Our team provides the very
best in training and skills development consultancy for customers
across the process industries.
Our passionate team
combines industry experience with expert organisational development
knowledge. We enhance business performance and profitability
through the Skills Assurance programme.
Please see our team
Roger has over 10 years
technical and 15 years operations management experience in SME and
blue chip companies in the manufacturing sector as well as over 15
years experience in organisational development.
Roger has unparalleled
experience as an accredited Adviser and Assessor for Investor in
People, is an NLP Practitioner and has delivered Business
Excellence Through Action (BETA Plus, Business Excellence). He has
developed and delivered Business Improvement workshops and is
experienced in strategic organisation and leadership
Roger has a Diploma in
Systems Thinking & Practice as well as a Level 7 Diploma in
Executive Coaching and Mentoring with the ILM. He is a Member of
the Institute of Leadership and Management and is a Member of the
Institute of Business Consultants.
Kevin graduated from Leeds
University in 1985 with an Honours degree in Minerals Engineering.
He began his professional career with Davy Mckee as a graduate
trainee, Process Engineer, gaining experience on petrochemical,
coal preparation and nuclear plant design. Kevin would later be
appointed as an Assistant Plant Manager taking additional
responsibility for training.
Further on in his career,
Kevin joined GlaxoSmithKline, working his way up to Site People
Development Manager. During this time Kevin completed a Master's
degree in Human Resources Management and Development through
Teesside University, and became a qualified coach and NLP
Practitioner. Following graduation Kevin accepted the role of
Generalist Human Resources Manager.
It was during this role
that Kevin became involved in the NEPIC Skills, Education and
Engagement agenda and was a member of the skills strategy thrust
team, later becoming chair of the Education and Engagement
began his career when he joined Royal Dutch Shell at their Stanlow
complex as an Apprentice in Instrumentation and Process
Control. After ten years in Engineering Maintenance and
Construction Clint moved into Training, taking charge of
Clint moved to the Netherlands where he took a position as Lecturer
and Laboratory Manager in Shell's Group Training Centre. He later
returned to the Stanlow complex in 1993 and by 1995 had become the
Site Learning and Development Manager. In his final years with
Shell Clint worked in Leadership Development being principally
responsible for the roll out of a Leadership Development project
across Europe for all classes of business. In his final job
roles with Shell, Clint travelled extensively working for short
periods in many of Shell's manufacturing sites around the
studied during his career becoming a Master of Science in Managing
Human Resources and Training with the University Of
Tom Graduated from
Leicester Polytechnic with Honours Degree in Economics and began
his career as an accountant working as part of a large team before
taking charge of a Business Services Department of a leading
independent accountancy firm of accountants overseeing 25 staff and
over 500 clients.
During this time Tom
undertook an MBA at Sheffield Hallam University, graduating in 2001
to form a management consultancy to deliver strategic planning
sessions and management development programmes. In 2007 Tom joined
the National Skills Academy for Manufacturing as the East Midlands
Regional Manager and in June 2008 became Head of Finance &
In 2010 Tom returned to
focus on his own business and was instrumental in preparing the
successful Round 5 Business Plan for Emerging Technologies
(biotechnology and composites) before joining the Skills Academy as
Composites Account Manager.
Bev is part of the original
project team who secured funding from Government and industrialists
to set up the Academy in 2007 and was responsible for setting up
the current infrastructure.
She then went into an
executive support role to the CEO, Senior Management Team and Board
Members and was part of the team who wrote the Round 5 Business
Plan for Emerging Technologies (Biotechnology and Composites) in
Bev was promoted in January
2011 into a new role of Key Accounts Support Manager and works
closely with the Account Management team to ensure the smooth
delivery of products and services to industry. Bev manages the
day-to-day operations for the team at the Academy's Head Office in
Darlington and is responsible setting up and managing the National
Prior to working with the
Academy, Bev spent a number of years in Australia & Hong Kong,
including over five years within the pharmaceutical and recruitment
industries in Sydney. Other roles have included business
development and event management.
