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Meet The Team See who you will be working with here at NCT Ltd

Judith Allen Group CEO

As chief executive officer (CEO) in the Profound Group, my primary responsibilities include making major corporate decisions, managing the overall operations and resources of the company, and acting as the main point of communication between the board of directors and corporate operations.

Slogan for life?

Learn from yesterday, Live for Today, Hope for tomorrow

Stuart Johnson Head of Operations

I am responsible for the operations and learning development at NCT Ltd, looking at the strategic development of the services we provide and the success of the delivery of our programmes.

Best Advice?

Relax and enjoy what you do!

Jonathan Ward Project Manager

I promote our brand and develop our apprenticeships with new and existing employers. Why would someone contact you: Because 60% of the time... I’m helpful every time!

4 people at a perfect dinner party?

Ron Burgundy, Frank Underwood, Steve Jobs and Rory McIlroy.

Barry Nelson Learning Manager

At our Training Academy in Seaham we deliver warehouse, storage and FLT training. If you are interested, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Best Holiday Destination?


Claire Robinson Head of Audit, Contracts and Compliance

I lead and manage the internal audit function of Profound Groups Direct SFA contracts and other contracts. Analysis of data to aid decision making. Management of ISO9001:2008 Certification Contact me for audit, contracts and compliance queries.

Best Advice?

If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got

Stephanie Hudson Quality and Learning Manager

I manage the day to day running of the Quality Team to ensure quality systems are embedded in all of our programmes. Contact me for support and advice on any of the qualifications.

Slogan for life?

Live, Laugh, Love

Gary Ward eCommunications and Technology Director

I manage and direct Profound Groups internal and external e-communications, ensuring technology is embedded and developed throughout the organisation.

4 people who would be at your perfect dinner party?

Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, Tyrion Lannister, Khaleesi

Gary Mills Operations Team Leader

I co-ordinate all associate functional skills delivery nationally

Theme song for your life?

Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac

Alan Revie Human Resources Manager

I advise and co-ordinate all aspects of people management; including recruitment, training and performance management.

If I won a million pounds?

I would disappear

Julie Richardson Learning Manager

Responsible for the day to day management of the operations department; responsible for the delivery of apprenticeships, classroom provision and associate provision

Favourite holiday destination??


European Union Social Fund
Skills Funding Agency
Matrix Accreditation
City and Guilds
Edexcel Pearson

NCT Ltd Inspiration: "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling but in rising every time we fall." - Ralph Waldo Emerson