About us

Our values are the cornerstone of our business.

Service Excellence

The ability to consistently meet and exceed the expectations of our customers & partners.

Integrity

The quality of being honest with all stakeholders and having strong moral principles.

Equality & Diversity

We are committed to building an inclusive, varied workplace, welcoming to employees of all backgrounds and to making our courses accessible for all customers.

Meet our team

John Brown CEO

John has directed multi-million-pound contracts in Employability and Skills over a period of 22 years. He has been responsible for excess of 24,000 people going into Employment and Apprenticeships throughout 32 locations in the UK.

He has held the position of Acting Lord Lieutenant, Vice Lord Lieutenant, and Deputy Lord Lieutenant to HM Queen Elizabeth 11 since 2011.

He was a director and President of Lanarkshire Chamber of Commerce over a 5-year period. He was a Chair of the Princes Trust in Lanarkshire for 10 years.

He was part of the New Deal design team and introduced Health services through Employability programmes.

He is the Community Director of Hamilton Academical FC and has held this position for 5 years.

He is a Patron for project Gambia feeding 960 Deaf School Children every day and ensuring they have the reading and writing materials for their studies over the last 4 years.

John is a lifelong member of Cambridge WHOS WHO since 2011 and was entered into the 13th Edition of the World’s leading Executives.  

John Brown Jnr Business Development Director UK

A qualified Practitioner in Project Management and BA (hons) Business Management student, who has undertaken further qualifications in inclusive leadership, disability, digital promotions in business among others. John worked for 10 years in the employability, skills and apprenticeships sector in Scotland, before spending 2.5 years in Supported Employment, managing programmes for people with learning disabilities and/or autism and creating inclusive practice for employers.

Having overcome many barriers himself, addiction, poor mental health, trauma and unemployment,  John is driven to create a business that can be inclusive and supportive for all. He is interested in developing partnerships with employability & skills providers, and funding partners, who share the same values of integrity, service excellence and diversity & inclusion.

Tracey Yoxall Contract Manager

I have been in the training industry for over 20 years now. I started out in the Care Sector training Auxiliary Nurses and assisting them to gain their qualifications within the nursing home environment.  I then moved into the training world!  I have worked for a few training providers, delivering qualifications from Customer Service (soft skills) to Assessor/ Quality Assurance/ Management level 7 & CIPD level 5 qualifications. I then moved into Quality assurance roles, providing support and guidance to meet the required standards.  I have managed various teams from Assessor/Tutor/IQA/Resources to Project Management. As part of my management roles, I am the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

In my spare time I enjoy walking, swimming and dancing, I used to be a Ballroom and Latin American teacher, and I am currently learning Cuban Salsa!

Kelly Seymour Administrator

Having worked in Admin for over 25 years, Kelly has spent most of that time working in Education and Training. Spending 14 of those years as part of the Careers Service working with school leavers and NEET’s, helping them find their way at the beginning of their working life, then she moved onto working in Further Education helping unemployed people train to get back into work after a period of absence.

I really enjoy helping learners and making a difference in their life. As part of SBA I feel that I can do this by supporting the team and ensuring everything runs as smoothly as can be.