meet the team

our inspiring people

our people work hard to craft the best service and sales training or management and leadership learning solutions to help you achieve brilliant results. we only recruit people who are creative, operationally savvy and technically excellent in the field of learning. we pride ourselves on being highly accountable and not afraid to have tough or challenging conversations to get you the results you need from your training investment. oh, and we’re not big on hierarchy, so you’ll find Sally, our MD somewhere between Adam and Yvette below. have a look at our profiles to see for yourself.

    Adam Archer

    Head of Project Management

    Heading up project implementation, Adam's cool-headed approach and analytic mind mean he and his team absolutely has project mobilisation down to a fine art. Throw a last minute problem at him and he'll have it sorted in no time.

    Alice Ellman-Brown

    Client Relationship Executive

    With passion and drive, Alice nurtures client relationships within the Telco sector. She leaves no stone unturned in her quest to understand the needs of the client, while ensuring the Partnership Directors are supported at all points during the process.

    Andrew Moorhouse

    Director of Insight

    Andy leads our People Analytics faculty and has pioneered a unique approach of conversation analytics to identify what top performers do differently across sales and service.  This novel approach delivered an £85m uplift for Wickes and significant C-Sat & NPS improvements in Tesco, Barclays, Virgin Media and other FTSE100 clients. Andy is a published behavioural scientist and a contributor to many academic journals and business publications.

    Baden Frösén

    Principal Consultant

    Baden has a passion for building relationships with everyone, which makes him perfect in his role as Principal Consultant where a working partnership is absolutely at the core of how we operate. He's well travelled and loves a laugh so while he's making sure his projects are on track, he'll recount stories to keep his team entertained.

    Becky Whitbourn

    Client Services Project Manager

    Becky works closely with the operational team to project manage client programmes. With her creativity and analytical thinking, her role is central to ensuring clients get exactly what has been agreed. She maintains her air of cool within a hive of activity and deploys her wicked sense of humour exactly when it's needed most.

    Ben Couzens

    Client Services Project Manager

    An expert in the use of planning tools, Ben works closely with the operational team to project manage client programmes from kick-off to conclusion. His role is central to ensuring clients get exactly what has been agreed and the right expert is matched to the right programme. His easy-going approach belies the rigour he applies to ensuring client delivery is spot on!

    Carl Lovelock

    Principal Consultant

    Carl is a Principal Consultant who quickly builds rapport and has an instinctive ability to engage people, which works really well when he's leading client facing teams. He has an irrepressible commitment and passion for driving performance and works tirelessly to get outstanding results.

    Carla March

    Partnership Director

    Drawing on her vast experience as an executive coach in both the public and private sector, Carla perfectly understands each client's requirements and provide the right solution and coach to deliver brilliant 1:1 and team coaching experiences. Her natural ability and desire to help friends and colleagues through challenges means she's just person to figure out the perfect solution.

    Caroline Bird

    Marketing Director

    Caroline has a passion for making things happen, and holds an impressive track record of success over nearly 30 years in brand marketing, account management and customer insight. Her infectious enthusiasm for "making it human" goes into everything she does, delivering marketing which captures Blue Sky's commitment to behaviour driven programmes that truly deliver results.

    Cat Martin

    Creative

    Cat works within the creative team and brings her eye for detail and enthusiasm when designing high-quality Blue Sky collateral.

    Charlotte Shield

    Client Relationship Executive

    As a Client Relationship Executive Charlotte’s role is to research backgrounds of clients, create leads and support Partnership Directors with information. Having previously worked in a variety of retail roles this helps provide experience within her sectors of Retail and Tech.

    Cilla McKay

    Partnership Director

    Cilla is a strategist, using intuition and problem-solving skills to craft bespoke solutions for her clients. A consummate leader, Cilla quickly gets to the nub of what's required, involves all the right people and oversees her accounts in true partnership style. As an Account Director, Cilla has ultimate responsibility for client accounts and the projects she leads.

    Claire Davies

    Events Manager

    There's no-one better to manage Blue Sky's events calendar than Claire. Always ahead of the game, highly organised and adept at knowing what people need before they know it themselves, she makes sure we're event ready, whatever and wherever that might be. And when she's not doing that she also manages our end-to-end award process and writes up client case studies.

    Colin Stebbing

    Director of Client Experience

    With a pragmatic hands-on approach, Colin knows exactly how to translate his extensive knowledge and experience into practical 'real world' solutions. As Director of Client Experience, he has strategic oversight over all operational projects calibrating quality and efficacy to ensure the best outcomes for clients.

    Daniel Light

    Principal Consultant

    As a Principal Consultant, Dan works client-side and leads learning and development delivery teams with humour and skill. He loves what he does, keeps things clear and simple, and gets a buzz out of working with clients to find the brilliant things people are doing and replicating them across the business.

    Deandra Murphy

    Principal Consultant

    Deandra is an experienced learning and development professional with a proven track record in psychology, sport and business. People focused and results driven, Deandra’s varied experience has allowed her to develop an in-depth understanding of performance at an individual, team and organisational level.

