Training team

Our experienced training team are highly vested in ensuring you will better understand the Adobe software.

Our trainers are not only Adobe-certified experts and instructors, they are also skilled in delivering our Accelerated learning framework so you will remember much more than a standard remote training course.

  • Our trainers has been delivering training full-time for decades
  • Accredited by Adobe
  • Fully skilled in our Accelerated learning framework
  • Vested interest in your learning experience

Certitec training team

Our Adobe certified training team.

Our standards are high, so you can be safe in the knowledge that the training you receive will be first class. If you're in any doubt, we can send you an authenticated email from Adobe that confirms the credentials of any of our trainers.

Steve Bell


Steve has been a professional photographer for over 32 years now and a user of Photoshop since 2008. Steve says "Education has always been in my blood and there is nothing better than doing the job you love and sharing your knowledge with others. Working with Certitec is my dream job as I came to them for my first Adobe certification and now I'm back as an instructor."

Jon Bessant

Acrobat, InDesign, InCopy & Digital publishing suite

Jon is our training director and manages our training team. He has been utilising Adobe software in the quick-print, newspaper and magazine print markets since 1987. He has been Adobe-certified (first accreditation was Acrobat) since 1999. Jon has presented at European Seybold Seminars and other events including Adobe Live, Digital Solutions, PIRA, Pre-Press Strategies and the Publishing Expo. Jon is a featured presenter within Adobe's Acrobat Usergroup and a senior Adobe presenter within the official UK Consultancy Project.

Richard Bird

InDesign, Illustrator & Photoshop

Richard Bird is an Associate of the Learning and Performance Institute (TAP accredited) and is an Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor. Richard has gained his 30+ years experience in the design industry, starting at the London College of Printing followed by a long career as a magazine designer and art editor. Later on switching to the advertising industry, he made a name as a freelance typographer and studio manager with several of the larger agencies. A trainer for 15 years, he enjoys bringing his wealth of knowledge and experience to others.

Alistair Dabbs

After Effects, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro & Photoshop

Alistair was a magazine production editor before launching a freelance career in technical writing within the fields of digital imaging and publishing production. For many years, he was the contributing editor for publishing tech at MacUser and went on to co-author a series of how-to books including 'InDesign Essentials' and the best-selling 'Digital Designer's Bible'. Adobe-certified since 2002, he specialises in digital and print production workflows, and was twice a finalist at the Digital Magazine Awards.

Nigel French

Nigel FrenchInDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop & Lightroom

Nigel French is a veteran graphic designer, photographer, and design teacher who has used design software since the early days of desktop publishing. His books include InDesign Type (Adobe Press, now in its 4th Edition), The Type Project Book, and the Photoshop Visual Quickstart Guide. Since 2005, he has freelanced for (now LinkedIn Learning) and has recorded 50+ titles for its online training library. He is an Adobe Community Expert and regular speaker at CreativePro Week and Adobe MAX, and he writes regularly for CreativePro Magazine.

Terry Kendrick

After Effects, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro & Photoshop

A graphic and web designer and Adobe trainer, Terry has worked in the design industry for over 35 years. Building up a wide variety of design skills, his areas of expertise include: visualising, art direction, catalogues, database publishing in InDesign, and technical Illustration. He has specialised in digital graphics since 1991. Within six months he started to share his skills and soon found himself training others, alongside being a designer, and has done so ever since. Terry has since formalised his training qualifications and is a CompTIA CTT+ technical trainer alongside his Adobe-certified Instructor status. 

Donna Oxley

InDesign, InCopy, Photoshop, Illustrator & Acrobat

One of the first women in the UK to have served a traditional four year apprenticeship in the print industry back in the late 70s when it was a male dominated skilled trade. She has over 35 years extensive ‘real world’ experience as a typesetter, artworker, retoucher, designer, studio manager and technical consultant in the print and graphic arts industry and has provided training for some of the country’s largest organisations including British Airways, GlaxoSmithKline, Rolls Royce, Barclays Bank, HSBC, Ernst & Young and most national newspapers. Originally from Yorkshire - her claim to fame is that she started her career on the same local paper as Michael Parkinson!


“I found the accelerated learning methodology an extremely powerful way to retain information in a training course. 10/10 and very pleased with the outcome!”

Simon Jackson, Bid manager, Klever Plc

“In a nutshell – it was fantastic and cannot praise you enough!”

Liam Potter, L&D manager, Hola Travel Guides

“I was impressed with Certitec every step of the way. Their professionalism shone through and I am thoroughly happy with my experience.”

Connie Abrahams, I.T., White Raft Global

“The trainers, equipment, location and learning structure was impeciable! Thank you.”

Delores Peyo, Translator, South America Discovered

“It can be described as an exchange of knowledge – I am truly thankful.”

Jo Dems, Private, South Downs

“I loved the way in which the trainer was able to relay what we did back to us for better memory retention. It was quite extraordinary and memorable for sure.”

Howard Freeds, On-boarding, Tyne Books

“There was not a single question which our trainer could not answer. The course flowed very well and recapping each session worked superbly. Thank you.”

William Boroughsburg, Buyer, Print

“It is the first ever computer training course I attended where they used storytelling to relax us, which helped me especially absorb more information. Fantastic.”

Mo Jacobs, PA, Ing

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