Ronnie is the MPCT Regional Operations Manager for the North Region. Ronnie has been serving with MPCT since April 2018 and currently lives in Catterick Garrison North Yorkshire. Ronnie is currently responsible for Leading and Managing the Quality of Education across all four North East Colleges located at Newcastle, Bishop Auckland, South Shields and Teesside.
Ronnie leads and manages his region by ensuring that staff across his region are provided with outstanding training and education opportunities, whilst supporting them to grow and develop to become Outstanding Instructors. This ensures that all learners across the region receive the best possible educational experience whilst attending MPCT, leading to outstanding young people who contribute positively to society and become better citizens of the United Kingdom.
Ronnie has 24 years of Military experience having served as an Infantry soldier from the rank of Guardsman to Warrant Officer Class 1. He has an exemplary military record having been awarded the meritorious service medal (MSM) in 2011.
Ronnie has worked as a military instructor at a number of training establishments since 1994 including, ITC Catterick, ATR Glencorse, ATR Bassingbourn and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as a Colour Sergeant Instructor. Ronnie finished the final 6 years of his Military career at the Infantry Training Centre as the Company Sergeant Major Guards Training Company from 2006-2008, Master Coach of the 2nd Infantry Training Battalion from 2008-2009 and Regimental Sergeant Major of the All Arms Drill Wing from 2009-2011.
During his service Ronnie completed 4 operational tours of Northern Ireland including a 2 year tour as the Platoon Sergeant of the Close Observation Platoon. He also served in Operation Granby in 1991 and Operation Telic as Company Sergeant Major from 2004-2005.
Ronnie is extremely passionate about physical fitness and has competed in recent years for Great Britain in his age group Duathlon. In 2017 he won the Bronze Medal at the National Championships at Oulton Park in the Sprint Duathlon. In 2015 he represented Great Britain at the World Championships in Spain.
Most recently Ronnie competed in Ironman Wales in September 2019. His next physical challenge is to represent MPCT in the toughest foot race on earth Marathon Des Sables.
Ronnie has 18-year-old daughter Afton and 21-year-old son Euan and a 3-year-old granddaughter Annie. Ronnie has been in a relationship with his partner Lucy for over 5 years now who also shares his passion for endurance sport.
James had the privilege of enrolling at the Army foundation college which taught vocational and military driven education in 2005 aged 16 .
In 2006 James graduated and posted to Knightsbridge.
James served 12 years in the Household Cavalry Regiment specifically the Blues and Royals Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. James completed SCBC (section commanders battle course ) and P company after Ceremonial duties as a Lance Corporal of horse in the Blues and Royals covering all State occasions; for example State visits, the State opening of Parliament, The Queens Birthday Parade ( Trooping the Colour ) no fewer than on six occasions.
James also experienced the armoured division at Windsor in D Squadron linked to special services where he completed a seven month tour of Afghanistan herrick 13.
Throughout his military career he has delivered training,coaching and counselling through the class room ,on the Job and in the field to a wide and varied audience
James was the captain of the regiment football team and completed a three week Rugby tour in Australia, he enjoys all sports and having left the military James now plays football for his local team.
In 2017 James successfully completed the London marathon.
James's passion is learning new things and coaching and influencing others to achieve beyond there expectations and continually beat there best. James holds high expectations in fitness, health and well-being.
Jamie's passion for health and fitness developed when he began working as a fitness instructor and personal trainer well before he ever dreamed of joining the military. Helping others reach their goals and achieve things they didn't think possible.
At the ripe old age of 22 James joined the Royal Marines. A short while after completing training James decided to specialise in Landing Craft and then more specifically into hovercraft.
Being in the Landing Craft branch made sure that James spent a lot of time out on the water, ranging from at sea on great big Naval ships to on little rivers in small rubber boats and everything in between in many places around the world.
After nearly 11 years serving as a Royal Marine Commando and a previous career in the fitness industry, James still strives to keep fit and healthy, while enjoying being outside as much as possible. James loves to explore and travel not only internationally but also on his doorstep.
James's home life consists of him, his wife and Glen the dog, enjoying adventures in their camper van, he also enjoys running, cycling, hiking as well as surfing and snowboarding.