L & D department support

Input and resource in support of your L & D projects and activities.

Courses & workshops

Bespoke programmes to enhance personal, management / leadership and team effectiveness.

Specialist expertise

Certifications and other specialist skills offered.

Founded in 2005, we are now a well-established provider of expert L & D services, particularly for scientific, technical and professional organisations in the Cambridge area and beyond. We are also specialists in first line management development. In recent years strengths-based approaches have come to feature strongly within the services we offer.


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Elizabeth Smith MA MSc FCIPD

Elizabeth Smith, the principal consultant, has an extensive background in human resources, management and organisational development. During her career she has worked in both internal and external consulting roles as well as having held senior management positions. This has equipped her with a range of skills and insights across the learning and development discipline - and has also given her a strong tendency to be pragmatic! Elizabeth's style is to 'work alongside' clients, and her approach is encapsulated in the beliefs and principles described in the About page.


We have a network of consultants with complementary expertise with whom we partner in order to be able to deliver a wide range of projects, both large and small. Recent collaborations are featured below.

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with Paul Sanderson Sanderson Consultants

Shared open courses for our existing clients as well as tailored in-house management, leadership and team development programmes, including for international groups

Paul also offers 1-1 support and group workshops for individuals going through career transition and is greatly valued for his practical wisdom.

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with Laura Hopson

Mentoring and bespoke workshops to support HR and L & D specialists in enhancing the value they add to the bottom line

Laura is a seasoned and sought-after provider of strategic and operational HR support, known for her professionalism, commercial awareness and pragmatic approach.

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with Dr Sunil K Raheja

Workshops on managing stress and building personal resilience

A practising consultant psychiatrist, Sunil is also a leadership teacher and coach, blogging and podcasting on mental health and personal effectiveness.