Meet the EDS Team

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to meet the demands of the ever changing face of education at both national and a local level.

Steven Knight

Steven Knight

Company Founder and Managing Director
Robert Pritchard

Robert Pritchard

Business and Marketing Director
Verity Brown

Verity Brown

Operations Manager

Malcolm Bagshaw

Malcolm Bagshaw

Centre Manager - Skills Centre Walsall

Mal joined the EDS team in December 2016 and is based at our Walsall centre. Mal has worked in education for over 15 years, predominately with young people. A Black Country lad, born and bred Mal is passionate that every young person deserves the same opportunities. Mal has studied various martial arts since he was 12, and holds multiple black belts and instructors qualifications. His competitive career highlights have been, achieving the Millennium student of the year award in 2000 and a bronze medal in the 2004 Tae Kwon Do World Championships in Birmingham. He enjoys most being outdoors and is a keen mountain biker.

Angela Davies

Angela Davies

Receptionist and Attendance Manager - Skills Centre Walsall

Angie joined EDS in June 2017 after working for the past 16 years in a variety of roles within secondary schools. A great believer in the Every Child Matters mantra, Angie strives to ensure all learners receive the best possible education, guidance and pastoral care. Angie enjoys spending time with her two granddaughters who keep her on her toes! A big fan of West Bromwich Albion, most Saturdays you will find her singing in the Smethwick End!! Win or lose its how you play the game that matters.

Hospitality and Catering Tutor - Skills Centre Walsall
Darren Bagshaw

Darren Bagshaw

Construction Tutor - Skills Centre Walsall

Darren joined the EDS team in May 2017, based at the Walsall Skills Centre. Darren has worked in the construction and motor vehicle sectors for much of his working life and until joining EDS ran a successful mobile mechanics business. Darren has been involved in education for 10 years and has worked closely with businesses and providers in Walsall, Dudley & Telford. Darren has a passion for motorbikes and rode motocross at a semi-professional level until injury ended his competitive career. Now he spends his free time either with his family or enjoying the outdoors.