    Gail Mitchell

    Principal Consultant

    Gail is an experienced Learning & Development professional who has refined her skills across a number of sectors – financial services, utilities, public sector housing and higher education. She loves nothing more than helping others to be the best that they can be. Gail uses her natural ability to engage with others to understand their needs and ensures that she delivers learning solutions beyond expectations. She is hugely passionate about getting it right for her clients.

    George Berringon

    Client Relationship Manager

    As a Client Relationship Manager, George is a crucial part of the sales team, supporting Partnership Directors in key account management and developing good relationships with new contacts by helping keep them up to date with insight and new developments. George's calm and friendly nature makes working with him a breeze.

    Grace Furlong-Johns

    Client Support Co-ordinator

    As a Client Support Co-ordinator, Grace assists with the day-to-day running of the office and the smooth operation of the Client Services Team. Whether she’s proofing and formatting or organising the delivery of materials to client site, Grace always has a smile on her face.

    Greg Fairburn

    Creative

    With a background in technical drawing and an eye for the quirky, Greg combines structure and form with creative ideas to design original branded materials that land with impact.

    Guy Bloom

    Partnership Director

    As Director of Leadership, Guy has an instrumental role in creating compelling and informed learning at senior levels to help people achieve strategic goals and operational objectives. That said, he has a profound belief that we are all leaders in our own lives and encourages everyone to make choices that help move us towards being the best we can be.

    Hannah Godfrey

    Head of Client Services

    Hannah heads up the super-busy Client Services team at Blue Sky and has been a member of the team since January 2012. Client Services is integral to the success of our programmes. Supporting the Ops and Design team; they’re responsible for co-ordinating design, production and logistics of learning materials across all client projects.

    Hilary Missen

    Head of Business Development

    As Head of Business Development, Hilary works closely with our account teams to develop and grow new business opportunities. Working across sectors and proposition from lead to the proposal to pitch, every day is different and she loves creating client facing documents that shine.

    Himanshu Desai

    Proposal Writer

    As a proposal writer, Himanshu works closely with the partnership directors and the rest of the business to write creative and engaging proposals, RFP and PQQ responses. He has several years of bid writing experience and is APMP foundation level qualified.

    Isy Ward

    Partnership Director

    Isy's 'can do' attitude and fresh ideas means that she throws herself 100% into everything she does. As a Partnership Director, she's absolutely focused on building success through strong client partnerships, she is passionate about customer first engagement, successfully leading programmes from startup to turn around, leaving no stone unturned. And she does all of this on no coffee!

    Jennifer Neale

    Client services Project Manager

    Having been with Blue Sky since April 2010, Jen's knowledge of the business and clients makes her an invaluable asset. With a head for numbers and previous experience in the Client Services team, she has joined the Project Management team to assist in the smooth running of the client programmes.

    Jenny Williams

    Designer

    Jenny has a general love and passion for developing people at all levels of organisations, with over 13 years experience in Learning and Development. Jenny brings her first-hand experience of delivering training to designing learning that is memorable, inspiring and fun, so clients get the most out of their people.

    Kevin Alboni

    Head of Product Development

    Kevin has been in the Learning and Development industry his whole career. While he was working in Telesales as an Account Director and Sales Manager, he found his passion for understanding business issues and helping to consult, design and deliver solutions. As Head of Product Development, that's exactly what he's doing at Blue Sky.

    Krystal Spicer

    Digital Marketing (Maternity Cover)

    Laura Crawford

    Proposal Writer

    When it comes to managing large, complex projects Laura is an expert. She brings a keen understanding of operational logistics and new business development to lead on management of complex bids and offers to ensure our submissions are high quality, engaging and look amazing.

    Lee Jones

    Director of Consulting

    Lee has a passion for learning, particularly in how people achieve amazing things when they're switched on and tuned in. He's applied this passion throughout his extensive career in Learning and Development, creating high performance in his own teams as well as within the organisation itself.

    Lindsay Terris

    Partnership Director

    Lindsay has a unique ability to quickly build high-trust professional relationships. A great advocate, Lindsay is tenacious about creating learning solutions that deliver beyond expectation. With a background in coaching and performance management, as well as a wealth of operational expertise, she's the perfect person to help our clients develop and get the most out of their people.

    Lotte Bennett

    Principal Consultant

    Having started her career as an actress, Lotte is confident and engaging when sharing her knowledge. She knows how to bring her enthusiasm and creativity to engage people and build strong relationships. These qualities make Lotte a versatile consultant who never struggles to connect with clients and deliver results.

    Martin Glen

    Principal Consultant

    There's a common thread in Martin's career - his passion for coaching and developing people to realise their strengths, building confident and engaging teams who deliver as one. He brings his enthusiasm, as well as a wealth of industry experience, to every programme he delivers, dedicated to delivering continuous improvement and cultural change for his clients.

    Michael Crook

    Client Services Project Manager

    Having joined the Blue Sky family as a Project Administrator in 2013, Mike is passionate about helping companies deliver continuous improvement and create cultural and behavioural change. Whether its 50 or 5000 employees, Mike is committed to helping create the perfect programme for each and every client.

