Trainer Profiles

Martin Beattie

Martin has worked in the drainage industry for almost 30 years having started in the summer of 1989. After various positions with Dyno, Drain Doctor, Titmas & JM Murphy (Sewers) Martin formed his own drainage company Accelerated Drain Services in 2004.

Martin is one of the founder members of the NADC and has served as Vice Chairman for the last nine years, he has played a key role in the training and certification programme across the UK and Ireland and also delivers training courses in the south-east.

Martin is currently working with Peter Henley from WRc to produce a new Manual of Drain & Sewer Maintenance which will be published by WRc later this year and heading up the the work for the new NADC web-site planned for the summer of 2019.

Peter Stacey

I started my drainage career in 1970, with a company in north London, in 1975 I started working for Dyno-Rod as Senior field engineer & Forman, from there I worked my way up to assistant branch Manager in 1977 until 1979 when I became a Branch manager, in 1983 I became SE regional sales manager for the next 5 years until I became an independent franchise of Dyno-Rod until 1988 when set up my own drainage company Fullbore Drain Services.

The vast array of the roles I have fulfilled whilst with the Dyno Rod group of companies has enabled me to engage directly in many types of specialist type scenarios all of which were considered to be technical related.

Together with my colleagues who sat on the company owned technical committee, I was involved as well as instrumental in the co-writing of the Dyno Rod Health & Safety Policy.

I personally wrote the surveyors training manual which was subsequently used to train all new surveyors who joined the company.

The class training course which individuals were subsequently put through during their induction to the company was delivered entirely by me alone. Peter is also one of the founders of NADC.

Matthew Duffy

I have 17 years experience of working in the drainage and high pressure water jetting industry covering general drain clearances, CCTV reporting and quality control, localised in situ pipe repairs, civil repairs taking the form of hard standing, pipe replacement, water services and pump station repairs in which I hold the 17th Edition Wiring Regulation Certification.

I am a fully qualified instructor (since 2012) for various regulators including N.A.D.C, EUSR, WJA, SQA providing training predominately for the drainage industry.

During this period I have designed and implemented various Captital Investment Projects ranging from £300000 to £2000000 per annum.

My current employment at DAMM Environmental Ltd (N.A.D.C Scotland) my role has been recognised, for my detail to Health and Safety, Quality, Environmental and compliance thus ensuring the requirements for our accreditations are met for Safecontractor, CHAS, RISQS, Constructionline, ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.

In 2019, I was appointed as the N.A.D.C’s Internal Quality Assurance Auditor for training, this role involves me in course designing, approving, assessing and ensuring regulatory compliance.

Simon Goddard

Simon Goddard joined the drainage industry in 2004, when he started his own Dyno-Rod franchise, employing 7 people. During this time part of Simon’s role was working on the road as a drainage engineer carrying out unblocks and drain repairs, alongside running the business. In addition to the above Simon also managed a Dyno-Rod business across Devon & Cornwall employing 25 staff for a number of years.

He also ran a tanker division for a large waste management company managing 6 jet vacs, 2 gully suckers and a CCTV crew working across the South-West of England managing wet well cleaning contracts and highway contracts including HADDAMS surveys.

Throughout his time in the industry, Simon has managed and trained many engineers in all aspects of drainage work from unblocks and repairs drainage law to CCTV, to customer service and upselling.

Prior to this Simon gained vast sales experience in several different fields from exhibitions to pharmaceuticals he presented to major clients such as Pfizer, Glaxo Smithkline and Curver Plastics.

Therefore Presenting to large groups is second nature to him.

Simon has a good, calm, fun presentation style ensuring the learner not only learns but also enjoys the experience as well.

Simon has attended and passed the PTTLS course and IOSH managing safety.

Ray Smith

Ray began his career with a mechanical apprenticeship in HMNB Devonport.  Part of the apprenticeship training included maintaining sewage works and pumping stations.  Ray left the dockyard and set up a property development company, his work included the diagnosis and repair of domestic drain systems.  This combined with his knowledge of industrial drainage systems led to a developing interest in the sustainable environment. Ray’s passionate that drainage contractors have the same opportunities as those working in other utility industries and has been helping to drive standards in the industry by providing and delivering training on behalf of the NADC as well as raising the bar within Viewline as they were the first company to seek and gain approval from the WRc for their software.  

Ray has a calm, relaxed classroom manner that puts learners at ease.  He brings courses to life by encouraging shared experiences through drainage stories at relevant points in the course content. This enables knowledge gaps and/or misconceptions to be addressed in a timely fashion prior to assessment.

