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Meet our associates at TTA

John Kendrick


John has a wealth of operational management experience within the work based learning and an in depth knowledge of assessing, training and verifying in all logistics areas from LGV to Fork Lift Truck instruction and Logistics Management. He is a well respected I.V. with a fantastic eye to detail and fully understands the Logistic Industry and its needs.

John Goulding


John has been in training within the transport sector since 1992 and previous to that he served with HM Forces. John is a full time instructor for many subjects such as FLT, Manual Handling, LGV Licence Acquisition, Management CPC, Driver CPC and ADR. John is also a DGSA. John is married with 4 grown up children, and enjoys walking his dog.

Graham Thompson


Graham is a highly knowledgeable and experience licence acquisition instructor who has been delivering training for a number of years. Graham teaches the whole range of licence disciplines ranging from B+E through to D and C+E and achieves excellent results.

Stuart Ogilvie


Stuart is an experienced Fork Lift Truck Instructor who brings to the team a wealth of knowledge in the Logistics Industry from his background as an owner driver of a small fleet of vehicles. Stuart served in the Royal Engineers for over twelve years and still meets up with his ’old pals’ annual at Army and Navy reunion events. Stuart is obsessive golfer and currently plays off ten. He is a massive ‘foody’ and is passionate about cooking. Stuart is sometimes happily married to Suzanne and has two grownup sons.

Ian Pendlebury


Ian has held his C+E licence for 30 years and in his younger years participated in the Regional Lorry Driver of the Year competition and on two consecutive years made it through to the National finals. Ian also holds both his National and International operator’s licence.

After more than 35 years’ service with the Royal Mail Ian decided to take up the offer of voluntary redundancy. Ian spent the last 23 years of service as a distribution manager. Since redundancy Ian has used his wealth of knowledge and experience by working as an LGV and Driver CPC instructor.

He is a keen supporter of Stockport County and in his spare time also enjoys angling and is a keen car enthusiast. He has been married to Linda for 25 years and has two children and two granddaughters.

Chris Eades


Chris and his company Think Smart Logistics Ltd have delivered Transport Management training to the transport industry for a number of years with great success. They started in the West Country delivering Driver CPC and Transport Manager CPC (CILT(UK)) for a Bristol Training Centre, Advanced Logistics for customers in the Middle East, Supply Officer Training for the Omani RAF and they also now deliver Transport Manager Training for TTA. Chris also provided full Transport (Road Haulage) Operators Licence Compliance audits and training and pre FORS audits along with First Aid Training (NUCO certified).

Chris is married with 2 daughters who are both teachers, his wife is a successful First Aid Trainer and NVQ assessor. Chris is a keen sailor and Senior Instructor with the RYA and relaxes painting landscapes for a hobby.

Keith Yates


Keith has held his LGV Class 2 licence for over 35 years and PCV Licence for 20 years and has experience in both general haulage and contract work. Keith has also been a driving instructor in the Army training others on Class 2 with trailer attachments both on and off road.

On completing his time with the Armed Forces Keith moved from Transport into Logistics and became a manager in the steel industry. Keith took redundancy in 2006 for new challenges. Since then Keith has been training others in all areas of this sector and hold numerous qualification including A1, CTLLS and NEBOSH

Keith is a keen scuba diver with a professional qualification (Divemaster) and if he has any spare time left he also likes to go cycling with the missus.

Sharron Sugden


Sharron joined Team TTA in 2014 with over 20 years’ experience working in the Logistic Industry in a variety of roles which include Warehouse Supervision and miles and miles as a Class One driver. Sharron is the proud mother of Sebastian and any spare time that she has is taken up with sport such as tennis and horse riding. She is also a spectator of F1 and stunt driving – and loves sports cars. Sharron is an avid Manchester City Football Club supporter.


Celebrate TTA's Latest success stories...

Declan Clark


Well Done to Declan Clark for passing his C1+E with us on 7th August 2018. Congratulations from all at #TTA

Kelvin Martin


Well Done to Kelvin Martin for passing his B+E with us on 2nd August 2018. Congratulations from all at #TTA

John Whittaker


Well Done to John Whittaker for passing his CAT C with us on 7th August 2018. Congratulations from all at #TTA

Robert Jones


Well Done to Robert Jones for passing his CAT C with us on 19th July 2018. Congratulations from all at #TTA

Chris Monk


Well Done to Chris Monk for passing his CAT C with us on 17th July 2018. Congratulations from all at #TTA

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