Welcome to Penshaw View
A business training and support provider you can count on.

Penshaw View is a family-run business that has been providing apprenticeships, training, and recruitment services for over 15 years. Based in the city of Sunderland in the North-East, our team supports businesses across the country, helping teams to reach their full potential and upgrade their skill sets.

Penshaw View was established back in 2005 providing health and safety training for local businesses. Since then the company has grown with the creation of Penshaw View Training in 2011, which was set up solely to help those who were unemployed back into work. Our team now supports everyone looking to improve their industry skills and knowledge, helping them to secure roles better suited to their interests and experience.

We further expanded in 2014 and became an apprenticeship provider on a national scale, expanding quickly from a local North-East provider to a popular choice for further education across the entire country. Our recruitment service was introduced in October 2019 allowing us to help people through the entire process, from initial training right through to securing a permanent job role.

We believe everyone has the potential to upskill and succeed and we are proud to be part of the journey.

We have a wide range of services from bespoke health and safety training programmes, to candidate recruitment, to tailored consultancy. Our experts can ensure you are receiving the right support for your team, organisation, or career, prioritising the training and learning you need in order to adhere to national regulations and enhance your business performance.

Meet the Penshaw View team

Our team of industry professionals have expertise in workplace training, apprenticeship programmes, and health and safety consultancy. We provide the best possible customer service and help to make processes smoother within your business to ensure you are set up for success.

Director Philippa Breckon

Philippa Breckon


Director Chris Breckon

Chris Breckon


Operations Manager Karen Wakefield

Karen Wakefield

Operations Manager

Apprenticeship Manager Rick Gibson

Rick Gibson

Apprenticeship Manager

John Middleton Quality Manager

John Middleton

Quality Manager

Client Relationship Manager Kay Fairbairn

Kay Fairbairn

Client Relationship Manager

Health and Safety manager Kevin Dale

Kevin Dale

Health and Safety Manager

Business development manager Craig Wightman

Craig Wightman

Business Development Manager

Client relationship executive Kathryn Hewitt Meadows

Kathryn Hewitt-Meadows

Client Relationship Executive

Recruitment manager Danielle Birch

Danielle Birch

Recruitment Manager

What our customers say:

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service standard square logo

“Working with Penshaw View has provided our Prince’s Trust participants with some great opportunities to develop their CV and interview skills. Having the chance to get local businesses to work with us and give back to the community by providing these young people with the skills to change their lives is inspirational. We look forward to working with Penshaw View for many years to come.”

Tyne and Wear Rescue Service

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"Penshaw View provides us with consultation and support for areas such as Policy Development, Risk Assessments, Fire, Site Audits, and Training. They are always at the end of the phone, and the knowledge and advice provided is second to none. Kevin is a great trainer and has provided First Aid, Fire Marshal and Working at height training, to name a few. We have run courses on our sites and have had staff attend open courses, all receiving great feedback.”

Debbie Charlton

Head of People, ResQ

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“Penshaw View have been incredible to work with. Their communication and onboarding have been seamless and the support and guidance they offer to our apprentices has been first-class. Their programmes are well set up and organised and the interaction with our apprentices means they progress well, issues are resolved swiftly and positive outcomes are always achieved. Penshaw are one of the best providers we have worked with!”

Speedy Services

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“We took the decision to work with Penshaw View rather than employ our own H&S Manager as we wanted all departments to own and be accountable for H&S. We feel in safe hands as PV keep us current and applies light touches across the business as and when required. They have recently delivered a bespoke IOSH Managing Safely course to a number of our Senior Management team and we felt that the training was both interactive and enjoyable.”

Gareth Richards

Technical Director, Salamander Pumps

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“We have had a really positive experience working alongside Kathryn and Penshaw View for the apprenticeship courses. We have had many people sign up for courses such as Project Manager Level 4 and Team Leader Level 3 who are thoroughly enjoying their learning experience. We have received great feedback on the support from tutors and the learning sessions themselves including the easy-to-use learning platform. We look forward to continuing working with you on our apprenticeship journey”

Kate Williams

Learning & Development Business Partner, Sciencus

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