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  • Executive education and key people development
  • SFEDI awards approved centre
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • ilm approved centre



The Institute of Leadership and Management is the UK’s premier management organisation. They partner with individuals and employers across the world to improve leadership and management performance through their flexible range of learning and development solutions.

We are an ILM accredited centre and work closely with the Institute to develop a number of new qualification routes.  Both of the company’s directors are fellows of ILM.


Edinburgh Napier University Business School

We have joined forces with Edinburgh Napier University to offer practical, workbased learning programmes that allow participants to gain a degree, either at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

For further details on the BA Business & Enterprise programme (BABE), click here.

Edinburgh Napier University Business School is located at the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland’s inspiring capital and provides an outstanding teaching and learning environment. As one of the largest and most modern Business Schools in Scotland, it offers a wide range of internationally recognised courses leading to awards of Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate degrees, including BA (Hons), MSc, MPhil, DBA and PhD.

Its state of the art Craiglockhart Campus, home of the Business School, boasts one of the newest and most modern learning environments in Scotland, offering acoustically advanced lecture theatres and multimedia language labs.

The Business School is committed to developing and maintaining excellent relationships with regional, national and international partners to provide a relevant and applied business education that will create confident, capable and knowledgeable graduates whilst meeting the needs of the business community.

Institute of Enterprise & Entrepreneurs




IOEE is the UK’s Professional Institute dedicated to developing enterprise and entrepreneurial skills.
Part of SFEDI, the Government recognised standard setting body, its work is built upon the extensive research that underpins the National Occupational Standards.

IOEE has over 30,000 members from across the spectrum of enterprise activity – students who have yet to start a business, entrepreneurs in the early stages of running their business, business owners looking to grow their business, managers working in an enterprising way, mentors and support professionals, and recognised learning providers.

IOEE offer enterprise related training and qualifications, enterprise events and enterprise resources working with a range of private and public sector partners and delivering through a network of Centres of Enterprise Excellence and Enterprise

The Madison Group





The Madison Group is entering its 25th year of operation and through founder and Principal Consultant, Jeff Matthews enjoys a reputation for coaching, team coaching and coaching supervision across all sectors of organisational life, second to none. With a degree in business, post graduate qualifications in marketing, coaching, leadership coaching, coaching supervision and psychotherapy.

Jeff combines a pragmatic approach to the coaching and mentoring relationship underpinned by a deep knowledge of models and different approaches. This makes him uniquely qualified to support individuals and teams seeking coaching qualifications of all levels. website





Peoplematters is a leading provider of organisation and people development solutions, based in Scotland and working with clients across the globe.
Our passion is to transform the way people lead, manage and work, resulting in engaged workforces and healthier organisations that will create more vibrant and successful economies and have a positive societal impact.

We do this by working hand in hand with you; designing solutions for organisational, leadership, team and individual development. Our priority is to ensure that you ‘own’ the intervention and that your people are committed to delivering positive change.

We provide guidance, support and challenge throughout your journey and leave you with positive and sustainable changed ways of working.

ibp Strategy & Research



IBP Strategy and Research is a long-standing partner of the Academy, with particular strengths in qualitative market research, quantitative research (telephone, household, in-street, postal, online) and business strategy.

It is based in premises in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, which include a state of the art telephone interviewing facility and in-house data processing facilities. The team is led by Eddy Graham, who is part of the delivery team on a number of Academy projects.

The team has built a strong track record working with a range of organisations such as:

IBP Strategy and Research is continuing to build a reputation for excellence and customer-focus in these markets, with Quality Systems certificated to ISO: 9001 2008 standards for market research and management consultancy services (Independent European Certification: certificate number: 441330).
You can find more about them here

eLearn Design





E-Learn Design Ltd. is a Glasgow, Scotland based Certified Moodle Partner offering services in:

E-Learn Design works closely with clients across a wide range of sectors including government, education, private companies and individual teachers to assist them in reaching their online and blended learning goals. Initial consultations are free and no project is too small or too large. Contact or 0800 474 4512.

The Four Cornerstones






The Four Cornerstones Ltd provides leadership and professional development throughout the Education sector in the form of coaching, mentoring, consultancy and training. The organisation is committed to developing creative, emotionally intelligent and future ready leaders who are aligned with their purpose and values as well confident in their skill and knowledge.

The organisation is able to provide:




Julie Steel provides a bespoke facilitation, coaching, mentoring, learning and development service.
2016 marks the year in which Julie celebrates working with her 50th organisation. Working in sectors as diverse as health, universities, emergency services, churches, oil & gas, government departments, engineering, libraries, pharmaceuticals, councils, regulatory authorities and unique professional bodies, Julie has amassed significant knowledge and experience in creating practical solutions to enable individuals, teams, managers and leaders to develop, grow, become more agile, resilient and successful.

Julie has significant experience of CMI & ILM qualifications and delivers accredited programmes at Levels 3, 5 and 7 in leadership and management, mentoring and coaching. A Chartered Member Institute of Personnel & Development, Associate Member of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Institute Leadership and Management. Julie is a qualified executive coach and also tutors individual students and cohorts across the world. Julie Steel LinkedIn