The compact trainer – sometimes you just can’t carry too much, and PowerPoint will have to support the day. But … I always manage to squeeze my trusty set of must have props into the bag somewhere !!! What is in your minimal prop set?


Allergens workshop for Boothstown and Worsley Businesses – Free!

Today I have launched my free allergens workshop as promised, just for Boothstown and Worsley businesses. You can find out more about it by clicking on the link below:

(you will just need to register one time with Eventbrite with just an email and password – worth doing!)

Allergens workshop

This is part of my local project to give something back to the local community where I have lived for 21 years – so I am offering all the local food businesses access to free food safety training and workshops. It will be interesting to see what the take up is!

Alternatively local businesses can contact me direct for one to one advice – just email david

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Bye for now!


Free allergens workshop, only in Boothstown!

As part of my silver jubilee year (yes 25 years in consultancy and training!) I am offering free training at my local community centre for local food businesses. The first workshop is on 22 May, limited to 6 businesses. I will be blogging here on how this project goes. Had breakfast in one of the local businesses this morning, and they responded well to my favourite allergy question about sulphites!

Allergens management in small businesses

Today I am speaking, at an event in Horsham, about the problems faced by small businesses in trying to implement good allergen management. While the requirements seem straightforward, many small businesses identify barriers to complying. Understanding the particular business and it’s challenges, and where they are on the path to change, are fundamental to progress. I will be blogging more on this, and in particular the strategies for trainers and coaches to use if they are to be successful.

I ❤️ my learners

How do I love my learners? Let me count the ways?

On Valentine’s Day, let’s remember the principle that we treat every learner with total positive regard, and put it into practice at those challenging times!

Is there such a thing as a difficult learner??

Hmmm well, maybe occasionally you feel really challenged, but the skill of a trainer is to turn negative behaviours around into positive outcomes.

So go out there and love all your learners! (in the training sense!)

Intermediate Food Safety requests booming!

From our facebook page at:

More requests are now arriving for Intermediate Food Safety courses – these will be programmed for later in the year, but in the meantime if you want one of these highly recommended courses in your food business, contact me now as we are putting up our prices in April after nearly 7 years of keeping fees fixed. We offer a highly flexible format, tailored to your business, leading to an internationally recognised qualification (CIEH) and more!!! Oh, and it is delivered by one of the best trainers around!

One of our latest participants said:

“This year I will celebrate the dubious honour of having worked in the industry 37 years. Your course was quite simply the best work related course I have ever attended. It looked at the subject with a fresh, thoughtful approach and encouraged debate in a fun and super informative atmosphere”