Helen is the people development manager at Horizon Platforms, which supplies access platform hire, sales and training to customers across the north of England and beyond.

Horizon offers a fleet of cherry pickers, scissor lifts, boom platforms and personnel lifts, plus an experienced team of driver demonstrators. It has nationwide coverage through a network of trusted partners.

The company has ambitious growth plans, and its people development strategy is key to supporting these goals.

Helen was seeking to solidify and enhance her skills as a leadership and development professional in the business.

She chose our course because the agenda and learning outcomes looked aligned with her role.

Helen’s thoughts

The theoretical elements of the programme were pitched perfectly for anyone working in a leadership and development role.

I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to discuss ideas in small groups, then to come together to share our thoughts.

Among the sessions I took most from were those which covered reflective practice, schema theory and practical business issues.

Tutor Alex Firmin was brilliant, with a great blend of delivery and facilitation. His style allowed a safe space for people to contribute, which I appreciated.

Applying the learning

My objective-setting has definitely become sharper and more focused.

The course has also enabled me to become more reflective and has improved the quality of the content I generate.


I would recommend this course. The content was so engaging and relevant, and generated some great learning conversations.

The tutor was fantastic and had a real skill at keeping the pace engaging as well as creating an environment in which we could contribute ideas and debate theory.

I was sceptical about a five-day course delivered on Zoom, and feared my attention might waiver. However, the opposite happened! This is testament to the content, the tutor and the group.

One of the best courses I have been on.

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