Our Team

Since 2003 our team have worked hard to make sure they have the experience and qualifications they need to provide you with the best possible support and guidance whilst you complete your fitness training courses with Envisage.



Dave Ireson

Dave Ireson

Dave has worked in the health and fitness industry since 1993. Starting as a fitness instructor he completed a Degree in Sport and Exercise Science then continued onto a Masters Degree specialising in Exercise Physiology.

After University Dave worked in two main areas, one was to develop professional sportspeople at Elite and Club level, the other to develop facilities in the health and fitness sector. With the experience gained working in these areas he went on to lecture in both Further and Higher education.

In 2003 he founded Envisage and is currently responsible for the development of the business. He is still passionate about teaching and delivers on a range of qualifications as well as working with other members of the team to make constant improvements to the courses to ensure they are always of the highest quality.

  • MSc Exercise Physiology
  • BSc Sport and Exercise Science
  • Certificate in Education
Laura Shepherd

Laura Shepherd

Laura has an Honours Degree in Psychology and PGCE in Post Compulsory Education. She has worked in the Further Education sector since 2009 specialising in Functional Skills (English and maths).

Laura joined Envisage in 2014 primarily to develop and teach Functional Skills on a range of apprenticeship programmes but is now also involved in the development of Employability Skills, helping learners to find and secure employment.

Laura is a qualified Gym Instructor and Personal trainer and is a tutor and assessor of these fitness training courses for Envisage.

  • BSc Psychology
  • PGCE in Post Compulsory Education
  • Level Diploma In Personal Training
Adam Stancey

Adam Stancey

Adam Stancey graduated in 2009 from Sheffield Hallam University with a degree in Sports Science with Coaching.

He began his career in the fitness industry in 2002, working as a leisure attendant and sports coach for Barnsley Premier Leisure. He moved on to DVC Sports at Dearne Valley College in 2005, starting as a Fitness Instructor, progressing onto Health and Fitness Coordinator and finally Sports Centre Manager.

Adam joined Envisage as a part time tutor and assessor in 2011 and became a full-time member of the team in 2012. Adam has contributed to the development of the Level 2 Fitness Instructor programmes.

Adam’s main role now is working on funded training contracts, coordinating the programmes and providing support to business owners and their staff to access training opportunities.

Adam's favourite part of his role with Envisage is that he gets to meet new people with the same passions and interests as himself on a daily basis. 

  • BSc (Hons) Sports Science with Coaching
  • YMCA Awards Diploma in Personal Training
Mick Bylthe

Mick Bylthe

With over 20 years’ experience in teaching and training, Mick has a vast array of knowledge and experience in the fitness industry.

He has worked in further, higher and private education and has held a variety of roles in the leisure industry.

In addition to working with us providing quality training, Mick is a business owner himself. 

  • MSc Sport and Exercise Science
  • Certificate in Education
  • HND Leisure Management
  • Level 3 Personal Training, Strength and Conditioning
Adam Taylor

Adam Taylor

Adam is a Sports Massage Therapist with over 10 years’ experience working with a range of clients including professional athletes. He started working in professional football clubs when he left school and watching such elite athletes train inspired him to pursue Sports Massage full-time. He was able to obtain his massage qualification with Envisage, set-up his business and has never looked back.

  • Cert Ed
  • Sports Massage