Downsizing, more for less, lack of available talent are all terms commonly reported in business. We specialise in getting the very best out of what you have in terms of staff, so that everyone works to their strengths.
Our broad team of experienced training consultants have all held senior Learning and Development roles and work with you to assess and develop your staff through training workshops and tools such as Social Style, Belbin Team Roles, MBTI and SDI .
Our aim is to assist businesses to get the very best out of their teams and their leaders through effective coaching and training.
We are also authorised distributors in the UK for Social Style Products by the Tracom Corporation
We have experience of working with some of the most professional organisations in the world and creating a lasting impact. We do this by focussing on the end result, not just on the training. In fact our skill is being being able to get to the heart of issues and focus the effort on areas that will make the biggest impact in the fastest time, the reason we call ourselves Accelerate!
Simply to work with companies where we can make a substantial impact, that are open to challenge, believe learning should be engaging and fun and will be satisfied with nothing less than the best from their workforce
Formed in 2007 by a group of former Training managers and Consultants we have grown our client base and training team steadily over the years and can now call on a core of almost 30 individual consultants as the need arises.
Our client list is extensive and ranges from large multi-nationals and global corporations to a wide range of smaller organisations generally looking to develop their staff and develop high performance teams.
We would like to think this is the quality of the training, events and consultancy we provide to business that is focused more on practical application and delivering real measurable changes in performance.
We live and breathe what we do and each of our team-members are experts in their field with years of experience delivering their respected programmes or consulting in their relevant fields with a history of practical results.
Our 5 core values define our organisation: Integrity, Innovation, Results Focused, Client Obsessed and Straight Talking. In defining our values we deliberated the most about Straight Talking and the word challenging may be more apt but less defined – Our definition is that we strive to constantly challenge the Status Quo through Straight Talking.
The key themes of Integrity and honesty are two words that define our approach and working. This means being honest regardless of the consequences and respecting the confidences and values of our clients.
The end result of our training events and consultancy is to improve people and organisations and ultimately their overall performance. This means we always have to keep an eye on the end result whilst keeping a careful watch on the inputs that need to happen to achieve this.
We are obsessed with helping our customers to improve and achieve. We strive to create the most effective interaction with our clients at all times and commit to never lose sight of the people who ultimately pay our wages.
In defining our values we deliberated the most about Straight Talking and the word challenging may be more apt but less defined. Our definition is that we strive to constantly challenge the Status Quo and the way things have been done before, through Straight Talking and honesty.
If we are challenging the Status Quo or “The way things are done around here”, we have to be able to come up with innovative solutions and new ways of working. This means taking calculated risks, to keep exploring and never being satisfied with the “Norm”.
Here are details of our core Trainers. For a more comprehensive list and individual Biographies please follow this link
A founding partner of Accelerate, Grahams’ career started in the Royal Navy where he trained as a Weapons Engineer and Instructor. On leaving, Graham continued into a successful Sales and Sales Management career, before moving into a Learning and Development role in the mid 1990’s. After 10 years in Senior Training and Development Roles for large corporate organisations such as Yell and Reed Elsevier, Graham set up Accelerate to provide the very best in Team and Leadership Development.
One of the founder members of Accelerate, Jim left the Royal Air Force where he served as a Physical Education Officer. He latterly commanded the Royal Air Force’s premier Leadership and Personal Development Academy, a reputed Centre of Excellence for training contemporary leadership and team development skills to equip the modern-day Military to fulfil its task. Jim’s background combines roles in HR, Organisational Development and Training and Development.
Based in Bristol, Bernadette is an experienced sales coach and management trainer specialising in leadership, team performance and training design, She has a particular focus and passion around designing programmes that tackle the barriers to effective teamwork and combining this with her love of the outdoors as a place to work, working with teams as they empower each other during team challenges