The business started in 1976 at the home of Jack (1924-2003) and Joyce Lavender in Crosspool, Sheffield, with son Dave Lavender being a major influence in the birth of the business.
Jack himself became one of the first ASNT NDT Levels 3s in 1977, a Member of the Institute of Physics, a Fellow of the Institute of Metallurgy and a Fellow of the British Institute of Non-destructive Testing. In 1991 he became a Fellow of the American Society of NDT and later in 1997 an Honorary Fellow of the British Institute. Since this date, Lavender International has evolved into a PCN Authorised Training Organisation and is an Authorised Qualifying Body under BINDT’s PCN operator certification scheme. The company is also a Quality Assured Provider for the National Skills Academy for Nuclear and more recently achieved Investors in People – Gold status. It has expanded globally and now has 50 staff with training centres in the UK (Penistone and the Advanced Manufacturing Park, Sheffield); USA (Houston, Texas) and Australia (Perth, Western Australia).
40th Anniversary Masterclass
To celebrate our 40th Anniversary, Lavender International are holding a Masterclass on October 19th 2016 at the Advanced Manufacturing Park, Rotherham. Caroline Bull, BINDT President-Elect, will be chairing the event; and guest speakers will give a series of presentations including Certification Updates, New & Emerging PCN Programmes; NDT Apprenticeship Programme; and Social Aspects within NDT. There will also be a table top exhibition. Points for NDT Certification Renewal and Recertification will be applicable for attendance at this event for Level 2 and 3. Tickets for the Masterclass cost £40 per person + VAT and include breakfast sandwiches, lunch buffet, tea & coffee.
* Please note that points for NDT Certification Renewal and recertification will be applicable for attendance at this event for Level 2 and 3.
For more information about the Masterclass, including event schedule and exhibition information, please contact:
Amy Schofield, Marketing Officer
T: 01226 765769