Highly Rated Management Training

We're proud of the high levels of service that we provide, and the long term relationships that this has allowed us to build with our clients. In fact, we still continue to work with our very first one, despite having no contractual tie-ins. Indeed, most of our new business comes from the word-of-mouth recommendations of people we've helped previously. But don't just take our word for it. We think our testimonials speak for themselves. Listed below are comments from just some of the many local companies that Loates Management Training and our sister company Loates HR Consultancy have worked with. If you're based in the Derby area, you probably already know someone who knows us, so just go ahead and ask them yourself what we're like.

A great training session

I just wanted to say thank you to Sarah and Annie for a great training session yesterday for Timms Solicitors partners, associates and the management team. We thoroughly enjoyed the session and the energy in the room was brilliant. I have learnt a great deal about my team and they have learnt about themselves and how to manage their behaviour in the office and gain respect from the staff. I must say I was very proud of the way they all engaged and the contributions they made. Thank you so much for bringing out the best in us.

Pathway to Partnership
Fiona Moffat
Managing Partner
Derby

Fantastic course

I found the course very interactive and there was a real open forum for discussion with clear ‘learning points’ throughout. The team felt energised from the session which enables us to come us with some realistic action points from the sessions. Fantastic course, what I found most impressive what how it felt like the session was being run by someone who really understood the organisation.

Helen Mount
Recruitment Team Leader
Derby

We all found the training valuable

We all found the training valuable and it was delivered in a cheerful / professional way that made it interesting and not boring as some courses can be.

Reece James
Director
Worcester

Fantastic interactive/inclusive teaching style

Deb have now used Loates Management Training to deliver 3 management coaching sessions, each of which has been very well received. Sarah has a fantastic interactive/inclusive teaching style which really gets the best out of the group and helps to underpin the core learning. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Loates Management Training to others, they are professional, and deliver effective, fun training sessions – a breath of fresh air.

Nicola Stanbridge
HR Officer
Denby, Derbyshire

The MHFA Two Day course is superb

The MHFA Two Day course is superb. Loates trainer Amanda delivered the course in a relaxed and enjoyable manner, engaging everybody and making difficult subjects very easy to discuss and learn about. The practical exercises were actually fun but with a serious point, the Hearing Voices one really brought home to me how some people suffer. The course covers depression and anxiety, suicide, psychosis and gives you a framework to use to help people. The course book is huge, well produced and contains more detailed information than you need for the course, you take it away and dip in it at your leisure. Loates training rooms allowed for small group work and large discussions with large screen and good sound.

This course opened my eyes to what people go through, and that many people are affected. Everyone was open which added to the learning atmosphere. I recommend this course to everyone, all levels and all roles. The more we talk, the stronger we all are.

Mental Health First Aid
Belinda Leicester
Consultant
Derby

A Good Day’s Training!

Loates Management Training were approached to provide 2 in-house half day training courses on ‘Recruitment & Selection’ to staff and trustees involved in this practice. Throughout all correspondence, Sarah has been very professional, helpful and took time to understand what we as an organisation required and what we are about.

The training itself, was relevant to us as an organisation, highlighted best practice and current law and used a mixture of presentation and interactive sessions to assist our learning. It was very well received by all involved, was informative and challenged all to think about the practices we use. It was also a lot of fun!

Overall, we are extremely pleased with the training provided which we also feel was good value for money. The Liversage Trust would have no hesitation in using Loates Management Training again for any further needs.

Recruitment & Selection
Andrew Mellors
General Manager
Derby

Outstanding

From the initial query regarding this course to its delivery, I couldn’t fault anything. The pre-course information and joining instructions were given in good time and everyone from Loates was friendly, professional and made you warm to them immediately. The course itself was fantastic, the manual and workbook will be used for years to come as it has so much information in it and will become my reference guide for a lot of things. The trainer was brilliant and put everyone at ease for what could potentially be a harrowing course and the attendee interaction was excellent too. Would highly recommend this course and Loates Management Training in future

Mental Health First Aid
Elise Larkin
Office Manager
Derby

Full of insight and research

If you’re going to get conned into a seminar on GDPR it might as well be one that is full of insight and research that you’d spend 100s of hours on yourself ! And then a bonus of spreadsheets and templates to make your life so much easier leading up to May !!

