Lucy Gillett - Founder and CEO of Gillett Training Services
Great Companies: Please tell me something about the business and how did you come up with such an idea?
Lucy Gillett: I am also a Registered A & E nurse and after a night in Resus 8 weeks nursing very sick COVID patients with limited PPE and no eye protection, I contacted all my schools and business' that I have given first aid training to through my training company and started campaigned for PPE and resourcing and distributing it all, of course with no charge. I supplied 16 hospitals, countless care homes and social care organisations. I also provided free covid related online zoom first aid and infection control training to any school for its pupils and staff and also parents of newborns that felt fearful.
Great Companies: What are the various services and products provided by your company?
Lucy Gillett: Usually First Aid Training to Parents & Professionals, but through the pandemic. I spent every day I wasn't nursing (3 days a week) collecting and distributing PPE in terms of goggles, visors and masks at no cost. Educating families, schools and business on first aid and infection control training, on how to not spread the virus and how to save lives by giving CPR safely during this pandemic.
Great Companies: Why should one choose you over others in this field?
Lucy Gillett: I have had one day off in 8 weeks, which was for my three year old's birthday - I have to spend every day and evening raising awareness and A&E nursing to fight covid and prevent deaths and increase safety for the community.
Great Companies: What are the struggles and challenges you face?
Lucy Gillett: Demand is by far the biggest challenge.
Great Companies: What do you think are the few main things which are most important for a successful business?
Lucy Gillett: Passion and Pride.