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Our team have over 20 years business experience

Our Director team have all worked in professional service firms; in both a fee earning and talent development role and have extensive experience of working as part of a business; in addition to our pool of experts who deliver content in their specialist subject areas

  • Our core team
  • Our specialists

Paul Richmond

Managing Director
  • Paul established the business in 1996 and has worked with PSFs for over 20 years
  • Enthusiastic, thought provoking and passionate style
  • Popular as a conference speaker, executive coach and facilitator

Kate Hennig

Client and Operations Director
  • A qualified accountant Kate has been instrumental in developing award winning development programmes for a national firm
  • Focused upon our client service delivery, Kate ensures clients identify precisely their outcomes
  • Challenging and resourceful, she consistently delivers programmes that continue to delight our clients

Alex Shacklock

Marketing and Innovation Director
  • Over 20 years’ experience working with Professional Services Firms
  • Author of ‘Firm Principles: Simple guidelines for Winning Professional Services Firms’
  • Expert in team dynamics, management development, advisery and commercial skills, behaviours and tools
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about people and businesses

Vince Slaven

Learning and Development Consultant
  • Over 20 years’ experience in training and development
  • Designs and delivers training in a vibrant, energetic and inspirational way, achieving effective long-term results
  • Management and Team Development are key areas of focus

Mike Barron

Leadership, Change and Project Management
  • Facilitator and coach, delivering behavioural skills training
  • 20 years experience as a trainer and facilitator in the private and public sector

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Mo Bury

Personal Effectiveness and Coach
  • Employee engagement and behavioural change specialist
  • Internationally licenced NLP Master Business Practitioner

Simon Dawkins

Finance & Commercial Awareness
  • Author of "Ready4Business" simulation
  • Finance and Commercial Awareness specialist

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Toks Kinoshi

Learning and Development Consultant
  • Sales, marketing and business management specialist
  • Interview skills training is a focus

Thelma Hacker

Client Manager
  • Responsible for Client Management
  • Lively and enthusiastic member of the team, delivers customer service excellence

Hilary Curless

Financial Controller
  • Our Financial Controller, looks after the day to day running of the accounts department
  • Always prompt, always helpful and delivers every time

Sarah Edwards

Senior Facilitator
  • 20 years experience as a trainer, facilitator and coach
  • Specialises in organisation transformation and team building
  • Confident public speaker, and regularly presents at conferences

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Simon Horton

Negotiation
  • Author of negotiation mastery - negotiation trainer, coach and facilitator
  • Works with top banks, law firms and many other blue chip global organisations

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Allex Jenkinson

Legal Sector Specialist
  • Learning strategist – designing development for business results
  • Plain english and report writing specialist

Ian Cockerill

Strategy and Non Executive Director
  • Board level consultant
  • Specialisms in strategy and sales, start-ups, business turnaround, restructuring and growth strategies

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Ian Kirkby

Leadership, Team and Organisational Development Consultant
  • Over 25 years’ experience as a coach, trainer and facilitator in diverse sectors and cultures
  • Empowers leaders, teams and businesses to realise their potential
  • Blends extensive knowledge and real-life application to generate practical, client-centric solutions

Frances Goodman

Executive Coach
  • Coach to partners in global Professional Services Firms
  • Board level executive coach, facilitator and change driver

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01892 610060

Melissa Mehta

Leadership and Executive Coach
  • Specialises in leadership and state of mind
  • Helps individuals and teams make the most of themselves and each other

Luis Pereira

Learning and Development Consultant
  • A highly intuitive and thoughtful trainer, ensures delegates get the best out of each workshop he delivers
  • Specialises in looking at both sides of the training need - from the customer/client and the delegate points of view

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01892 610060

Angus McBain

Talent Management and Leadership
  • Sales skills and business development
  • Leadership team facilitation, communications and business coach

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01892 610060

Helen Littlewood

Learning and Organisational Development Professional
  • Executive coach
  • Specialises in influencing, communication and change management

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