Mike Sheehy

I have been working in the water and wastewater industry since 1998. I am a qualified electronic engineer and gain the most satisfaction when creating solutions for my customers’ problems. Having spent many years working in the contracting side of this industry I gained a lot of valuable experience across a range of equipment and operations covering sewer cleaning, inspection and rehabilitation. In 2008

I left the contracting side of this industry and established UTS Ltd which specialises in the supply, service and hire of a wide range of specialist equipment and machinery used in the maintenance of water and wastewater networks. Drawing on my previous experience, product knowledge and background in engineering, I always aim to deliver the best solution for my customers by advising on the most suitable equipment or designing bespoke solutions where necessary.

Bruce Taylor
I spent 27 years with General Electric covering predominately Environmental Introduction (EMS) Health & Safety standards into the European business.

I retired in 2003 (this lasted 2 weeks) and I started an EHS Consultancy designed to assist small businesses’. In 2006 I merged with DAMM Environmental to support their drainage expansion ambitions.

Training connections with N.A.D.C. were introduced in 2013. My experience brings: Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) / Environmental Management Systems (ISO14001:2015) / 6 Sigma (DMAIC) / Behavioural programmes / Global Star Auditing / Hazard and Operability Analysis (HAZOP).

I’m sorry to say I am a System Person, though I do like the occasional light hearted banter.

Ian Cameron

Ian has been working within the industry for over thirty years. He has been involved in cleansing, surveying and remedial works on the coal face and in managerial roles involving safety, quality (ISO 9001), estimating, specification, tendering and contract management.

Clients have included South West Water, Highways Agency (HADDMS), Local Authorities, FM companies, Housing Associations and Civil Engineering groups, among many others. He has also worked in close contact with local environmental officers as a consultant concerning section 59 works, often carrying out on site practical training with new officers.

Ian’s interest in IT and experience in CCTV investigation lead to the development of a software application that enables CCTV reporting to the British Standard (BS EN 13508). The application is called Viewline and is simple to use and competitively priced. Viewline have recently gained approval from the WRc for their domestic/light commercial reporting product, Viewline 550.

Ian occasionally lectures at the University of Plymouth on building services as well as helping Built Environment students in open workshops and project work. Ian holds a 1st Class Honours degree in Building Surveying.

Dave Rambridge

David Rambridge started his drainage career way back in 1999 with a company based in Runcorn in Cheshire called Druants, they were a company similar to UKDN, ANSA, Auger and DASA and we dealt with drainage insurance claims for large insurance companies. It was here where he learnt all about drains, from unblocking, CCTV, CIPP, excavations and all other drain related things. His role was technical and also customer facing, dealt with home owners and insurance companies and learned a lot about the industry, and was responsible for specification of work, estimates and managing claims.

In 2004 he moved to Dyno-Rod and was hired by Richard Swan (now of Picote) and spent a year working in the technical team auditing and supporting the franchisees (of which there were a lot in those days). Dave dealt with complex technical jobs and complaints as well as auditing ISO9001 compliance and managed quality on the British Gas contract as well as launching new emergency plumbing services. He would also run technical and field training.

When British Gas officially purchased Dyno in 2005 he was asked to step up to a role managing franchisees, he spent 6 years helping franchisees to grow, be compliant, and become operationally excellent. In this time had some of the best training from British Gas and worked in a fabulous team of experienced professionals. Dave was asked to also set up
the first Water Company partnership and as part of a great team, implemented the successful mobilisation of the Southern Water PDAS contract in 2011 managing 60 engineers and office staff.

He returned to the franchise operations and took up a senior business improvement role working across Centrica to implement new processes and improvements in Health and Safety, Customer Service, and Operational Excellence finally leaving the business in 2018 after 14 years to try out another industry.

Dave has a wide-ranging technical knowledge and is also also skilled in managing businesses and improving processes in order to be more efficient and profitable. He now runs his my own business consulting, training, coaching and supporting drainage companies across the UK.

Dave Brown

Company – Pest Control
I have spent over 35 years in the UK drainage industry specialising in drain inspection and repair work, running several drain survey units and repair teams. We spent many years specialising in property subsidence surveys.
I started drain lining in 1997 and have experience in several no-dig repair techniques including CIPP lining, patch repairs, pipe bursting and pipe moling. In 2016 I wrote and delivered the NADC Drain Lining Foundation Course (EU Skills Registered).
As the managing director of Pest Control I now work with over 200 pest control companies undertaking drain inspections in order to solve domestic and commercial rat infestation issues. Our specialist work and techniques take us all over the UK on a weekly basis and in 2019 as far as New York, where we were asked to deliver a presentation to their sanitation department.
I also deliver a Drain and Sewer Pest Awareness Course to pest controller technicians on behalf of Killgerm Chemicals Ltd, one of the largest suppliers to the UK and European pest control industry.