Welcoming Richard Kennedy: The Latest Addition To Our Confined Spaces Team

   28 June 2023         News

We are thrilled to announce the addition of Richard Kennedy to our Confined Space team, led by Kate Denial, here at Develop Training.

Richard’s journey through various professions has been nothing short of remarkable. He began his working life as a soldier, dedicating three years to serving his country. Seeking a change, Richard transitioned into a role as a flight attendant, where he honed his skills over the course of a decade. However, his drive for a new challenge led him to embark on yet another career change, this time as a firefighter.

A varied career history

During his tenure as a firefighter, Richard’s passion for making a difference intensified. He spent six years as an urban search and rescue technician, followed by an additional five years as part of the United Kingdom international search and rescue team. This extraordinary team travelled to disaster-stricken areas, aiding in the search for survivors and facilitating their safe rescue. During this time Richard was also an Urban Search and Rescue Instructor as part of the National Resilience New Dimensions Programme. After an eventful and impactful seventeen years, Richard transitioned to work as a mines rescuer. Now, Richard joins Develop as a Confined Space trainer, bringing his extensive knowledge and unique experiences to our organisation.

A change of pace

Reflecting on his experience thus far, Richard shares,

I am thoroughly enjoying my role at Develop. Having worked in high-intensity and demanding positions throughout my career, I appreciate the relaxed environment here. The people I have encountered have been incredibly helpful and friendly, and I am eagerly embracing this new challenge.”

Outside of work, Richard finds joy in his roles as a husband and father to two young daughters. He cherishes spending quality time with his family, often embarking on walks in the picturesque Lincolnshire countryside alongside their two beloved dogs.

A different perspective on Confined Spaces

We are delighted to have Richard join our team here at Develop. His diverse background will bring a new angle and unique knowledge and expertise to our Confined Space training programmes. This will undoubtedly enrich the learning experience of our delegates and contribute to their comprehensive understanding and practical application of confined space safety.

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