If you need assistance in any area regarding automation and robotics, here are a list of BARA approved consultants who may be able to help you.

Richard Cole has over 25 years experience in the following

  • Programming
  • Process optimization
  • Training
  • Service support

He also specialises in cycle time improvement.

Paul Doyle is an Assistive Technology Engineer at Hereward College of F.E. He is currently involved with the Handy1 Assistive robot and has recently developed a qualification in supporting users of assistive technology. Through the student body he can provide information from experience with assistive robots and a possible test bed for future developments.

Robin Carver is a Chartered Safety Practitioner and an industrial control systems engineer. He can offer help with:

  • EU Directives
  • CE Marketing
  • PUWER98
  • EU Harmonised Standards
  • Risk assessment and reduction
  • Design of safety systems
  • Functional safety


Geoff Pegman has over 20 years experience of the development and support of advanced robotic systems in a wide range of application areas including aerospace, construction, defence, food industry, medical, nuclear and pharmaceuticals. He also has wide experience of the development of novel prototype systems and products, having undertaken expert witness work for the Ministry of Defence, Treasury Solicitor and several commercial organizations. He has also undertaken investment reviews and in-house technology audits and has a good knowledge of European and world-wide robotics scene.

He can offer help with:

  • Feasibility and concept studies
  • Technology reviews and foresight studies
  • Expert witness
  • Project management of development projects
  • Short term non-executive director for technology firms
  • Consultancy on European Commission development programmes (FP7)

Andy Verwer is the Principal Lecturer at the Automation Systems Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University. Here, he provides training and consultancy in a number of automation technology areas including:

  • Fieldbus (PROFIBUS, PROFINET and Actuator-Sensor Interface)
  • Open control system programming (IEC 61131-3)
  • Functional Safety systems


Peter Cheetham

For any further information on any of the Consultants or to arrange a meeting, please contact David Harrison.