GDPR – Making it Actually Happen
Dr Bill Peacock
Director
Burton upon Trent

Mental Health First Aid Training

A highly informative and interesting course, delivered sensitively yet entertainingly by Amanda Jackson. I now feel way more equipped to deal with mental health issues both in my personal and professional life. A hugely beneficial two days – thank you.

Mental Health First Aid
Helen Brown
Business Manager
West Bridgford, Nottingham

Informative and interesting course

Sarah provided training to a group of line managers in our business with the aim of giving them more confidence in dealing with everyday situations which they come up against. Sarah delivered the training in an informative and interesting way and engaged the managers which made the day go by in a flash. Sarah was also very flexible with timings in order to accommodate the different shifts. I would recommend Loates Management Training to any business.

HR Essentials for Line Managers
Charlotte Wood
HR Manager
Staffordshire

Great delivery style and so knowledgeable

You’ve got such a great delivery style Sarah and so knowledgeable that I think everyone should come on your courses! I am your number 1 fan 😊

GDPR – Making it Actually Happen
Rachel Hayward
Director
Derby

Fantastic!

I had a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere when I attended the mental health first aid course. The lunch was wonderful and tea and coffee was always available. I would recommend Loates Management Training every time for your training needs.

MHFA
Kirsty Barnes
Finance Assistant
Siegwerk UK Ltd
Swadlincote

Mental Health First Aid training; a great investment.

I recently attended the 2-day Mental Health First Aid training at Loates Management Training and am really pleased I did. Sometimes it’s hard to allow yourself two days ‘off work’ and invest in your own development, but I’m glad I did. Apart from increasing my knowledge about mental health, the training has given me the confidence to approach staff about mental health, the focus to further invest in mental health awareness and – as a great bonus – the importance of self-care was a great reminder.

P.S. The training room in Loates’ new facility in Darley Mills is fantastic too – onsite parking and a stroll in the park at break time.

Mental Health First Aid
Francoise Derksen
HR Manager
Swadlincote

Thanks Sarah!

Enscite asked Sarah to run a workshop on important HR policies required for Small Businesses so that our clients are better equipped to understand some of the HR requirements in relation to this. The session was really well run and both engaging and informative so that our clients went away with better knowledge and having enjoyed their learning experience.
Great job Sarah!

HR Essentials for Line Managers
Dave Lees
Business Development Manager
ihub, Infinity Park, Derby

All the staff involved gave glowing accounts

During post-recession business expansion it was felt that senior managers would benefit from some training in leadership, time management, personal impact and self-awareness skills. Using Sarah’s HR experience and training abilities it was possible to combine this with a search for potential future directors. All the staff involved gave glowing accounts of the way Sarah has improved their management capabilities. Even the management training doubters were won around! Output from the staff exercises and insights from Sarah have been combined with staff performance appraisals to identify directorial talent. We will not hesitate to use Sarah’s services again when we need them.

Sarah helped our senior staff with HR and management training. All feedback from staff was positive and I’m sure it wasn’t just because of the chocolate rewards used in some of the exercises! Her training and insight has aided us in targeting potential future Directors of the company and empowered other staff in their management roles.

Dr Bill Peacock
Director
Burton upon Trent

Quality Management Training !!

