Meet the Team

John McMahon

John is the Managing Director of Together Training, appointed in July 2017.

John was the Director of Curriculum and Apprenticeships at West Herts College and during this time he amassed extensive knowledge of the levy. John is able to help businesses identify how apprenticeships can provide efficient, cost-effective training solutions. Playing a fundamental role in developing the approach to apprenticeship provision at West Herts College, John has more than 15 years experience within the education, training and apprenticeship arena.

John McMahon

Managing Director

Pankajni Trivedi 

Pankajni brings a wealth of senior management experience - Head of Essex Police College and Head of Learning & Development at Lambeth Council.  Her career covers HR strategic and operational partner to small medium and large businesses including charities.

 

She has successfully implemented large scale change projects including managing teams from multiples sites. Pankajni has significant capability of managing multi-million pound budgets, securing grant qualification funding and adding value through income generation to diversify HRD business products. 

Pankajni Trivedi 

Learning Coach in Human Resources

Bev Gilder

Bev is a skilled and inspirational trainer, coach and mentor with a wealth of experience within the public and private learning provider sector. Specialising in Leadership and Management skills, Bev has worked with all levels of management throughout her career. 

Communication and influencing skills are specialisms of Bev alongside leadership and team building. Bev achieved her NLP Master Practitioner and Master Coach qualification ten years ago. Prior to 25 years in leadership, Bev worked in insurance.

Bev Gilder

Learning Coach in Leadership

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Nic Scott​

Nic Scott is a CIPD qualified L&D professional, certified ICF coach and a StrengthscopeⓇ practitioner. Nic has experience in senior management within the retail sector and has years of experience managing and leading teams. Nic is an experienced learning facilitator, both face to face and virtually, covering a variety of soft skills primarily focusing on Leadership and Management. 

 

Through years of hands on frontline experience of supporting others to grow and develop, and as an L&D consultant, Nic has developed a passion for coaching in all its forms, delivering team, personal development, leadership, wellbeing and career coaching. She truly believes in the potential of others and feels that it is a real privilege to support others through their learning journeys.

Nic Scott

Learning Coach 

Sue Bruce

Sue has over 20 years experience in management including senior/ strategic management and leading an established charity. Sue was the Programme Manager for Business Training Services (a trading entity of Godalming College) and is a qualified assessor, Internal Quality Assurer and Trainer.

Sue has a Level 7 CMI qualification in Executive Management which she has utilised to form part of an MBA. She has considerable experience of working with the Civil Service and Cambridge University delivering CMI Level 3 and 5 and Level 4 Business Administration.

Sue Bruce

Learning Coach in Leadership

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Claire Buckland

Claire partners with organisations offering specialist advice and guidance for growing people.

 

Claire brings expertise in personal effectiveness, leadership, customer and employee experience, culture change and apprenticeships.

 

She has a Master’s in Management and Leadership, a Level 7 in Professional Coaching and is becoming an Accredited Executive Coach with the Association for Coaching. Claire is an NLP practitioner and Chartered Manager and is an advanced member of the Association of Professional Sales.

Claire Buckland

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Haydn Bratt

Author of Microleadershipand Founder of Mindset Leadership, Haydn has over twenty years experience in learning and development and in particular Coaching.

 

His Coaching work is accredited by the Internal Coach Federation (ICF) of which he holds certifications in both team and individual coaching. His book Microleadershipwas written following years of research into the Neuroscience of Habit formation and Leadership.

Haydn passionately believes in you as an individual and I have a real desire to help you to maximise your gifts and talents and become the very best you can.

Haydn Bratt

Learning Coach

Jo Edgar

Jo is a learning and development professional and a qualified Executive Coach in ILM 7 in Leadership Mentoring and Executive Coaching.  

 

With over 20 years experience in Learning and Development and Organisational Development working in management consultancy, investment banking and a London borough.

 

Jo is trained in psychometric tool Facet 5 and an IiP internal assessor.  She also has experience of project managing a number of internal projects and a team.

Jo Edgar

Learning Coach in Leadership

Keri Brennan

Keri is an experienced HR professional, with a career spanning over 20 years. She has worked for a variety of organisations covering all aspects of HR.


CIPD qualified since 2001, Keri has worked on CIPD qualifications for nearly 10 years, developing over a thousand HR professionals, including many apprentices, to reach their full potential and add value to their organisations.  She uses her expertise in the CIPD Level 3 and Level 5 qualifications to design and develop learning solutions. 

Keri Brennan

Human Resources Learning Coach 

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Louise Rigby

Louise is a Level 7 Career Development Professional with over 15 years experience in the Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance sector. Louise has extensive experience of delivering and designing high quality 1:1 and groupwork packages to a range of client groups in diverse settings including Grammar Schools, Virtual Schools for Children Looked After and One Stop Shops. While working for Hertfordshire County Council Louise led an in-depth review of YC Hertfordshire Services for Young People Quality Assurance Processes resulting in reshaped processes to support the service achieve key objectives. Recently Louise has provided consultancy support to a range of Hertfordshire schools wishing to achieve the Quality in Careers Standard, an award for quality in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance. This role has included supporting Career Leaders to build a portfolio of evidence for formal assessments.

Louise Rigby

Learning Coach

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Angela Manley

Angela has a wealth of experience within the public and private sectors. She began her career in the John Lewis Partnership as a Learning and Development Coach specialising in project management, customer service, coaching, and mentoring to all levels of management. 

She later transited into the public sector as a Careers Consultant supporting senior leadership teams in schools to develop creative strategies to ensure that young people are inspired to make a meaningful contribution to the world beyond school and are ready for work.  

Angela holds a first-class honours degree and in 2020 continued her professional development by achieving a Master’s in Career Leadership. 

