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“I have used the services of Focus on two occasions (at level 3 and 5) and have always found the trainers and assessors to be professional, helpful, knowledgeable and personable. The courses are informal and relaxed, whilst being packed with information that is relevant and useful. A great bunch of individuals that I would have no hesitation in recommending for your training needs”

Sam Saunders Office Manager & PA to the Directors

“Having been involved with Focus management since my post graduate course in business management at Nottingham University ECS Engineering Services has continued year on year to build our relationship with them.” “The team is dedicated, aware of the requirement to meet specific needs as opposed to generic paths.” “They are dedicated, professional, reliable and consistent with their own values and meeting that of the customer.” “I sincerely recommend that interested parties at least take the time out to speak to the team and will be more than surprised if relationships do not flourish.”

Gary Jordan Managing Director at ECS Engineering Services Limited

“I have worked with Malcolm Yates for over 20 years, and have used the services of Focus MFB since it started many years ago. The team at Focus have an outstanding range of complimentary skills that can support any business in improving it’s future through the development of its people.” “Here at Russell Taylor Management, we are now in our 7th. year of trading, we have built our people culture with the dedicated support and involvement from Focus, in assessing new staff, determining potential, designing roles around staff to enhance performance, and to support team development. Focus Management are critical friends to our business, they are a very key ingredient in our growth plans.”

Peter Russell Chair at the Russell Taylor Group

“I first met Malcolm during my time at Notts Enterprises and have always held him in the highest regard. Malc is a true professional and an experienced deliverer of leadership development. I’ve never had any hesitation recommending Focus Management For Business Ltd to my clients when they’ve sought to implement excellent Leadership development programmes.”

Charles Lartey Inward Investment Manager at Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership

Focus have provided training for myself and my business on several occasions which has always been to a very high standard, highly relevant to our business needs and really enjoyable. I see Focus as our training department and am lucky enough to have them on my door step in Ransom Wood. Their training is incredible value and they are flexible which makes a big difference. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.”

James Cannon MD Ransom Wood Estates & Fibresand International

A call centre in Birmingham contracted with Focus to deliver NVQ in Customer Service to most of the front line call centre staff. Due to the demands placed on the business and staffing levels required to maintain the service levels of the company the training and assessments were conducted to provided minimum disruption. This resulted in the assessor arriving on site at 6am on a weekly basis, conducting the assessments during work activities and training when the relief shift arrived. The programme achieved a 100% pass rate and was delivered to suit the needs of the customer.

A busy engineering company in Leicester required a Business Improvement Techniques programme to be delivered to the workforce but due to the high work-loads in the factory the training and assessment were required to be undertaken before the group commenced their shift work. The result was that the trainer was on site to commence training at 7.30am and delivered training to a multi-lingual work force with a 100% successful completion rate.

A busy publishing company required an IT programme delivering to 24 members of the team but had no way of releasing them from their desks for prolonged periods of time but required specific training needs to be covered to enable them to work more effectively. They had deadline pressures so the training, coaching and assessment had to be delivered in such a way so as to minimise any disruption to the deadlines, delivered within a set timescale and achieve a maximum pass rate. We did it, designed a bespoke programme, delivered it, assessed it and achieved 100% completion.

Glossary of Terms

In the training and development world we use various terms and odd names for things often referred to as ‘jargon’. This is a list of those odd things and what they mean. You will have arrived here by clicking on one of these odd words or phrases and this is where you find out their meaning.

In House Course

A course that is provided for just one company or individual customer. The benefits of an ‘in house’ course is that it can cover precisely the content that is relevant to your organisation or company. It can also be structured to suite your exact needs as some organisations require training delivered in a very precise way.

Open Course

As the name implies it is open to anyone who wants to attend much like a college course in that it will be at a set time and duration for example every third Tuesday for six weeks. The advantages of this sort of course is that if you are working for a company that doesn’t invest in training and you want to gain professional qualification to get a better job this sort of course for you.


A venue is any accommodation where we deliver a training programme. It can be a village hall, a full blown conference centre or a works canteen! We can deliver training just about anywhere. Some of our more odd locations over the years are a marquee, the stage of a theatre, a medieval grade one listed barn, a bus but to name a few. We always risk assess all the venues we use and make sure however odd that they are fit for purpose and that the will enhance the quality of the learning.

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