Steve is the Managing Director, co-founder and senior instructor of Kentec Training. He is a Council member and Director of PASMA and an active member of PASMA and the Ladder Association, currently serving as Chairman of the Ladder Association Committee and an active member and past chairman of the PASMA Training Committee. Steve is regarded as one of the leading instructors within the access industry being called upon to talk atseminarsand facilitate courses for senior health and safety professionals from local authorities, utilities, IOSH groups and government bodies including the H.S.E.
Steve provides strategic leadership, active management and takes particular responsibility for service and instructor standards. He ensures the company maintains outstanding levels of service, consistently matching the professionalism of our market leading clients and contractors.
Kandy is a co-founder of Kentec Training and has supported Steve from the very first day in building Kentec Training into one of the leading training providers in the UK.
Kandy has always been tenacious in achieving the very highest standard possible in customer service and procedural compliance. She has a broad depth of knowledge and experience in the training industry offering support and guidance to both customers and our team. Kandy’s friendly and supportive nature has ensured Kentec Training’s success and continued customer satisfaction.
Jadie leads our sales, administration and marketing team. She is responsible for ensuring our clients, associates, employees and instructors are fully supported. She oversees projects for the company, concentrating on growth and efficiency. She also heads up the tendering and procurement for our larger customers.
Jadie is a graduate of Coventry University, her drive and focus on achieving outstanding results, makes her a great asset to Kentec and our future. Jadie has successfully completed thePrince2 Foundation and Practitioner, IOSH Managing Safely, and both the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and National Construction Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Certificate.
She is currently undertaking the NCRQ Level 6 Diploma in Applied Health and Safety.
Laura supervises the day to day operations of the sales department, providing guidance and leadership to the team. She is also a primary contact for our customers and manages the service of a number of our tender contracts, providing outstanding customer service. Laura supports our social media and marketing campaigns and leads the team on external exhibitions.
Laura also provides invaluable support to the Operations Director in special projects.
She believes that customer service is a strong attribute and she thrives to build a great working relationship with all our clients. Laura has achieved her NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.
Lucy started her journey with Kentec as an apprentice and has now successfully completed her NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration. Her work ethic and attitude have resulted in her appointment as a full-time administration team member supporting our training operation and instructors.
Lucy provides administrative support to our tender contracts and oversees our customers who are registered on the CITB Levy for their grant claims.
Dave is responsible for the day to day management of our training operations and instructor wellbeing. Dave is a qualified PASMA, Ladder Association, IOSH and First Aid Instructor. He started his career in Health & Safety back in 2005 whilst overseas and has successfully completed both his NEBOSH General and Construction Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. Over the past 13 years, he has learned that to make this subject effective and viable, it has to be managed and delivered in the right way.
Dave has recently successfully completed the Fit2Fit Face Fit Assessors. Delegates enjoy Dave's relaxed, interactive and down to earth style of teaching, allowing everyone to learn from each other and pass on their knowledge and experience.
Dave now heads our instructor team as our training manager ensuring continuous quality and effective delivery of our training courses and support for our ever-growing team of instructors.
James has been with Kentec for many years and has become one of our most respected and sought after instructors. He joined us as an experienced IPAF, PASMA, Ladder and Safety Harness Instructor, however, during his time at Kentec, James has been busy gaining additional instructor qualifications with IPAF, the Ladder Association, Tetra, First Aid, cable avoidance tools as well as achieving both his CIEH Professional Instructor and PTLLs teaching qualifications. He has recently achieved his Fit2Fit Accreditation andNEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and is now working towards his P402 Asbestos Survey and Sampling Course.
James’s proven skill, support and experience when instructing has resulted in excellent feedback from his course delegates at all levels. James was recently appointed Lead Instructor for IPAF, Tetra and Specialist courses where his role is to ensure the quality and effectiveness of our training to our valued clients.
Stuart has been with Kentec for some time now and is one of our most experienced instructors. With over 20 years experience in the training industry, Stuart's knowledge and experience will provide our customers with the high-quality service they have come to expect from Kentec Training.
He is a qualified PASMA, Ladder Association, IOSH, Safety Harness, Work at height and Workplace Safety instructor and has already received great feedback from delegates in the time he has been with us.
Martin is a Chartered Member of IOSH and completed his NEBOSH Diploma in 1998. He has worked in health & safety and engineering since leaving the RAF in 1992. After working at the Channel Tunnel for several years, he worked as an Engineering Surveyor before moving into the role of health & safety consultancy where he has worked for the past 17 years.
Martin is an experienced trainer in health & safety and has delivered a range of course from IOSH Managing Safely, Working Safely to manual handling and risk assessment. Martin has also completed a 2-year teacher training course (Cert Ed - Certificate in Education) and is also experienced in carrying out health & safety site audits for a range of clients including manufacturing, construction and care.
We welcome Jason Whybrow to the Kentec Team. Jason joined us here at Kentec in July 2019. Jason joined the army straight from leaving school at the young age of 15yrs and 8mths old. He was a Queen's guardsman and was also a battlefield medic for 6 years. After being involved in an explosion in Afghanistan his career in the army came to a sudden end after an injury that he sustained.
After being medically discharged he found a new love of teaching! He started working with young offenders within the construction industry which made him realise his passion for training and empowering people. He has recently found a new career in training first aid, working at height and health & safety, which brings him to working at Kentec Training.
We hope you will get the pleasure of sitting one of Jason's training courses and finding out more about him very soon.
Steve is an experienced security manager, trainer and consultant, using the experience gained from over 30 years as a UK Police Officer who specialised in Counter-Terrorist Search. Since retiring from the Police, Steve has expanded his knowledge and experience by working as both an operational security manager, on the London Olympics and at a major international port, and as a safety trainer and consultant.
Steve has worked overseas in the USA (providing training and consultative services to US Federal Agencies and Military personnel, including Presidential protection details), Saudi Arabia (training internal Counter-Terrorist Forces) and in the United Arab Emirates (training the Abu Dhabi Police). He has also provided training and security services to many prestigious UK sites and events.
In recent years, Steve has focused on work at height and confined space training. Kentec welcomes Steve to our instructor team to further enhance our range of available training courses.
Adrian heads up our CITB Site Safety Plus instructor team. With many years of experience, Adrian has already made a marked improvement in both the delivery and the results of our Site Safety Plus courses. Many of his students have praised his delivery and patience when teaching.
Dan is an experienced Work at Height instructor specialising in PASMA Mobile Access Tower training. He supports our PASMA courses at our Kent Training Centre as well as our onsite courses. Many of his delegates have complimented him on his enthusiastic teaching style.
Tony has been working as one of our team of instructors since early in 2013. Tony is an IPAF Instructor with over 5 years of experience as an instructor and over 15 years in the access industry especially with MEWP technical and operational maintenance and inspections. Tony is an easy going instructor with an outstanding rapport with his students resulting in positive feedback from all of his courses.
Mark joined the Kentec Training team of instructors back in 2009 to further strengthen our team of IPAF instructors. Mark has been an instructor for over 10 years and is a fully qualified IPAF Senior Instructor. Mark has a comprehensive experience with the access industry with Mobile Access Towers, MEWPs, MCWPs, Suspended Access and Scaffolding.
Andy has been in the Height Safety Industry for 19 years, having worked for some of the UK's leading safety equipment manufacturers both as a salesman and a technical and operational trainer. Andy's extensive knowledge and experience in the work at height and safety industry makes him a valuable asset to the Kentec instructor team.