CoTrain

SECBE Team

Our maxim - we just make it happen!

Operating primarily in London and the South East, we are a small team of highly professional, tenacious and innovative individuals. We work with hundreds of companies and, using inspiration and innovation, we support the implementation of new and better ways of working. 


Derek is the driving force behind the growth and development of the company. He has extensive experience and understanding of the issues affecting the built environment sector in the South East and has a wide network of contacts within industry and Government bodies

Trained in construction management, Derek gained his broader knowledge of the UK through his work with the Construction Industry Board, the national strategic forum for construction.

derek@secbe.org.uk

0118 920 7207


Tina has been with SECBE for over 10 years and plays a strategic role in the company’s business development.  As lead on marketing, she has an impressive track record of market and stakeholder engagement both in the UK and overseas.  Tina has managed and/or been pivotal to the successful delivery of a number of UK Government and European funded projects and is responsible for the Constructing Excellence Awards in London and the South East.

Tina’s career has been in corporate marketing and her experience includes FMCG and international property consultancy.

tina@secbe.org.uk

0118 920 7204

Richard started out over 30 years ago as a trainee in the construction industry. He has spent most of his career client facing taking responsibility for strategy, business development, account management and pre-construction activities to ensure client satisfaction. 

In his new role, Richard is responsible for the CoTrain programme. He works closely with local authorities, contractors and their supply chains to recruit, employ and support apprentices through a Shared Apprenticeship Scheme.

richard@cotrain.org.uk

0118 920 7208

Julian is responsible for the smooth delivery of SECBE projects. From the initial proposal, through to scope development and resource management he ensures that SECBE delivers to its customers.

From a career starting in IBM, where he was a senior Operations Manager, through to companies in the Telco and Build sector, Julian has extensive Business and Operations experience gained at a variety of different companies. He also has an MBA.

julian@secbe.org.uk

0118 920 206

Samantha Page is responsible for business development and marketing for CoTrain. She works with large and small companies in the construction sector and local authorities to help companies win more work whilst training and developing the next generation of skilled & talented workers in the South East.

Sam works with companies to understand their business needs and to identify the best opportunities for 3-12month placements that will give young people the experience required for their construction trade or technician apprenticeship programme. Samantha is passionate about delivering outstanding social value through collaborative action; she’s also passionate about music and is part of a community-led team of volunteers that produces the Basingstoke Live Festival.

samantha@cotrain.org.uk

 0118 920 7201

Angela Torr is an Apprenticeship Manager responsible for delivering the Shared Apprenticeship Programme and contributing to the business development of CoTrain.

Working with the CoTrain team to support the apprentices to develop and maintain the skills and experience they need to fulfil their trade, site management and administration apprenticeships, as well as advising in the development of career opportunities post the apprenticeship.

 Angela has extensive experience in advising and supporting young people whilst in employment as well as into new employment opportunities. This includes developing relationships and liaising with a number of partners consisting of employers, colleges and other agencies to open up new opportunities and maintain existing relationships; essentially ensuring, the apprentices, employers and the scheme as a whole is well supported and a high quality programme is maintained.

angela@cotrain.org.uk

Mark joined CoTrain in 2019 as an Apprenticeship Manager.

Mark Pope had been working for CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) for ten years, with 8 of them as an apprenticeship officer in the Southampton Area, with his last two years as the CoTrain Shared Apprenticeship Co-ordinator.

Mark completed a 4 year Electrical Apprenticeship in the early 1980’s and went on to study for an HND in Heavy Current and Electronics. The electrical training has helped Mark follow different career paths working for an Electronics production equipment company for 15 years as an installation engineer, sales engineer and commercial & training Manager. This allowed him to travel with work and he has lived and worked in New York, California and Australia.

Mark@cotrain.org.uk

Greg joined SECBE in 2016 to support various projects, including marketing communications. Greg’s advanced skills in analysis and vast knowledge of IT lead to the transition and current position of Systems Manager and has since become responsible for the secretariat of Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) and involved with the production of the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards in London and the South East. 

He has previous experience within IT operations, construction renovation & maintenance, production installation and office management.

In his own time Greg has been studying for a degree in Psychology with ambitions to achieve accreditation within organisational psychology.

greg@secbe.org.uk

Tel: 01189 207 207

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