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The Team

David Sanderson - Chairman

David is the Divisional Director responsible for Health, Safety, Training, Quality and Environmental issues for Story Construction Ltd, a Carlisle based Construction Company who operate predominantly in Northern England and Southern Scotland.

David has worked as a Safety professional since 1988 and specifically within the Construction Industry for the past 19 years.

David is also actively involved in the Cumbria Health and Safety Initiative (supporting Working Well Together) as Vice-Chair, as well as an Employer Adviser to Carlisle College.

Adrian Asbridge - Vice Chairman

Adrian is the managing director of CC Build Solutions Ltd who operate in Cumbria and South Scotland. They operate from a base in Carlisle offering a wide range of contracting, shop fitting and carpentry services.

Ian Gibson - Director

Ian Gibson is the managing director of Ian Gibson Associates Ltd situated in Carlisle to cover the North of England & Southwest Scotland.

The company was established in 1997, to preserve old and listed buildings, from the traditional 2-up 2-down Terrace homes to Country houses, Castles and Churches. Basement Conversions are a speciality bringing added value to your home.

David Richardson - Company Secretary

Dave has over 30 years experience in the industry covering a wide range including Contracting, Consultancy, academic research and Education including undergraduate teaching. He is responsible for the day to day administration of the group and the organisation of the group training programme based on training needs analysis conducted with member companies. Dave also liaises closely with ConstructionSkills on key issues for group members and communicates briefings to the membership on a wide range of industry topics.

Michelle Armstrong - Company Development Adviser

Representing ConstructionSkills Cumbria as well as liaison with the Cumbria Training Group, a wide range of Information & Advice is provided free and includes:

Company specific Training / Needs Analysis and Company Training Plans / Advice on Health & Safety Issues, Policies, Audits, CDM etc / Registration Schemes such as: Plant (CTA), CSCS, Gas Registration, Scaffolding / Information & Guidance on all types of Craft, Operative, Supervisory, Management, Technical Training / Career Development Programmes / Plant Training / In Company Training Courses & Grant Aid / Investors in People: Action Plans & Commitment to liP / NVQs / The On Site Assessment Route to NVQs (OSAT) / Up Skilling to Craft Status for Adults / Local Short Duration Courses / Apprentice Training / CITB ConstructionSkills Grants: How to Claim & What to Claim / Access to the CITB ConstructionSkills National Training Database.


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