Pendersons Group


This is what our clients and customers say about us….

”As part of the new futures programme which is jointly funded by NOMS Co-financing Organisation and ESF, Tribal is working closely with Pendersons and prison staff at HMP Portland to deliver a nationally-recognised Network Rail-approved qualification to selected offenders. This provides successful participants with the skills needed to move on following release into sustainable employment on the railways which supports their rehabilitation and significantly reduces the likelihood of them re-offending.”
Tribal Education

”Strode College have been working with the team of people at Pendersons for just over 4 years, delivering joint funded training events , including Railway, Fork truck training and New Roads and Street Works training events. The delivery team have always ensured that the learners have been motivated to learn, participate and most of all enjoy the training, making the best of the opportunity to be prepared for employment.John and the team at Pendersons are fully committed and driven to delivering 1st class training, they treat our learners ‘as people’ – not just learners.

We would recommend Pendersons as a provider to work in partnership with.”

David R. Merrett, Director, Offender Learning Services

Strode College

”Here at A4e we have been working with the team of people at Pendersons for just over 4 years, delivering joint funded training events from ESF and NOMS, including Railway and Fork truck training. We have enjoyed a good working relationship with Pendersons throughout this period of time. Pendersons have always acted professionally and worked with our staff and clients in an open, honest and collaborative basis in order to achieve their on-going targets.”

”I have worked with John Howes and his team for approximately 9 years. Initially this was through MTR and HYDREX. The company is now Pendersons and comprises of John Howes and a number of his previous team. I am able to say without any hesitation at all that John and his team approach their work with dedication and integrity. They provide high quality, industry standard training and are passionate about allowing offenders to gain real and sustainable work within the rail industry. The team always go the extra mile and are faultless in their partnership working. It is rare to work with a company so dedicated to disadvantaged groups. I cannot recommend John Howes and his team highly enough. They enrich the work and reputation of any company attached to them.”

Eryl Doust, Head of Reducing Reoffending, HMP Oakwood