Runway Training is made up of a team of passionate experts based in Kent and South Yorkshire. The Runway Training team are focused on supporting learners of all levels and ability reach their potential.
The team collectively have years of experience in supporting learners achieve their goals.
Multi award winning entrepreneur who founded the company in 2008, Oliver has a keen interest in Functional Skills and identified the lack of flexible learning opportunities leading to the company being formed.
Today he oversees Runway’s extensive portfolio and continues to innovate, most recently developing the Runway Direct service which offers distance learning across the UK.
Responsible for overseeing the day to day running of the company with key responsibility for data management and government funded projects. Since 2008 Nick has been managing our dedicated team of Functional Skills tutors and has established Runway’s reputation as a leading provider of maths and English.
Having started our apprenticeship provision in 2012 Sam has grown this area of Runway to now offer a range of frameworks and standards from level 2 to level 5. She is responsible for managing our team of assessors and trainers, employer engagement and ensuring that our provision is of the highest quality. In recognition of our quality standards we received Northbrook College’s Partner of The Year Award in 2015.
Finance and Office Manager
With over 20 years’ experience in office and finance operations Thomas is responsible for managing the finances and ensuring the office runs smoothly, dealing with learner and employer payments, managing human resources and supporting the delivery team. Thomas also oversees Runway Direct and coordinates activity across the UK.
Elaine has an extensive background in training and skills, having previously worked as an assessor, IQA and Quality Coordinator. Joining Runway in 2014 she is responsible for the quality of our provision and liaises with Awarding Organisations, funding partners and provider networks. Elaine also oversees our internal programme of CPD and staff development.
Business Development Manager
An experienced Sales Professional, Clare has been in Education and Training for 7 years and joined Runway in 2016. Clare has a wealth of knowledge on funding streams, sector specific qualifications and compliance training. Responsible for employer training needs analysis, account management and creating bespoke packages, Clare ensures that our portfolio meets the needs of our employer base regardless of size.
A highly experienced Functional Skills tutor, Leanne knows exactly what it takes to boost learners’ confidence and develop their skills, having been on the front line since 2013. With a passion for inclusivity and a desire to help those with additional learning needs, Leanne co-ordinates Runway’s ALN provision and ensures that learners get the support they need in order to achieve their goals.
Having joined Runway following a career in the banking sector Ben has filled the role of tutor, trainer, IQA, schools liaison officer and mentor. Currently responsible for fostering and managing partnerships he is well known to both our local employers and schools.
Safeguarding Officer, Assessor, Tutor
With over 30 years experience in the care sector, Dawn works with learners to achieve their Residential Childcare and Health and Social Care qualifications. Dawn is also a safeguarding trainer for Kent Safeguarding Children’s Board and Runway’s Safeguarding Officer.