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Signet Solutions

Company History and Directors

In July 2016 Signet Solutions celebrates it's 20th Anniversary.

Signet Solutions has built up an excellent reputation in the Signal Engineering discipline both in the UK and internationally.

Jonathan Tillin

Jonathan Tillin

Jonathan Tillin, the founder in 1996 set up the company 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 take the Company forward. Jonathan retired from Signet Solutions in June 2010. He now works as an Associate on a part time basis.

Andy Knight - Managing Director

Andy Knight joined the company as Operations Director in June 2001 and became Managing Director from July 2003. Andy has an excellent track record in delivering tailored training and development projects. Andy expanded the company thereon enhancing the business with professional, technical and commercial skills:

Reuben Dakin - Technical Director - February 2002

Paul Morris - Associate Consultant - December 2007

John Steatham - Associate Consultant - March 2013

Bob McNair - Associate Consultant - January 2014

Brian Cookson - Senior Training Consultant - March 2014


Consultancy – In Signet you find Solutions

We don't just train and develop! Our consultants are in high demand because of the value they bring to the projects in which Signet Solutions are working. Our team of signal engineers are involved in high-profile works and our signal testing engineers undertake work for both Rail Administrations and Contract Organisations. We work with our clients, for our clients.

We have developed a number of engineering and process specifications, particularly in the field of signalling testing. One of the values we bring to our training and development is that we are able to work with clients to develop the specifications to which training and assessment will be applied.

In Signet Solutions we have a complementary range of signal engineering consultancy skills; design, installation, testing, and maintenance. We have supplied consultants to assess the efficacy of design, installation and testing working as Independent Safety Assessors within a team lead by the prestigious A. D. Little. We have been working in this role for a number of years in Europe and the Far East. We undertake the Professional Head responsibilities for a client organisation. We provide briefing packs and briefing events for client organisations.

In training we developed the Post-graduate Degree programme in Signal Engineering for Sheffield Hallam University on behalf of Network Rail. Our training consultancy developed the process engineering to enable a large Contracting Organisation to attain IRSE Assessing Agency status. Our training is in both academic and skills fields.
In the field of testing our consultants act as senior team personnel for testing activities involving multi-discipline Commissionings, often we provide the Infrastructure Controller's independent representative for major Commissionings.

So, you know where to seek a solution. Signet: Consultancy That Works.


Our Support Staff for Administration Management and Personnel are

Isobel Knight - Office Manager - September 2002

Karen Jackson - Finance Manager - October 2002

Amelia Jackson - Administration Assistant - January 2014

Rebecca Clohessy - Finance Assistant - March 2015


Signet Solutions hold insurance for both Product and Employers' Liability Insurance and

Professional Indemnity Insurance.


Signet Solutions hold an ISO 9001:2008 Certificate for Quality Management


                                   ISO 9001


Signet Solutions are registed with Link-up



Signet Solutions are members of NSARE - National Skills Academy and have been passed as Providers of Training. Signest solutions  are also the first technical training provider to be awarded the status of 'Outstanding' in April 2014