Cabot Training Ltd provides excellent management training at all levels that is transferable into the workplace. The training is designed and supplied to meet a specific need and is mapped to the National Occupational Management Standards. We look to provide training for corporate companies and SMEs, building a relationship that exceeds expectation.​

Our vision is to be the John Lewis of management training. A company that builds a relationship with its clients and looks to measure and evaluate how successful training delivered has been. An organisation where the aftercare is equal to that of the pre advice and delivery.

We have a portfolio of short courses that can be delivered in house or from Engineers’ House, an impressive Grade II listed conference venue in Bristol, located in the prestigious suburb of Clifton Down. This Bristol venue is AIM accredited, the industry-wide national standard for the quality and excellence of service and facilities in meeting venues.


We aim to inspire people through training to enable them to be the best they can!

Mission Statement

We are specialists in providing Management and Leadership training to all levels in the workplace, through accredited Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Programmes, short courses and bespoke training methodsOur highly experienced and enthusiastic staff evaluate, design and deliver perfect training solutions to meet your needs.

We also provide specialist HR Services to ensure that you have the pillar of support in system policy and procedures to compliment the process.

‘Enthusiastic Delivery = Enthusiastic Learning’.


Meet the Team

Karen Brasier

Management Consultant and Business Lecturer Karen Brasier has over 15 years of experience of designing and delivering training and has built many links with local and national businesses.

Karen started her career at Marks and Spencer. During a period of 18 years she received management training of the highest standard and became accountable for a 16 million pound turnover and 120 employees

Following the birth of her child Karen worked for City of Bristol College Lecturing in Business and Management before managing programmes that engaged with outside businesses.  Her training and development programmes have led to a Beacon award for meeting specific customer needs and CoVE status (Centre of Vocational Excellence in Management training award).

Karen has designed and developed management training strategies and workshops for Cyril Sweett, MITIE, Daf Trucks, Kliklok International, WT Burdens group, Bailey Caravans, University of Bristol, Coutts Bank and many more.

Karen believes that Managers are faced with the unenviable position of achieving targets and are expected to inspire and lead teams effectively; often without any formal management training. Her style of training is fun and interactive and will provide managers with the skills and attitude to achieve business objectives and maximize individuals and teams to their full potential.

Karen is a public speaker and this year has been asked to perform this role at the British Gymnastic Association Annual Conference on the Topic of Being the Best you can!



Mary Stoate

Mary worked in the NHS as a radiographer for over 23 years before becoming an independent Management Lecturer and Management and Training Consultant. She has worked in a variety of public and private organisations, designing and delivering ‘in-house’ and accredited programmes.

Other activities have included management development in private organistions, development and implementation of a Development Centre Programme, skills audits, standardising the Appraisal and Review process for a large public sector organization, facilitating bespoke programmes for General Practice staff and reviewing and facilitating team building away days. She has also mentored directors and senior managers.

In addition to her Radiographic and teaching qualifications Mary has the Professional Diploma in Management: Managing Health and Social Care and an MBA.


Paddy Maclennan

Paddy Maclennan has over 17 years of experience as a human resources manager, after starting his career in sales and marketing. Before starting his own business he was the Head of Personnel, Welfare and Development with Stage Electrics Partnership in Bristol where he ensured the welfare and training of 270 staff. In 2007 he joined the senior management team of TMB Patterns in Bridgwater in 2007, the UK’s largest producer of thermoforming tools for the plastics packaging industry, employing over 80 staff.

In August 2012, he took the decision to start his own business and JPHM was created, enabling businesses across the south west to make use of his experience, skills and expertise, at prices to suit every budget. Since starting Paddy has become a “trusted advisor“ to a number of business leaders, working with their staff and pursuing his passion and doing what his strapline suggests “managing and developing people in your business”. Running a business is highly rewarding, but making sure your staff are looked after can take huge amounts of time. While there is no doubt your staff are a huge asset to your business, it’s important to remember that you are, too.


