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Richard Law

Managing Director​

Richard has had a very diverse career within the public and private sectors.  Commissioning into the military as an Engineer, he has held various appointments within front-line operations and maintenance, strategy, business transformation and defence policy.  Moving to Orbital in 2010, he has worked within Project and Programme Management, Operations Management, Transformation and served for over 2 years as Managing Director. Richard is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the IET and IGEM and currently serves on the Board of Directors at Technica Ltd as Director of Business Development.

Keith Law

Training Director

Keith is no stranger to the gas industry having had a career spanning over 39 years.  Joining British Gas in the late 1970's he has had a progressive career from Instrumentation Technician to Regional Operations & Maintenance Manager for East of England. Retiring from National Grid Distribution in 2013,    he brings a wealth of knowledge regarding network operations / maintenance delivery, training development / delivery, site safety, incident investigation and non routine operations. Keith is a Certified EUSR and National Grid Training Provider and NVQ Assessor.

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iSystemstech named as approved installer

6 September 2017

Ferndale has approved iSystemstech as an approved installer for non-hazardous area electrical and automation installation work.  We are excited to be working with a dynamic and professional business with a common goal of achieving excellence.  Please visit their website http://isystemstech.co.uk

A new image.

6 September 2017

We are delighted with our new branding and website and hope that our clients like it too.  Thanks to our graphic design team for the logo and branding and for getting everything completed so quickly - just in time for for our incorporation certificate to land.  Excellent work - thanks!

Ferndale signs supplier agreement 

20 September 2017

Ferndale are excited and happy to announce that it has signed a supplier agreement with one of the worlds largest training providers.  GP Strategies provide training for both Cadent and National Grid Transmission in leadership and management, technical and safety related subjects.  The agreement will allow Ferndale to provide expertise and resources in direct support of GP Strategies work with Cadent and National Grid.  

Director of Ferndale, Keith Law stated that "the signing of this agreement represents a significant step for us as we establish our reputation and credibility within the market"  

Managing Director, Richard Law further commented "we will be making a further positive announcement regarding the future of Ferndale in the coming days".

Further information regarding GP Strategies can be found at this link 


Richard Law joins Technica Ltd Board of Directors

20 September 2017

Ferndale's Managing Director, Richard Law has today announced his appointment on the staff of Technica Ltd.  He will join John Davison and the team at Technica as Business Development Director tasked with re-affirming Technica's excellent reputation and their presence within the UK natural gas transmission and distribution markets.  As an aside, Richard will look to develop their resources and capability within the Midlands.  Commenting on this appointment, Richard stated "Meeting John and hearing his progressive plans made this a very easy decision for me and I am excited to be able to play a part in the future of this excellent company".  

It is important to note that Ferndale will continue to trade and offer training development and delivery consultancy and our clients will not be impacted by this appointment.

Further training opportunities offered by Ferndale

30 October 2017

Having listened to our clients, Ferndale are now able to offer an increased range of courses to the gas utilities and construction sector.  The majority of these additional courses focus on the fundamental principles and requirements of the HSE such as First Aid at Work, Asbestos Awareness, Manual Handling, DSE Assessor and Evacuation Chair use but also include the Principals of Audit.  A full list of our courses is available on our website.  Please contact us for a quotation.

Happy New Year 

6 January 2018

We would like to wish all of our clients, a very happy new year and a prosperous 2018.  Our employees were straight back to work on 2 January providing the EUSR UHEA (Gas) training course at one of our clients premises.  Alongside this, we have had positive dialogue with our largest client and look forward to being able to support the development of their new employees and apprentices throughout the coming year.  If you are in need of either technical or safety training then please contact us.

A Year Old

September 2018

Ferndale has just completed the first year of trading and what a year it has been.  We have spent the first 12 months building our network and whilst the business has not been as busy as it could have been, our framework agreements and relationships with EUSR mean that the year ahead will be rewarding.  We have a full pipeline of courses with much larger organisations including the likes of National Grid, GE, Baker Hughes and the LCA Group.  

If we can be of assistance with either training or consultancy services please do not hesitate to contact us.

Supporting GE

November 2018

Having been selected to provide support to National Grid during a large control system upgrade at a compressor station, GE approached Ferndale to provide essential safety training to their operatives and sub-contractors.  Over a two day period, Ferndale successfully provided training to 12 technicians from 3 nations.  Thanks to Technica for the use of their Congleton training facility.

If you have a requirement for training, please contact us.