Our People

The Festo Training & Consulting team has many years of experience helping organisations achieve their objectives through the delivery of high quality training interventions and business improvement projects.


Gary Wyles - Managing Director 

Gary is the Managing Director of Festo Limited and has been with the Company for 25 years. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and holds the IOD’s ‘Diploma in Company Direction’.

In addition to his role as MD he remains active as both a trainer and consultant for Festo Didactic and is responsible for the operational management of Festo Didactic in GB.

Gary is a Master Trainer for Festo’s own ‘Fit for Change’ skills program which has delivered training to over 16,000 participants world-wide. He also represents Festo subsidiaries working with the Corporate Board on international HR strategies.


Mark Hemming - Senior Consultant Strategic Development of People & Processes

Mark has an extensive experience in development of people & processes across a range of manufacturing and other industries as well as a strong background in sales management.

He is responsible for the development and delivery of a number of our programs and is a master trainer for our sales skills courses.

 Gary-fuller.jpg Gary Fuller - Consultant
With over 17 years experience Gary is passionate about the role training plays in an organisation’s success. He has worked with high profile businesses from apprentice to senior manager level, working with them to identify their skills gaps and put into place learning interventions to meet their future needs.
 Neil_Lewin_100x117.jpg Neil Lewin - Learning & Development Consultant
Neil’s background is in mechanical design, technical sales and sales management.  He has been at Festo for 15 years and has used his background effectively, working through sales into his current role within the training team.

Neil is very enthusiastic about people development and providing training solutions that ensure the lessons learned stick, turning knowledge into habit.

Julian White - Internal Sales
Julian has been at Festo for 29 years, firstly in support roles and latterly in sales, both office and field based. He brings with him a broad range of experience and his attention to detail is vital when helping customers to identify their training needs, and when working with them to find the best solution.

 Graham-Spencer.jpg Graham Spencer - Senior Instructor
With a background in toolmaking and development engineering, Graham has a wealth of experience. For many years he has been involved in the development  and delivery of Festo technical courses, helping clients assess the skills level of their workforce and managing our training schedule and instructors.
 Tim_tomkins.jpg Tim Tonkin - Instructor
After completing a mechanical engineering apprenticeship in the UK, Tim has worked for many years in South Africa where he was involved with the design and installation of pneumatic and hydraulic systems for a range of applications. In 1996 he began work at a University in Port Elizabeth, teaching on many aspects of engineering and mechatronics. Returning to the UK in 2008 Tim is continuing his work in this field and is a welcome addition to the seminar team.

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