Samantha Brooks

Sam was in the Army for over 17 years as an Educational and Training Officer. During her years of service she was involved in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of numerous leadership and management training courses, as well being an experienced facilitator, specialising in the personal development of others. She has taught on numerous ILM courses, as well as general management and leadership, communication and functional skills, values and standards, cultural awareness and equality and diversity.

After leaving the military Sam worked as a business and training development consultant specialising in the rigorous analysis of organisational training requirements and the development of bespoke training solutions. She now specialises as an executive, business and personal development coach, although she is always lured back to the training room as she loves working with people, engaging learners, and improving individual and team performance in pursuit of organisational goals.

In addition to her experience of training the best, Sam has a Masters in the Management of Training and Development, an ILM Level 7 in Executive Coaching and Mentoring, and Strategic Leadership in Management, a PGCE in post compulsory education and a Diploma in Neurolinguistic Programming.


Frances Fawcett (MInstLM, FITOL)

After almost two decades with IT companies including Borland International, Canon (UK) and Microsoft Corporation, Frances spent several years providing marketing consultancy and global programme management to a variety of small and large companies. This included global management of a licensing programme for Microsoft Corporation.

In 2007 she became the co-owner of a small manufacturing business in Somerset that designed and produced products sold all over the world. This led her to be part of the team running the Somerset Manufacturers Group and participating with the South West Manufacturers’ Network.

Having had an interest in personal development throughout her career, Frances is now providing coaching, training and support to owners and managers in any of her areas of expertise. These include general business management, trading globally especially in North America, licensing, marketing, project and programme management and leadership skills.

Frances is a Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management, and a Fellow of the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning. Her interest in personal development and training spills over into her personal life where she is a volunteer Scout Leader holding local, district and county roles including that of County Leadership and Management Trainer.

Steve Catchick

Since leaving the Armed Forces, REME, after serving 11 years, Steve has spent many years in customer facing roles in IT companies, from customer support to account management, before moving to L&D.

He has worked with large and small organisations, business owners, executives and teams, and specialises in business communication, employee engagement and customer service. He understands the impact this has on customers, individual team members and ultimately the bottom line.

He is a member of the Professional Speaking Association, (Past President of the Thames Valley Region), a Distinguished Toastmaster with Toastmasters International, (Past Division Governor for South UK and Past President of 2 clubs) an NLP certified trainer, and a hypno-therapist. He is also a graduate Coach with CoachU.

Socially Steve enjoys travel, public speaking and dancing, (jiving to Rock’n’Roll, Lindy hop or Jitterbug). In 2004 he took a gap year to travel alone in SE Asia. His mantra is “gap years are far too good for Kids.” He has organised events for cancer Research UK, raising over £4000.00

Clinton Wingrove

Clinton is an author, speaker and HR Consultant with a passion for “Optimizing productivity and development.”  His career started in Clerical Work Measurement and Design, when he designed the processes and systems for a major warehousing & distribution operation. He discovered that technology does not guarantee expected returns on investment; it is merely an enabler!

Clinton then studied Behavior Engineering and invested over 25 years in international HR consulting, including 11 as CEO of a bespoke HR Consulting and Technology practice in the USA.

Clinton used that period to study data about individuals and their outputs.  He empirically derived competency frameworks that explain the skills needed by HR professionals and managers & leaders to excel.

Clinton founded his own HR consultancy in 2008 and his work has encompassed medium and large, private, and public-sector organizations in the USA, UK, Canada, Switzerland, Barbados, France, Israel, Jamaica, Denmark, Sweden, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Saudi Arabia. Clinton is committed to building a tribe of “HR Anarchists,” dedicated to achieving step-change improvement in HR’s strategic impact.

Clinton is co-author of “SuperTeams: Using the principles of RESPECT to unleash explosive business performance,” Marciano & Wingrove, 2014, McGraw-Hill, and author of “Impact Virtually: How to make an impact without going anywhere,” 2017, Clinton Wingrove.

He is a member of the Professional Speakers Association and Toastmasters International, and a frequent speaker at conferences and leadership events.  He has earned the description, “The HR Futurist, Pragmatist, and Passionator.”