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A successful learning company is only as good as its people. So we make sure our trainers and business-writing consultants have a strong background in professional writing and communications – just as many of our office staff do.
We’re English-language teachers, journalists, publishers, writers and editors. Our backgrounds give us the depth of knowledge to tackle even the most complex writing and communications challenges.
Although our trainers are all business-writing specialists in their own right, they still have to complete a detailed trainer-training programme themselves before they can work with our clients. So when you work with us, you can be certain it will be with someone who knows their subject and who can transfer their knowledge sensitively and effectively.
Emphasis are already the UK’s number-one provider of business-writing training. And we’re on our way to becoming one of the world’s leading communications learning specialists.
We’ve built our reputation on providing high-quality, high-impact business-writing courses for companies and individuals, both through live courses and online. In response to demand from our clients, we now offer a wider portfolio of communications learning and consultancy services, such as our unique presentation-skills training.
Since we started out in 1998, we’ve helped more than 60,000 people from over 6,000 blue-chip companies, government departments, consultancies, law firms, universities, charities, accountancy firms, pharmaceutical companies and construction firms – in fact, anywhere where effective communication plays a key role.
Meet our team here.
Meet our clients here.
We combine our love of communications and the English language with a passion for the science of learning. This helps us to deliver training and consultancy that makes a real, measurable impact.
We provide an extensive range of communications and business-writing training, including presentation skills, effective email writing, bid writing and writing for the web.
Looking for something out of the ordinary? Do you have a challenge that is specific to your industry or organisation? If so, we can tailor the learning to match any specific training need in communications or writing.
We also offer advice and support on communications to both your internal and external audiences, designed to help save you time and money.
Our training methods include:
All our programmes are highly interactive and engaging. Participants often tell us in feedback that they were surprised how enjoyable they found the course – and how quickly the time went.
Our approach to learning is unique. It is highly analytical and methodical, which is particularly unusual in this area of learning and development.
We believe in getting to know both you and your organisation in detail so that we can create training that is unique to you. We back this up with our deep understanding of the latest learning research and techniques.
We apply our diagnostic tools to understand each individual’s current level of communication skills. For example, our analysis tool helps us identify and quantify each delegate’s writing strengths and weaknesses before the course even begins. We also tailor all our in-house training to the people who’ll be receiving it, by building bespoke exercises using real-life examples of your organisation’s documents.
Just as important is our commitment to analysis and measurement after the training, so that we know we are delivering results that are aligned to your business objectives.
Learn more about our approach here.
We’re proud supporters of the campaign for the living wage in Brighton and Hove, UK – home to our head office.
As a service-based organisation, we are nothing without our people. So treating our staff well has always made not just moral sense but business sense too. This includes providing a positive working environment and generous benefits. But it also means paying all staff – including interns – at least enough to live on.
We firmly believe that the latter is a basic requirement and would encourage all organisations to become living wage employers.
We are accredited by the Learning and Performance Institute – an endorsement that recognises our commitment to continuously raising both learning standards and performance outcomes for the delegates who go through our training.
The LPI have also named us as one of the highest-performing learning providers in their report highlighting those accredited providers who scored highest against the LPI’s key performance indicators. These range from client integrity to consultancy, and from live learning to quality management.
We are also a registered provider with the CPD Certification Service, who work with organisations to ensure the highest standards in further learning.