Jon Gibson – Managing Director

Director(29 years)

Jon has become known to many within the sector and Furniture & Wood Industry and is passionate to ensure learners and industry have the best opportunities.

Jon was himself an Apprentice, before becoming one of the youngest lecturers at a college in 1989.

Jon and Martin set Didac up in June 1997.

He has worked with a number of learners, employers over the years, including Trade Associations and The HSE. For many years he has looked after the W Exhibition at the NEC (formally known as Woodmex, W Show)

Jon serves as chair of the Wood Safety Group (Trade Associations and HSE) and assist with Health & Safety at the W Exhibitions held at the NEC.

He still keeps his hand in with delivery of training and supports all aspects of the company.

Enjoys buying old machines and refurbishing them, often assisted with learners.

Qualifications : Wood Machining: Furniture: Teaching and Assessing: Internal and External Quality Assurance: Health & Safety.
Professional Memberships : Fellow of the Machine Woodworking Association (formally Institute of Machine Woodworking Technology): IOSH.
Area of Expertise : Machine Woodworking: Quality Assurance and Delivery of Education: Strategic opportunities: CAD/CAM & CNC.
Wood Machining
Stakeholder Engagement
Business Skills
Quality Assurance

Contact Us

Didac Limited,
Woodwise Academy,
Crews Hole Road,

Tel: 0800 773 4230
Fax: 0117 915 0009
Email: [email protected]