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Fully engaging session providing real learning opportunities in a positive and fun atmosphere.

Library Support Services Programme Manager, JISC

This is the third course I have been on that Sandie has delivered and as ever I’ve found it very engaging and worthwhile.

Head of Contract Regional Management, Department for Transport

Sandie was professional and knowledgeable

Organisation Change Manager, Environment Agency

A robust and well delivered topic which generated and stimulated numerous ideas.

Senior Representative, Central Bedfordshire Council

I would recommend to any authority that would like to become more commercial or wants to move plans

Senior Representative, Ashford Borough Council

The course provided me with useful information and tools to plan and develop trade services.

Senior Representative, Peterborough City Council

“Trainer is very knowledgeable, brought the group together and made you think about how you currently do something and what improvements could be made in the future.”

Supporter Relations Manager, Marie Curie

“A great trainer and great course material. Learnt lots of new ideas & tips without even realising I was being taught!”

Business Support Manager, Slough Borough Council

“An excellent course which furnished me with a selection of skills I could put to immediate use.”

Complaints Officer, Joseph Rowntree foundation

“Very informative and incisive. Brought new skills to my attention and sharpened others”.

Deputy Director of Operations, Ofsted

“An intensive, participatory course aimed at empowering delegates with memorable and actionable tactics and skills”.

Head of Research Programmes, Royal College of Art

“Very interesting and informative. An excellent presenter with interesting anecdotes.”

Chief Economist, LPC

“This is honestly the best one-day course I have ever attended – Susan’s knowledge and know how are astounding.”

Head of Nursing, BCUHB

“A really good course which provided a number of light bulb moments regarding my own practice and practice I approve.”

Matron, 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust

“An incredibly useful course for anyone who needs to produce briefing notes as part of their role.”

Lawyer, Environment Agency

“An excellent, fast paced and practical course. Great balance of theory and practice.”

Head of Policy & Strategy, Forestry Commission

“I wish I had done this course at the start of my career!”

Head of Research and Innovation, NHS

“The most engaging course I have attended in over 30 years.”

Policy Advisor, Department for Transport

“Excellent, very helpful and full of valuable tools and techniques.”

Housing Policy Advisor, Department for Communities & Local Government

“Great course which is totally usable in real life.”

SAP Delivery Manager, HMRC

“Well worth attending. If you present or want to, go on this course.”

Business Manager, Nottinghamshire County Council

” I feel like I have learned far more than what I set out to learn today. Added value!”

Bid Writer, Rethink

“A very detailed course, tailored to meet the needs of every delegate”

Tender Writer, The Stroke Association

“A very informative course and very beneficial  to my day to day role Sue was an excellent trainer.”

Principal Regeneration Officer, Rushmoor Borough Council

“The course has allowed me to holistically evaluate my approach to writing tenders; allowing me to structure the layout more effectively”

Business Development Officer, Blenheim CDP

“An outstanding course that will improve the skills of my team and make us more competitive”

Senior Bid Manager, Willmott Dixon Partnerships

“For anybody that writes bids this has been an excellent day. I have learnt more than I thought I would”

Control Centre Manager, Shepway District Council

“A course that every charity should send a member of staff on”

CEO, Nasen

“This was the most useful workshop I’ve attended in a long time”

Research Fellow, Kingston University

“This was a content packed day which I found highly relevant to our cultural improvement journey”

Director of Finance / HR, Wales Audit Office

“Engaging & thought provoking, made me think about impacts & motivations of team”

Visitor Experience Manager, Royal Air Force Museum

“Impressive breadth, depth and focus on practical action”

Change Programme Manager, East Sussex County Council

“An excellent course to raise awareness of an area often neglected in the workplace”

Paralegal Business Manager, Crown Prosecution Service

“Very informative and thought provoking”

Learning & Change Delivery Manager, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

“A great course – covered a huge amount of ground and provided really useful insight which will be of direct use in implementing an ongoing change programme”

Head of Transfers, The National Archives

“A great overview to the challenges & necessary steps to improving organisational culture”

Assistant Director of Operations, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

“A very informative course with plenty of opportunity to identify real life practical applications to influence cultural change in my organisation”

Business Improvement Consultant, Surrey Police

“An excellent way to re-engage on topics you think you understand”

Managing Director, Caring Homes Group

“This was an excellent course, the knowledge of the trainer added to the course and to the enjoyment.”

Director of Operations, SignHealth

“Good engaging course that crams a lot of key information into a short, meaningful session – much like the Exec Summary of Business Case should.”

Commercial Assistant, Department for Transport

“This course gave me a good understanding of how business cases should be written.”

Client Side Network Rail Telecoms, DFT

“Well worth the time and effort. You’re never too old to learn new techniques.”

Marketing & Events Manager, UK Trade & Investment

“Fantastic course, providing a range of techniques to manage stress and promote confident delivery.”

Assistant Head of Service Strategy, Portsmouth City Council

“This course was different to any presentation / public speaking course I have attended. The techniques learnt here apply to a wide range of activities and I will definitely use them.”

Knowledge Requirements Manager, Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service

“I usually dread speaking in public but I believe this course has given me some excellent structures and techniques to feel confident and passionate about what I am saying.

Assistant Director of Operations, London Ambulance Service

“Sandra has an amazing teaching style, she helped me do things I’m not comfortable with and gave me tips on how to be more confident.”

Student Progress Section Manager, Luton Sixth Form College

“This course was incredibly well structured and informative. At no point in the day did I lose interest. Sandie is clearly very experienced and passionate.”

Communications Officer, Institute of Development Studies

“I’ll be honest, I was not looking forward to this course but Sandie was absolutely fantastic and made me feel at ease. I had a wonderful time and would recommend to all in a heartbeat.”

Marketing and Recruitment, London School of Economics and Political Science

“A great course. Really enlightening. I have tools to use both for large speaking and interviews. Trainer also trained through her own style – great session.”

Pharmacist Lead, Public Health England

“A warm and encouraging culture created the conditions necessary for me to ‘perform’ in public.”

School Improvement Officer, Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust