We pride ourselves on delivering a first-class service to our 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 and Training programmes all the way through to completion.
Director of Business Strategy
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.
Did you know? I had a gun pointed at me by a vandal who smashed my car window. He was on a bike at the time. I was so angry that I pulled his bike from him and threw it at him. He ran leaving his bike but still waving the gun in the air.
Tim has vast knowledge of the HSE education industry and has travelled extensively. Tim has a strong back ground in Sales Management, Customer Service and Leadership. He works closely on the International side of the business whilst maintaining standards.
Did you know? I am a huge fan of classic British Comedy and Columbo. I also still own 8000 Marbles from when i was 6 and came 1st in a national marble competition.
Cheryl has been with SVT Ltd for 14 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.
Did you know? I own so many shoes we had to move house so they could have their own room!
Accreditation Manager (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.
Did you know? When I ran a business in Louth, Lincolnshire, regular customers included the singer Barbara Dickson, her husband Oliver Cookson who is a BBC Producer and the Oscar winning actor Jim Broadbent. Quite a few famous people live in rural Lincolnshire!
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.
Contact Phil on 01472 243783 or 07562574670 or email
Did you know? I was once part of a team that broke the UK record for pulling a 2 ton artillery gun over a 7.5 mile course on Salisbury Plains. I was also known for having the widest 1970’s style ‘Kipper Tie’ at Secondary School.
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.
Did you know? I killed my Granny's pet tortoise when I was young by sitting on its shell and squashed it to death.
Joanne has been in health and social care for almost 30yrs. She has worked with adults and children, then specialising in adults with mental health and dementia. Working my way up from a carer and then into management and training. Joanne has been assessing for 4 years.
Did you know? I love to bake and make novelty cakes. I dont think they want to know i love gin more and like to drink lots of it!! lol ;)
Sean joins SVT with 20 years of experience in Health and Safety Training.
Sean has worked in prisons and in the construction industry. He has also worked with helping students in local colleges.
Did you know? I have met Frank Bruno twice Do you know what i mean.
Course Account Manager
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.
Contact Mark on 01472 243782 or 07922415890 or
Did you know? I used to stack shelves in a supermarket with Robert Webb and I helped re-introduce Donkey’s to New Brighton beach.
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.
Did you know? I like walking and have completed the Hadrian’s Wall with my Son raised £1000 for Charity and lost 2 toe nails!
Abi H Jones
Course Account Manager
Abi has over 10 years experience in the retail sector and customer service industry. She has worked for Selfridges in the heart of London and many major retail outlets across the UK.
Contact Abi on 01472 243784 or 07922431752 or email
Did you know? I have a shoe addiction, let's just say that I can provide shoes for at least 7 football teams.
Keith has been a health and social care Assessor for many years. He has worked with adults and children, then specialising in young adults through the YMCA. Keith is qualified to IQA level and supports level 5 care candidates
Did you know? I am a massive motor bike fan and i am currently saving up to buy my wife a bike.
Kerry started with us to swich her career from a beauty therapist. She is currently studying hard to pass her level 2 finance course.
Did you know? I am a huge animal lover and have over 9 pets! I use to have 2 adults pigs in my garden but i decided i like grass instead.
Jennifer Joins SVT with 12 years experience in eLearning at a local college. She will take the lead on all administration tasks.
Did you know? When I was young I lived next door to Tom Wilkinson’s brother (full Monty actor), he owned the local Newsagents, I couldn’t look him in the eye after seeing Full Monty at the Pictures and also my Great Grandmother served Diana Dors Bankruptcy papers on Cleethorpes Beach.
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.