Educating Beyond The Classroom

Educating Beyond The Classroom

Educating Beyond The Classroom

Business Solutions

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Glass and Fenestration

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Trainers – Meet The GFTS Fenestration Team

Laurence Pearson Managing Director/Lead IQA

Laurence is an industry professional, with over 26 years experience of glass related occupations and fenestration installation activities, from commercial, new build and the domestic markets.

Laurence started life as an apprentice glass processor and took the opportunities to progress as and when they were presented. Progression into management first brought about Laurence’s involvement with training and development started back in 1999 whilst undertaking the D32 and D33 awards. More recently Laurence refreshed his knowledge of the assessment process and completed the A1 Award.

Laurence undertakes the daily running of the business and is dedicated to delivering an excellent level of customer service, to all clients and candidates.

Mandy Pearson – Office Manager/Head of compliance

A qualified member of the GFTS team that has gained the ability to liaise and negotiate with other business organisations, on both the corporate and individual level to ensure optimum development of organisational policies. Able to use excellent quantitative and analytical skills to ensure all new business opportunities and deals are satisfactorily consummated for all parties.

Her current role is to seek, expand and diversify the areas of training that GFTS are able to offer. Through top level strategic planning new business and training opportunities that will be opened up to both local and national companies by ensuring their staff are highly skilled and fully qualified to externally accredited levels whilst keeping within industry standards.

Zoe Polzella – Office Co-ordinator

Zoe Co-ordinates all the day to day requirements for our assessment team, ensuring that all aspects of the delivery process runs smoothly, while simultaneously providing a valuable customer service element to the business, for learners and employees alike.

Jack Pearson – Office Administrator & Staff Liaisons

Jack provides support for all GFTS staff, including the director, and plays an integral role as a point of contact between our assessment team and the internal office staff. Jack and Zoe are instrumental in the smooth running of operations at GFTS

Oliver Pearson – Assessor

A valuable member of the team and fully qualified assessor, Oliver has several years of experience in delivering our qualifications. His keen knowledge and approachable attitude allow him to form a rapport with our learners quickly, and drive them to succeed throughout the programme.

Oliver Ashford – Assessor

Oliver Ashford is a credit to our assessment team, with an excellent work ethic and a drive to improve both himself and those he assesses. Oliver is currently working towards being able to deliver qualifications in our more specialised fields of training, but with the careful supervision and guidance of our most senior assessment staff, he is able to deliver our qualifications to GFTS’ high standards with minimal assistance.

Russell Heaton – Lead MTC Assessor (Northern Branch)

Russell oversees the delivery of our MTC certifications at our Northern branch, and prides himself on his delivery of the qualification. Russell has an excellent track record on his delivery of MTC Qualifications, and with a flexible approach to the qualification he is able to accommodate all work styles and schedules.

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