Richard Crayston

Managing Director

Ainscough Training Services is the UK's largest independent provider of specialist training for the management & Supervision of Lifting Operations and it is a CPCS accredited test centre as well as a CSkills assessment centre.

Richard is a board member, responsible for the overall running of the business including the NVQ/QCF centre.

Career Profile

Richard started his career as one of the last fully indentured craft apprentices serving his time as a Carpenter with D J Ryan & sons in Lancashire. After completing his apprenticeship he spent seven years as a sole trader delivering all aspects of commercial and bespoke joinery.

The combination of both a craft background and personnel experience led Richard to a career with the Preston College, where he spent 2 and a half years delivering construction based NVQ qualifications and developing a wide range of industry contacts.

Richard left Preston College in 2002 and went on to work for BAM Construct UK Ltd (formally HBG Construction). Richard held the position of Workforce Manager for the NW/NE of England & Scotland. He was responsible for the training, recruitment and disciplinary needs for a construction workforce in excess of 180 workers.

Richard finally arrived at Ainscough Training Services Ltd in 2009.

Richard is offering his management and operational skills to the further development of the company, and promote Ainscough Training Services to new and existing clients.

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Institute of Directors (IoD)
  • Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
  • Member of the Association of Construction Assessors and Verifiers (ACAV


More about me......

Favourite Quote.

Theodore Roosevelt once said "nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care"

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Loyal, Honest and Tolerant (to a point...!)

What is your favourite food?

Anything with Reggae Reggae sauce on it....

What is your proudest achievement?

Having a Wonderful son

How do you relax out of work?

Walking Spencer the Dog, Drinking Red Wine and having fun with the family