MEET THE TEAM
George - Chairman
George started his Rail career in the early 90’s with a British Rail apprenticeship and over the last 30 years has gained extensive knowledge and expertise within in the rail industry. George says the highlight of his career was the Heathrow Terminal 5 rail link project where he was the Construction Manager for Network Rail, as well as Senior Health and Safety advisor on Great Western Electrification. After this role George decided he wanted to give back to the industry so became an assessor and started to train future generations of Railway workforce. George is a phenomenally successful trainer and assessor and has earned exceptional respect from his students. The feedback received from his classes is overwhelming as he has a no holds barred approach to passing on his vast knowledge and expertise to the next generation. His experience and knowledge are second to none; this mixed with his unique delivery style is one half of why GNR Training are the preferred training provider for many.
Rachael - CEO
Rachael is an accomplished leader, having had many managerial roles throughout her career. Rachael trained in Dental Nursing at Leeds Dental Institute and was part of the team for discussing the need for registration of all dental professionals that remains today. Rachael is proud to have served in the Royal Air Force, where she was a highly respected Practice Manager and was named the “Queen of Cross Infection Control”. Rachael has a First-Class Honours Degree and has had a successful career as a Social Worker, working in front line child protection alongside the Police and other professionals to safeguard and protect children and families, so has full in-depth knowledge of child welfare and development as well as Safeguarding processes and procedures. Rachael is an expert in Specialist Child Abuse Investigations.
Chris - Director of Operations
Chris is the Director of Operations for Alex Elliot Consultancy (sister company). Chris has a formidable background in recruitment and consultancy, bringing innovative and exciting life to the company. Chris comes from an Education Recruitment background where he has supported schools and job seekers in Doncaster, Barnsley and The Dearne Valley. Prior to this, Chris worked in the Health and Well-being sector where he promoted healthy living in schools, care homes and residential care centres as well as emphasising the benefits of exercise in later life. It was here that Chris developed a passion for helping others, working closely not only with clients but with students on an apprenticeship basis taking their first steps into the working world.
Rich - Business Support Consultant
Richard spent several years in the Travel, Tourism and Distribution Industry where he occupied numerous roles including Management and in numerous retail outlets. Prior to this, Richard spent time working overseas in tourist destinations as a Customer Experience Ambassador. Richard is also a keen musician and is a fully qualified music teacher who loves empowering the minds of others. During Richard's time in Travel he co-led a team of experts and nurtured them to be the best they could be in terms of performance, attrition and delivering the best possible customer experience. Richard led staff CPD in order to upskill individuals on bespoke data-management systems and executed deliverables. This combined with an outgoing and confident approach to customer relations will aid the transition into Alex Elliot Consultancy.
Digital Marketing Executive (Apprentice)
Tommie is the Digital Marketing Executive Apprentice for the GNR Group of Companies. He creates, manages, and fulfils all the social media content and marketing material you see under the GNR umbrella. During his development prior to joining the GNR family Tommie has undertaken various forms of education, training and completed CPD in a plethora of fields enhancing his overall ability and standing.
Tommie has worked in a variety of positions which include managerial and supervisory roles predominantly in a Health and Social Care environment. Whilst working in this sector, Tommie completed coveted Medication Competency training allowing him to administer and order medications to and for vulnerable individuals.
Tommie has both the technological skill and passion to succeed in this role at GNR Training.
Daniel - Trainee Health & Safety Advisor
Daniel was a toolmaker in the injection molding industry, although Daniel always wanted to follow in his families tradition within the rail environment. Daniel decided to follow his dream and retrain with George and Rae a few years ago and has never looked back. When Daniel gained his qualification he followed in the footsteps of 4 generations of his family into to a career in rail. Daniel found a new lease of life, so many opportunities lay before him with a new and exciting career path in front of him. Daniel is now at COSS level (Controller of Site Safety) and continue to carry out safety critical work on the railway infrastructure every week. Daniel is currently studying Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice once qualified Daniel will be a Graduate member of IOSH, and he is employed with GNR as a Trainee Health and Safety Advisor.