Road Skills was launched in 1991 by managing director David Somers who saw that many operators were not getting the support and training they needed to raise standards and stay compliant. We deliver a broad range of services, working with operators of all sizes across the UK and into Europe and we have released some of our driving training material online.

David Somers. Managing Director

David managed his own haulage fleet for many years following an Army career that saw him leading some ‘tough’ characters as a young Second Lieutenant after he had graduated from the Royal Military Academy.

David is passionate about harnessing people’s potential to ‘do the best they can’ and he applies this approach and his commercial and military experience to the benefit of UK businesses.

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Ian Brooks. FORS Risk Advisor

Ian is a former roads policing chief inspector and has a Masters degree in Occupational Safety & Health.

Ian is committed to helping haulage businesses understand the benefits of effectively managing work-related road risks and in the process increasing their profits by reducing costs.

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Susie Marsh. Customer Relations Manager

Susie brings with her a wealth of corporate and marketing experience which includes working with senior management for blue chip companies such as Price Waterhouse as well as running her own business as a prize-winning florist and floral demonstrator.

Susie is passionate about saving lives through educating operators on raising driver skills and helping them boost their profits by putting in place quality road safety processes and systems.

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Paul BrooksStrategic Advisor

Paul has over 20 years board level experience and is currently working with several clients on delivering transformational sales deals. He has a track record in building, developing and advising on business capability across multiple functions and sectors.

Paul has spent over 30 years in and around supply chain development roles and has a significant global network.

Ed Morey. Solutions Architect

Ed is a degree educated engineer (BEng Hons Civil Engineering, Bristol 1986) who has worked in the computer software and more recently, cloud-application industries for over 30 years – defining products / solutions / strategies and managing their implementation.

His broad range of skills have evolved as a result of challenging roles as a software product manager, technical director at a regional ISP and general manager of a digital media agency, meaning he has a well-rounded understanding of the business context of delivering innovative solutions.

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Richard Burkitt. Technical Director

An applications developer and with 30 years in the industry, Richard has the experience to take development projects from initial brief through to the final product, he leads the software development team and is responsible for the ongoing support of the bespoke learning platform.

Outside of work, a keen follower of football, a love of the sea and a proud dad of two daughters.

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Kathryn Cook. Marketing Coordinator 

Kathryn has enjoyed a varied career so far including 6 years in the Royal Navy. Over the past 5 years she has supported online businesses, more recently specialising in Marketing and utilising specialist workflow tools such as InfusionSoft.

Outside of work, Kathryn enjoys walks with her daughter and dog, Harry.

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