Equip Training became a limited company in 2016 under the name of Equip Training Associates Ltd. The founders, Dennis Hylton and Steve Garrod, first met when Dennis, then working as an external verifier, made a routine visit to a training establishment where Steve was head of driver-training. That was the start of a successful five year working relationship.
They eventually realised that between them they had a combined 30 years of teaching and assessing experience in vocational training, so the logical step was to set up their own training company. Initially, the company was set up in Steve’s name, Steve Garrod Training Ltd, in 2012 as Steve’s name was well-known within the driver-training industry, but with Dennis’ expertise and infectious enthusiasm for teaching, referrals and enquiries came in from prospective customers from outside the industry, so the decision was made to change the company’s name as it was no longer ‘all about Steve!’
Equip Training provided Dennis and Steve with the perfect vehicle to offer clients from all walks of life the support and guidance they need to successfully achieve nationally recognised teaching and assessing qualifications.