I arrived at training centre feeling a bit apprehensive but was trained by a HR Jedi giving me a boost in confidence and greater understanding of HR practices, The training consisted of Case studies past experiences and example activities.
I found this course very helpful for my day to day duties within my role, it gave me a better understanding of how to approach and deal with any difficult issues which may arise in the workplace and has given me the confidence to handle them efficiently and proactively.
Sarah Loates (the course trainer) was very engaging and I felt tailored the course to my needs I was given the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and go over sections that I felt I needed more training on, Sarah at all times remained her very bubbly self which gave me the opportunity to gain the maximum from this course.
I would definitely recommend this training as I believe this to be beneficial to any line manager. I would certainly recommend Loates Management Training to others.
Thank you for your patience and sound advice 🙂

HR Essentials for Line Managers
Ghafar Hussain
Acting Service Delivery Manager
Nottingham

Don’t be afraid

This course was offered by Loates Management Training and I’m very glad I booked onto it.
This course is a must for those that feel they are afraid to approach and offer support to a person with a mental health issue for fear of ‘getting it wrong’.
The course builds on your strength as a listener and teaches skills to support and help those around you whether at work or at home or even yourself when you are struggling with every day problems and pressures.

Online Mental Health First Aid
Amanda Bryant
HR Manager
Burton-on-Trent

Excellent training

Having worked with Sarah previously, I didn’t hesitate in contacting her when a requirement arose for some management training. From our initial contact, Sarah picked up very quickly on what was required and went on to provide excellent training to the whole of our staff. She pitched the training perfectly and demonstrated her knowledge with aplomb when answering questions during the sessions. All feedback on Sarah’s training was very positive. Thank you Sarah!

Emma Cook
Practice Manager
Derby

Informative, fun and engaging

Sarah’s training sessions are informative, fun and engaging. She has been very accommodating and flexible, tailoring her courses to our needs and managing our last minute requests with a smile on her face! I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.

Loates Management Training are very easy to deal with and extremely accommodating, tailoring training material and content to the clients needs. Courses are delivered in a clear and concise manner making the content easy to understand and are excellent value for money, Highly recommended.

Jane Keighron
Rectruitment Manager
Derby

Boosted my spirit and made me laugh lots!

I have attended numerous training sessions with Annie and always find her to be an engaging and relevant trainer. My last session on ‘How to rebuild employee trust and morale’ was a worthwhile couple of hours that boosted my spirit and made me laugh lots! Now I am looking to see what other sessions you offer!

How to Rebuild Employee Trust and Morale
Karen Stevens
Director
GOBBYCOW Ltd
Ilkeston

High Quality Professional Training

I attended the Mental Health First Aid course held by Loates Management Training last week, I was impressed by the quality of training Amanda delivered, the course content was excellent and the reference material we took away was of a very high standard.

The venue was perfect the room was well ventilated and roomy and all the IT worked first time! Result!

I would also like to mention Loates’ team – they welcomed us and kept us well fed and watered throughout the course, they were professional courteous and delightful.

i would have no issue recommending this excellent HR consultancy for any training needs

MHFA
Nick Gummerson
Office Manager
Darley Abbey Mills, Derby

Putting the Fun in Fundamentals

Brilliant workshop learning about various Human Resources policies and the importance of having them, even in small businesses. It was very interesting from start to finish and educational without being boring. Would highly recommend this workshop.

HR Essentials for Line Managers
Elise Larkin
General Administrator
Derby

Comprehensive and enjoyable

Sarah provided us with two very comprehensive and enjoyable management training days, designed to further develop the skills of our Line Managers.
The course content and learning styles needed were varied and interactive, encouraging us to work independently and in small groups.
Everyone enjoyed the days and we would definitely use Loates Management Training again for future training needs. Thank you!

Dealing With Difficult Conversations
Helen Brown
Business Manager
West Bridgford, Nottingham

Comprehensive and engaging

We recently had the privilege of attending one of their training workshops on the subject preparing for GDPR. The workshop was incredibly well planned and delivered in a comprehensive and engaging manner, the workshop included the supply of valuable assets and documents for attendees to take away and use within their business. I have come away from this workshop feeling far more knowledgeable and prepared for the new GDPR legislation.

