NETA Staff

We are committed to employing a highly skilled and flexible workforce. NETA is part of the Stockton Riverside College Group which has recently received its Investors in People award and is committed to developing its staff and their potential through CPD and self-development.

We have fantastic connections to industry and employ highly trained staff with years of experience in the business.

Phil Blewitt

Managing Director

Born in Middlesbrough, I have over 30+ years global business experience held in Engineering, Project Engineering, Technical Training & Workforce Capability Development within the Oil & Gas, Chemical, Petrochemical and FMGC manufacturing sectors with over 20 years’ experience in a number of senior level positions. I have a wealth of experience in the development of Operations and Engineering Maintenance Technicians and Apprentices across a range of energy sectors both here in the North East and globally for some of the world’s leading organisations. I am a strong and authentic leader with a passion for developing people, innovation and ethical business growth.

M: 07981 744 436  E:philip.blewitt@neta.co.uk


David Laycock

Programme Area Leader – Engineering

Originating from Teesside, I have an extensive background in the engineering industry and I am currently NETA’s Programme Area Leader in Engineering. I have worked internationally for companies such as Pearson’s and TUV Rheinland SA. I have gained both knowledge and experience during this time. My role at NETA includes managing government funded study programmes and apprenticeship programmes.

M: 07818 242 949  E:david.laycock@neta.co.uk


Graham Middleditch

Commercial Training Manager

I am NETA’s Commercial Training Manager and I am responsible for growing our commercial delivery to our valued clients within the Tees Valley and further afield. My role requires building relationships with organisations and ensuring our training provision is in line with what our customers need both now and into the future. NETA train in excess of 5000 individuals every year so ensuring that what we do is done right is a big part of my job.

I take great pride in knowing that we are contributing in a significant way to our local community by delivering skills training that not only provide employment opportunities, but also ensures that the Tees valley remains a leading light in the engineering sector.

M: 07717 724 870 E: graham.middleditch@neta.co.uk


Carol Richardson

Quality & Compliance Manager

I have worked for NETA Training for 10 years. My responsibility as Quality and Compliance Manager is to help make sure that the learner experience is the best it can be. NETA works with a range of external awarding organisations and compliance of the ISO 9001 Quality Management System is a major focus and driver of our commercial department.

NETA’s unique ability to respond quickly to both economic and employer needs means that my role is always interesting and diverse.

M: 07432 226 408 E: carol.richardson@neta.co.uk


Sian Cameron

Centre Support Manager

I’ve worked at NETA for 12 years in a range of roles; I started as a business administration apprentice and over the years ended up as Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive. My current role as Centre Support Manager involves working as the conduit between SRC and NETA to ensure all shared services are monitored and meet service level agreement compliance.

I work in the Quality Department carrying out internal audits and have overall responsibility for the NETA brand. This involves ownership and monitoring of the NETA brand and controlled documents system. I evaluate all customer feedback and compile statistics for continuous improvement.

M: 07787 570 601 E: sian.cameron@neta.co.uk