Bev is currently studying
for a BA (Hons) Leadership & Management with completion due in
2012 and is a Member of the Chartered Management
Phil has 20 years
experience in businesses starting out at British Leyland in
Industrial Relations. A career in Human Resources followed; with 14
years at BASF in various roles including UK HR Director of both the
Coatings and Pharmaceuticals divisions and three years at BASF's
In 1997 Phil was asked by
BASF to become General Manager of a newly formed division - BASF
Biocides; specialising in the research, development, manufacture
and sales of specialty chemicals for preservation.
In 2002 he set up his own
management consultancy specialising in European business growth for
non-European companies and also helped set up the first UK
consultancy specialising in business advice to SMEs. In 2007, after
selling his consultancy interests, Phil joined EMDA, the East
Midlands Development Agency, to design and deliver the East
Midlands High Growth Programme - which has since gone on to become
a nationally supported initiative.
A passionate advocate for
the role that skills can play in delivering business performance
Phil believes that the National Skills Academy is destined to
become the One Stop Shop for Up-skilling and training in the
Neil joined the Royal Navy
as an Artificer Apprentice in 1979, serving 14 years with the
greater part of his Naval career spent on Commando Helicopter
Operations. He completed his Fleet Air Arm career in the
Engineering Headquarters at RNAS Yeovilton, with a range of
responsibilities including technical liaison with Westland
Helicopters, British Aerospace and Rolls Royce, and as the
Engineering Inspector for the RN Historic Flight including the
famous Swordfish aircraft.
In 1993, Neil took a
complete change of direction working for a number of Training &
Enterprise Councils, with responsibilities covering Investors in
People, DTI Competitiveness, Apprenticeship programmes and various
regional European Social Fund / Regional Development Fund
programmes. In 2001 Neil transferred into the Learning & Skills
Council, developing the ESF Co-Financing Programme and securing
funding for a regional skills programme, leading on workforce
skills issues across a number of industry sectors.
Now the Network Services
Director Neil's task is to expand the activities of the Skills
Academy across the UK, with a focus on increasing provider
engagement to support the science-based industries.
Ian has spent over 30 years
in the UK process industry, gaining a wealth of experience in
research & development, manufacturing, pr & marketing, HR,
training & development and corporate governance.
Ian's knowledge and
experience at the 'sharp end' of the process industry, together
with his understanding and passion for skills development within
the sector, provides him with a significant appreciation of the
needs of employers for training & development.
After graduating from the
University of Salford with a degree in Biochemistry followed by a
Doctorate based on research in enzymology, Ian began his career
with Boots as Research Biochemist working on the development of new
pharmaceutical compounds. Following this he transferred to BASF,
holding a number of senior executive roles.
Further in his career Ian
joined North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) as Business
Development Manager, responsible for expanding the activities of
the Cluster and later Aesica Pharmaceuticals as their Corporate
Services Manager before joining the Skills Academy.
Alex has over 13 years'
experience as a finance manager within a large training provider,
producing the key financial information for the business and
managing the delivery and finances of LSC and ESF Work Based
Learning contracts. This gives her the experience and in depth
knowledge of the skills industry and financial planning which helps
the Academy produce key business drivers.
Alex manages the finances
within the Academy as well as working closely with the teams to
provide business information and support on customer activity. She
also works very closely with the hub team to produce the
information and support key to the business.
The National Skills Academy for Process
Industries provides training and skills development for the
Biotechnology, Chemicals, Composites, Downstream, Pharmaceutical
and Polymer industries.
How can we
can help your business demonstrate workforce competence and protect
your licence to operate by minimising safety, health and
Competitiveness: Our Competence
Assurance process will help you increase productivity and
efficiency and be more competitive.
qualifications: You can find the right training and
qualifications through our network of quality assured training
Our service is suited to
employers of all sizes and our clients include companies from right
across the process industries.
If you are keen to find out more information and would be
interested in arranging a no obligation visit, please contact us to
arrange a consultation with a Skills Academy professional.