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Kevin Payton

Email: kev[email protected]

Kevin is my line manager at Corus, and has known me for a number of years. He may be contacted at any time for a reference.

Tora Pridden

Email: [email protected]

On my part time evening lecturing work, Tora has been my line manager at Halesowen College. She has known me for approx 15 years, and may be contacted at any time for a reference. 

Training Courses

  • Legal Aspects of Managing People
  • Influencing Skills
  • COSHH Assessor
  • Modern Safety Management
  • Risk Management
  • Train the Trainer
  • Contractor Control
  • Fire Marshall
  • Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) ISO9001:2000 Internal Auditors Course


  • I.T. Proficient
  • Experienced in implementing new procedures and systems
  • Excellent communicator
  • Customer focussed
  • Highly self motivated
  • Quickly absorbs new methods of working
  • Well organised
  • Attention to detail

Personal Information

Marital Status: Married

Health: Excellent, Non Smoker


A professionally qualified multi skilled employee  who has been approached on three occasions to champion major changes within the organisation.


  • European Computer Driving License (ECDL)- 2006 
  • British Computer Society Levels 1&2 - 2006 
  • NEBOSH General Certificate - 2004 
  • D34 TDLB Internal Verifiers Award (upgraded to V1) - 2000 
  • D32/D33 TDLB Assessors Award (upgraded to A1) - 1997 
  • City & Guilds Computer Literacy - 1995 
  • Certificate Institute of Industrial Managers - 1985 
  • Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance - 1984 
  • Diploma Chartered Institute Marketing - 1983 
  • HNC Business Studies - 1982

Professional Memberships

  • Full Member Chartered Institute Marketing - MCIM 
  • Full Member Institute of Leadership and Management - MILM 
  • Membership of MENSA - IQ148

Career History


Corus Kingswinford

2001 to present 

  • Designed, implemented and maintained safe systems of work in order to achieve and maintain both ISO9001:2000 and DNV accreditations.
  • Designed inspection reports, pre-use checklists, risk assessments, safe working procedures and competency checklists for works employees.
  • Investigation of accidents and high potential incidents.
  • Perform internal audits on operating systems and investigate non conforming material by introducing corrective actions. 


Corus Automotive Wednesfield

1993 - 2001

  • Placed orders and negotiated with suppliers to meet customer’s scheduled requirements.
  • Liaised with suppliers and customers to ensure new raw material specifications are feasible and to specified tolerances.
  • Ensured QS9000 purchasing quality procedures were maintained and making recommendations for improvements. 


British Steel Distribution - Automotive

1989 - 1993

  • With a team of 3 planners, planned production in liaison with transport to meet customer requirements.
  • Arranged and scheduled planned maintenance work to minimise production downtime.
  • Planned 6 major production lines, with a production capacity of 100,000 tonnes per annum.
  • Authorised overtime with works personnel as appropriate. 


British Steel Distribution - Automotive

1982 - 1989

  • Managed the transition from a paper based stock records system to a fully integrated computerised system, including shop floor data collection.
  • Negotiated credit notes and issued debit notes on suppliers in order to resolve disputes.
  • Monitored variance reports, and investigated / resolved errors accordingly.
  • Controlled depot’s stock, valued at £72m. 


British Steel Distribution - Automotive

1975 - 1982 

  • Responsible for servicing existing customer base and maintaining good customer relationships.
  • Developed new accounts by a combination of telephone calls and customer visits.
  • Discussed prices with customers to maintain profitable levels of business, while maintaining agreed levels of volume. 


Halesowen/ Stourbridge College

1986 - present

Courses previously / currently taught:

  • A.A.T. Technician – Managing Accounting Systems - NVQ4
  • A.A.T. Intermediate – Application of Information Technology - NVQ3
  • HNC Business Studies – Marketing, Human Resources Management
  • Institute of Leadership & Management – Certificate in Management - NVQ4
  • Adult Literacy – Improving Basic Skills
  • Internal Verifier on ITQ courses (WJP Training / Learning4Life)


  • Selected by Management of a blue chip company to Initiate their Quality Assurance Programme.
  • Team Leader in achieving ISO9001:2000 accreditation for the company and having no non conformances at subsequent LRQA (Lloyds Register Quality Assurance) audits.
  • Exceeded corporate target by achieving Level 5 of DNV (Det Norske Veritas) International Safety Rating System, against a target of Level 3.
  • Achieved customer satisfaction levels in purchasing by delivering 95% to time, while supplier performance to time averaged 45%.
  • Designed and implemented a planning board to plan machine workload, which dramatically increased efficiency on planning.
  • Designed and implemented a consignment stocking system for Ford Motor Company at Halewood to meet their specified self billing requirements.