Manchester Airports Group 3
I have worked closely with B-Learning for the past three years and in particular Suzette Verrill. I have always found Suzette and all her associates to be professional, reliable and flexible in their approach to working with our business.
I have attended various training programmes throughout the three years in two capacities; one as a delegate for my own personal development and two to assess the impact the training has on the attendees. I have always found the quality of training to be outstanding; the training course content is clearly defined, it’s always interesting with fun interactive sessions and very informative.
Suzette and all her associates are extremely knowledgeable and have a great ability to engage with course attendees. Suzette always ensures the training courses are kept up to date with the latest business thinking and essential MAG key messages; this is threaded throughout each training session.
Feedback from course attendees is always positive and stimulates more interest for further training, this enhances colleagues’ personal development and adds value to the business.
B-Learning not only delivers quality training programmes for the company but also provide an essential coaching and mediation role to various colleagues/departments throughout the business.
B-Learning are an excellent preferred service provider!
Learning and Development Advisor/Business, Manchester Airport
Work in Education – Management Development Programme for Teaching Staff at Manchester Enterprise Academy (MEA)
Suzette again did a great job, from the start of session very successfully managed to lift the spirits of our MEA colleagues from Ofsted to commence the course.
This set the tone and tempo of the evening with excellent session on change with Andrew and Tim, with Julie in Q/A followed in evening dinner conversation.
We cannot underestimate the impact that MDP is having on cultural change in MEA, ie other staff colleagues saying,” I wish I had signed up for session.”
The benefit to MA is also significant as we get the opportunity in informal sessions to understand the real day to day issues and great ideas that our colleagues have – all building team ethos bonding between MA /Sponsor colleagues Willow Park .MANCAT etc platform to “build “Academy business and education.
Many thanks for all your hard work underpinning this.
MA Strategic Projects Advisor, Manchester Airport
Work in Education – Community Network Conference
Just to formally express my sincere thanks for your contribution on Friday and in helping to make the conference what has been generally agreed as our best event yet!
I am sure you will agree our young conference team did a super job and in particular Ashley who demonstrated all the good presentation techniques provided by Suzette. In fact just to add thanks to Suzette & Paul Booth who provided bespoke training sessions that certainly made a huge contribution to the pupils’ development.
As you could tell Lesley Maddock, headteacher from Haveley Hey was quite emotional and I just thought you may like to see comments made by Lesley after the event;
“I really was quite overwhelmed when I stood up. The passion was choking me! When I looked round the room I saw how many people I know and I was humbled. I soooooo appreciate the help we get – we so need all we can get. Do pass this on to whoever you can. I so hope we get even more. It all helps make a difference.
I hope I will be asked to speak next year along with more children. They got so much out of it. You should have heard them in the car and back in school. That is a day they will never forget and one that will make a difference…
I was so proud to think of all we have done through you and look forward to trialling some new project as well as continuing the sustained partnerships.”
So many, many thanks again & look forward to seeing you soon.
Paul Hodson, Airport Community Network
Outstanding Customer Service received from Suzette when booking the actors, very straightforward and hassle-free.
There have been two events recently and the actors have been of excellent quality. Chris as always does an excellent job.
The delegates always have positive things to say about the professionalism of the actors. They always find the role plays extremely effective and beneficial.
The event helps line managers to understand the best way to deliver feedback, whether it is positive or developmental. Enables line managers to feel more confident in their approach to feedback to allow feedback to become an everyday occurrence and not just at review times.
Learning and Development Specialist
Camelot Business Solutions Limited
Once again, send my thanks to Andy, Chris and Kully. They did a fantastic job.
HR Manager, Musgrave Retail Partners
Weighton Area Regeneration Partnership
As Project Manager for the Weighton Area Regeneration Partnership, I would like to thank you for your recent support of the Board’s development strategy.
As Yorkshire Forward representative on the Board, I am grateful to you for your work in facilitating the development of a confident, strategic and highly motivated community partnership, which is doing such an important job in delivering government objectives for this part of the region.
Your relaxed and spontaneous manner ensured a buy in to the training that you were delivering from an organization that finds working on such a level of self analysis very challenging.
What is remarkable is the legacy of your training at Board meetings since. The Board is dealing with internal organizational issues at a highly strategic level due to greater communication and understanding of each other’s motivations and objectives.
I hope that we can work together again in the future on both this local level and also in Yorkshire Forward’s own generic training programme.
MTI Programme Manager
I have worked with Michelle Lewis (senior consultant with B-Learning) for three years and hold her in the highest esteem.
She has taken the time to develop a deep understanding of my business in order to develop and deliver training interventions that have made a huge difference to my business performance evidenced through increased customer satisfaction, employee engagement, and enhanced commerciality.
The development, design, delivery but most importantly the embedment have shown a connection to the business like I have never witnessed before from an external supplier. The Business Professional Training programme, developed and delivered across multiple telephony propositions has been award nominated due to its resounding success with further development now planned across middle and back office functions.
The difference that I experience from previously sponsored external programmes is the comprehensive end-to-end engagement ensuring that the programme truly lives and breathes. The Business Professional Training has included support mechanisms including a web-site giving colleagues access to daily business news, self-select refresher modules to ensure ongoing development, and embedded coaching support.
Business Professional is one of many training programmes that Michelle has delivered across my business area. Others include:
– ‘Apprentice’ style leadership training
– Advanced coaching skills
– Customer Service skills
– Induction training
– one-to-one development and up-skilling
Michelle’s key qualities are that she is conscientious, thorough, and can be dropped into any of my many telephony channels with absolute confidence. She has huge trust and respect from both teams and individuals; gained through her track record of always adding value whatever the challenge.
Whilst Michelle’s training development and delivery is the core business relationship I also see her as a trusted advisor, often using her as a wider business consultant for problem resolution and strategy development.
I would recommend Michelle Lewis far and away above any other external, or come to that internal, supplier. She has my absolute trust and confidence. I would be more than happy to support this testimonial verbally to any prospective client
Head of Direct Sales, Barclays Bank PLC
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Ltd
This testimonial has been provided in support of a sales development programme designed and delivered to a new business development team.
The programme brought together all elements of the sales process into a number of development activities which were delivered as a mix of interactive workshops and 121 coaching.
The development activities culminated in two teams engaging in a ‘virtual’ activity that took them through the entire sales process and saw them competing to win business to a ‘real’ client. The ‘virtual’ activity was condensed into 3 days and engaged the use of actors in the role of client.
As a Sales Director for a large international insurance broker I have always believed in training my team to not only get the best out of them but also to constantly challenge them. Without Gill’s input and effort in making positive changes, we would not be where we are today.
As a result, we have seen a number of individuals significantly improve various skill sets and a number have been promoted into senior positions.
National Sales Director, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Ltd