What Our Clients Say
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"At Apex, we invest heavily in our people and Stratford Business Services has been helping us to train and develop individuals across the business.
The training received has been excellent in both closed and open courses and the facilities at Stratford Business Services are of a high standard.
When visiting Apex assessors have kept managers and candidates up to date with their progress, and have demonstrated their professionalism throughout.
We look forward to working with them again in the future".
Ruth Martin, Training and Development Supervisor
Apex Credit Management
"Stratford Business Services support our National Vocational Qualifications programmes in Customer Service and Professional Cookery. Responsive to our requirements in a friendly, efficient manner and flexible to our needs".
Jacqui Newton, Human Resources Manager
Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel
"I have found that in terms of delivering NVQ Level 2 and 3 that the care team is very professional I believe the fact that they are all qualified nurses is very important, they work with our staff well and have built an excellent relationship with the NVQ candidates. The most important factor is that the teams understands our business and delivers what we as an organisation want".
Phil Knowles, Assistant Services Manager - Warwickshire
Home Farm Trust
"I am very pleased with the support we have received from Stratford Business Services for our NVQ programme. We implemented NVQs in November 2008 and have received a high level of support from initial contact through to the setting up stages and the on-going partnership. The implementation of the programme was seamless and simplistic for both the Practice and the staff. We have received very positive feedback from our staff about how good the training is, whether this be on a one to one or group basis. The training has definitely helped improve the skills level and overall morale and effectiveness of the staff who are participating. We want to continue the relationship with SBS and diversify into other areas of training".
Helen Davies, Human Resources Manager
Geoffrey Parker Bourne Solicitors
"The RSC has used Stratford Business Services for many short courses and the trainers have always been of a high calibre, the courses are engaging and the facilities at Cygnet Court excellent."
Jo Young, Technical/Health and Safety Training Co-ordinator
Royal Shakespeare Company
"I first began using Stratford-upon-Avon College early in 2007 when I started to look for an outlet to help me gain NVQ qualifications for a number of staff here in our leadership and development facility at Westwood.
Since my first dealings with the College I have had nothing but praise for the help that they have given me regarding the availability of NVQ’s, the funding process and the assessment procedure.
As Westwood is run as a 4* hotel we operate 24 hours a day, and their team of assessors have always been very flexible in coming to see our staff at all times of the day. Their approach to the staff has always been very professional and helpful, and since our initial meeting, we have been able to put over 23 members of staff through a variety of different NVQ’s and apprenticeships.
I believe that they have developed a very successful partnership with ourselves, and I am more than happy with the level of service that they have provided. I look forward to this continuing over the years as we continually train and develop our staff".
Sarah Trivett, HR Business Partner
WestWood Network Rail
"Stratford Business Services is excellent at providing quality courses, suitable for our needs. The team there is always friendly and the feedback I get from our staff is always positive".
Rachel Righton, Personnel & Training Administrator
The Pudding Club
"Jaguar Land Rover Apprenticeship Programme currently work in partnership with Stratford Business Services to deliver the Young Apprenticeship for 14 - 16 year olds in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2. We were asked by your media department if we would like to work together in creating a project with our apprentices, we were excited at the opportunity to make a promotional DVD for the Jaguar Land Rover Young Apprenticeship Programme.
Jaguar Land Rover Young Apprenticeship team briefed your students into what was required by ourselves. Stratford-upon-Avon College students came across very professionally and showed excellent knowledge within their sector. Within the time agreed the students had taken ownership of the overall project and kept Jaguar Land Rover informed at every stage. Our team were invited to the college on several occasions to be involved with the editing, this made us feel part of the project and the decision making during this stage would be paramount to the success of this project. The students presented the finished project to Jaguar Land Rover Young Apprenticeship team in a professional manner, their enthusiasm and keenness throughout the project was over whelming".
Kevin Johns, Operations Manager
Jaguar Land Rover
Young Apprenticeship Programme
"We have found Stratford Business Services to be very professional and flexible in their approach, they are always on hand to advise on course options and appropriate NVQs for employees. We are very happy with the service that they provide".
Fiona Paterson, HR Manager
Wroxall Abbey Estate