Expertise and experience across a wide portfolio of private and public sector clients

Our management team and consultants offer expertise and experience across a wide portfolio of private and public sector clients. Azimuth’s team has been advising, designing and delivering learning and development solutions to multiple sectors for well over 10 years, including government organisations and military, non-governmental organisations and a broad range of industries including banking, insurance, professional sports teams, construction and services.

Our approach is simple, and aims to fully understand your exact requirements, needs and unpinning culture, ethos and values. Once we understand these as well as you do, we set about designing targeted training whilst reflecting the culture of the organisation. The effect is training that is truly bespoke to the client’s organisation and observable behavioural change in the workplace.

We handpick our consultants with two things in mind; real-life industry experience and genuine training brilliance. Our consultants have direct experience of the challenges facing your business whilst complementing this with a genuine understanding of the intricacies of adult learning.

If you’d like to know more about areas in which Azimuth can help, please contact us.

Paddy Tompson

Director / Co-Founder

Paddy has over 15 years experience working in the HR and L&D specialisations. Predominately a consultancy specialist, Paddy is an expert in client relationship management, advising on training requirements to help organisations understand exactly what they require and how training can get them there. Paddy has worked for a number of respected training organisations (including OPP, Reed and The Matchett Group) and was an internal HR Manager for Vodafone, gaining a broad experience across all sectors.

Seth Wainwright

Associate Consultant

Seth has built up a strong profile through his work with many FTSE 100 companies. Due to his industry experience, knowledge of current learning methodologies and his engaging delivery style, every organisation he has worked with has asked him back! Some of Seth’s areas of expertise include; Leadership & Management, Impact & Influence, Sales & Negotiation, Professional Presentation Skills, Handling Difficult Conversations, The Art of Facilitation, Transformational Feedback (Influence, Motivate and Reward), Making an Impact (From First Impressions to Lasting Success), Personal Power (Increasing your Influence in Business) and Working Smarter (Priorities and Time Management).

Amy Hanson

Associate Consultant

Amy has held organisation and talent development roles in a number of large global companies across a range of industries from retail, financial services, insurance, reinsurance and media. With nearly 20 years of experience, Amy has a track record of working with fast-paced large matrix environments covering an array of geographies including the UK, US, EMEA and APAC. Working with all tiers with a company from senior executives, graduates, apprentices, emerging talent and high potentials, Amy has a vast range of experience to bring to clients.
Through developing and implementing talent management practices and innovative learning and development opportunities, Amy believes engaging and inspiring individuals to reach their highest potential through effective organisation development and design can give individuals, teams and companies the opportunity to achieving outstanding results.

Will Stonier

Associate Consultant

Will has spent a decade working in learning and development in the Investment Banking industry at three top tier Firms. Over that time he has developed a training style that fits with the fast paced, results focused environment that typifies the industry. Will is used to working with talented individuals who are often short of time. To meet their needs he delivers in a pragmatic, punchy manner, challenging and engaging with participants so that they get the most out of sessions. William is CIPD accredited at Masters level.

Dr Stephanie FitzGerald

Associate Consultant

Stephanie is our workplace Wellbeing specialist. A clinical psychologist by training, Stephanie has combined her psychology practice with roles in Industry advising on workplace best practise and providing front-line help and support.
With experience gained in academia and industry, Stephanie is ideally placed to advise businesses on the best way to ensure the health of their staff.

Andrew Kitton

Associate Consultant

Andrew is an experienced Training and Development Consultant, with a background in Financial Services. After a successful early career in sales and management, Andrew turned his attention to training and developing others.
His experience includes investment banking, retail financial services, mortgages and retail banking. He has delivered programmes in the UK, US, Europe, Emerging Markets, Australia and the Far East.
Andrew has been involved in Learning and Development since 1992 and specialises in soft skills and behavioural training. He has designed and delivered programmes across Leadership, Management, Personal Development, Presenting, Selling and Sales Management.

Spencer Holmes

Associate Consultant

An experienced Programme and Project Manager, Spencer adds process excellence to ground breaking ideas. Since 2009, his work has centred largely on applying this experience to helping organisations with major change programmes.Spencer’s area of expertise includes Project Management, Change Management, Supplier Management, Personal Development Coaching and Leadership Development.

