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.

Senior Training Team ISTQ Senior Training Team
Cape Town Teaching Close Protection CQB Lee S

 Lee S 

Leading International Tutor of ISTQ. Lee is a Global Security Specialist, Government / Military / Private sector, International Instructor.


Headline Specialism.

  • Counter Terrorism
  • Close Protection
  • Specialist Search
  • Firearms
  • First Aid / Response / Cat Trauma Care
  • SIA programmes
  • C&R / HC Instructor
  • Train the Trainer, Internaitonal award in Delivering Training
  • Front of Stage Pit Barrier Operations
  • Health & Safety, COSHH, Risk Assessments
  • Fire Safety
  • PVMA
  • CQB
  • Bespoke programmes
  • Maritime Security / DSD
  • Safe use of mechanical restraints
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Safe Moving and Handling
  • International CCTV Operations
  • Food Safety in Catering


National and International Lead Tutor 



UK Teaching Conflict Management James V

James V

International Tutor of ISTQ based in the UK, James (Vinnie) is Ex-Military and Police, International Instructor.


Headline Specialism.

  • Firearms
  • Close Protection
  • Conflcit Management
  • International First Aid
  • International CCTV
  • International Security Officer
  • Public order
  • Maritime Security / DSD
  • PVMA
  • C&R and HC Instructor
  • SIA Programmes, Close Protection, CCTV, Security Officer
  • Fire Safety
  • International Risk Assessment, Safe Moving and Handling
  • First Aid at Work / Emergency FA
  • Health & Safety, COSHH, Risk Assessment









Teaching Maritime Security Africa Andre F

Andre F

Lead Maritime tutor and Director of ISTQ based in South Africa. Andre is an Ex-Naval Officer, Ships Captain. Lead Maritime Specialist and International Instructor.


Headline Specialism.

  • International Close Protection
  • Maritime Security / DSD
  • STCW
  • Firearms
  • Food Safety
  • International Security Programmes
  • C&R and Handcuff Instrustor







Lead Tutor South Africa


Pash B Teaching First Aid UK Pash B

Pash B

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


Headline Specialism.

  • Medical Training,
  • CCTV and International programmes
  • Security Guarding
  • Handcuffing & C&R
  • Substance  Misuse
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Risk Assessment and International Risk Assessment
  • International Award in Safe Moving and Handling
  • COSHH, Health and Safety


Business Development


Col Jamie M teaching CBRN Col Jamie M

Col Jamie M

Jamie is an Associate Director of ISTQ and a Serving Lt Colonel, CBRN Expert and Team Leading specialist. The Colonel runs all training relating to CBRN both in the UK and overseas.


CBRNe Expert


Mark M Teaching Fire Safety UK Mark M

Mark M

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


Fire Safefty Expert


Brett K teaching Firearms theory Africa Brett K

Brent K

Butch is ex South African Military. He specialises in underwater theatres of operation, firearms instruction, medical practices and guarding operations.

Butch joins the ISTQ team in delivering International courses.




Headline specialism

  • Firearms
  • C&R and Handcuffing













Tutor South Africa


Ben E teaching HEAT UK Ben E

Ben E

Ben joins us as a highly experienced tutor and a Ex Royal Anglian. Amongst Bens skills are his abulity to deliver fun, informative and knowledgable training, ensuring his learners receive his full commitment and support. Ben leads the ISTQ projects relating to the NHS and private medical practices

Ben's teaching experience includes.


Headline specialism

  • Fire Safety
  • Health & Safety
  • CCTV
  • Door Supervisor
  • Close Protection
  • Stewarding
  • Security Officer
  • Physical Intervention
  • First Aid
  • HEAT
  • Sniper Training
  • CQB



NHS / Healthcare Services


The late Neil Reader teaching IADT in Africa Neil Reader



In memory of Neil Reader 1961 - 2019


Co-founder of ISTQ


"Missed but Never Forgotten".

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Bracondale Business Park



United Kingdom



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