Management Team

James Booth - Chief Executive
James is the founder of PPL Training. Since 2005 he has grown it to one of the largest Mechanical and Electrical training providers in the UK. PPL delivers training from its own modern centres in York and Slough, along with on site in the UK and internationally. The company works with many leading companies and public sector organisations as their training provider of choice.
Kevin Featherstone - Sustainability Division Director
Kevin supported James in establishing PPL Training. He runs the Sustainability and Multi-skilling division, which he both leads, and tutors in. Kevin keeps abreast of the markets progression in emerging technologies to ensure the training PPL delivers is up to date and considers the future.
Gary Cooper - Mechanical and Electrical Division Director
Gary was a key person in establishing the Mechanical and Electrical division at PPL Training. He is a qualified, and multi-skilled mechanical engineer. Gary has over 30 years experience in the military and industrial environments. Gary has an extensive background in safe systems of work, across the whole FM portfolio, and is a practicing AE for Mechanical and Confined Spaces for many NHS Trusts and FM companies.
Kevin Hook - Multi-skilling and Sustainability Manager
Kevin has over 45 years experience in the plumbing and heating industry as well as over 18 years teaching experience. Kevin has worked at various training companies before joining PPL Training in 2007.
Steve Martin - Electrical Business Manager
Steve is a professional engineer with considerable experience of the management, installation, operation and, maintenance of electrical and airfield engineering systems. Steve has delivered training events, overseas in Hong Kong, Nepal, Gibraltar, Cyprus, Qatar and Belize. Steve also chairs the IET's AGL,Competency and Safety Working group.
Antony Towle - Digital Marketing Manager
Antony has over 13 years experience of Digital Marketing across manufacturing, service, and retail. He has worked in some of the largest companies in the UK working on their Digital Marketing strategies to improve their online presence. Antony manages the marketing team who specialise in designing, and delivering the digital presence of PPL Training across the internet. He also manages the delivery of traditional marketing such as brochures and events.
Jonathan Eland - Business Development Manager
Jonathan joined PPL Training in 2013 to establish Mechanical, Electrical and Legionella customer accounts. Jonathan has over 20 years experience as a sales advisor and is responsible for some of PPL Trainings largest customer accounts including the NHS, FM and airports.
Nichola Tomlinson - Business Process Manager
Nichola has many years experience in administration and accounts. Nichola now looks after PPL business, processes including Health and Safety, HR and Personnel..
Caroline Archer - Customer Service Manager
Caroline is an experienced Customer Service Manager with over 15 years experience within the training and education industry. Caroline looks after the PPL Training administration team and is also responsible for Mechanical and Electrical administrative support, client liaison, and business improvement models.
Jackie Brigham - Quality Management Systems Training Manager
Jackie is an experienced trainer who manages the development and delivery of Quality Management Training. With over 15 years’ experience in a training environment, Jackie has an extensive, knowledge of the main awarding bodies’ registration and certification processes and provides, assistance for both the training team and external customers. Jackie also plays a pivotal role within PPL Trainings sister company PPL Engineering Services.