James Bannerman

Associate Consultant

James Bannerman is a Creative Change Agent who combines creativity with psychology to help businesses innovate. James’ main areas of expertise are leadership development and personal skills training. James uses innovation and creativity coupled with his understanding of human psychology, to help you find ways to make your working life easier yet more productive. James has worked with a variety of leading organisations to help them think differently in order to perform more effectively in a rapidly-changing world, some of whom are listed below.

Marina Ibrahim

Associate Consultant

Marina is our intercultural and global mindset specialist. She is an experienced coach, trainer and cross-cultural consultant with an international background in marketing. Marina helps expatriates, global executives and multi-cultural teams of organisations to enhance their international leadership, behavioural and communication skills to build rewarding relationships with customers, colleagues and trading partners. Having worked with SMEs and global blue-chip organisations her clients appreciate the energy, enthusiasm and positivity she generates during her global mindset training programmes that make them ready to take on new international assignments effortlessly, to manage diverse multinational teams effectively and to openly embrace change.

Hilary Gee

Associate Consultant & Executive Coach

Hilary’s experience as a training consultant and executive coach has been built across a number of FTSE50 companies. His expertise is in driving significant improvements in performance, realising the commercial impacts of this and executive coaching.

Hilary is visiting Faculty at CASS Business School and the British Business School in addition to his commercial work at Azimuth. As if that wasn’t enough, he’s also a visiting coach at the London Business School. Hilary works across all sectors and all levels, he’s delivered learning to over 7600 managers and delivered over 2000 days of individual and group coaching.

Nigel Golden

Associate Consultant

Nigel is Azimuth’s LEAN strategy specialist. With over 30 years of experience gained across ship building, aerospace, defence, automotive, rail and private equity, Nigel has brought measurable and proven results to some of the world’s biggest brands including Toyota and Jaguar Land Rover. His exceptional consulting, strategy creation and implementation is combined with a fantastic hands-on capability.
In addition to his corporate results, Nigel’s expertise has seen him recognised in “The Manufacturing Top 100” as being “an inspiring individual in driving cultural change and being an unsung hero.”

Gillian Frame

Associate Consultant & Executive Coach

Gillian is an experienced business leader, HR professional, and executive coach.
She has over 25 years experience in people and HR management, leadership development and coaching, specialising in working with individual leaders and groups to achieve personal, professional and business success.

Working with clients in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America, projects have included leadership programs for the banking, public sector and retail sectors; designing & implementing a new talent pipeline process for the consulting team of a global consulting firm and implementing a wide ranging change program covering cultural change, organisation design, succession planning & career development, performance management, and reward strategy.

Geraldine Joaquim

Associate Consultant

Geraldine helps organisations develop stress prevention strategies to put wellness at the centre of their business. She gives talks, workshops and experiential learning sessions designed to engage employees in their personal stress management and as a collective, which results in a more cohesive workforce with better productivity, reduced absenteeism through sickness and lower staff turnover – and a more successful business.
With a corporate career in international marketing spanning more than 20 years, Geraldine knows well the struggles involved in juggling work and personal life. As well as consulting with organisations she helps individuals, moving them from feeling overwhelmed, anxious, guilty or not good enough to being confident in their abilities, better decision makers with a more relaxed approach and a positive outlook.

Paul Hawkins

Associate Consultant

Paul is a consultant and leadership specialist. Prior to joining, he was an internal consultant at a leading global retailer responsible for the leadership and general management development of the top talent across the group. He started his career in leadership on the frontlines as a Store Manager in two blue-chip retailers.
He is a specialist in leadership development, coaching, change management and working with senior teams. He is qualified in Myers Briggs and Strengthscope and is a graduate of New Ventures West Integral Coaching – Professional Coaching Course (PCC) ICF-accredited.
Paul has worked designing and delivering a range of programmes across a number of industries including FMCG, Retail, Healthcare and Manufacturing. He has worked extensively in the UK, US, Europe and Asia.

Paul Millard

Associate Consultant

Paul Millard’s careers spans over 30 years with experience as a Sales Manager and then a Training Manager internally for some world-renowned brands including Oracle.
When training, Paul establishes an environment where learners participate and enjoy the learning process. He designs and delivers courses that have clear objectives, structure and assessments to ensure that the learners take away the skills and attitude they need to implement the learning. With his ability to build rapport quickly, he maintains a light atmosphere while ensuring that the key learning objectives are established, understood by the learners, and met.
Paul also has experience in creating online training, and Learning Management System design and implementation.

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