Twist Training 

John Barclay finally decided to hang up his mortar board and the business of Fife Licensing Training was handed over to Joanne Worrall and Twist Training. 

John was keen to see the business he and Jamie Faulds had built up over the years pass into safe hands and as we shall see it is no exaggeration to say that he could not have found anyone better qualified and suited than Twist Training.

Twist Training was established in Edinburgh by Joanne Worrall in 2009. She has been involved in the Scottish Licensed Trade one way or another for over 30 years. After leaving Edinburgh University she joined Belhaven and ran outlets such as the Worlds End in Edinburgh and Molly Malones in Glasgow as well as stints at The Hampton Hotel amongst others. Having obtained the CIPD Certificate in Training Practice Joanne then joined Servewise in time for the 2005 Act to pass into law where she developed the training programme for the licensed trade that we have all come to know and love. Whilst there she was seconded to the Scottish Executive with a remit to set up the Local Licensing Forums that were a feature of the 2005 Act. She was Scotlandʼ s first National Licensing Officer and was heavily involved in getting the PLH and LSO sylabuses established and up and running. During this time she had a stint with the Glasgow Licensed Trade Association with the likes of Lynn Adams, Michael McHugh and Billy Gold. She served a period as the GLTA Chair. 

Eventually she felt the need to get back to the front line and joined Dark Star designing and delivering training programmes whilst also working with a number of other companies on licence applications and training packages. Circumstances then led her to establish TWIST(“Training Which Inspires, Supports and Transforms” ) in 2009, providing training in a range of disciplines but with a focus on licensing training.

Today, Jo prides herself on making her training relaxed yet informative and ensures that all go away with the knowledge they need. Her main passion is Personal Licence Holder training but she can help with many aspects of licensing and also delivers first aid and other mandatory courses.

Licensing Law & Food Hygiene

 - Personal Licence training

- Mandatory Staff training

- Staff Licensing Law Trainers Package

- Food Hygiene Training

- REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene training

- HACCP training

First Aid Training

 - Emergency First Aid

- Baby & Child First Aid

- 3 Day Emergency First Aid

- Anaphylaxis Awareness

After the dust had settled on Twistʼ s acquisition of Fife Licensing Training Joanne joined the Fife Licensed Trade Association and Twist is now the FLTAʼ s chosen training partner.

Jo can be contacted at  and on 07811 214038

The web address is  email: Tel. 0131 564 0019