Top Edge is owned and managed by Graham Freeborn who has worked at senior management level in the sport and leisure sector for over 25 years.

For much of his early career, Graham worked at Hailsham Leisure Centre in East Sussex which he managed for a number of years before taking charge of all the leisure centres within the area. It was during this period of enormous change in the leisure industry when Graham supported hundreds of staff as they developed within their roles. It was this formative experience that cemented Graham’s interest in training and the provision of learning opportunities. Coupled with an increasing interest in safety management, Graham’s vocation to help others understand and learn about this important area of work was established.

In 2002, Graham became Operations Director of Freedom Leisure, now one of the biggest operator of sport and leisure facilities in the UK with over 60 sites. His work in safety and training continued, and in 2008 he formed Freedom Leisure Training which he expanded significantly, delivering over 2,500 courses as well as a number of apprenticeships programmes.

Graham left Freedom in the summer of 2015 to start Top Edge Training. Now, through Top Edge, he is drawing on years of experience and continues to share his enthusiasm for training and staff development.