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  • Jonathan Tillin

    Founder (Retired)

    Jonathan Tillin

    Jonathan Tillin, the founder, set up the company in 1996 and has been involved in major projects at a strategic level within testing and commissioning and has developed detailed process documentation for Railway Administrations.

    Jonathan has chaired the committee reviewing the Testing Licenses within the IRSE scheme and is passionate about personnel development matters. Jonathan stepped down from the Chair at Signet Solutions in May 2004 when Dr.John Penney took the Appointment as Chairman to ...

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  • Andy Knight BA CDir FIRSE

    Managing Director & Consultant

    Andy Knight BA CDir FIRSE

    Andy joined the Company as Operations Director in June 2001. He became Managing Director in July 2003. Andy has an excellent track record in delivering tailored training and development projects throughout the world. He is a highly skilled Signalling Engineer with 39 years’ experience in the railway industry, with proven experience in Design, Implementation and Management of training and competence schemes.

    He is a training professional with expert communications and organisational skills a...

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  • Reuben DakinBA(Hons) CEng MIEE MIRSE

    Technical Director

    Reuben DakinBA(Hons) CEng MIEE MIRSE

    Reuben joined the Company as Technical Director in February 2002. A skilled signalling engineer with experience in the Signalling Principles, Competence Assurance, Maintenance and Project Management. Reuben is a training professional with the ability to identify training needs, specify, develop and deliver training suitable for a wide range of the industry.

    Experienced in designing and implementing appropriate assessment methods and systems, Reuben is a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the Ins...

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  • Dr. John Penney BSc(Eng) PhD CEng FIET FIRSE

    Chairman

    Dr. John Penney BSc(Eng) PhD CEng FIET FIRSE

    Dr. John Penney took the Appointment as Chairman to help take the Company forward in 2004. John joined the railway industry 20 years ago, after a career managing companies in telecommunications and computers. His first role was as Managing Director of Alstom Signalling in the UK, where he was entirely responsible for the UK signalling business and also a number of international projects.

    During privatisation of BR, he masterminded the acquisition of the largest of the UK maintenance units and ...

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23 June 2018 - 10:39am

Signet stand at the Swindon Panel celebration weekend. “Design a track circuit” challenge

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2 June 2018 - 10:34am

Well done to Markus and the IRSE Swiss section on presenting a wonderful convention. Excellent technical visit and insights into different technologies and good friendships gained. Congratulations from Signet Solutions.

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29 May 2018 - 4:27pm

First day of the IRSE convention with technical papers this morning and then some site visits this afternoon to the Cerino tunnel which is fitted with ETCS level 2.

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28 May 2018 - 4:59pm

A welcome from Markus, the IRSE President for this year. All our best wishes to Markus and his team, looking forward to a good week of development.

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25 May 2018 - 11:15am

Well done to our Greek delegates attending Mod 3BI this last two weeks. They were presented with their certificates by Andy Knight and pictured with their tutor Mick Sawyer - Safe journey home boys and hope to see you again.

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22 May 2018 - 4:09pm

A big warm welcome to our Greek delegates from Athens - following Andy Knight's visit earlier this year to deliver an IST Control Tables/RRI Design combination course they have now come to Derby to take part in a Mod 3BI course with Mick Sawyer. I hope you enjoy the course.

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22 May 2018 - 3:55pm

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22 May 2018 - 12:36pm

Well done to Andy Knight and Brian Cookson. They both cycled 35 miles - Pedal in the Peaks around Carsington Waters and Tissington to raise money for Derby Hospital

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20 May 2018 - 12:57pm

Carsington Water for the 35k ride for Derby Hospitals

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27 April 2018 - 11:07pm

Another very interesting IRSE Annual Dinner and we’ll done to Markus on his inaugural speech as president and I Iook forward to your presidential year.

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27 April 2018 - 6:54pm

Congratulations to our IRSE/Signet award winner, we’ll done Robin and best wishes from all at Signet and I hope you enjoy your convention in Switzerland.

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20 April 2018 - 2:14pm

Well done to all my PTA delegates after their successful completion of a two week IST course. Great delegates who have worked hard for two weeks and been a really enjoyable group. Thank you to Perth PTA for their hospitality and welcome.

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16 February 2018 - 3:47pm

Well done to all my students who have all successfully completed the Control Tables/RRI-DO course in Athens. Well done to Aktor and all the delegates who were also great company for the two weeks μπράβο (bravo in Greek)

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3 February 2018 - 11:20am

A new country for the Signet team next week, two weeks training for a Signal Engineers in Athens, Greece.

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22 November 2017 - 9:44am

It’s not only the Railway that is Digital. Here’s Jon G8GJC working digital on the 20m amateur radio band. Couldn’t do it without a Signet cuppa.

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10 October 2017 - 1:10pm

This afternoon Signet will be hosting the IRSE Midland & North Western Section meeting in Derby (Derby Resignalling). Lecture starts at 5.15pm
We look forward to welcoming attendees once again to our training centre:
Signet Solutions Limited
Kelvin House
RTC Business Park
London Road
Derby
DE24 8UP

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30 September 2017 - 3:09am

Well done to all the bursary winners who attended the IRSE Convention, but special congratulations to Amy and Luke who were IRSE/Signet sponsored

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29 September 2017 - 4:16pm

IRSE Convention Day 4 - Morning visit to the Denton County Transport Authority. Visiting the maintenance depot and seeing where equipment is fitted into the vehicles (PTC sensors)

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28 September 2017 - 1:56am

IRSE Convention Day 2 - Really good tour of BNSF and GE facilities today and some good insight to technical equipment and Positive Train Control. No pictures allowed at GE unfortunately but the technical tour was excellent.

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27 September 2017 - 3:47pm

IRSE Convention day 2

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26 September 2017 - 5:26pm

Glad to be one of the major sponsors of the 2017 IRSE Convention. Looking forward to day one which has a full day of technical papers.

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26 September 2017 - 2:12am

Enjoying diner with the Engineers of the future and the IRSE/Signet award winners at the 2017 IRSE convention in Dallas Fort Worth. Well done to all and especially Luke and Amy

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26 September 2017 - 12:13am

Opening address by our IRSE President Mr Peter Symonds

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3 August 2017 - 1:27pm

Congratulations to Andy Knight who did a 46 mile bike ride at the Prudential Ride London Event on Sunday. His charity was for the Alzheimer's Society and he raised a massive £725.00 - well done Andy 😁

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7 July 2017 - 1:00pm

Happy Birthday to Barry who has been on a Points and Clamplock Installation course with us this week all the way from Ireland

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