Our Office Team

Richard Bonney

Richard Bonney

Chairman and Business Development Manager
Richard, along with Lisa Stevenson founded the company in 2002. Richard has over 30 years of experience within the training environment. Richard’s principal role is now to lead the strategic development of the Company with a focus on growth both in the UK and overseas.
Lisa Stevenson

Lisa Stevenson

Managing Director
As a founder member of the Company Lisa’s principle role is to direct and control the company’s operations and support the chairman in the strategic development of the company with a focus on growth in both the UK and overseas. As an extremely experienced manager with expertise in office management and marketing, Lisa’s skills ensure the Company will continue to flourish and remain a highly successful training organisation.
Sylvia Franklin

Sylvia Franklin

Finance and Competence Manager
Sylvia joined the Company shortly after it was established in 2002. Sylvia specialises in Competence Management within the rail industry and in addition to delivering Assessor training, Sylvia is a member of the senior management team assisting the Managing Director with the Company finances. Her many years experience within the rail industry ensures the company is proactive in compliance with client, industry and legislative requirements. Her role involves Quality Assurance and leading on any audit visits. . Qualified as an Assessor and Verifier, she is able to offer training in assessor skills as well as providing consultancy support.
Martyn Bentley

Martyn Bentley

Technical Training Manager
Martyn joined the company in 2003 as part of the training team. He has recently joined the Senior Management Team undertaking the role of Technical Training Manager. With Martyn’s expertise in both the practical and technical application of permanent way he will still continue to undertake his trainer/assessor role.
Michelle Melnyk

Michelle Melnyk

Administrator
Michelle joined the company in 2013 and has become a key member of the administration team providing office support for the Company. Michelle is the Company’s Sentinel Co-ordinator responsible for the organisation of all Track Safety courses; dealing with our clients and delegates prior to, during and after the training events to ensure the level of service provided is of the highest quality.
Jordan Clarke

Jordan Clarke

Administrator
Since joining the Company in 2015, Jordan has proved to be an excellent addition to the Administration team. He is responsible for the Permanent Way course administration, providing support to both our clients and delegates. Jordan also organises and promotes our training programmes through our website and social media.

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Martyn Bentley

Martyn Bentley

Technical Training Manager
Martyn’s expertise in both the practical and technical application of permanent way engineering skills ensures he is fully qualified to deliver training courses from Basic Principles of Track Engineering team Leader as well as Stressing of CWR Levels 1-2-3, Raising and Removing Speed Restrictions and Track Patrolling. Martyn is qualified as an Assessor enabling him to provide the relevant assessment requirements for competence based courses.
Kelvin Tyler

Kelvin Tyler

Trainer / Assessor
Kelvin’s formal training qualifications and expertise in the practical application in the use of hand held and mechanised plant provides a wide ranging training skills portfolio, which includes Grinding Operative, Grinding Supervisory Manager, Facing Switch Inspection and Crossing Inspection. Kelvin is also qualified as an Assessor enabling him to provide the relevant assessment requirements for competence based courses and workplace assessments. Kelvin is qualified to deliver training for Non-Destructive Testing of Rail.
Andy May

Andy May

Trainer / Assessor
Andy has recently joined the company having been involved in supervising major projects and renewals works for over twenty years.
Responsible duties include Track Safety training, including SSOWP, Introduction to Permanent Way, Track Geometry and Raising and Removing Speed Restrictions, Track Patroller, S&C Maintenance and Track Maintenance
Rob Clark

Rob Clark

Trainer / Assessor
Rob is our newest recruit and joined the company in January 2019. Rob is a highly experienced and qualified trainer/assessor with a proven track record in the delivery of permanent way training programmes that have been bespoke or to NVQ L2 and 3 and current apprenticeship standards.
Responsible duties include delivery of Hand held plant (Rail), Grinding Operative, TRK053 and TRK 1054, Stressing of CWR Plain line and S&C, Permanent Way Maintenance and renewals and Track inspection.
Sylvia Franklin

Sylvia Franklin

Trainer / Assessor
Sylvia specialises in Competence Management within the rail industry. Qualified as an Assessor and Verifier, she is able to offer training in assessor skills as well as providing consultancy on meeting legislation and industry requirements for Competence Management
Alan Randall

Alan Randall

Trainer / Assessor
Alan has had a career spanning over 40 years in the rail industry specialising in track maintenance and renewals, Health & Safety and Contract Management. His positions included Track Maintenance Engineer for Chilterns and Birmingham Loop, and HSQE Manager for H W Martin Fencing who specialised in all forms of railway fencing and vegetation clearance. Alan joined the company in 2015 to support the team in delivery of Permanent Way courses.
David Ratledge

David Ratledge

Trainer / Assessor
David has over 50 years experience in the rail industry within the Permanent Way discipline. David commenced his career as a Technical Officer, working through managerial positions to Engineering and Operations Manager and Senior Project Manager. David has also worked in both Australia and New Zealand, developing training programmes for permanent way supervisors and engineers. Since joining the Company in 2014 David has re-developed the Permanent Way Switch and Crossing Design course and Permanent Way Renewals/Maintenance course for engineers.
Trevor Phillips

Trevor Phillips

Trainer / Assessor
Trevor has over 50 years experience in rail starting his career as a BR Engineering Apprentice in 1962. Developing a career which resulted in him being the UK Technical Training Manager at Bombardier Transportation. He is currently registered to deliver Sentinel training in PTS and SSOWP. He also delivers Designated Person, Manual Handling, Fire awareness, Working at Height, Safety Critical Communication, Emergency First aid, 25Kv Depot Isolation, and Risk Assessment. Trevor is also registered to carryout Sentinel Assessments in COSS, IWA and SSOWP.
Andy Cuss

Andy Cuss

Trainer / Assessor
Andy is a highly experienced permanent way engineer in both track maintenance and renewals. His career has extended over a forty year period working for both British Rail and Carillion, achieving the position of Contract Engineering Manager. Since joining the company in 2009 Andy has extended his training portfolio to include Track Realignment by the “Hallade” Method, Track Geometry Supervisor, Stressing of CWR Levels 1-2-3 and a wide range of the Network Rail permanent way courses. Since early 2012 he has developed and now delivers an up-skilling programme for Tube Lines technical support teams.
Neil Litchfield

Neil Litchfield

Trainer / Assessor
Neil has over twenty five years service within the rail industry, principally within electrification construction & maintenance. Responsible duties included Isolation planning and Possession Management, Linesman/Nominated Person, undertaking maintenance tasks / isolations for the issue of permits to work on 25kv A.C Electrified Lines. Neil is licensed with NSAR as a Track Safety and Electrification Trainer & Assessor. Neil has been involved within training and assessment for over twelve years and is registered to deliver OLEC 1, 2 & 3. He also delivers the Appreciation of OLE for both new entrants and managers.

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