Award Winning First Aid Classes across the UK

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Mum of six, Kate Ball initially started Mini First Aid in 2014 from her kitchen table in Leeds, offering high quality baby & child first aid classes to parents and carers. Demand grew and Kate saw the potential for growth, so she started franchising the business in 2015. In 2021, BBC Dragon’s Den star Sara Davies, also saw the huge potential in Mini First Aid and she came on board as an investor and adviser. Mini First Aid is now a multi-award-winning organisation and has almost 70 franchises nationwide.

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Meet The Trainers

Holly Bird

I’m Holly and I’m the owner of Mini First Aid Hertfordshire covering Herts and East Beds. My background is in training and law enforcement and I’ve had to use Emergency First Aid on numerous occasions. As well as a passion for teaching First Aid, I am a Yoga and Self Defence Instructor and earned my black belt when I was 18. Having had first hand experience, I believe that knowledge and awareness are key in remaining calm when dealing with any stressful situation, particularly when it comes to loved ones and a medical issue. As a recent first time Mum, I’m keen to help staff, parents and children learn these vital life skills giving confidence and peace of mind.

Catherine Elbourn

Catherine has been teaching First Aid to Police Officers and Staff for 15 years and taught franchise owner Holly back in 2011. She has a background in the fitness industry and is a qualified personal trainer and pilates instructor. She has a 7 year old daughter called Emily and says having First Aid knowledge behind her has been helpful for the mishaps that happen along the way during parenthood. Catherine is currently specialising in Women's Health, learning and inviting women to open up in order to remove the stigma around medical issues women face and has a popular podcast dedicated to such topics.



In The Press

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Mini First Aid is expanding as our demand for classes continues to grow.

Mini First Aid are looking for dynamic confident individuals who would like to work with all ages and feel passionately about teaching first aid.

The business is family friendly allowing our franchisees to balance owning a business with family life.

Full training is provided at the beginning of your franchise and Mini First Aid continue to support their franchisees with professional development training throughout their franchise period.

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Head Office Team

Matt Ball


Director of Operations

Kate Ball


Founder & Director

Charlotte Adamowicz


Marketing Administrator

James Reddin


Quality Assurance & Compliance Manager

Michelle Chandler


Buying and Product Development

Ewan Keighley



Kerry Dougal


Social Media & Marketing Manager

Angie Jay

Diversity Training Lead

Gemma da Silva


Franchisee Development

Peggy Wong

e-commerce assistant

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