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Some of the AHG Training & Assessment Team


AHG was formed in 2000, and have been running high quality training since then.  We work with many industry organisations, and are frequently used for consultancy work with Universities, Awarding Organisations, Industry Bodies, Corporations, Elite Sporting Bodies, and Professional Associations, due to our wide ranging knowledge, experience and longevity.

Our Management team (below), is supported by a team of highly qualified and experienced tutors, assessors and quality assurers, with backgrounds in health, wellness, medicine and education.   


Richard Johnson.

Founder and Principal

Richard has a very long established career, spanning over the last three decades, and is one of the UK's most prolific 'Wellpreneur's', having Founded Active Health Group, Sports Therapy Organisation, and many other successful health and wellness businesses.

Richard plays a lead role in developing and teaching at AHG, and combines this with his private practice and consultancy work.  

In 2019, Richard was invited to co-author the book, 'The Recipe for Success, with Jack Canfield, of 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' fame.

Richard holds Fellowships with the following organisations:

Royal Society for Public Health
Royal Society for Medicine

Christian Platts

Christian first joined AHG in 2000, and after his initial training he went on to become the school administrator and in-house therapist.  After investing in the company Christian became the co-owner and has been an integral part of AHG for over 20 years.

After a hugely successful career as a Myofascial Release specialist, Christian now specialises in Trauma work after studying the three year Internal Family Systems, psychotherapy model.

Vice-Principal and Creative


Kirsty Cooper

Kirsty trained with AHG in 2004, and having specialised in Training and Education, now runs the AHG Training team! 

Kirsty also runs accreditation for various colleges and universities, and as a Health & Safety Officer, played a large part in writing the Covid policies for the Sports Therapy industry. 

Head of Training and Quality Assurance

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