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Daily Planning – Manage Both Your Time and Your Thinking

6th February 2018 Training
A daily plan helps you manage both your time and your thinking by enabling you to prioritise your activities, think more clearly about them and reduce unnecessary stress. All you need to do is to spend ten minutes of your time each evening listing everything that needs your attention... Read More

5 Minute Life Coach | Personal Commitment

18th January 2018 Training
Anyone who has ever made it has one quality that propels them to success more than any other: commitment. If you want happiness you have to make a commitment to doing whatever it takes. Only consider what you want, not what you don’t want. If you look at successful people you will... Read More

Time, To-do Lists and Delegation

13th December 2017 Training
“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra As we head into a new year, many of us are starting to put plans in action to become more efficient, more productive and more successful. We welcome the idea of a 'new and improved' version of... Read More

How to Improve Your Listening Skills and Control Emotional ‘Hot Buttons’

28th November 2017 Training
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” ― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 'Listen' (Oxford Dictionary) - 'Give one's attention to a sound.' Hearing is not the same as listening Keeping an open mind... Read More

Welcoming Thanks and Appreciation in the Workplace

23rd November 2017 Training
The US is celebrating Thanksgiving today - taking time to reflect on relationships, welcoming thanks, appreciation and the beginning of the Christmas season. It is good to remember the importance of giving thanks within your business, both with your customers and within your team. To say... Read More

Management in a Box © | 2017/2018 Course Dates

18th August 2017 Training
SVC Group's Management in a Box © Programme has been designed to enable delegates to complete a total cycle of management skills and embed them into their business. Our trainers have over 20 years’ experience of management, together with building and running a business for 17 + years.... Read More

First Group of Leaders Complete Management in a Box with Amanda

22nd March 2017 Training
Message from CEO and Founder, Amanda Simpson I am delighted to announce that our first group of leaders has now completed the SVC Management in a Box Programme with Amanda over the past 12 months. SVC Group’s Management in a Box enables delegates to complete a cycle of management skills  and... Read More

‘Outstanding’ ILM Centre – Inspection Success!

27th February 2017 Training
Following our recent ILM External Verifier Inspection, SVC are delighted to announce that we have now been awarded full direct claim status for the ILM Level 5 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Leadership and Management. This was based on the standard and quality of the tutor support at SVC and... Read More

5 Simple Ways to Encourage Your Team

Generating an optimistic work environment means having accurate expectations, a positive workplace encourages productivity and ultimately increases profits. Managers that have to ask their staff for enthusiasm may need to alter company culture. A business based on honesty and respect will flourish... Read More

Real People, Real Training – Your Place Or Mine?

9th February 2017 Training
At SVC Group, we are passionate about helping others. Whether you want to invest in soft skills training or have ideas for a bespoke programme for your team – the trainer can deliver the course at your premises or our own. We work hard to meet our clients’ needs rather than our own and we take... Read More

Classroom to Boardroom | Ready for Success

16th November 2016 Training
Our NEW 2 day training course Classroom to Boardroom is for young adults making a start in their career that need a boost in confidence and an insight into the standards that are expected within a professional environment. This fun, interactive programme will introduce and develop skills that are... Read More

SVC ILM Awards 2015/2016 ‘Our Winners’

20th September 2016 Training
This year’s ILM Awards was hosted in-house this year as it was the first time in history that we have had enough space in our own building to fit everyone in! It was wonderful to get everyone together to celebrate the success of our learners who have completed (or are in the process of... Read More

When It Comes To Staff Development, Sometimes One Size Does Not Fit All

25th August 2016 Training
At SVC we recognise the importance of incorporating our client’s unique requirements into our training packages, with a strong focus on responding to your businesses goals and challenges. The team at SVC understand that the training needs are different for every company. Our personalised... Read More

ILM Awards 2016 ‘A Celebration of Success’

9th August 2016 Training
This year’s ilm Awards will be hosted on Friday 16th September 2016 at SVC HQ. Studying whilst holding down full-time, often demanding jobs within Senior Management can be a challenge. Undertaking an ilm qualification requires self-motivation, determination and above all discipline... Read More

Flexible Facilities | Colchester Room Hire

18th July 2016 Training
Whether you need to hire a venue for an off-site training session, impress clients with a presentation or hold a confidential interview, SVC HQ offers flexible facilities to meet your business needs all year round. We have three rooms available for hire. The main SVC Group training room hosts up... Read More

Amanda Simpson | My Coaching Journey

27th June 2016 Training
CEO & Founder Amanda Simpson was delighted to be a guest speaker for the Suffolk Coaching and Mentoring Partnership CPD on 17th June. Amanda spoke about her personal coaching journey and how having the support of a fantastic business coach early on inspired her to become the best she could be... Read More

Interruptions or Invitations? | 5 Minute Life Coach

23rd May 2016 Training
Life can be a series of interruptions or invitations. Next time you stand in your shower, a place that guarantees few interruptions, recall the past 24 hours.  Notice where the interruptions came, how you felt and how you feel about them now. These are the events you endured while your blood... Read More

From One CEO to Another, Who’s Got Your Back?

26th April 2016 Training
When I began my own SVC Journey in 1999 I had only a telephone, a desk in a rented office and my passion for business. 17 years later and I am a fully qualified Leadership and Management Trainer, Executive Business Coach and the CEO of SVC Group, with a team of 26 fantastic employees to keep me... Read More

5 Minute Life Coach – Inspiring Yourself

8th March 2016 Training
In life, in any situation involving you there are two viewpoints: other people’s view of you and your own view of yourself.  Of the two, the principle witness is your own insight. For every 99 people who say you are good at something, there will always be one who says you are... Read More

ILM Training Centre Inspection, We Passed!

22nd June 2015 Training
"I always suggest at least a few improvements a centre can make. But i can't think of one thing you could do to improve. As a programme leader, you have an extensive knowledge and experience and it shows in every aspect of this centre. As an ILM Centre, SVC is outstanding" - Suzanne Crowley, ILM... Read More