Our clients come from both the public and private sectors. We can provide expert training for HR and health and safety professionals as well as lawyers, professional advisers and line managers. Whether you are looking for TUPE training, courses on disciplinary or grievance issues, discrimination and equality training, performance management training, or training on health and safety issues such as manual handling, working at height, or controlling contractors on site then contact us for a free and no-obligation quote.
As an independent company we can concentrate on what we do best - providing expert training that will exceed your expectations. We have no corporate parent to answer to and that means that we do not have to compromise on our standards of service or engage in pushy sales techniques.
We like to get to know our clients and our business is based on friendly and long-lasting relationships. We'll never pressure you into booking training that you don't really need or pretend that we can deliver something that we can't.
Darren Newman - Director / Trainer
Darren has been an employment lawyer since qualifying at the Bar in 1990. He worked for many years for IDS, writing on the leading employment law journal IDS Brief. He is the former Head of Employment Law and Social Affairs at the Chemical Industries Association and as an employment law consultant represented both small and large employers at employment tribunals around the country.
Since 2000 Darren has specialised in providing employment law training and combines unparalleled expertise with an infectious enthusiasm for the subject and a practical and commercial approach. In recent years he has provided training on almost every employment law topic imaginable to major Government departments. Local authorities, public bodies and large commercial organisations.
He is also consultant editor for the IRS Employment Law Bulletin and writes regularly for XpertHR, Employers' Law and the Equal Opportunities Review.
- Associate Trainer / Consultant
David Pratt is a Director of RSK Environment Health & Safety Ltd and a practising health and safety consultant. David is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has a broad and practical background in the construction industry, from which he successfully built his own company, specialising in safety, health and environmental consultancy, risk/project management and training.
David's particular strengths are in the development of practical solutions in the management of health and safety and the integration of safety management systems into business and project processes.
- Associate Trainer
Lesley Myland is a hugely experienced trainer who worked for Marks and Spencer PLC, the Industrial Society and the Habitat/Mothercare group, before starting her own business in 1983. She has been a lay member of the Employment Tribunal since 1999 and is an award winning author, with two books and several hundred articles to her credit.
Lesley has contributed to many loose-leaf legal and management guides and sits on the editorial board of a well-established HR journal. She is also a member of the Education Appeals Panel for the Isle of Wight Education Authority and a member of the Valuation Tribunal.
- Associate Trainer
Anne O'Dwyer is a management development expert providing high quality training, coaching and facilitation to individuals and organisations in the public and private sector. Focusing on interpersonal communication and management development, her portfolio includes training on all aspects of leadership, management, change and interpersonal skills. Trained in facilitation, counselling, training and consulting skills with BBC Management Training, she is confident working with people at all levels of an organisation.
Anne produced an award-winning stress management video for the BBC and a BBC 1 series on confidence building, and has also trained extensively within the organisation.
Rosanne Bernard - Associate Trainer
Rosanne is passionate about helping organisations and individuals grow and achieve their maximum potential. She has substantial years experience working in Human Resources as a HR Manager, a trainer and as a coach. Her substantial experience has been gained working in blue chip companies in a wide range of sectors as well as in the public sector. Rosanne designs and delivers training on HR related areas such as recruitment and selection; managing disciplinaries and grievances, managing absence, diversity and dignity at work etc as well as areas such as managing performance, managing change and coaching skills for managers. In addition she runs management development programmes and skill building courses such as presentation skills and train the trainer.
- Associate Trainer
Hilary is an independent trainer and professional event manager; she currently combines her training responsibilities with a position as the Corporate Events Manager for an international publisher. Her 15 years in the event industry have provided Hilary with a wealth of experience in the world of business, academia, industry and politics. Having worked with heads of state, political leaders, academics and captains of industry she has a solid knowledge of managing staff, business etiquette and international protocol. She believes strongly that a firm grasp of business etiquette is crucial to the success of staff and organisations in the 21st century. The more knowledge we have, the more relaxed and confident we are with our colleagues, our clients and ourselves.
We were particularly interested in having you back as you really seemed to grasp the needs of organisations like ours and everyone found the session very interactive and tailored to our requirements
Very knowledgeable trainer enjoyed the session very much. Good explanation of complex legislation
This has probably been the most complete and enjoyable course I have ever attended. I have learned so much that I can use in my role
A very interesting and well delivered course on a complex matter. Found the whole day interesting and stimulating
I'd like to thank you for an excellent day yesterday. It was very useful indeed, and far better than a conventional CPD training day. Some of the cases discussed were new to me and, even where I was aware of the caselaw on a particular subject, it was useful to have my understanding confirmed.