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Sword Training Solutions Ltd

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Welcome to Sword Training Solutions Ltd (STS Ltd)

Sword Training Solutions Ltd (STS Ltd) are the preferred supplier for numerous specialist organisations across the Middle East and the UK MoD bringing over 30 years' worth of UK MoD training experience to the civil environment.

Via ISO9001, analysis, design, delivery, assurance, and Train the Trainer training, Sword Training Solutions Ltd provides female empowerment and development activities for numerous specialist organisations across MENA and the UK as well as being a registered supplier to the UK MoD for International Standard Organisation (ISO) training.

We offer bespoke training packages and programmes designed to deliver to your organisation’s requirements and demonstrate a strong delivery track record in such areas as:

  • Leadership

  • Female empowerment, and training development

  • Risk management

  • Crisis planning and disaster management

  • Performance and role analysis

  • Training course design and evaluation

  • International Standards (ISO) in Quality Management Systems (QMS)

  • Assurance and audit training

  • Design and delivery of bespoke "Train the Trainer" courses

An ISO 9001 accredited organisation, Sword Training Solutions Ltd is currently working with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to ensure the accreditation of our courses and products.

Sword Training Solutions Ltd don’t just train; we collaborate with our clients to create bespoke work programmes to deliver on your exact needs and we evaluate impact throughout the entire  process. We’re committed to solving your complex problems with long term solutions.

The Sword team provide high quality and practical solutions which combine our extensive experience with our creative and collaborative strategic approach. With a range of backgrounds and experiences, we collaborate to build relationships and to deliver strong programmes, resulting in positive and sustained change.

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Our team

Behind the scenes at Sword Training Solutions Ltd, we have access to an exceptional team of Associates providing varied expertise and experience to our ever-expanding client list. With a range of backgrounds and experiences, we work collaboratively to build relationships and to deliver strong programmes, resulting in positive and sustained change.

We are committed to solving your complex problems. Our team provide high quality and practical solutions which combine our extensive experience with our creative and collaborative strategic approach.

The Sword team is security and DBS cleared to the highest UK Government standards, meaning you can trust us with even the most confidential of assignment. Fully insured, we can work flexibly and globally, with our delivery team supported via comprehensive medical and Covid 19 arrangements as a minimum.

Learn more about just some of our talented professionals below.

If you are interested in joining our Associate Framework, please send a brief bio or CV to

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Rob Giles MA MSc PGCE


Over 32 years' experience working at the highest level of UK training facilitation, Rob is the project director for all STS contracts across the UK and MENA. Rob created Sword Training Solutions to give himself, and those of a similar professional attitude, the opportunity to do what they love, the development of those ready to enhance themselves for the future.



Mark Claydon OBE MSc

Senior Associate Consultant

Mark has an unparalleled portfolio in Defence Engagement, risk and crisis management, cyber security and Training. He has a history of success in global projects both short and long-term focusing particularly in the Middle East and Africa.

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Sarah Clayton MCIM DipM ACMI

Chief of Staff

With over 20 years' experience successfully managing large scale programmes and project teams, Sarah leads on our day-to-day operations. Specialising in marketing, programme and people management she is ideally equipped to guide Sword Training Solutions Ltd through its rapid growth.



Gemma Slaughter MA

Associate - Lead Instructor

An Arabic linguist, Gemma has nearly 20 years' experience in the UK MoD. She excels in instructional training and welfare and brings an expert skill set to our female empowerment programme.


Vincent Hockley

Associate - Systems Approach to Training Provision Subject Matter Expert

With over 25 years' experience in the British Army, Vince brings specialist, high quality expertise in multiple training environments and in various topics such as leadership, instruction and logistics.

He brings a range of skills to Sword Training Solutions Ltd, both as subject matter expert but also in building and maintaining relationships with our key clients.

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Shaun Fardy MA MSc

Associate - Consultant

Shaun has a proven track record in designing, delivering and managing training and education programmes worldwide. Deep knowledge and understanding of leadership, organisational behaviours and change management. He has successfully delivered programmes in the UK and abroad, specialising recently in the Middle East.

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Contact us today to find how Sword Training Solutions Ltd can benefit you, your colleagues and your organisation.

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Our partners

Members of the Royal British Legion, Sword Training Solutions Ltd staff are dedicated to supporting service personnel in any way we can.

We publicly support the Armed Forces Covenant and currently hold their Bronze Award and in 2022, we began our support of the Regimental Support Service, a social enterprise assisting The British Army.

Sword Training Solutions Ltd sponsored The Blackthorn Rally in 2022. The annual event centres around some eccentric Irish Guardsman tearing around the world on quads, bikes and razors supporting local charities as they go. This time several Kenyan charities benefited from the support of the Rally members.

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UK MoD service supplier

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Bronze award holder of the UK Armed Forces Covenant


CDL Group accredited 2021 - 2022

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CDL Group accredited 2022 - 2023

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