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
Gaynor Bagnall

Gaynor Bagnall

Quality Manager

Gaynor joined the EDS team in December 2016 as a Functional Trainer. Gaynor has many years of experience delivering Functional Skills along with Health and Safety, IT and Care. Her previous roles have included managing a training centre, assessing NVQ qualifications and promoting excellence in learning. Gaynor is a Shropshire girl, born in Much Wenlock, attending The William Brookes secondary school and then Shrewsbury College to complete her BTEC National Diploma in Social Care. She has a passion for learning and believes that it’s never too late to achieve your goals. With this in mind, she returned to Bournville College to complete her teaching qualification. In addition, Gaynor loves to travel and meet new people. She also has a young family who she enjoys taking to the beach at any opportunity at a weekend, no matter what the weather!

Ian Fardoe

Ian Fardoe

Centre Manager - Skills Centre Walsall
Lisa Dean

Lisa Dean

Receptionist and Attendance Administrator - Skills Centre Walsall

Lisa joined EDS in the role of Receptionist and Attendance Administrator in October 2017. Lisa has worked in several sectors including working with adults and young people with learning difficulties. Lisa looks forward to fresh challenges and assisting young people is an area she finds very rewarding. Lisa has two boys and enjoys spending time with them whether it be baking or gaming! When she’s not busy being a mum, Lisa likes to spend any rare spare time enjoying a good book or superhero movie!

Steve Levett

Steve Levett

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.

Latoya Gayle

Latoya Gayle

Hair and Beauty Tutor - Skills Centre Walsall
Angela Davies

Angela Davies

Teaching Assistant - 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.