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Get to know our team:


Lee is an A1 qualified assessor who has over 40 years’ experience in the drilling industry. He has been assessing and auditing for over 15 years as well as running BDA Apprenticeship Courses. He has a wealth of knowledge of Cable Percussive, Dynamic Sampling, Rotary and Sonic drilling methods as well as holding all required qualifications for working Offshore.

Lee started in the drilling industry aged 18, he worked  his way up speedily progressing to lead driller. In 1987 Lee decided to start his own company and set up G A Drilling, the company quickly expanded, and Lee employed 12 people, the company grew from strength to strength and Lee decided to join forces with a geologist and form Drift Ground Investigation in 2006.  During this time Lee also qualified as an NVQ Assessor and BDA Auditor, as an NVQ centre and BDA Auditor Lee is in charge of ensuring sites meet industry standards. After running Drift for 8 years he sold Drift, from here Lee’s NVQ Assessment and BDA Auditing business continued to flourish. As the market expanded and new assessors and auditors joined the industry Lee’s business continued to grow and still remains one of the largest providers of Land Drilling NVQ’s, Audits and Training.


Lee operates throughout the UK and Europe. 

Lee regularly speaks to companies to report back industry developments and issues that may arise on site. Lee has been part of the working party that has now formed the new directives for the MP Award Land Drilling Qualification. 


Janice is the pioneer of Land Drilling NVQ and has been running the operational activities since the company started. Janice has assisted in the day to day running of numerous drilling companies and is the first port of call for any training needs. Janice has helped develop Land Drilling NVQ into the well known centre that it is today. 

Janice is Director of Land Drilling NVQ and know for her friendly and professional manner. 

SOPHIE HABERFIELD BA( Hons) (Office Manager) 

Sophie gained a First Class Business and Management degree in 2014, she has worked for Land Drilling NVQ part time for over 10 years. Over the years Sophie has helped deliver new systems into the business and has developed the website for Land Drilling NVQ's.

Whilst not working Sophie is usually found hiking in the Lake District. 

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