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Paul B.

A Business Trainer from Telford, United Kingdom

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Project Management, Leadership Development, Soft Skills
Formerly a senior officer in the Royal Air Force, this expert is a highly skilled, competent and versatile freelance training practitioner and personal development facilitator, with proven team leading, problem solving and Project Management skills.

An experienced HR manager with knowledge of personnel selection and recruitment processes. A qualified NVQ assessor/verifier and an exceptional trainer who can deliver presentations to a wide range of audiences from basic to advanced levels.

A very competent trainer in a wide range of subject areas using experienced gained in military and civilian life over three decades of involvement in training and development at all levels.

Teaches online as an Associate Lecturer with the Open University. Actively involved for many years at local, regional and national executive level with the RAF Association, a major Service charity.

Most of Paul's early experience was gained training aircrew and groundcrew in the Royal Air Force. Since leaving the RAF in 2001, he has provided a wide range of bespoke training to a very diverse range of clients at home and in the Gulf region. His aim is to provide affordable bespoke training to any size of organisation.

Paul is heavily involved in the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and in 2005 was elected to serve on the Executive Board of Directors of that Institute after completing four years as Chair of the Shropshire and Mid Wales Branch. He is also Secretary of the Shropshire Branch of the Chartered Management Institute.


20+ years experience of all aspects of training, recent activity focuses on project management, leadership/management development, soft skills and wherever possible the use of the Strength Deployment Inventory

Paul's Clients include:

Abraham-Airey Limited, Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company, Action 4 Employment (A4E), ADSIS (Alcohol and Drugs Services in Stafford), American University in Richmond, Aspen Training, Bahrain, Aspire Training & Development, Avenues Training, Bahrain Civil Service Bureau, Bahrain Government Organisation for Sport and Youth, Bahrain Telecommunications Company, Bexley Council, Brintons Carpets Limited, Bromford Housing Trust, Bromsgrove Council, Calderdale Council Social Services, Chimera Limited, CJ Associates, Column Nursery Limited, Department for Work and Pensions, Eurosource Associates, General Council for Social Care (Department of Health), General Dynamics, Glaxosmithkline, Halifax, Bank of Scotland, Hatchers Solicitors, Inforica Training, Dubai, Independent Network Club (Shropshire), Intech Training, Dubai, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Kingston Business Development School Limited, Kuwait Oil (UK) Limited, Loaded Star, Lyreco Limited, MaST International Group, Navy, Army and Air Force Institut, Numark Pharmacy, Origin Resource Management Limited, Oxford Magnet Technology, Partnership Care Limited, Parity Training Limited, Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals, Quayshelf677 Co Limited, Sales Training International, Sfl-Inspire, Shropshire Partners in Care, Staffordshire Police, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Telford College of Arts and Technology, TexacoTracHeaton Limited, Walford and North Shropshire College



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Paul's Training Expertise

35 Years of Experience

Project Management

Designed and delivered Advanced Project Management training courses in Bahrain and the UK.

Led the Distance Learning Project to introduce distance learning into RAF engineering training. Successfully delivered the learning package ahead of schedule, under budget and to a high quality as evinced by the award of the British Association for Open Learning?s Quality Mark for material design.

Other successful projects include creation of Personal Development and Airman Development Squadrons; re-accreditation to the IiP standard; the creation of a NVQ Awarding Centre for staff development. Design and delivery of Project Management Training course for the RAF?s Training Development & Support Unit.

45 Years of Experience


From using Morse code in an aircraft to helping people improve their interpersonal com munications, all aspects covered.

45 Years of Experience

Education and Training

A signficant level of practical experience backed by up a masters degree in Education from Brunel University
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