Meet the ISTQ Team

Our team of highly experienced / Qualified Instructors are proud to say that we all operate in the field to ensure we have no skill fade.

We pride ourselves on our professional / flexible approach to your training, we are here to ensure you benefit from the time that we spend with you.

If you have a specific training requirement be it from the Government / Corporate or Professional Private Sectors contact us for a discussion on how we may be able to help you.

Jamie V Operations Director

Ex-Military and Police, International Instructor. Headline Specialism;.

  • Firearms
  • Close Protection
  • International First Aid
  • International CCTV
  • International Security Officer
  • Public order


Lee S Group Managing Director

Global Security Specialist, Government / Military / Private sector, International Instructor

Headline Specialism.

  • Counter Terrorism
  • Close Protection
  • Specialist Search
  • Firearms
  • First Aid / Response
  • SIA programmes
  • C&R / HC Instructor
  • Train the Trainer
  • Bespoke programmes



Andre F  International Director / As

Ex-Naval Officer, Ships Captain. Lead Maritime Specialist, International Instructor.

Headline Specialism.

  • Close Protection
  • Maritime Security
  • STCW95
  • Firearms
  • International Security Programmes


Col Jamie M Director / As

Serving Lt Colonel, CBRN Expert and Team Leading specialist. The Colonel runs all training relating to CBRN both in the UK and overseas.



Pash B Instructor

Ex-Military and Police, Pash is a superb all round security trainer, experienced and dedicated to ensuring our learners recieve only the best


Mark M Instructor

Mark a serving Fire Fighter with a flare for programme delivery. Mark is our subject expert on all types / natures of fire with over 10 years firefighting experience of aviation and domestic fires.



Andy R Instructor

Ex-Military, with specialisms in maritime vessel security. Andy is a dedicated team member who like his colleagues operates as well as teaches to ensure he has no skill fade..




In memory of Neil Reader 1961 - 2019


Co-founder of ISTQ


"Missed but Never Forgotten".

Are you interested in our services for your project?

Please contact us at to arrange an appointment or use our contact form.

Contact details

Unit 5 Europa Way

Bracondale Business Park



United Kingdom



Tel: +44(0) 1603 927050

AP: +44(0) 7572 466938 (24hr AP)



Alternatively, please use our contact form. 


ISTQ lose one of its co founders

This year saw the loss of Neil Reader, an inspirational gentleman who retained a wealth of Security Industry knowledge and Teaching capability.

We continue to drive ISTQ forwards in order to fulfil our shared dream of making ISTQ the Training provider of choice by providing quality, professionalism and fun in all we do.


Neil Reader 1961 - 2019 

 "Missed but Never Forgotten".

ISTQ preferred training provider for First Line Event Security

Several succesful courses delivered for FLES over the past month including; FAAW L3, Bespoke Security Refresher Training incuding searching at Vehicle Check Points, Searching of Venues and Areas & Advanced Conflict Management, Handcuff User Refresher, Physical Intervention, Door Supervison and Pit Training. Great start to 2019 with FLES

Discrete Security use ISTQ as preferred Training Provider for CSAS

Jay Burrage at Discrete Security decided he wanted to ensure quality in the training provded to his team and came to us here at ISTQ to do just that. Discrete progress their portfolio adding a qualified CSAS unit to their team allocation

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