Testimonials

A comprehensive series of seminars; conveyed in a relaxed and engaging way. This informal delivery certainly engendered increased interaction from all those that attended. Thought provoking and helpful in encouraging the attendees to think about different ways of dealing with people in a work environment. Would thoroughly recommend. Thank you Don.

Richard VileCrime Team LeaderDoughty Street Chambers

I have been working with Don who delivers training and development for my staff. In January 2013 we undertook a ‘staff away day’ together. My aim was to bring the team together and to embed the business plan and objectives into normal working life. Don built the sessions around intellectual principles of ‘communication’ and ‘working as a team’, but also made it lots of fun. The feedback from staff was overwhelmingly positive.
Don and I then worked on a bespoke programme of development for my senior managers, and then cascaded that down to the other two groups of staff on my team.

After each session, I have sought feedback from the team. My team’s praise of Don is consistently high. As an example, one of my team said:

“We all really liked Don, and the way he draws on personal experiences to supplement his training (so much so that he received random applause from all of us on a few occasions!). He led us in a way which forced us to think for ourselves and how we all value each other in the team. Don also seems genuinely interested in how a chambers works, so we also felt like we were training him at the same time! Yes, I would like to have more training with Don”

We are now working with Don to develop a bespoke excellence programme for 2014. He seems to care about our business, and he readily adapts his approach to accommodate our needs and the nuances of our business and environment. He also understands that businesses (and CEOs) often have many other pressures and priorities thrown at them, and he is brilliant at quietly understanding and supporting me in the role that I perform, and suggesting solutions and ideas, rather than being rigid and inflexible. As a person responsible for a multi-million pound professional services organisation, I can’t praise him enough for the support he has given me in developing my team

Amanda IllingChief ExecutiveHardwicke

I found the PME training very well organised and particularly thought-provoking. The good thing about it was that Don carried out the session in such a way that you could really relate to what he was saying through case studies and drawing on personal experience.

Hayley EustaceMarketing & Business Development Manager Wilberforce Chambers

A highly engaging and informative seminar which I would recommend to any Chambers looking to professionally train their staff. With Bill’s years of experience and Don’s ‘outside of the box’ approach to training, PME provide an excellent programme for any forward thinking organisation who want to stay one step ahead.

MatthewSenior ClerkStone Buildings

I thought the training was excellent throughout – content, speed, interaction etc. There was a real mixture of people at different stages of their career in attendance, but what I was particularly impressed with was that it appealed to everyone. Thanks Don.

DannyPractice ManagerThe 36 Group

Thanks Don, all 3 courses so far have been incredibly useful! The training has given me a whole new way of thinking.
I would certainly recommend the sessions to anyone looking to improve their business development skills see you on the next one.

James ColeClerk5 Essex Court

Brilliant trainer and brilliant course. I attended the “Maximising Business Relationships” session. It was engaging and intellectual and brought up with some very practical solutions. It was a real eye-opener too – I’d recommend everyone to do it – it will help increase productivity with better working relations. Thanks Don and Bill!

KayaFundraising & Events ManagerLondon Legal Support Trust

Don is a fantastic trainer, and coupled with Bills’ knowledge they have put together an informative and engaging programme that I would recommend to anyone looking to expand their knowledge or way of thinking.
The ‘Maximising Business Relationships’ session was the most useful training I’ve attended since I began clerking.

Thanks again to you both.

JamiePractice Manager5RB

I recently attended ‘Excellence in Running Practice Review Meetings’. Don is a great trainer and I would highly recommend him to anyone working within the legal services sector, and with Bill on board they make a good team.

RichardTeam LeaderFountain Court Chambers

Attended the session ‘Excellence in Running Practice Review Meetings’ and found the session extremely useful. I would certainly recommend this session to anyone looking to gain a better understanding of what a Practice Review Meeting is really all about. Thanks Don.

DanielPractice ManagerQuadrant Chambers

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