    Millie Cain

    Client Support Co-ordinator

    Millie brings her enthusiasm and creative flare to the production of training materials across her client projects. As a Client Support Co-ordinator, she is Hannah’s right-hand man when it comes to supporting the Ops and Design team. Her extraordinary eye for detail is essential to the success of the team.

    Miranda Cain

    Director of Operations and People

    When it comes to motivating people, there's no one better than Miranda. She's committed to making sure everything she does is as fair as possible, carefully balancing the needs of the business and individual human needs. No matter what it is, Miranda is always looking to encourage improvement and efficiencies with human beings in mind.

    Nicky Alger

    Head of Knowledge Management

    Coming from Capita People Development, Nicky joined the Blue Sky family as Head of Knowledge Management to help people transition and integrate from Capita to Blue Sky. Since joining the fold, Nicky has fully embraced the Blue Sky way of thinking, putting human behaviour at the heart of everything she does.

    Paul Spillane

    Principal Consultant

    Paul is passionate about customers and people. As a Prinicipal Consultant, his personable and collaborative approach creates engaging relationships at all levels. He firmly believes engagement, involvement and development of people is the key to creating a permission culture that allows them to make a difference and deliver great outcomes for customers.

    Peter Knox

    Management Accountant

    Working within Blue Sky’s finance department, Peter works closely with all areas of the business, from Operations to Sales. His experience in finance business partnering along with an eye for detail assist in the smooth running of all Blue sky’s finance needs.

    Rebecca Ulyatt

    Partnership Director

    With over 20 years experience in the L&D arena, Rebecca is driven to enable organisations to realise their true potential through the creation of bespoke, blended learning interventions that target specific mind-sets, capabilities and management practices to deliver true ROI and movement against current KPIs.

    Reena Gopal

    Client Relationship Executive

    Having made the jump from Capita People Development to Blue Sky in 2015, Reena works with the Blue Sky Operations Team to help manage client relationships and administration, particularly in the public sector. She's passionate about providing clients with a collaborative and innovative experience.

    Rob Clarke

    Director of Consulting

    Rob is responsible for the strategic implementation of Blue Sky’s more complex change programmes. As our Director of Consulting, he leads and develops our consulting team and brings years of experience in transformational change, leadership and performance improvement.

    Rubie Poonia-Dear

    Digital Marketing Manager

    Rubie leads all the online & digital media activity at Blue Sky, from social media, interactive media & online campaigns to bespoke client apps & microsites. She brings her wealth of experience and passion for all things digital towards Blue Sky's unique and engaging digital presence.

    Rupert Leyland

    Partnership Director

    Rupert has spent the whole of his career in Learning and Development striving to help people discover their core strengths. As a Partnership Director, he is excellent at tuning into customers' needs, delivering frank messages with charm and working closely with clients to achieve trusting partnerships.

    Sally Earnshaw

    Managing Director

    As Managing Director of Blue Sky, Sally is in charge of growth, development and the future direction of the company. She lives and breathes the Blue Sky philosophy of making the world a little bit more human, making sure that any direction Blue Sky takes reflects and promotes this.

    Sean Spurgin

    Director of Learning Design

    With over 20 years experience in operational and sales management, Sean uses the invaluable knowledge he's gained when designing performance improvement solutions. No matter the company, industry or programme level, Sean is ready to create the perfect solution for each and every client.

    Steve Bent

    Director of Propositions

    If you had to describe Steve in one word, it'd be "passionate". His love of people and endless energy and enthusiasm engages everyone he works with to drive positive outcomes. Not content with strategic leadership of stakeholder relationships and projects as a Director of Propositions, he continues to stay connected with the front line of performance improvement to ensure success for his clients.

    Steve Shave

    Strategic Partnership Director

    Steve has extensive knowledge and skills in running large-scale award winning customer experience transformation programmes, and his highly collaborative approach creates strong operational and senior stakeholder relationships. He has worked with many household names - Barclays, British Gas, Prudential, RSA, TSB, Virgin Active and Williams & Glyn, to name but a few.

    Vicky Gerrish

    Strategic Partnership Director

    Vicky brings a wealth of experience to her role as a Strategic Partnership Director. Organised and very focused on delivering ROI, she is highly skilled at engaging, nurturing and encouraging the best out of people.

    Vincent Pokropek

    Principal Consultant

    As a lifelong student of psychology, Vincent is passionate about applying his knowledge to the Learning and Development space to help people identify and unlock their full potential. His particular passion is in developing cutting-edge leadership programmes that inspire genuine behavioural change and tangible performance improvement.

    Yvette Wise

    Sales Director

    Yvette is filled with curiosity and loves solving mysteries, she has well attuned interpersonal skills that have enabled her to partner with clients on award winning solutions that have driven outstanding ROI. As Sales Director, she supports the Account Director team by lending her expertise, insight, experience and brilliance to ensure great outcomes for their clients too.