Licensing and Training Services

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About Us - O'Brien

Cost Effective Peace of Mind

O’Brien Licensing & Training Services offers specialist “peace of mind” solutions on all aspects of the Licensing Act 2003 and The Gambling Act 2005.

About Michael T. O’Brien FBII.TP

Michael O’Brien is a qualified and experienced instructor who has a comprehensive knowledge of licensing & gambling law and its practical implication for both Police and local authority licensing officers.

He is an ex-Senior Officer of North Yorkshire Police who for several years occupied the role of Licensing Inspector at Scarborough. Following retirement he was employed as the Senior Licensing Officer at Scarborough Borough Council and was instrumental in writing the draft licensing policy for the local authority.

Michael has established his own company “O’Brien Licensing and Training Services” to utilise his knowledge of both Police and local authority licensing procedures. O’Brien Licensing and Training Services act as a Licensing Consultant for anyone involved in the world of licensing.

He has successfully completed courses at the Cabinet Office, Emergency Planning College including Crowd & Event Safety Management and Safety at Festivals and Mass Gatherings.

O’Brien Licensing & Training Services act as Licensing Consultants to licensees including representing them at licensing Committee Hearings. The company also trains licensees and others in the entertainment and hospitality industries through the various courses held at their BIIAB approved centres. The company is assessed annually, as a training provider, by the British Institute of Innkeeping, the BII, and is currently graded as ‘Outstanding’. Our training results reflect this grading. Michael is a BII Fellow Training Professional

Michael has trained local authority licensing committees nationwide on their roles and responsibilities under both acts. He is a member of the Institute of Licensing and the British Institute of Innkeeping.

On a personal note, in his spare time, Michael is a qualified football referee and cricket umpire and enjoys performing in musical theatre.

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Read what people have been saying about O’Brien Licensing and Training Services


“They have taken care of everything associated with Licensing and removed all the pressure off us. Their knowledge and expertise is clearly demonstrated when dealing with the finer aspects of the law”

“They keep us up to date with current legislation which continually helps to take our business forward.”


“by far the best and most comprehensive courses we have found”

“Michael’s style of presentation not only makes the subject matter interesting but also fixes it in your memory for recall at a later date.”