delighted to bring defibrillator partners together this week at The Sober Parrot. And the Cheltenham Gold Cup added some sparkle!

Collaboration and mutual support for one common purpose can work wonders.

Raising awareness in numbers of lifesaving defibrillators is what Public Hearts’ core purpose is, and we’re grateful to everybody for your support.

Customer Reviews

  • I attended my first course yesterday and what a wonderfully empowering experience it was. The highly trained paramedic teaching put us at ease straight away and I am looking forward to learning more of these invaluable skills. Lovely staff and great communication too. I will be recommending these courses to everyone - thank you.

    Jules Cornelius Avatar Jules Cornelius
    24 October 2021

    BeSocial@theCentre have been using Tidal Training for our staff training needs for a couple of years now and we could not be more pleased with the service and quality of training that they provide. When we contact the office, the staff we speak to are very friendly and helpful – every query or issue we have is always dealt with professionally and efficiently – 100 % customer service satisfaction! The ‘Trainers’ who we have had the pleasure of meeting, either face-to-face or online, have always been fantastic. Very clear in their presentation, knowledgeable in their subject and have made learning enjoyable. Sitting through a dull training session certainly is not on the agenda with Tidal Training! The flexibility and understanding, that BeSocial@theCentre have experienced with Tidal Training during recent months, due to a change in Centre staff and then COVID-19 pressures, has be second to none. Both Clare and Colin have been fantastic in changing dates and fitting our staff members in to different sessions to fit our requirements – We can not thank them enough for their patience with us. Thank you to the whole team at Tidal Training – We will see you at our next session!

    sarah hartley Avatar sarah hartley
    17 November 2021

    Fantastic courses, super friendly and helpful staff and owners. We wouldn't go anywhere else for our emergency first aid at work training.

    Chloe Pinchin Avatar Chloe Pinchin
    24 October 2021
  • After attending this first aid training I was impressed with the amount of information that was covered in the day as well as being taught in such an engaging manor so the information was retained well. I especially liked that the trainer for the course was an active Paramedic and was able to relate the first aid training to real life scenarios and experiences and share stories which kept the course interesting and gave character to the course. Overall an enjoyable training course which has left me feeling confident in providing many forms of first aid, highly recommended.

    Peter O'Connell Avatar Peter O'Connell
    24 October 2021

    Wonderful training day, I now feel so much more confident in delivering First Aid thanks to Tidal Training Direct. I hope I don't need to use my skills but I am pleased I have the confidence and vital knowledge available to help save someone's life.

    Jake Pearson Avatar Jake Pearson
    24 August 2021

    Had a first aid at work training with Tidal and it was a great experience overall. The teacher was clear and very knowledgeable, the class went at a really good pace there was plenty of time to ask questions when needed yet the day went by very quickly!

    Paolo Nicosia Avatar Paolo Nicosia
    24 October 2021
  • Excellent ran training course very relaxed environment to learn but a great structure to the days training.. Thanks Clare at Tidal & Taff our trainer for the day...

    richard stokes Avatar richard stokes
    24 October 2021

    Great course and instructor, well paced and good level of detail.

    Duku Design Avatar Duku Design
    24 August 2021

    Brilliant course! Amazing to be able to practice CPR with a live link to assessment software. Now I know my skills are going to be effective if ever needed. Very reassuring to have my own CPR dummy for the duration of the course, and super confident of the safety protocols that Clare and the Tidal team have in place.

    Joanne O'Hagan Avatar Joanne O'Hagan
    24 August 2021

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