Useful Contacts

To get in touch with the Training Team please phone on 0151 709 5942 choosing option one, or send an email to

Alison Gibson | Apprenticeship Director
Positive | Approachable | Flexible

As the ACT Apprenticeship Director Alison is responsible for ensuring the curriculum matches our intent, is implemented effectively and produces the desired impact. Alison says, "I have been with ACT for some years now and am continually amazed by the dedication, commitment and ambition of the Directors and Training Team. There have and continue to be massive changes to which we have to adapt and the support of my team has been invaluable."

Lisa Lyons | Employer Relationship & Recruitment Officer
Reliable | Approachable | Positive
07587 779 463 |

Lisa's role is to assist Employers in sourcing, attracting and interviewing candidates for Apprenticeship. She also liaises with partner salons to review progress of the apprentice.


Jane Wood | Advanced & Creative Curriculum Manager
Compassionate | Organised | Creative

Jane is responsible for motivating, developing, guiding and supporting learners through the advanced qualification. Jane's aim is to develop their skills, knowledge and creativity to a level of confidence, enabling them to work independently within a salon as a stylist. Jane says, "I enjoy seeing new graduates grow in confidence, develop creative hairdressing skills and progress within their career, being promoted within their salons and undertaking more of a senior role."

Thom Carter | Hair Professional Curriculum Manager
Happy | Kind | Reliable

• Thom's role is to oversee all activity for Hair Professional apprentices, looking after the apprentices and offering support and guidance to the staff that tutor them. In a school setting I would be called a head of year. Thom says, "Andrew Collinge Training is my passion, I love making changes that benefit all that either attend or work at ACT. Andrew Collinge Training has been a huge part of my life for the past 15 years, I joined ACT as an apprentice straight from school and have worked my way up through the organisation ever since. I managed the Birkenhead salon for 6 years before becoming involved in ACT full time 3 years ago and I’ve never looked back."

Safeguarding Team Phone Number

Andrew Collinge Training want to support our employer salons in keeping apprentices safe. If you see or hear something that does not feel right, and may indicate your apprentice could be ‘at risk of harm’. Please contact a member of our Safeguarding Team at your earliest opportunity.

To get in touch, contact 0151 647 4842 and ask to speak to any of the team or leave a message with your contact details and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Alison Gibson – Safeguarding Lead
Faye Whitcher – Safeguarding Officer
Nikki McGee – Safeguarding Officer

Andrew Collinge Training Centre
Andrew Collinge Graduates
99 Bold Street
Liverpool L1 4HF
0151 709 4848

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