Neil is a Facilitator at Take Point Training. Prior to joining the company, Neil served in the British Army for 11 years serving as part of a bomb disposal team in Bosnia, Northern Ireland & Iraq.
However in November 2004 Neil was in Iraq clearing a route for IEDs and was the victim of a suicide bomber. Neil had to have both of his legs amputated above the knee and at the time was the most seriously injured soldier to survive from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Despite being told that he would never walk again; Neil endured a period of 5 years rehabilitation and remarkably was able to learn to walk, go back to work and succeed in a number of sporting and extreme challenges. Accompanying Neil’s fundraising efforts, he has competed in triathlons, learned to ski and qualified as a scuba diving instructor.
Neil is able to draw on his years of being in the military, experience of going through life-changing rehabilitation and his epic 51-day cross-Atlantic row; part of the first disabled crew to complete this unsupported challenge.