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Vocational Training by SVT Ltd

Meet the team

We pride ourselves on delivering a first-class service to our NVQ candidates.

Our team is made up of a group of professionals who between them share years of knowledge and experience, and this is utilised to support our candidates from the start of the NVQ programme all the way through to completion.

Mike Watson Chairman

IOSH Certified Mike Watson - Chairman
Head of NVQ's Management

Mike Watson CMIOSH, Dip RSA, MIIRSM, FlnstLM, MIVA has more than 25 years in business and operational management and occupational health and safety.

Mikes role is concerned with Business Partnerships Internationally ensuring the sustainability of the business and the continued success of the SVT group, including our Safety Management Vocational Training Ltd which is our International branch.

Mandy Pickard Managing Director

Mandy Pickard - Managing Director
Head of NVQ's and Lead IV

Mandy Pickard GradIOSH, DipRSA, FlnstLM, MIVA is our Lead Internal Verifier for overseeing the Health and Safety qualifications and Management qualifications.

As well as being actively involved in the NVQ process, Mandy is also our Managing Director, holding over 20 years experience in management, including health and safety and quality. Mandy's role is to ensure that the team work to the same standards throughout the NVQ process.

Cheryl Watson – Finance Manager

Cheryl Watson – Finance Director

Cheryl has been with SVT Ltd for 10 years and is a founder.

Cheryl started as the companies Head of Administration and later Head of Finance. Cheryl is highly qualified and experienced in Management and Financial systems and has 20 years' experience in staff and career development.

Mark Avison

Mark Avison – International Corporate 


Mark is the Corporate Manager for SVT Ltd for both the UK and the international operations.

Having gained over 15 years sales and management experience from varied industries, including marine safety & protection, telecommunications and leisure. Marks role is to drive the company’s corporate strategies forward both in the UK and the international market.

Joe Pope

Joe Pope - Business Manager for Health and Social Care 

Joe DipRSA is lead assessor for the diplomas in Health & Social Care, she is also a fully qualified Internal Quality Assurer. Joe has 10 years experience in assessing across the Health & Care sector with 12 years of care experience previous to that.

Her role is to support and guide candidates through their awards to enable their achievement and also to maintain quality standards whilst doing this. Part of her job role entails making 1-1 visits to candidates in their workplaces as well as providing online support.

Margaret Levett - Customer Liaison Executive

Margaret Levett - Customer Liaison Executive

Margaret's role is to support and facilitate the smooth enrolment of our candidates onto our qualifications and to deal with and monitor financial transactions including payment plans. Margaret ensures all contractual paperwork is in place and provides a point of reference for candidates with any queries.

Mark Massen - Course Adviser

Mark Massen - Course Adviser

Mark has been working for 10 years within sales and customer service and more recently moved in to the B2B market. Through his passion for helping people and always trying to find the right product for you, Mark is excited to be a part of the Course Advisory team.

Philip Jewitt - Course Adviser

Philip Jewitt - Course Adviser

Having 25 years sales and management experience Phil has joined SVT Ltd to add this to the Course Advisory team. His main role is to advise candidates on suitable qualifications to further enhance their careers in both the UK and International market places.

Matt King - Portfolio Co-ordinator

Matt King - Portfolio Coordinator

Matt co-ordinates the administration of NVQ qualifications delivered by various awarding bodies.

Matt is your first point of contact when submitting evidence for Health & Safety qualifications and will prepare it ready for the assessment team.

Jo Towse  - Assessor for Health and Social Care

Jo Towse - Assessor for Health and Social Care

Jo brings to the team a wealth of skills and knowledge having over fifteen years’ experience in care within the NHS sector, both delivering care and gaining extending clinical skills.

She also has two years’ experience in administration for Clinical Research as a data Co-ordinator for Clinical trials. Jo has spent the last year as an Assessor for Health and Social Care at levels two and three, before joining SVT in January 2014.

Santa Mihailova – Administration Apprentice

Santa Mihailova - Administration Apprentice

Santa joined SVT in November 2013 as an Apprentice. She provides administration support to the SVT team and in particular to Mandy Pickard, the MD. She is developing her admin and IT skills and is proving to be a real asset to the team.

Alan Overment - Managing Director - Safety Training Providers and Consultancy Ltd

Alan Overment - Managing Director and Lead Trainer of Safety Training Providers and Consultancy Ltd

Working in association with SVT Ltd he provides a range of classroom training courses. He is an excellent Health & Safety Trainer with an engaging and entertaining style.

Paul Bell - Managing Director - Acumen Training

Paul Bell - Managing Director and Lead Tutor at Acumen Training and Development Ltd.

Paul Bell MCMI, Grad IOSH Dip RSA, MSOFHT is the facilitator of face to face learning and coaching at SVT and is working in direct association with the SVT team to offer a portfolio of CIEH training programmes.

Shane Spencer - Non-Exec Technology Director

Shane Spencer - Non-Exec Technology Director

Shane is the Managing Director of Keyzo IT Solutions Ltd, a well-established company with a highly experienced team that specialises in professional website design, marketing and software development services.

SVT has been a highly valued client of Keyzo since 2010 and Shane feels honoured to have been invited to be a director and ensure that SVT continues to have a fresh marketing, website design and technology approach.

Shane welcomes all constructive feedback on all marketing activities, so please feel free to contact him if you have any suggestions that could enhance our clients experience.

Visit www.keyzo.co.uk for more details about Shane and the Keyzo Team.