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Amanda Owen

Founder.  Managing Director.

Amanda has worked in the training sector for over 10 years as a dynamic, highly driven, Learner Centred, creative individual.  She has worked for a wide range of clients many of whom are in the top FTSE 35, Blue Chip companies. Thriving on challenges, she has even worked on live TV in a highly pressured sales environment. She decided to Take Effect with a training company that truly puts peoples growth at the heart of it.

Sectors have included: Telecommunications, Media, Motor Industry, Retail Sector, Law Schools, NHS, DVLA, Recruitment, Housing Associations.

Robert Snell

Senior Training, Coaching and Development Professional

Rob is a partner at Take Effect.  An energetic, highly effective, innovative training professional.   Encourages self-directed discovery enabling individuals of all skill levels to thrive and reach their full potential.  Ability to design bespoke training courses.  Worked for us for our long standing client British Sky Broadcasting since August 2009 being regularly requested due to his results.

Sectors: Telecommunications Sector, Media, Retail Sector, IT Sector, NHS, County Councils, Recruitment, Sheffield University.

Specialisms:  Designing bespoke courses.  GROW and AIM Coaching Skills, Accelerated Learning techniques, Learner Centred approach.   Creating and designing bespoke courses.  High impact field coaching.  Advanced Communication Skills, Maguire Behavioural Studies.  Managing teams to success

Interests:  Effective Coaching for unleashing potential, the perfect sale and Effective Communication.

Fact:  Robert’s favorite pastime is high adrenalin activities like rock climbing.

Katie Nunwick

Editor and News Writer

Katie is a Writer with vision, ideas and a stickler for deadlines, and is a valued member of our team.  She is a fully qualified Copywriter and works for us at Take Effect providing online, written and media communications support.   Prior to becoming a freelance copywriter Katie spent ten years working in the private sector in a variety of marketing and project management roles. Katie has provided communications support for NHS organisation the ‘North West Workforce Transformation Team’, raising awareness of how to transform the workforce in the NHS via education and training.

Sectors:  Business Learning and Development Sector, Public Sector NHS and Pharmacy Workforce North West.

Specialisms:  Degree in Business Studies, is Prince 2 trained and has a Diploma in Copywriting.   High impact language for Marketing and Sales.  Proof-reading and editing.

Interests:  Business, e-commerce, the training and development sector, technology, finance, the economy, psychology and education.

Fact: Katie adores sunshine holidays and walking in the countryside. She is an active supporter of the charity Anxiety UK.

Graeme Bland

Digital Artist

Being creative comes naturally to Graeme, his attention to detail on any graphic project comes with a deep intellectual understanding of how best to visually communicate an idea. He provides visual solutions for our online and offline communication needs.  Graeme began creating design and illustration for print in 1997 and moved into web design in 2006.  Graeme is a qualified teacher and used his design skills to produce numerous resources for the teaching of business, I.T. and web design. He continues to delight us with his visual creativeness and ability to transform an idea into tangible design.

Sectors:  Education, Health, Media

Specialisms:  HTML/CSS, Illustration, Graphic Design, Web hosting

Interests:  Creating visuals that say more about the client than the designer. Augmenting learning through the use of visual and technological media.

Fact: As well as creating images, Graeme also makes sounds. He plays guitar, bass and sometimes ukulele.

“They seamlessly became an integral part of our learning and development team”

Maeve Ferris, Training Manager, British Sky Broadcasting

Contact Us

Send us an e-mail with your enquiry or alternatively call us on 0161 4570530 between 9am and 5pm. We love to chat.

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