GDPR – Making it Actually Happen
Craig Barker
Director
Derby

The training was brilliant

The training was brilliant – took away a lot of information. Tell Sarah she scored 5 star all areas – polite, professional, knowledgeable and I wouldn’t change a thing

Disciplinaries, Dismissals, and Tribunals
Mandy Bryant
Financial Controller
Burton upon Trent

Excellent Course

Loates Management Training have fantastic offices in Darley Abbey Mills, which were perfect for holding the training course.

The course instructor Amanda, was very knowledgeable and delivered the 2 day course well. The course itself was informative, it helped increase awareness of mental health, the importance of having positive mental health, and the difficulties people can experience when they have poor mental health.

Having completed the course, I’m now better equipped to spot poor mental health and know how best to approach and support this in the workplace.

Mental Health First Aid
Dean Kellogg
Business Manager
Belper, Derbyshire

Annie is a really bubbly character

The webinar was led by Annie from Loates. Annie is a really bubbly character and engaged with the participants in a relaxed and friendly manner.

I found the content of the webinar really helpful in making suggestions to tweak our performance review process. As a business we are in the early implementation stages of carrying out performance reviews so it was a very timely session. Employee engagement is one of the key issues to the business succeeding. The webinar gave us an opportunity to do some little breakout exercises which gave us an opportunity to reflect on how we could help to develop our colleagues. With this being more of a workshop session we also have the opportunity to interact with others on the session. It was interesting to learn of the challenges others had and how they were trying to resolve them.
Annie is clearly a bookworm and made a number of suggestions regards to reading material to consider. My Audible account is now down to zero credit and Amazon have delivered some bedtime reading.

Thanks Annie & Loates for running this session; I found it really helpful.

Maximimising Performance - D2N2 Webinar
Carl Singleton
Operations Director
Chesterfield

Informative and very useful

The training was a mixture of learning material, case studies and example activities.
I found this course very helpful for my day to day duties within my role, it gave me a better understanding of how to approach and deal with any such issues which may arise in the workplace and has given me the confidence to handle them efficiently.
Sarah Loates (the course trainer) gave us as a group opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and gave sound advice on the course topic.
I would certainly recommend Loates Management Training to others.
Thank you

