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What we do: In brief, Burgh House Training & Development helps organisations, including government departments, private sector businesses and others, to design and deliver effective training & development programmes that improve staff performance and confidence in their work, including management training, business training and work-related personal development training and coaching. Please explore this website to learn more. If you have any questions or wish to discuss how we can help you please contact us.

Training Overview

Training is a person-to-person activity, and it is essential to understand both the people involved in giving the training and their approach to delivering that training.

The training activities described in this site are conducted by the directors of Click for: burghhouse.com • Burgh House • opens in a new window or tab [Burgh House Training & Development:About Burgh House Training & Development]Burgh House Limited:

Click for: Catherine Turner (Click to see the full-sized image, opens in a new window or tab) [Burgh House Training & Development:About Burgh House Training & Development] Catherine Turner & Click for: John Turner (Click to see the full-sized image, opens in a new window or tab) [Burgh House Training & Development:About Burgh House Training & Development] John Turner.

Both are highly experienced, both as trainers and as business people, ensuring that the training given has a sound base. We are not theory trainers - we train only what we know and have practiced.

Through our professional memberships we are kept up to date with the latest thinking and research in training and development practices, and as we are ourselves a small business operating in St. Helena we remain involved in the day-to-day issues in the island’s business environment. As a result we can deliver training that is current in both theory and practice, as it applies to St. Helena.

The Trainers

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Catherine Turner leads the training activities

Catherine Turner leads the training activities [Burgh House Training & Development:About Burgh House Training & Development]

She has twenty four years’ experience in providing support to businesses large and small, in the fields of strategic planning, business operations, marketing and branding, project management, training and management development and general management.

Before the launch of Click for: burghhouse.com • Burgh House • opens in a new window or tab [Burgh House Training & Development:About Burgh House Training & Development]Burgh House she was a Business Advisor at the St. Helena Development Agency, providing a high standard of advice, counselling and support to current and potential businesses within the island of St. Helena. She has also practiced as a business advisor for small businesses in the UK and for eight years held a senior management position with a major UK retailer.

She holds an Honours Degree in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, a Diploma in Project Management, a Diploma in Project Management and is a qualified Wine & Spirit Education Trust trainer and examiner.

Her specific relevant training experience includes:

Formal Business Training

For Victoria Wine Co Limited, Catherine co-developed and managed the delivery of a 12 week training course for branch managers, dealing with all aspects of developing a business and managing effective teams. She also developed a series of management development modules for junior and middle managers. These highly interactive courses were built around a combination of theory, case study, role play and practical “on the job” training and experience. She was also the Regional Training Co-ordinator for the South East Region, responsible for planning and managing the training and development of .325 managers and over 1,200 staff.

While with the St. Helena Development Agency(SHDA) Catherine was the Training Co-ordinator, responsible for purchasing external training for private business and developing and delivering a range of in house courses for SHDA staff and the private sector.

With Burgh House she has successfully delivered training in a variety of business and management subjects and has facilitated training workshops.

Teaching

For eight years Catherine regularly taught The Wine & Spirit Education Trust certificate and higher certificate courses and qualified as an examiner for these internationally recognised qualifications.

Lecturing

Catherine has lectured to large audiences on subjectrs including Change Management, Leadership through Empowerment and Ethical Business.

On-the job training

Throughout her career Catherine has provided on-the-job training at all levels, from part time staff through to members of the board and the Managing Director. She has also trained seconded personnel from other group companies and has mentored colleagues and staff.

A full CV for Click for: Catherine Turner (Click to see the full-sized image, opens in a new window or tab) [Burgh House Training & Development:About Burgh House Training & Development] Catherine Turner can be downloaded from her profile page.

 

John Turner supports the training activities

John Turner supports the training activities [Burgh House Training & Development:About Burgh House Training & Development]

He has thirty years’ experience in providing support to businesses large and small, in the fields of strategic planning, business operations, financial management, information technology management, project management, communications, change management and general management.

From April 2005 to March 2008, he was the Manager and Managing Director for the Bank of St. Helena, on an Interim Management basis.

He has worked for many global companies in the UK, USA and across Europe. These included several leading banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions, as well as the consultancy and business support division of what is now PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has also provided management support and business advice to various small and medium-size businesses.

He holds an Honours Degree from the University of Bristol, and as a Fellow of the Institute of Business Consulting, the quality of his assignment work and business practice can be externally verified by the institute.

His specific relevant training experience includes:

Formal Business Training

For TCA Consulting John co-developed and delivered a training course for consultants, dealing with the interpersonal aspects of managing change. This highly interactive course was based around a case study in which the participants acted out a consulting assignment and the trainers (John included) acted out client roles.

Teaching

John was the trainer for two courses run by the local technology college.

The first covered the basics of desktop computing (use of word processors, spreadsheets and databases) and was run for the benefit of local business people who needed to use computers to improve their businesses.

The other was the computer technology module of the final year AAT accountancy qualification, covering system design and development principles.

Lecturing

During his time as Head of EMU Practice for TCA Consulting John lectured many times on the structure and impact of European Monetary Union, to audiences large and small in several countries.

During his time as Head of Business Risk/Y2K Practice for TCA Consulting John lectured many times on the business risk issues related to the ‘millennium bug’, to audiences large and small.

On-the job training

Throughout his working life John has provided on-the-job training for colleagues, client staff and others. He has also acted as mentor for members of staff.

In his recent role at Bank of St. Helena he was responsible for ensuring that his successor was trained and ready to take over the management of the bank at the end of his contract.

A full CV for Click for: John Turner (Click to see the full-sized image, opens in a new window or tab) [Burgh House Training & Development:About Burgh House Training & Development] John Turner can be downloaded from his profile page.

 

Work with us

We are always keen to explore new ideas, so if you have training experience and share our beliefs about training & development you should contact us to discuss opportunities.

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