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Hi Y'all
I am sure some of you will have done this before; I would like to hear from you if you have.

We will soon need to find some extra training capacity to deliver a large national training project. What would be the best way to appoint providers around the country to deliver 10-20 days each?
The client is motor trade and the participants are retail motor sales.
Nigel Mackay

9 Responses

  1. Training Providers

    There are lots of options including asking in this fora for specific titles

    You can try the Training Manager’s handbook and Trainerbase. I am happy to make recommendations for various companies in specific areas we have had to use. I am sure the responses to this posting will generate lots of signposts for you

    Good luck


  2. Training suppliers
    You have probably already considered this but the Institute for the Motor Industry can advise on training suppliers. Details at

    If you are after freelance trainers with specific expertise (eg management training, sales training) then advertise on web sites (or in magazines, if the budget allows). Selecting those that are good rather than just available, however, is a potentially time consuming task. If you can get recommendations about groups of associates then that might be your best bet. It would give you access to several trainers at once who are used to working with each other (and are happy with each others’ standards). You might start by asking here on this site for recommendations, but you will need to give more information about the requirement first.
    Best of luck

  3. Additional Resource

    I would suggest either carrying out a specific search of trainers or posting a tender (both are free) on If posting a tender give strict guidelines and as much information as possible as to your requirements, skills,experience, fees, etc.

  4. I might be able to help here
    Hi Nigel,

    I know we are not supposed to market ourselves on this site – but I do have relevant experience in this industry and would be happy to point you at other providers too. [email protected]

  5. Try this forum -tenders
    You could try the tenders area of this forum–it is a bit under utilised at present.
    Notwithstanding that I have experience in the arena with Jaguar Ford and Vauxhall

  6. Give me a call
    Dear Nigel,

    You could try trainerbase and place a tender : and you could also give me a call on 01843 584264 or 07970 922984, I’ve trained for Ford, General Motors, Daimler-Chrysler, BMW, VW Group, Fiat, Monroe, Iveco etc. A mix of Management Development, Custoemr Services and Sales, including dealership sales.

    Looking forward to hearing from you,


  7. Training Requirement

    I know of a successful motor industry sales trainer. I have worked with him before and he is very good. If you need someone, especially in the Yorkshire / Lancashire area, give me a call. Brian Birkby ([email protected])

  8. Trainer
    Hi Nigel

    I have trained customer service,data protection and floor sales for Ford Credit & Ford Motor Company which includes Landrover Jaguar,Mazda and Volvo so if you need a trainer in and around Herts, Beds & Bucks please give me a call
    01582 519239 /01582 709133

    Martine Mason

  9. Offer of support.
    Hello Nigel.

    I would be happy to help you in this project. I have extensive motor trade training experience in both sales and aftersales departments and have worked with several major manufacturers, dealer groups and motor industry training companies with excellent results. Please get in touch if you would like more information or some references, [email protected], 07974-267978.

    Regards, Duncan Ponter


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