GWAS was set up to bring together combined expertise and experience on all aspects of event managment and the complete supply chain for events.
We and our team of partners including CQC registered providers and other specialists within the industry work hands on with our clients to ensure your event or season is a success. We have a team that has over 50 years of experience in pre-hospital and emergency care, events and event management as well as bespoke / sports medical services.
From local sporting events and road races to World Tour road racing and International sporting events such as Judo, Rugby, Polo, Cricket, Hockey and of course Cycling to name a few. We always design bespoke services for your event or your individual needs, we work with you from the first email to ensure you have the correct services on site for the duration of the event. We do not just roll out a standardised first aid team, we design the cover for your needs and all our staff are registered health care professionals.
We ensure that the services that we supply meet all your statutory and legal requirments for the relevant authorities and council areas that your event operates in. To add to your reassurance all our directors and managers are currently or have been active within one or more of the folowing areas of sport; Polo Players, Cyclists and Triathletes and have competed at National and International levels in Judo & Hockey. We are a professional Sports Medical, Set Medical and Event provider, bringing in Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, IHCD Technicians and registered EMT's for events and the sports industry across the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
GWAS was a response to the increasingly recognised need for bespoke high-quality medical facilities and critical care trauma teams at all levels of sporting & mass participation events. Event organisers are realising that a greater standard of care is necessary for their patrons/clients and also in order to relieve needless pressure on the ambulance service and hospitals and also to enhance the experience of those taking part.
Offering Medical Support with exceptional service, care and reliability to our clients and their patrons is our number one priority.
Founder and CEO of GWAS Group plus Trauma Lead
Veteran of the British and French Military as well as work in hostile & high risk enviroments with the USA DOD before joining the NHS working in a large hospital Emergency Department- He has also spent career time as a volunteer on Cowes Inshore Lifeboat, as a Retained Fire fighter and part of Wiltshire Search & Rescue (Lowland SAR).
He is now in private practice and with over 30years of Pre-Hospital and Emergency Medical Experience as well as a PhD in Emergency Management and a DBA in business - He is a steady hand at the helm of GWAS forward thinking and always looking for the next partnership & job to build the GWAS brand.
Quote from his CV: "Even with a double doctorate I never stop wanting to learn and improve my knowledge and skill set"
Sports Medicine Specialist & our Senior Accounts Manager
Veteran of the British Army where she served as an Army Intelligence Officer for 16 years before her leaving and heading to the local council working in Childrens Services working with some of the most vunerable children in Wiltshire.
Ultimatly coming on board with GWAS Independent Ambulance Service as part of the RBL Poppy Factory Supported Employment Scheme and having gained her FIFA Diploma in Sports Medicine in a career change which she has excelled in..
Her current role sees her looking after both our sporting clients as our sports specialist and as our Senior Accounts Manager looking after our client accounts.
Onboarded in 2016
Paramedic Director and our Senior Film, TV & Event Medic
Callum is an experienced set medic, that was transitioned from military service as an RAF combat medical technician, into the NHS as an IHCD Emergency Medical Technician and now a Qualified Paramedic having studied at UWE in Bristol.
Callum brings a raft of new knowledge to the team as was instrumental on helping our CEO opening up the film industry post covid, working with the British film Commission to set the protocols ahead of films starting to revamp post covid.
We welcomed him onboard to replace an outgoing dismissed board Paramedic as hopefully he will be with us for the long haul into the future of GWAS.
Onboarded in 2022
Corporate Director &
We asked Andrew Kirk to come onbaord via his events company Velo Events Ltd, why because at the heart of GWAS in one of the 4 core chambers is cycle races and events.
Velo Events is a company born of the cycle industry and its owner Andrew is a guru all things cycling and outdoor events and is a key consultant for our cycle events
Onboarded in 2022
Medical Doctor - General Practitioner
Dr Goodwinis a locum GP that brings a raft of personal & professional knowledge to the team from her primary care and equestrian experience.
From policy and procedural sign offs to general advise and clinical support for our SMT, staff and clients.
She is a huge asset to GWAS and its positioning as one of the U.K's leading pre-hospital care providers.
Partnered with since 2022
Specialist Paramedic Practitioner
Daniel brings a wealth of experience via his company Forbes Medical and a dedication to his role as a paramedic practitioner, with a background from several years in the NHS.
Throughout his career, he has navigated diverse healthcare settings, including Urgent Care Centres & GP surgeries. His extensive involvement in primary and urgent care has equipped him with a deep understanding.
https://forbesmedical.co.uk/about/ CQC via CPA
Partnered with in 2024
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Following months of hard work GWAS in the first quarter of 2023 we became the UK's "FIRST" fully Carbon Neutral Medical Supplier in the private or public sectors.
GWAS Ambulance and all its group of companies offset 100% of its carbon footprint in supporting your film / tv production, sporting event or public event.
GWAS Ambulance and Set Medics UK meets all the Albert Guidelines for a Sustainable Supplier.