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Managing Director, Founder
Founded The Ideas Distillery in 2011 after heading the Federation of Small Businesses in Wales. Is IRCA-certified Lead Auditor trained in ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018 and ISO 27001:2013. A Chartered Practitioner of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQP MCQI). Has helped countless companies achieve ISO certification. Also a freelance auditor for various Certification Bodies.
Anthony Benham has a BSc degree in Mathematical Physics with Astrophysics and an MSc in Digital Forensics. He has carried out doctoral research for the MoD in Computer Network Defence. His expertise includes implementation of ISMS 27001 and has, for over 5 years, worked as an auditor completing over 300 audits all over the world, for a DIPCOG-approved and NCSC-advocated risk mitigation standard.
Darren spent 30 years in a variety of engineering and quality roles in the telecommunications sector. He has held both technical and managerial roles and during the time he was deployed to over 40 countries, being expatriated between China and Japan for 15 years. He is a Chartered quality professional and a practicing IRCA-registered certification body Lead Auditor for quality, environment and health & safety.
Russell has spent over 26 years in the Energy, Heavy Construction and FMCG sectors, providing consultancy to organisations such as Amec, British Nuclear Fuels, the Highways Agency and Total Oil. Russell has made tackling the climate emergency his career mission and is using his extensive Project and Consultancy Management experience to assist organisations to contribute to the Energy Transition.
Extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of manufacturing including automotive, marine, food and general manufacturing, harnessing his working knowledge across three continents managing and developing manufacturing systems, processes and procedures and developing world class training systems. Trained to highest levels in ILM, PGCE and is a Lean Master Practitioner.
Derek has worked as a long history as an all-rounder consultant and has worked in a range of sectors such as property, construction and transport. He has helped many companies improve their business performance in terms of operations, profitability, management, structure and strategy. His disciplines stretch across a variety of areas, including management, strategy, IT, finance, marketing, HR and supply chain management.