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Meet the team at TTA


David Coupe

Managing Director

David has worked in the Transport and Haulage industry for 35 years. He has worked at all levels from multi-drop driver on 7.5 tonne vehicles, delivering both long and wide loads and a number of years of international deliveries. David is a full CPC holder, DSA registered LGV instructor and 1 of 7 senior SAFED instructors. David is married with 2 children and enjoys all aspects of family life. He is a keen rugby fan and enjoys watching a match or two!


Rachael Scanlin-Davis


Rachael joined the team in 2011 and has over 20 years’ experience within the Logistic Training Industry. She possesses a wealth of knowledge of the industries training requirements whilst also realising the operational constraints that the industry faces. She was involved in the initial ‘think tanks’ for the Driver CPC with the DSA and is a true advocate of driver development. Rachael is passionate about the need for equality within the industry and also the need to make the industry a viable career path for the younger generation.


Suzanne Ogilvie

Training & Compliance Manager

Suzanne joined the Academy in 2012 and brought with her over 25 years of experience in Training, Health & Safety and People Management from her previous life working for a National Construction and Civil Engineering Company. Suzanne is married to an ex Royal Engineer and therefore fully understands the MOD way of life, which is one of the reasons that Suzanne ‘heads up’ our Resettlement Team. Suzanne is a friendly and approachable individual who brings a completely different dimension to both the team and the business.


Ann Dennis

Office Manager

Ann joined the team in 2012 and brought with her a wealth of administration experience spanning over twenty years. She is a keen gardener and also enjoys the odd book and trips out to the cinema, but most of all Ann enjoys spending time with her grandsons Harvey, Blake and baby Lucas.

John Kendrick

Head of Teaching and Learning

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.

Fidelis Seed

Head of Commercial Business Development

Fidelis joined the team in 2019 as Head of Commercial Business Development, Her main Role is Sales focused which Fidelis has a previous background in Sales with a number of years experience but is completely new to both the Transport and Training industry, she is finding her role very interested due to the team she works with and the people she meets and has found her feet as a Member of Team TTA.

In her spare time she loves spending time with her family and friends, loves being outdoors with her dog and going to the gym.



Stuart Fairhurst


Stuart is an experienced Assessor, FLT Instructor and Internal Verifier who joined Team TTA early in 2016. Stuart brings with him years of experience in instruction and assessing in the Warehouse and Storage sector and has developed and trained hundreds of individuals throughout his career – of which he is massively proud of.

In his spare time he is extremely energetic; spending time with his grandchildren, Harlow and Maddox along with his fur baby a Shar Pei named Spud. He also enjoys working on his allotment. When he is not energetic he likes a relaxing doze in front of the TV. His wise words are ‘aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been’.

Julie Ann Kirkham


Julie Ann Kirkham, has been with us since 2014 and brings with her a varied background in the industry, having formerly worked as Class 1 driver.  As well as being a qualified LGV instructor, on the NRI register, Julie delivers classroom based learning and is also our Module 4 Examiner. Julie is a proud Grandma and when she isn’t working, or spending time with her grandchildren, she can be found travelling our Isles, on a motorbike or in a modern classic car. Julie is a self-confessed petrol head, with a penchant for photography and anything vintage!

Oana Adam

Oana Adam

Administration Support

Oana joined team TTA in the early in 2017 and brings with her a wealth of experience in accounting and administration. She completed her Masters in Management of European Project in 2015 and she uses this knowledge in her daily role. Oana is the proud mummy of Eddy and Luca, who take up most of her time. Any spare she does have she enjoys the occasional date night with her husband Stefan, when they try to go to different restaurants to sample and experience difference cultures and food. She also enjoys both watching and playing tennis.

Lauren Scanlin

Head of Contracts

Lauren joined team TTA in 2016 and brings with her a wealth of knowledge in the Construction Training Industry which she has gained through her years of working in the sector. Lauren is the doting mum of Teddy and Scarlett and she enjoys nothing more than spending any spare time away from work on days out with the children and her family. She also looks forward to her family holidays abroad. Lauren is a fully qualified plumber – which comes in handy with her fellow team members!

Adam Burgess

Customer Service Apprentice

Adam joined the Team in 2019 as an Apprentice undertaking an NVQ Level 3 in Customer Service. Adam brings with him over 15 years of Administrative experience working with Local Authority and Legal sectors. Adam is a keen Sportsman who enjoys running and playing football when hes away from the office.

Celebrate TTA's Latest success stories...

Aaron Cochran


Well Done to Aaron Cochran for passing his CAT C with us on 21st February 2020. Congratulations from all at #TTA

Ryan Talbot


Well Done to Ryan Talbot for passing his B+E with us on 21st February 2020. Congratulations from all at #TTA

Christopher Murnaghan

Transport Manager CPC

Well Done to Christopher Murnaghan for passing his Transport Manager CPC with us in February 2020. Congratulations from all at #TTA

Andrew Meanley


Well Done to Andrew Meanley for passing his CAT C with us on 14th February 2020. Congratulations from all at #TTA

Paul Donoghue


Well Done to Paul Donoghue for passing his C+E with us on 14th February 2020. Congratulations from all at #TTA

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