About

As part of Yarway Group, Active Learning and Development have provided bespoke training to groups, SMEs and Corporations over the past 30 years, in Leadership and Management, Change Management, Organisational Psychology, Business Improvement and Teaching

Board Members

Luke-Whiting

Luke Whiting

Board Member

As Chief Exec, Luke provides strategic leadership to ensure the vision and ambitions of ALD are achieved through establishing and delivering strong corporate objectives, overseeing business performance, as well as product ideation and innovation.

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Chris Baumann

Board Member

An experienced Director, Chris has over 30 years’ experience investing in, leading and growing international business operations in the UK, Europe and Australia.

Chris is now non exec chairman of three businesses, including Yarway Group in which he is actively involved providing strategic support, guidance and governance to the business team at Active Learning.

Ashley

Ashley Philpott MInstILM,

Board Member

A training industry expert for over 17 years, Ashley is specialises in leadership, project management and organisational change. A former military officer, he has long experience of working with civil service, transport and financial sectors.

As general manager he believes passionately in excellent customer service and long term relationships with clients.

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Clive Green

Board Member

Clive is head of customer relations at Active Learning. Committed to a partnership approach, he is responsible for taking care of clients, ensuring their expectations are met and reporting on progress.

Clive has in depth knowledge of Leadership & Management qualifications and developing tailored programs to meet customer needs.

Office Team

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Sarah Jeffery

Office Team

Sarah has worked at Active Learning for over 3 years and is a specialist in Qualifications and Apprenticeships. She currently administers the Qualifications for all ALD students. If you have any queries about qualifications, registrations, assessment or certification then call us and ask for Sarah

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Louise Bickley MCIPD Bsc

Office Team

Louise administrates the office at ALD and is your central point of contact for all general queries. Get in touch with her if you are interested in attending one of our new remote online leadership courses.

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Zoe Park

Office Team

Zoe is responsible for all production and logistics at ALD. She collates all materials and ensures the quality of all workbooks and portfolios that leave ALD for our clients and learners. She is also responsible for ensuring out trainers get the resources they need on time every time.

Our Expert Associates

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Nick Johnson, CIPD, DET

Expert Associate

Nick is an experienced Learning and Development Specialist with over 25 years’ in training, coaching and consultancy from levels 2 to 7. He specialises in leadership development, change management, personal resilience, and performance management.           

He has managed and delivered leadership and coaching qualification programmes, consultancy projects and coaching assignments, and believes that people learn best from experience and applying theory and best practice to real issues. 

Chris-Brown

Chris Brown

Expert Associate

Chris is a level 7 coach, assessor and verifier. He has nearly 20 years experience in coaching, developing, and training individuals and teams in a broad range of organisational settings. He passionately believes coaching is the future of the development of leadership as part of strategy, and of organisational people management. He empowers clients to take control of their personal development.

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Denis Compton

Expert Associate

Ex –Head of Business & Professional Studies of an FE College, Denis has been involved in vocational qualifications for over 30 years.  A BTEC/Edexcel moderator and external verifier/EQA for 19 years, he was also a Centre Quality Verifier for BTEC.  Denis has been an  associate assessor and internal verifier/IQA with ALD Ltd since 2004, working on a range of programmes from NVQ2 to Level 7 Strategic Leadership.