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Daniel is a highly driven and passionate business leader. With extensive experience and knowledge within the IT education sector he’s driven by helping people and businesses grow. Having worked within senior positions at the UK’s largest IT Apprenticeship provider and the world’s largest independent IT training provider he’s keen to bring that all together to provide industry leading career courses with The Training Room.
Daniel believes The Training Room have a fantastic place in the market in providing people with the knowledge and skills needed to kick start an IT career. By working with IT companies of all sizes Daniel is ensuring that our courses are designed for the employer by the employer and built to provide our students with the best training possible.
Outside of work Daniel loves writing regular blogs on LinkedIn and creating social content. He enjoys reading business books, listening to music, watching films and the odd box-set binge.
His passions include:
Andrew Powell is CEO at The Training Room and an accomplished International business leader who has worked across many different environments and industries throughout his professional career.
His formative years were spent serving with the British Military to include serving for several years with the UK Special Forces.
His professional career has enabled him to operate across: Retail, Professional Services, Telecoms & IT, Government, Consulting, Financial Services & now The Private Equity space.
He has several key passions in his life:
Andrew Joined The Training Room in January 2014 and believes that the ethos of the business, in working extremely hard to get talent into work, is a very worthy cause that he is very proud of.
His ambition for the company is to be placing 10,000 people into work per annum within the next five years by connecting talented people to educational and employment based opportunities.
Mike is CFO at The Training Room and is a highly experienced finance professional and business leader. After graduating from University College Cardiff, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant; over 25 years Mike has successfully undertaken challenging and varied international roles within blue-chip multinationals and private-equity backed SMEs, across manufacturing, distribution and service industries.
Mike began working with The Training Room in 2017, having spent around 15 years in the healthcare sector and, more recently, was in the fine arts industry and financial services. As well as in the UK, he has worked and lived in Brazil, Puerto Rico and Germany. Now settled in Bournemouth, Mike plays 5-a-side football, supports Arsenal, and enjoys running, cycling and going to the gym.
His professional ambition is to develop and grow a market-leading business that adds value to people’s lives and careers.
Paul has worked for The Training Room since 2009 and has been in a privileged position to see the business move from strength to strength. Paul believes strongly that anyone should be able to further their career and job opportunities via the medium of training regardless of their economic situation.
Paul and his team have worked hard to enable students to start their dream career.
Paul is a previous graduate of Politics and Social Studies at the University of Southampton and a Poole Grammar School alumni.
His passions include:
Paul shares the ambition of wanting to see 10,000 students qualified and into new careers within the next five years.
You can follow Paul on twitter on @ArnieTTR or connect on LinkedIn.
Lyndsey has worked for The Training Room since 2013 and is responsible for the people and student welfare of the business. Having operated in numerous high level HR and Operations roles Lyndsey brings with her an understanding that the people; whether internal or external are the most important elements of any business.
Lyndsey looks after the Student Services team that are responsible for making student dreams a reality and work tirelessly to ensure our graduates have the best job outcomes and prospects; and the HR Team that support internal talent at every juncture to ensure every colleague has the opportunity to realise their full potential.
Her passions include:
Lyndsey’s ambitions are for herself and her colleagues to be as successful as possible.
Greg is an experienced manager across all areas within a business. For over 10 years, Greg has worked in the Health and Fitness industry and has worked in many senior roles including Head of Sales and Customer Service Manager positions, through to management of Accounts, IT and E-Learning departments.
Greg shares the same vision as that of the business; Greg is striving for the Health and Fitness offering from The Training Room to be recognised as the best educational provider within the Health and Fitness industry.
He firmly believes that teamwork, positivity, hard work and recognition of all staff achievements are the key factors in making any business successful and brings to us a very positive and exciting outlook!
Outside of work, Greg’s main focus is his family. He likes to attend the occasional ‘supercar’ day such as ‘Goodwood, Festival of Speed’ and also likes to socialise with friends.
Laura graduated from Aylesbury College a fully qualified Beauty and Holistic Therapist in 1998 and began her career at Hartwell House Hotel and Spa. From there Laura worked at Champneys Health Spa (where her claim to fame was massaging Barbara Streisand).
Post Champneys she then made the decision to move to Tenerife. She worked hard as a therapist for 2 years and returned to the UK and began a career at Elemis as a Regional Business Manager and this is where her passion for sales began. She left 5 years later to join Aromatherapy Associates as a Senior Account Manager. She absolutely loved this role and by the time she left 5 years later she was Head Of Sales, and had travelled and trained all over the world. She also spent time running the Hong Kong office so spent anything from 6 weeks to 3 months at a time travelling around China and the rest of Asia.
Eventually the company was sold and she took the chance to become a Brand Consultant working short contracts for various companies. Moving forward to the present day, she is delighted to be working in her new role at The Training Room.
