The expertise of the AVH Intervention trainer team combines to give you a 5-tier programme to fully address all of your needs in this very important field.

This unique training team gives you decades of experience in the fields of behavioural science, personal safety, leadership and team development, conflict management, law enforcement and armed forces.

Martin Smith PHD

Martin Smith

Martin leads ITC consultancy; a trainer and psychotherapist he has delivered conflict management programmes at all levels both in the UK and the USA. His unique knowledge and skills go to make the programmes he delivers market leading.

Martin is in high demand, writing and delivering programmes to large public and private organisations as well as law enforcement and security agencies. Over 25 years Police experience, 15 years training and consultancy experience and over 10 years in clinical private practice as a psychotherapist.


Leigh Smith

Leigh Smith

Leigh works as an independent trainer and instructor in Conflict Management, First Aid, Health & Safety, and Outdoor Activities. Leading groups in the outdoors, working with children and young adults in residential settings, and young offenders, has given him practical and hands on experience in the subjects he teaches, in some of the most demanding environments possible. This experience allows him to translate theory into practice, and make workshops and training sessions unique and meaningful for those attending, helping delegates to apply the theory into practical use within their personal and working lives.


Gavin Whyler

Gavin Whyler

Gavin has many years’ experience of dealing with conflict. As a former police officer with 25 years’ experience teaching and training conflict management, he worked as one of the lead trainers for Nottinghamshire Police delivering personnel safety and unarmed defensive tactics.

Also a former Royal Marine Commando, he has numerous teaching qualifications including CTLLS 4, NVQ 3 and A1 assessor. Gavin now uses his experience and skills to teach conflict management and personnel safety to others in both police and civilian settings.


Chris Ogden



Chris has been actively preparing and delivering conflict management, communication, personal safety and self defence training programs to a vast array of audiences for over 15 years.

Prior to that he served with HM Forces. He has been an AVH Interventions trainer for a number of years and is a fully qualified training instructor in numerous personal safety systems.



Rick Brothwell


Rick has been involved in Conflict Management at all levels since 1978, serving in the military and public services. He has a Martial Arts background in Judo and forms of Jujitsu.

He has been delivering personal safety training since 1992 and the AVH package for ITC Consulting Ltd since 2013. Rick is a qualified trainer holding an NVQ4 in Training and Delivery, Health and Safety Risk Assessor and assessing Adults in the workplace.


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