November 2020

Today is my last day at Tuffentech before I take up my new position at Ofgem on Monday.

It feels a bit like when you realise that your grown-up children can stand on their own two feet or when you leave them at University for the first time. It has been a rewarding 12 years and I’m confident that Cath and Steve can continue the recovery and take the business on to the next level.

November 2019

Once again, I must admit to being a bit tardy with my blogging as it has been 12 months since my last one. The last year has been eventful to say the least. At the beginning of the year we lost our training partner and were faced with the prospect of creating our own training business.

We are now EUSR accredited to deliver gas and electric metering including smart metering and have recently gained City and Guilds centre approval for the Bury St Edmunds facility. The unplanned investment required to do this linked to a reduction in consultancy income, resulted in a tough trading period but I am happy to say we appear to be through the worst of that and are now looking forward to developing the training business further, with the aim to bring on EV training in the early part of 2020.

As you may be aware John Moulton left us at the end of September but we are delighted to announce that Mr Steve Gandy has joined Tuffentech as our new General Manager. Steve has enjoyed a long and successful career in gas metering management with British Gas, Transco, Siemens and E.ON and brings to us a wealth of knowledge and experience in the sector. Steve’s role will be to build on the excellent contribution that John made to the training division and also assist me with consultancy projects. We are very excited about this new phase in the company’s development.