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Mark Waistell Senior Partner
Greg Hancock Director of Studies
Jill Bray Office Manager

Mark Waistell 
B.Sc., M.A., P.G.C.E., R.S.A. Dip. TEFLA, F.R.S.A

Senior Partner

Mark founded Accent in 1988 after working in the UK and abroad as a Teacher, Course Designer, Director of Studies and Principal. He is a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics, a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and holds the Postgraduate Certificate of Education and the Royal Society of Arts Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign language to Adults. Mark is a published author of English language course books and writes and speaks widely on English language teaching. He is responsible for General Management, Consultancy and Corporate Programmes abroad and teaches on Executive programmes in the UK and abroad. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Greg Hancock 
B.A., R.S.A. Dip. DELTA

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Director of Studies

Greg joined Accent in 2012. Before that he worked in the UK, Spain, Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia. He has a degree in English and Fine Art, the RSA Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (DELTA) and is a certified VLE trainer. Greg has been a teacher, teacher-trainer and Director Studies at many different institutions. He has delivered talks and training sessions at conferences. Greg speaks Spanish, French and Arabic.

Jill Bray
Office Manager

Jill joined Accent in 2007 to take on the important role of Office Manager. Jill has worked in a wide variety of companies in areas as diverse as Financial Services, Biotechnology, Open Learning Centre, Early Learning Centre and the National Trust. She has held positions in Training Co-ordination, Customer Services and as Centre Manager. She and her family have moved to Devon and she is now responsible for all of the work of our busy office, including bookings administration, accommodation, transport and welfare.

Training Staff

Our team of full-time and part-time trainers is selected for their qualifications, experience and knowledge. In addition to qualifications in English Language Teaching, many of our trainers have qualifications and/or experience in other areas of business or professional work. This team provides a variety of approach, expertise and methodology which, we believe, enables us to create a quality programme of specialist English training for almost every professional area.

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