Meet the Management

Name: Graham Berridge

Job Title: Regional Manager South West

Graham has worked at SMART Training for over 7 years now. Starting as an Assessor for Professional Cookery, Management and Hospitality, Graham progressed onto being an IQA and has been the Regional Manager for the South West since last June.

Prior to working for SMART, Graham worked in Hospitality, managing busy and successful Hotels and Restaurants in Devon and Wiltshire before taking on his own pub/restaurant where he was also the Head Chef. This experience has enabled him to assess hospitality, management and business qualifications.

The South West is a team of 9 Assessors and IQA’s as well as 2 BDC’s who service Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire and parts of Devon. The team is fast growing thanks to its’ hardworking BDC’s and TA’s, who have a diverse range of experience, covering every aspect of the business and commerce, hospitality and Management and team leading sectors.

Apart from continuing to support and guide the team in achieving excellent assessment and teaching & learning standards for their learners, Graham’s ambition for the South West is to continue to expand it, allowing Assessors to achieve their own IQA Qualifications and progress within SMART as he has. Any spare time Graham has he likes to spend with his daughter, playing board and computer games as well as watching movies and reading novels, when not cooking and gardening that is!