Our Director's

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Matt Kelly
Managing Director

Matt joins the Spark Medical team with 5 years experience in the volunteer events sector, event medical management and the NHS Ambulance Service.

Matt joins the Spark Medical team with 5 years experience in the volunteer events sector, event medical management and the NHS Ambulance Service. He, therefore, has a first-hand understanding of the pressures and demands in emergency care and the impact of management decisions on deliverability.

Matt understands the need to focus on delivering the best quality service to our patients and clients, making sure we use the best equipment and recruit the most suitable staff for the role.

Embedding our aim to provide high quality patient centred care across a broad spectrum of events and contracts, ensuring patient focus is at the centre of every interaction, improving the health and wellbeing of service users Matt is also our CQC registered manager.

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Andy Richards
Managing Director

Andy joins the spark medical team with a varied background of managing multi million pound retail businesses and also with a special interest in HR and Employment law.

Andy joins the spark medical team with a varied background of managing multi million pound retail businesses and also with a special interest in HR and Employment law.

Andy has worked in the private medical industry for over 15 years planning and managing large stadium events.

Andy is often found on event sites doing site visits and doing the behind the scenes planning and managing the day to day operations of a busy private ambulance and event medical organisation.

Our Senior Leadership Team

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Dave Hartley-Large
Head of Governance

Dave has a keen interest in governance, risk management and process. As compliance manager Dave’s role is to ensure we have effective and fit for purpose systems in place.

Dave has a keen interest in governance, risk management and process. As compliance manager Dave’s role is to ensure we have effective and fit for purpose systems in place.

Dave works as a lead nurse in an acute NHS trust and brings a wide depth of nursing knowledge to the role.

Dave has 15 years experience of event management and planning skills having delivered multiple large events across the north west.

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Debbie Kelly
Head of Learning, Development and Safeguarding

Deb qualified as an RGN over 25 years ago and has enhanced her clinical skills within this time to include becoming a Non Medical Prescriber

Deb qualified as an RGN over 25 years ago and has enhanced her clinical skills within this time to include becoming a Non Medical Prescriber and completing Master modules in Clinical examination and Teaching and Assessing in Professional Education. Deb has a wide knowledge base having worked in both the private & public sectors of health care.

Deb is Lead Nurse within a local primary care trust and has lead several trust wide projects to successful completion and can often be seen on large events in the Medical Centre both delivering care and supporting staff with clinical skills.

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Sam Hartley-Large
Head of Ambulance Operations

With over 10 years experience in Urgent & Emergency pre-hospital care, as well as Non-emergency patient transport.

With over 10 years experience in Urgent & Emergency pre-hospital care, as well as Non-emergency patient transport.

Sam joined Spark Medical in January 2018, his role encompasses the planning and delivery of all aspects of Ambulance Operations; from initial and continued training of Ambulance clinicians, to the commissioning and implementation of Ambulance vehicles and equipment.

Sam has a special interest and extensive experience in Motorsport, specifically Motorcycle Road Racing and Motocross events. Sam enjoys leading by example; you’ll find him out and about crewing Ambulances as an EMT on a weekly basis.

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Alan Henderson
Head of Operational Support

Alan joined us from the volunteer sector where he held many roles over a 28 year period including Transport Manager and more recently where he successfully run the crowd medical facility

Alan joined the Spark Medical team with a mass amount of experience in an event medical background.

Alan joined us from the volunteer sector where he held many roles over a 28 year period including Transport Manager and more recently where he successfully run the crowd medical facility at a premium league football club looking after a team of 40 staff and 55,000 spectators for the past 10 years working along side multiple emergency services and agencies.

Alan has a breadth of knowledge in a senior management setting giving him the experience to support and guide the team.