Inspiring People

Quality coaching, tutoring and mentoring expertise, built on creativity and diligence

Established in 1999, Ignite’s primary aim is to actively inspire people, and to help create a sense of achievement for everyone. Based in Oxford and operating nationally, we provide a portfolio of training and services to individuals, schools and the sports industry, ranging from weekly clubs for tots to adult courses and apprenticeships.

We are a registered training provider for sport & education qualifications, working in further education, apprenticeships, and adult education. We are a registered apprenticeship training provider (RoATP) and hold a direct levy contract with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). We use a blended learning approach with a combination of on-the-job training, face-to-face training, and online e-portfolios.

Our customers include early year settings, primary schools, secondary schools, councils, charities, private sports coaching companies, professional clubs, gyms, the NHS, and apprenticeship training agencies.

What people say?

Very well structured course with lots of new content I hadn’t covered before in Coaching Qualifications. The Mental Fitness, wellbeing and Nutrition content was really useful for me to improve my overall coaching capability.

Our people

A team as unique as the training they build for your organisation

Ignite has a long-standing reputation for providing quality training & education.

These are the people who deliver the excellent quality of service our clients expect from Ignite, and these are the people who can guide your organisation through its next development.

Justin Merritt

Justin Merritt

CEO
Leigh Tomlinson

Leigh Tomlinson

Head of Quality Compliance & Curriculum
Sorcha Murphy

Sorcha Murphy

Business Development Manager
Louise Merritt

Louise Merritt

Director
Mark Haining

Mark Haining

Adult Education Manager & Tutor
Wayne Goss

Wayne Goss

Tutor
Hannah Bladen

Hannah Bladen

General Manager
We stay with you

Our team are with you at all times and remain on hand after the course is complete

Our success has been built around creativity, diligent processes, quality of coaching, and high-level tutoring and mentoring, alongside a fantastic head office team and a focus on impeccable customer service. We are proud to be in our 22nd year and have a wealth of experience in the industry.