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.

T: 01642 616 936  E:philip.blewitt@neta.co.uk


David Laycock

Head of Department – NETA Government Funded

Originating from Teesside, I have an extensive background in the engineering industry and I am currently NETA’s Head of Department – Engineering. I have worked internationally for companies such as Pearson’s and TUV Rhineland SA. I have gained both knowledge and experience during this time. My role at NETA includes managing government funded apprenticeship and study programmes. I am also NETA’s Safeguarding Lead.

T: 01642 616 936  E:david.laycock@neta.co.uk


Sean Johnston

Commercial Training Manager

I have worked in technical education for over 23 years and have developed a working style that is customer focused, I aspire to provide a learning experience that is world class and meets the expectations of all stakeholders. I believe in the empowerment of people and the benefit to business of a well-trained and motivated team. Having recently worked for an outstanding provider, I look forward to bringing those lessons to NETA for the benefit of the businesses of Teesside.

T: 01642 616 936 E: sean.johnston@neta.co.uk


Carol Richardson

Quality & Compliance Manager

I have worked for NETA Training for 13 years. My job as Quality and Compliance Manager is to help make sure that the learner experience is the best it can be. NETA works with a number of external awarding organisations to deliver a range of qualifications which help NETA respond quickly to both economic and employer needs. This means that my role is always interesting and diverse.

Compliance of ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems are a major focus and driver to demonstrate our ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements and to demonstrate continuous improvement.

T: 01642 616 936 E: carol.richardson@neta.co.uk


Sian Cameron

Centre Support Manager

I’ve worked at NETA since 2005 and during this time I’ve had a range of roles which has enabled me to obtain a vast knowledge of the business. My current role as Centre Support Manager involves working as the conduit between Etc. and NETA to ensure the smooth operation of facilities, systems and processes.

I work in the Quality Department carrying out internal audits and have overall responsibility for the NETA brand and ISO 9001 / ISO 45001 controlled documents systems. I monitor and evaluate all customer feedback and compile statistics for continuous improvement.

T: 01642 616 936 E: sian.cameron@neta.co.uk