Who We Are
We pride ourselves on our ability to teach our clients by providing a thorough understanding of the topics and ensuring technical competence; where most of our peers choose to focus on just getting you through an exam. The feedback we receive and the repeat business we see from those who have attended our courses gives us confidence that the vast knowledge and experience of our team makes us unique.
Graham Wretham - Redford Charles Ltd. Managing Director, Training Provider and Consultant
Graham has a wealth of experience in the assessment of technical competence of electrical contractors. Previously the local NICEIC Inspecting Engineer for Kent. Graham was responsible for the assessment of the work and resources of businesses on the Council’s roll of Approved Contractors to ensure compliance with the IEE Wiring Regulations and relevant British Standards and Codes of Practice. Graham was also Operations Director of the Assessment Services Division of the NICEIC, where he was directly responsible for over 70 Field Engineers.
Graham has also been the NICEIC’s representative on various external and international technical panels, where he had responsibility for the Inspection and Testing requirements for electrical installations.
Derek Spurgeon - Training Provider and Consultant
Derek has extensive experience in the training of electrical personnel at all levels, having provided training in electrical principles and sciences, as well as craft theory for many years within local education establishments.
Derek has a wealth of experience in the electrical industry as Contracts Manager for Building and Property companies, together with Senior Engineering positions, in particular for Building Management Systems and Controls.
He has been with Redford Charles Ltd since 2008, where his knowledge, and his ability to pass on that knowledge, has produced outstanding success rates for delegates across a wide variety of electrical qualifications.
Gary Gundry - Training Provider and Consultant
Gary is well known in the electrical industry, having established excellent working associations with IET, NICEIC, ECA, BSI, JTL and many others; along with being part of the Wiring Regulations Committees; previously working for the Electrical Safety First and NICEIC training.
Gary is an experienced technical author, presenter, trainer and consultant on a wide range of electrical subjects. Gary has brought a great deal of knowledge and experience to an already formidable team at Redford Charles Ltd.
The inclusion of Gary into this team has allowed Redford Charles Ltd to expand its range of services to incorporate more consultancy work, further technical writing for the benefit of its loyal customers and possibly move into the training of apprentices utilising Gary’s links with JTL and others.
Bill Brady - Training Provider and Consultant
Bill is currently the Managing Director of Bill Brady Associates based in Leeds, with responsibility for development and management of the company which focuses on technical and IQA consultancy. Whilst with EAL (EMTA Awards Ltd) he was the regional Business Development Advisor and External Verifier. At Virtual College Ilkley he was Head of Trades e – Academy with Liaison with key industry Stakeholders and C&G Technical Consultant.
Bill’s position at the NICEIC was Senior Engineer - Head of Electrotechnical Consultancy and Training. Bill’s responsibilities included:
• Management responsibility, for Consultancy services and Training division.
• Responsible for significant management tasks associated with remote group of Full time staff and Associate Lecturers / administrative staff in the Electrotechnical area e.g. Staff and resource planning, timetabling, site management, budget control, Health and safety co-ordination, appraisal,
• Product development. Customer liaison. Development of Electrical Consultancy business. He produced the 17th Edition online which was a National Training Award Finalist in 2010. He is a C&G Technical Consultant.
Lisa O'Keeffe - Centre Manager
Prior to working for Redford Charles Ltd, Lisa was employed by the Kent Messenger Group for 23 years. Initially as a receptionist at 16 then progressed to Senior Receptionist overseeing four offices before coming PA to the Advertising Manager for North Kent. After a short maternity break Lisa returned to the KM, but this time within the Ad Studio department designing the advertisements within the groups publications.
Now as our Centre Manager for the past nine years, Lisa is responsible for all course administration, exam enrolments and liaison with certification bodies such as City & Guilds, day to day finance, course marketing and the general running of our busy training centre.
Rebecca Smith - Finance Manager
Becky is a Certified Accountant (FCCA) after training with top accountancy and consultancy practice firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
She has worked in various accounting and audit roles in the public sector, charity banking and the food industry.