Gwyn Jones


Gwyn Jones is the HR Manager for Renishaw plc based in New Mills, Wotton Under Edge. Renishaw is a global company with core skills in measurement, motion control, spectroscopy and precision machining. Their products are used for applications as diverse as machine tool automation, co-ordinate measurement, Raman spectroscopy, machine calibration, position feedback, CAD/CAM dentistry, stereo-static neurosurgery and medical diagnostics.

Gwyn has been a director of GET since 1990.


Jill Brearley

Vice Chair

Jill Brearley is the HR Manager at ABB Limited based in Stonehouse. ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. ABB in the UK operates from more than 20 locations nationally and employs around 2,300 people. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 117,000 people.

Jill has been a Director of GET since 1991.


Guy Biggin

Independent Director

Guy Biggin is a Partner at national firm of chartered accountants, Crowe Clark Whitehill. Guy works exclusively with educational and charitable organisations. He is based in Cheltenham and has considerable experience in audit and risk management as well as governance, trading activities, fundraising and other issues. Guy is a member of the Institute of Risk Management and sits on their Charity Special Interest Group.

Guy was appointed in February 2015.

Guy Biggin

Michael Bennett

Independent Director

Mike's career was in manufacturing industry initially in sales and marketing and then into general management. Always in the engineering industry and connected with the oil, aviation and automotive sectors. Spent fifteen years travelling overseas mainly in the oil fields such as Libya and Borneo. During that time carried out business in 54 different countries. In a parallel career in Reserve Forces was involved as a volunteer in training teenage Army Cadets and retired in 2008 in the rank of Colonel. Mike is also a Deputy to the Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire and was awarded the OBE on 2006 for his service to the Cadets.

Mike became a director in November 2015.

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Mike Harding


Mike currently works for Corin Group Ltd a manufacturer of Orthopaedic Joint Replacements (Hips & Knees) where he is the Facilities Projects Manager and has completed 20 years employment there. One of his other roles at Corin is being the mentor for the first year apprentices, before passing those first years onto their ongoing mentor from their destined department within the business. This he thoroughly enjoys, as seeing the raw and naive student from school developing and maturing into a potential engineer is very rewarding and fulfilling.

Mike was appointed as a Director in November 2015.

Mike Harding

Jude Rodrigues

Independent Director

Jude Rodrigues has been a Partner at Davies and Partners Solicitors since 2007 and is the Head of the Planning, Highways and Environmental department. He is based in Gloucester although he can be found working out of the other firm's offices in Birmingham, Bristol and London. Jude is also a Director of Marketing Gloucester Limited which looks to promote living and working in the City of Gloucester.

Jude was appointed as a Director in 2015.


Gary Miller


Gary Miller is the Training and Development Manager at Delphi Diesel Systems Ltd. Delphi UK's Stonehouse facility specialises in high-precision machining to sub-micton tolerances in addition to testing and assembly. Products produced in the UK include diesel fuel injectors for light, medium and heavy duty applications.

Gary was appointed as a Director in 2015.

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Nigel Cottell


Nigel Cottell is Site Director for Moog Controls Limited and the European Director of Quality for Moog Aircraft Group.

Moog is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision motion control products and systems. Moog’s high performance systems control aircraft, satellites and space vehicles and a wide range of industrial machinery. Nigel is a Chartered Engineer and has been a director of Moog Controls Ltd for 18 years.

Nigel was appointed as a Director in September 2016.


Rosie Hannaby


Rosie Hannaby is the Apprentice Manager and a Training Coordinator at Dowty Propellers. Rosie started her career as an apprentice completing a four years of training at GET and enjoyed experiencing Operations, shop floor, Manufacturing Engineering and Training within company. Dowty Propellers is a world-leading manufacturer of integrated propeller systems providing solutions for the propulsion systems of today and tomorrow. Its products are used in applications that range from regional airliners and military airlifters to marine hovercraft.

Rosie was appointed as a Director in February 2017

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