Lizzy has worked for The Training Room since 2014. Lizzy is a previous graduate of Accounting and Finance at the University of Plymouth and a member of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
She has multiple passions in life with the highlights including:
Chris has worked for The Training Room since 2014. Prior to joining, Chris enjoyed a varied career in corporate and retail finance, including roles in asset servicing, compliance, and regulated customer services.
As Head of Loans and Shared Services, Chris oversees the teams who provide regulated services, and quality and training to the business to ensure that student journeys are managed within legal and regulatory frameworks and exceed student expectations.
Passionate about the inclusive and dynamic culture of The Training Room, Chris empowers his teams to deliver the mission of connecting students to the opportunities they deserve.
Outside of work Chris enjoys spending time with his family, getting outdoors, and reading.
Amanda has worked at The Training Room since 2011, and has had a variety of roles within the company primarily in the sales environment. She has seen The Training Room go from strength to strength, with it initially just starting as a Personal Training company, but now also delivering high quality Beauty Therapy and IT Courses.
Amanda is passionate about ensuring that all of our customers are receiving the best experience. This starts from their initial enquiry and speaking to one of her trained assessors, making sure we have the latest qualifications relevant for employment opportunities, and ensuring we have course options to suit a variety of customer needs.
Outside of work, Amanda has a wide variety of hobbies including a small collection of Japanese Cars, taking road trips on her motorbike and travelling the world while learning about new cultures.
Amanda believes that The Training Room is built on a solid foundation of people that are really passionate about getting people into work, which is why she is so proud to be part of one the UKs leading training providers.
Gavin has over 12 years’ experience working in sales-based roles, which has seen him relocate to 3 different countries to help further his career. Gavin made the decision to join The Training Room back in 2015 when he returned to the UK, having previously lived and worked in Canada.
Gavin was keen to join The Training Room after seeing how passionate the business is about helping shape people’s futures, and wanted to become part of a team which is so driven towards helping others and shaping peoples lives.
Since joining The Training Room, Gavin has worked in several roles within the company and is now focused on being able to further develop not only his own skills, but also those of his team. Gavin works with his team to continually strive to deliver world class customer service and learning experiences to the students of The Training Room.
Outside of work Gavin enjoys traveling, experiencing different cultures and reading a good book.
Adam joined The Training Room in 2017. Prior to joining the team Adam enjoyed a varied marketing career covering both inhouse and agency roles. This has allowed him to gain a great deal of knowledge spanning various sectors from medical supplies to Michelin star restaurants.
As head of digital marketing and strategies, Adam oversees the teams who ensure our students have the best online experience possible, putting digital into the core of everything we do.
Outside of work Adam enjoys spending time with his family, travelling and learning new skills.
It was Sammy that dealt with/is dealing with my course booking. Thoroughly professional, extremely welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable, on not only the course structure, but on ways in which I will be able to complete the course around my current work/home life. I can't wait to start the course in June, many thanks :)
Chris made it very easy. Gave me time to think about it and allowed me to ask as many questions as needed.
Great service, always happy to answer any questions no matter how many and go through all the information to ensure your full understanding.
It was great! Chris gave me all the information i needed with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and even gave me time to mull it over before i paid. Never has such good service via the phone!
Highly recommend efficient service friendly staff who promptly found the ideal courses for myself
Susan Elizabeth Manning
Really friendly and genuine people who care about your future. Would definitely recommend the Training Room to anyone looking to improve themselves.
Amy Louise Clarke
Amazing customer service, made me feel looked after and every time I’ve rung I’ve spoken to someone so lovely and willing to help with whatever I’ve needed. Will definitely be recommending to friends and family thanks to my great experience so far.
The lady who I spoke to was really friendly, helpful and accommodating. She sent me all the information really promptly and was very professional.
I cant thank training room enough for the help and support working towards my goals. The courses look excellent. I am looking forward to attending the course and achieveing my dream career.
very helpfu and l kind people
I am very happy with my decision to start a new career with The Training Room
Fantastic customers service.
Special mention to Chris who was patient with me as I sorted other things out while also answering all my questions.
Very open and clear about my options and how it all works and I'm excited to start my new adventure now!
Five star customer service very friendly great courses 👍🙂
Knowledgeable, informative and friendly. I had a lot of questions and the advisor answered them all well.
Chris was looking after me through the whole process. He was exteremely helpful and set me at ease with any worries. Outstanding customer service
Liam James Anderton
Nothing less than excellent
Smith Aigbeovbiosa Agbonmwanre
The customer service is excellent, they've helped me with ever issue that I have encountered almost immediately.
Darren Michael Alic Cadagan
I had a fantastic group of people who made my sign up to the Training Room very smooth. They provided me with endless amounts of relevant information to my various questions in regards to cost and payment plans, educational requirements and much more.
All aspects of the course were thoroughly explained to me and I was left with no questions to ask. The level of service throughout was very professional and I was left very satisfied with my overall experience.