Disciplinaries, Dismissals, and Tribunals
Samantha Allsop
Finance / HR Manager
Derbyshire
Loates Management Training
5.0
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Ellie Strong
Ellie Strong
13:49 18 Mar 21
Great teaching and learning skills provided by Amanda and the team! Such an educational and enjoyable experience.
Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry
08:50 08 Mar 21
Having done the course remotely with 13 other people, I have been incredibly impressed by the level of learning and care shown by Amanda and the training team. The workbooks were daunting at first but were very easy to use and the two live sessions were informative, constructive and absorbing.
Elise L
Elise L
17:48 05 Mar 21
Friendly, approachable and down to earth with fantastic course content, wouldn't hesitate to recommend others to Loates Management Training
Jason Roper
Jason Roper
15:43 25 Feb 21
A fun but competent delivery of subjects that could be challenging but were brought to discussion and delivering useful and useable information at the right level for the audience. Thoroughly enjoyed the sessions.
Rekha Vachhani
Rekha Vachhani
11:23 08 Feb 21
I had a session on Maximising Performance to win with Annie, arranged by D2N2. Annie did gave us an insight on how to do so and referred really great books to read and understand this.
Matthew “Matt” LeDoux-Deakin
Matthew “Matt” LeDoux-Deakin
09:36 18 Dec 20
Sarah is the consummate professional, with such a fantastic knowledge base she is able to help in understanding even the most complex areas. I will use the skills that I learnt from her on a daily basis. Thanks Sarah, for helping to demystify HR and making it accessible to all.
Amy Taylor
Amy Taylor
11:21 11 Mar 20
Amazing hosts for the Mental Health First Aid Course, really enjoyed the 2 days gave a very interesting insight into all aspects of Mental Health.
Karen Tyers
Karen Tyers
16:12 14 Feb 20
A huge thank you to Sarah and Annie who ran a HR / people workshop for our Partners and Associates on their Pathway to Partnership journey. Sarah devised a bespoke package that was exceptionally engaging, literally kept everyone on their toes all day! We all learnt about ourselves,working with others, our employee branding, our values, and finished it all off with having a courageous conversation, We achieved so much in one day and we all certainly slept well that night. i can absolutely 100% recommend Sarah and her team.
me&dee charity
me&dee charity
13:54 23 Jan 20
Our first experience of training with Loates HR involved GDPR and the complexities of it. We found it informative, easy to follow and set in comfortable surroundings. This followed the same format. As I am disabled, I received the added and rarely seen bonus of an accessible venue and a parking space close to the venue doors allocated - along with a member of staff ensuring that this was ok for me. These things go a long way as a disabled professional. All speakers were informative, the 20 minutes each just right with time for Q&A at the end. Certainly food for thought around Wills and Power of Attorney and most appropriate at the moment for the 'who is on your bus' . I look forward to attending further appropriate training events and thank Sarah and her team for the promotion and donation to me&dee.
Suzanne Dixon
Suzanne Dixon
10:20 28 Sep 19
I recently attended a MHFA course facilitated by Loates. Fantastic course, brilliant content and amazing delivery. The facilities at Loates' new home at Darley Abbey Mills are modern with wonderful architecture. Attending a course you will be well looked after from lovely lunches, fruit platters, chocolate and a choice of drinks. 5* treatment.
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5.0
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Chris Ball
Chris Ball
19:18 08 Mar 21
I represent a Nottingham based charity and we used Loates to support us with our recent appointment of a new CEO. Having identified our doe doc needs through early voice and video conversations, the entire end to end process ran very smoothly with Gill giving us great support from coordinating our shortlist to devising the interview process and facilitating the decision process through to successful appointment. We were very pleased with the process and support and would not hesitate in recommending Loates to others.
Martin Lemiesz
Martin Lemiesz
08:55 05 Jan 21
It is a mark of just how extraordinarily skilled, efficient and effective a firm is, that you cannot find anything new to say about them in a testimonial, that hasn’t already been highlighted dozens of times before! Yes, the team at Loates HR are hugely professional, jaw-droppingly knowledgeable and masterfully efficient. And yes, there is nothing worth knowing in the world of HR at which they are not already expert.
Lisa Allen
Lisa Allen
09:04 14 Dec 20
Recently new to Loates HR, we have found the service to be efficient, friendly and most importantly to us their flexibility has been paramount, adapting quickly to our needs for a different service to their usual offering. In my absence the style of advice given to my colleagues hasn't been dictatorial, as they understand the practical challenges in day to day. They approach this with a coaching style to educate and inform. As a stand-alone HR professional I'm looking forward to many years of working with the Loates team as an extension to my support network. Thank you Loates HR.
Tracy Harrison
Tracy Harrison
14:04 28 Sep 20
Sarah has been most helpful to Safe and Sound Charity with advice and support since we became neighbours at Darley Abbey Mills in 2019. Her knowledge and expertise dealing with people and employment issues are outstanding. To add to this Sarah is a caring, funny and selfless person. Loates have also provided some excellent training for us. I would highly recommend her and Loates for any HR or training needs.
Georgina Dunkley
Georgina Dunkley
10:49 30 Jun 20
Matilda is a pleasure to work with and has become an extension of our team - friendly, reliable and always armed with great advice. I highly recommend Loates.
Hannah Vassey
Hannah Vassey
16:47 19 Feb 20
Loates HR have assisted us on a range of personnel queries and their support and knowledge has been second to none. It’s a comfort knowing that they are just a phone call away and always ready to support and guide us through what we need. All of the ladies I have spoken with at Loates HR, have an ability to explain in a clear, professional and supportive manner. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing HR assistance.
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