Clients List

Kathey has worked with:

Arcadia, Argos, British Airways, BP Exploration, British Telecom, Cap Gemini, Chartered Management Institute, GlaxoSmithKline, Henderson Global Investments, Inland Revenue, Knights of Old, LEGO, London South Bank University, Lotus Cars, Metropolitan Police, MK Electric, Musgrave Budgens-Londis, Network Rail, NHS Milton Keynes, Oxford University Hospitals, Philips, Prudential, Rolls Royce, Severn Trent Water, Shell Marine Products, Sue Ryder, Visa, WH Smith and YMCA Cardiff.

She has also worked with Central Government (DECC, FCO, Home Office, Inland Revenue and the IPO) and officers and members at 35+ councils, including:
Birmingham, Cambridge, Charnwood, Cherwell, East Hertfordshire, East Northamptonshire, Kettering, Lincoln, Mansfield, Northampton, North Lincolnshire, Kingston upon Thames, Rugby, Solihull, South Cambridgeshire, South Northamptonshire, Wellingborough, and the London Boroughs of Enfield, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Lewisham, Newham and Waltham Forest.

She runs public courses for the Civil Service Learning project, East Midlands Councils, the Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce and Westminster Expained.


Charnwood BC (Learning and Development)

A series of bespoke programmes including:
- Presenting to the Planning Committee
- Writing for Results
- Writing Scripts for Lagan

Steve Lewis Roberts (Head of Development Control) wrote:
Presenting to the Planning Committee:
"An excellent course which has helped make our presentations to Committee more effective. The day included helpful tips and techniques to give confident and professional presentations. Feedback from councillors has been positive. The course was good value for money and time well spend."

Writing for Results:
"The workshop was relevant, perfectly pitched and comprehensive. The presenter was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. As a result, we have revised our letters and reports and they are now easier to read and look more professional. I would definitely recommend this course."

Contact Name: Kevin Brewin

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (Learning and Development)

A series of programmes on:
- Report Writing
- Writing in Plain English
- Taking Minutes not Hours in Meetings

Contact Name: Available on request

South Cambridgeshire DC (Learning and Development)

A series of one-day courses on Letter Writing, and half-day courses on Report Writing, to help officers to 'Target their Communications', achieve their objectives and improve the image of the council.

Contact Name: Peter Naylor

Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce (HR)

Public courses in 'Time Management' and 'Writing for Results' and bespoke courses in 'Presentation Skills' and 'Speed Reading'

Contact Name: Linda Carter

Sue Ryder (L and D)

Time Management, Business Writing and Presentation Skills
"Kathey has made learning a positive experience in Sue Ryder with her friendly and approachable manner. She takes away the fear factor and creates an environment where learning is fun and memorable. Subsequent courses run by her have had a good uptake as staff have recommended the events. Staff report that they have learned new skills and put them to good use."
(Sue Hope, Learning and Development Manager, Sue Ryder)

Contact Name: Available on request

Cherwell District Councl (Learning and Development Manager)

A series of one-day Time Management courses.
"Kathey's Time Management courses received very positive feedback from the delegates who attended and I know that the principles involved have been taken on-board by people and helped them work more effectively." (Chris Harvey, L&D Manager, Cherwell DC)

Contact Name: Chris Harvey

Mansfield District Council (Learning and Development)

An assignment to work with their councillors on Personal Development Planning. I 1) designed a PDP based on the Council's vision and the required councillor competencies 2) interviewed 42 councillors and 3) prepared a draft learning and development plan (feedback from customer in the 'testimonial' section)

Contact Name: Available on request

Chartered Management Institute (Various)

A Course Leader with CMI since 1997 running:
- in-house programmes for their clients
- open programmes in 'Writing Reports and Proposals' and 'Written Communication Skills' via ProSeminar

Contact Name: Available on request

Birmingham City Council (Housing, Corporate Services, Children & Families)

Two-day courses: 'Professional Writing Skills for 3-star results' for senior managers
One-day courses: 'Report 'Writing'
One-day courses: 'Accelerated Learning and Reading' for teachers and staff and bespoke course for a primary school
One-day course: Self Development Workshop
Two-day courses: Presentation Skills
(feedback from customer in the 'testimonial' section)

Contact Name: Available on request

London Borough of Enfield (Learning & Development and ESS)

Managing Time and Priorities, Speed and Effective Reading, and working with a specific department on improving consistency with Writing Skills

Contact Name: Available on request

Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust (Learning and Development)

A long-standing client since 1993. Programmes in Written Communication Skills, Time Management, Accelerated Learning and Reading, and Presentation Skills.

"KBT have run a variety of highly successful training courses with us since 1993. The courses are always well organised, fun and informative. I am particularly impressed with the Accelerated Learning Course. It has helped managers and other staff to work more effectively by improving reading speeds and by providing tips on improving memory, both in the workplace and whilst attending academic courses.
Comments from staff who have attended the course are:
"Increased my reading speed and still retained the same knowledge"
"Incredibly useful day - wish I'd done this a long time ago - would have prevented many wasted hours"
"Exercises were fab - could actually see myself improving"
"Learning techniques that questioned what you assume to be correct."
I would have no hesitation in recommending this or any of the courses run by KBTraining."
(Valerie Cullen, Learning and Development Manager, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust)

Contact Name: Val Cullen

GlaxoSmithKline (Learning and development)

Long standing client since 1998. Prorammes include Time management, Technical Report Writing, Writing Standard Operating Procedures and Self Development.
"I have found Kathey to be a first-rate external resource."
(Samantha Eavis, L&D Consultant, GSK Dartford)

Contact Name: Available on request