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-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.
 Shovorne_Adams_100x117_October_2017.jpg Shovorne Adams - Internal Sales
With a background as a team leader in facilities management for blue chip companies, Shovorne has spent many years acting as a services coordinator to meet customer’s needs.  She achieved a 1st class degree in business entrepreneurship at Northampton University after which she joined the training and consulting team, driven by a passion to help others build on their current skills and knowledge and meet their full potential.  Shovorne has responsibility for assisting customers with identifying their training needs, sourcing the best training solutions and coordinating delivery.


 Amanda Thompson -  Customer Services

Amanda has been with Festo for 7 years, working in support roles within our Business Centre, Customer Interaction Centre and Training team.  With a background in Customer Service Management within the Motor Industry, Amanda has spent many years working with Internal and External customers.  Driven by a passion to help others, Amanda enjoys using her organisational skills and life experience to exceed customer expectations.  Amanda has good attention to detail and enjoys helping customers to identify their needs in order to offer a lean 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.