Ray completed an electrical apprenticeship and worked for a further 8 years in the coal mines as a supervisory electrician with responsibilities for the installation and maintenance of HV switchgear and equipment. A career direction change came about due to the mine closures, which is when Ray first stepped into the training environment as a Senior Electrical technician, firstly with a local college and then Sheffield Hallam University.
Having been involved in delivering the 16th Edition Wiring Regulations training in the early nineties, he finally moved into a full-time training role with NECTA in 2007. As the business evolved and through acquisition became, Connaught Compliance, British Gas Training Services and finally Centrica Business Solution, his knowledge and skills developed to cover a wide range of training activities, becoming Senior Tutor and an accredited Tutor / Assessor with bodies such as SPA, CompEx, and IOSH, he also worked as a consultant for City & Guilds.
He has an enthusiasm to help people gain knowledge of Safety related practices and regulatory compliances within the electrical areas of work.