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Develop Your People and Be the Best.

In House and "Open" Programmes

Watch out for news of when we run "open" programmes where you can book individual places for yourself or colleagues. We can also deliver in-house training for your team in the following areas:


  • check_boxProject Management
  • check_boxStrategic Planning
  • check_boxLeadership
  • check_boxDealing With Difficult Behaviours
  • check_boxCoaching, Supervision and Appraisal
  • check_boxChange Management


  • check_boxFundraising from Trusts
  • check_boxFundraising from Business
  • check_boxCreating a Fundraising Strategy
  • check_boxCommunity Fundraising
  • check_boxDeveloping a Marketing Strategy
  • check_boxDigital Fundraising
  • check_boxCrowdfunding
  • check_boxMeasuring Impact
  • check_boxCapital Appeals

Personal Effectiveness

  • check_boxTime Management
  • check_boxPresentation Skills
  • check_boxInfluencing Skills
  • check_boxNegotiation Skills
  • check_boxAssertiveness and Communication Skills
  • check_boxStress Management and Peak Personal Performance
  • check_boxCreativity and Innovation

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St. Cuthbert’s Hospice

For St. Cuthbert’s Hospice we designed and delivered a 6 day Leadership Development Programme.

"Thought provoking, insightful, energetic and engaging"

Development Manager,
St Cuthbert’s Hospice

What our customers say

"The best training I've ever done! Really well paced - kept everyone engaged, involved and alert. Loads of information, techniques and ideas that I can use. A really good balance between left and right brain work."
Ruth Lewis,
Women's Sports Foundation
"Professional and informative, yet light-hearted. One of the best leadership courses I have attended"
Linda Robinson,
ACUMEN Community Enterprise Development Trust
"Really Excellent course! Great opportunity to practice and feel more confident"
Hannah Stapley,
"I really enjoyed the day and had six specific light bulb moments!"
Judy Elliot,
International China Concern
"Everything on the course was extremely relevant and really applied to the sustainability of our organisation. Extremely inspirational."
Jay Akhar,
Playing for Success, Birmingham
"The course content was extremely good and delivered excellently; Mark really understands the context we work in. This course has been massively helpful to me."
Jayne Butler,
the Comfrey Project
"I now feel much more confident. The range of information was mind blowing. Thank you for a fantastic course!"
Ruth Taylor,
Pendower Good Neighbour Project
"Thank you. Wish I'd done this years ago!"
Celia Macintyre,
Community Council of Shropshire
"This course has reignited my passion for fundraising!"
Roz Brown,
Jubillee Debt Advice
"Mark makes you think about things in a way you'd forgotten to think! And opened up new ways of viewing "fundraising"."
Jane Gray,
Tees Valley Arts
"Thank you very much for your fantastic training. It was friendly, fun and informative."
Roya Rezaee,
Iranian Centre North East
"This was a really good, comprehensive and focused course. Mark was lively and entertaining and helped me get the most out of the programme."
Neil Shashoua,
Age U.K.
"Thank you. I am going away buzzing with ideas to take forward."
Hazel Brunton,
Impact Family Services
"My head is buzzing with ideas and I can't wait to put what I've learned into action."
Angela Cuskin,
"The most valuable training course I have done."
Harriette Boyden,
Relate Northumberland and Tyneside

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Get in touch

Whether you need a complete in-house leadership programme for your senior team or want to brush up your own skills in a specific area, drop us a line with your email address and a short message and we’ll get back in touch.

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Who we have worked with

We have run in-house courses on:

Time Management for:

  • check_box St. Oswald’s Hospice
  • check_boxRoyal Scottish National Orchestra

Leadership Programmes for:

  • check_boxGateshead Carers
  • check_boxSt Cuthbert’s Hospice

Assertiveness Programmes for:

  • check_boxBradford and Airedale
    Mental Health Advocacy
  • check_boxViews Visually Impairment Group

Project Management for:

  • check_boxTyne and Wear Community Foundation

Fundraising Programmes for:

  • check_boxVictims First
  • check_boxGroundwork

Presentation Skills for:

  • check_boxBarnardos
  • check_boxHeart Research UK

and Change Management for:

  • check_boxRelate Central Office
  • check_boxSouth Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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