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Visit me at the SME2017 Exhibition in October at the NEC

Posted on 12 September, 2017 at 8:15 Comments comments (0)

Join me and Sandra Berns from Centric HR at the SME2017 Exhibition on 3rd and 4th October 2017 at the NEC.

We have joined forces to provide tailored outsourced solutions to SMEs offering HR Consultancy, Support and Training.

Working together we can help your bottom line by working with your staff to improve their motivation and productivity levels.

Take a look at the seminars available throughout the exhibition and come along to the one at 11am on Wednesday 4th where Sandra and I will be explaining how you can ‘Realise Your Business Goals Through Your People’

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Tuesday, 3 and Wednesday 4th October 2017 

Hall 11 - NEC Birmingham

Marston Green

B40 1NT Birmingham

Compliancy Training Day Monday 16th October

Posted on 7 August, 2017 at 11:40 Comments comments (0)

Join me for a Compliancy Training Day

This joint venture with Centric HR and Unique Fire Protection offers you three certificates in one day.

Three x 2 hour training sessions:

Employment Law Compliance, Fire Safety Awareness and Giving Quality Customer Service

To book your place please call 01922 862 207 or email: [email protected]

You can pay by Bacs or Credit Card!  A great networking opportunity - 30 places available

UK productivity falls to pre-crisis level

Posted on 17 July, 2017 at 8:45 Comments comments (0)

The productivity of UK workers has dropped back to pre-financial crisis levels, according to official figures.

Hourly output fell 0.5% in the first three months of the year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

At the end of 2016, productivity returned to the level seen before the downturn, overturning years of decline which has weighed on wages.

What can British businesses do to increase productivity levels? As an economy we need to create wealth efficiently and the best way that I know is by training our workforce to be more productive. How many hours are lost every week in the UK due to poor management skills which lead to ineffective and inefficient practices resulting in lost revenue and opportunities? Even in a recession we should be training our workforce to ensure that we keep our competitive advantage and offer our clients every incentive to stick with us through the rough times.  If you would like to know how I, an experienced trainer with over 20 years experience of working in industry, can help you please get in touch on 07985 724842.  Marie


Time Managment Skills

Posted on 17 July, 2017 at 6:35 Comments comments (0)

Ever wondered where the day goes?  Do you find it difficult to start a large or daunting task?  Are you constantly battling interruptions from colleagues, emails and attending endless meetings?  Join me for my Time Management Skills course on Monday 25th September at Hatchford Brook Golf Course on the Coventry Road in Birmingham and let me help you to work smarter and get more out of your day - it helps to reduce your stress levels too!  Call 07985 724842 or email: marie[email protected] to book your place.  £45 per person or early birds who book and pay before the end of July get a place for £40!

Communication Skills Workshop and Networking Event

Posted on 8 June, 2017 at 6:40 Comments comments (0)

Join me on Monday 3rd July for a Communication Skills Workshp and Breakfast Networking event at Hatchford Brook Golf Course, Coventry Road, Birmingham - a great opportunity to learn how improved communication skills can help you to win more customers and keep your colleagues and employees focused and motivated.  10% of profits will be donated to Shine A Light Support Services Charity - call 07985 724842 to book your place!

Chosen Charity Shine A Light Support Services Coventry

Posted on 19 May, 2017 at 9:35 Comments comments (0)

My chosen charity is Shine A Light Support Services based in Coventry.  They support families faced with childhood cancer.  Find out more here:

If you would like to come along to their summer gala day and bring some friends, family or colleagues why not make up a team of ten and enter the It's A Knockout Challenge on 24th June?  It is only £5 per person!  Email me for a registration form here: [email protected]

Investment in Training?

Posted on 12 May, 2017 at 7:05 Comments comments (0)

Does your Training Programme offer a good return on investment?

For every £1 you spend on training your managers and teams you will benefit from: increased morale and motivation leading to increased performance and greater customer loyalty. 

Spend a little on training, save a lot on dealing with issues that may never have needed to arise such as grievance and disciplinaries, repeated recruitment and selection processes, HR interventions and coaching sessions.

You can achieve greater customer loyalty and satisfaction with a well trained workforce.  Tailored in-house training will offer your managers and teams the skills and confidence to do their job more effectively.  Call 07985 724842 for your free consultation.

Recruitment and Selection

Posted on 16 March, 2017 at 11:00 Comments comments (0)

Recruitment and Selection - a 1 day in-house course tailored to your requirements.

Give your managers the skills and confidence to recruite effectively into their team.

Call 07985 724842 for more details...

Attract, Recruit and Retain Volunteers Workshops

Posted on 31 January, 2017 at 6:20 Comments comments (0)

Join me for Free Training and learn how to attract, recruit and retain volunteers .

Learn communication skills, interviewing techniques, social media techniques and much more!

New Dates:

Wednesday 1st, 8th and 22nd February

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Venue:  Tame Valley Wetland, Hams Hall Environmental Centre Hams Hall Distribution Park Off Canton Lane, Coleshill, B46 1GA

Call Tame Valley Wetlands on 01675 470917 or call Marie on 07985 724842 to book your place!

How Effective are your Meetings?

Posted on 26 January, 2017 at 6:45 Comments comments (0)

Why waste time with ineffective meetings? 

Learn how to run a successful and engaging meeting and see the results in the actions and motivation of the staff involved. Internal or external, meetings are a valuable communication method that your organisation needs to manage well in order to achieve their objectives. Combined with some communication skills, your staff will learn how to maximise their time for best results.

Academy Training Services offer in-house tailored training for effective and affordable solutions to everyday issues such as ineffective meetings, low motivation levels, poor customer service and low productivity. Using your issues we tailor each training day to your needs. We provide comprehensive course notes in easy-to-read formats, with diagrams, pictures and graphics to maximise visual impact and support the theory of the topic concerned and include lots of engaging activities to ensure that everyone involved has the opportunity to practise the skills they are learning. 

Call Marie Stephenson, experienced trainer, fully qualified teacher and member of the Institute of Leadership and Management on 07985 724842 for an informal chat about your issues or email: [email protected] for details on all of the courses that we offer.