Learning Coach

Fran Renphrey

Fran has been involved in education for more than 20 years, gaining vast experience in a range of roles within the primary, secondary and S.E.N sector. Fran worked for Herts County Council as Parent Partnership Supporter and then Reintegration Officer – engaging with pupils, parents, carers and senior stakeholders from across the community to mediate and facilitate engagement with education and learning.

More recently Fran has specialised in teaching Functional Skills to NEETs and Levy Paying clients, delivering successful individual and group programmes for achievement in English and maths.

Fran Renphrey

Learning Coach in Functional Skills

Jon Stenhouse

As a procurement professional, Jon has extensive experience working for ADT, TYCO and Johnson Controls. Jon has a CIPS qualification and a high level of business experience in supply chain management, supplier relationship and category management.

Most recently as UK&I Procurement Manager for Johnson Controls, he was responsible for implementing category strategy and supply chain management.

 

With over 20 years’ business experience from business development to tech support and training courses, through to procurement and logistics management.

Jon Stenhouse

Learning Coach in Procurement

Jackie Kernaghan

Jackie has extensive generalist HR experience in the education and automotive sectors.

This includes Learning & Development roles within Mercedes-Benz, Ford Motor Company and The London School of Economics.

A chartered member of the CIPD for over 20 years, Jackie has experience of teaching on CIPD accredited programmes at levels 3, 5 and 7. She is now developing a focus on internal quality assurance.

Jackie Kernaghan

Learning Coach in Human Resources

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Yasser Mahmood

Yasser has over 20 years’ experience in learning and development and working as a coach which first started in tele-communications . Experienced in various subjects such as business administration, customer service and team leader/supervisor. He has successfully worked with learners and employers to enable them to complete qualifications and make progress within their chosen field. He uses the experience he has gained from working within the sector and with many learners over the years to ensure a smooth apprenticeship journey. 

Yasser Mahmood

Learning Coach 

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Mike Elliot

Mike is an experience HR professional, with a career spanning 30 years, including both HR and L&D.  Over that time, his roles have included all levels from HR Officer, through to HR Director. 

 

For the past six years, Mike has been working as a Tutor and Coach providing CIPD qualifications for a number of organisations and we are delighted that he has joined Together Training. 

 

 

Mike has an MBA and is a Fellow of the CIPD.

Mike Elliot

Learning Coach 

Edward Williams

Edward has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry. At the very beginning of his career, his skill and drive were recognised with the Apprentice of the Year award, presented by Institute for Apprenticeships.

After gaining his advanced craft qualification, he gathered unique construction and team building experience as a Royal Engineer in the British Army in Iraq, Kuwait, Northern Ireland, Gibraltar and Germany.

Following his training in construction management Edward’s next step was into teaching.

Edward Williams

Learning Coach in Construction

Joanna Scurlock

Joanna is an experienced career development professional with more than ten years experience in Careers Leadership in the Education sector.

 

Joanna also has a HR background, specialising in legal recruitment and executive search. She spent a number of years working in graduate recruitment and development at City law firm BLP before moving into Education in 2007.

 

Joanna holds a Masters degree from Bristol University in Psychology and is a professional member of the Careers Development Institute.

Joanna Scurlock

Learning Coach

Michelle Stewart

Michelle is a qualified careers practitioner and Fellow of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC), Member of the Career Development Institute (CDI) and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  Following a first degree in Psychology and a Masters in Careers Guidance, Michelle continued her studies to attain her Doctorate alongside developing her professional practice.  Michelle has experience of career guidance provision in schools, colleges and higher education.

Michelle Stewart

Learning Coach in Career Guidance

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Jan Elkin

BA(hons),  Dip CG, Level 4 Management of Learning and Development,  D32, D33, Level 4 IQA Award

Jan has worked in the careers sector for over 35 years – joining as a graduate in 1984, she is probably the only person you will ever meet who decided at the age of 17 that she wanted to become a careers adviser!

She was Learning and Development Manager for Islington Council in their Young People’s Workforce Development Team and Careers Enterprise. During this time Jan also worked as an associate on the QCG at the University of East London.   For many years she worked in Surrey, managing an adult guidance service, developing costed adult guidance services.

Jan Elkin

Learning Coach 

Barbara Rumble

Barbara has worked in Careers Guidance for over 30 years with an emphasis on providing high quality information and resources to develop services. She has worked with a range of clients including young people, undergraduates and graduates, employed and unemployed adults and within commercial companies delivering redundancy and career management support.

Whilst in management at Hertfordshire County Council Barbara contributed to various strategic groups including improving the apprenticeship offer. As a member of the Employers group she supported the development of the Career Development Professional Apprenticeship. 

Barbara Rumble

Career Practitioner Learning Coach

Anthony Hari

Anthony has over 20 years management experience in a variety of organisations, mainly in the IT sector.  In more recent roles Anthony spent more and more time in staff development culminating in him retraining as a Level 3 TAQA accredited assessor.  He has been working in a variety of apprenticeships including Business, Customer Service and Management at Level 3 and Level 5.

Anthony is focussed on inspiring all learners to be the best they can be.  Drawing on his business and personal experiences to deliver key messages in people management, team management, marketing, sales and projects.

Anthony Hari

Learning Coach

​Janine Waldman

Janine has over 25 years of HRD experience, having held senior positions in both the UK and New Zealand before setting up her own consultancy in 2002. She has been teaching on Leadership programmes for the past 17 years.

Specialising in learning and development, coaching and change projects, Janine is passionate about designing and delivering people development interventions that engage individuals, tapping into their potential and enabling them to achieve the extraordinary.

Janine Waldman

Learning Coach 

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