About BD

Accountable, flexible, high-quality learning that delivers tangible results

BD is the creation of CEO Helen Tiffany, who in 2001 wanted to create a training company that offered that ‘little bit more’. It was formed in response to a real need in the market – for an independent, agile company that offered end to end solutions – and most importantly – one who would inject passion into learning.

We have been answering that need ever since and continue bringing our own style of content and delivery to every client.

Our Approach

So, what does that mean for you?

We are one of the most trusted and experienced training companies across both commercial and the public sector; as a team we’ve spent years becoming experts in people development.

It’s important to us that everyone feels valued as we work in close partnership with our clients to understand their individual needs. 

By understanding your organisational culture, vision, and values, our position as a trusted advisor is integral to our approach and subsequent success. 

How will people feel after our programmes? Confident, re-energised, engaged and valued. And in turn that creates a more productive and effective team – a real win-win for everyone.

We hit the ground running and as such your business will feel the benefit of what we deliver – right away.


All that passion and knowledge is delivered in such a way that will ensure engagement and interaction.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our approach, ensuring our work incorporates the very latest thinking as well as delivering the right results for our clients, in the right way.

Our trainers know how to ‘hold the room’, creating that psychological safe space for people to open up and engage with the content and each other. 

Training is an art form, we know how to give everyone a voice, know when to flex and dial up or down and how to deliver content in a way that resonates with everyone.

We have a huge portfolio of products  geared towards leadership and management. Additionally, we place a specific focus on enhancing workplace well-being and mental awareness in dedicated sessions.

We are flexible in terms of delivery, full days, half days, webinars, in person and virtual – we do it all with aplomb in whatever way you prefer!

Coach Training

Through our sister company – The Coach House – we provide executive and board level coaching, as well as team coaching and coach training programmes and workshops.

These in-house coach training programmes and courses are designed to meet the growing demand for high quality coaching and coaching skills, which are increasingly recognised as business essentials.

In addition to the above, The Coach House delivers a 60-hr coach training programme, accredited by the Association for Coaching and the International Coaching Federation. The Coach House also delivers personal coaching at executive and board level.

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“BD have an array of workshops relevant to our sector, they are always so helpful and find the right solutions according to our need. Their workshops always receive such great feedback. Thank you!”

Natalie Viveiros Varon
Learning and Development, DMG MEDIA

“Training and development is hugely important to us and we have been really pleased with the engagement we have had with BD. The service and delivery of training has been very professional, and the courses themselves have been informative, useful and enjoyable”

Steve Croucher

“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend BD. The team feel like an extensive of my team- I love working with them!! Huge amounts of knowledge and expertise but also plenty of fun!“

Zoe Oliver
Head of people & culture, KINETIC

“BD have been central to the growth and development of our people and our business this year. Their content is engaging, relevant, practical and delivered by inspiring trainers”.

Rachel Hall
Managing Partner, FINECAST

“We love working with BD over the past years as they are really understanding and flexible in adapting their ways of working to work for our people and how to bring the best out of them”

Paola De Marchi
Director of Learning & Development, PUBLICIS GROUPE

Bec Development are one of our principle training providers. We always feel confident that delegates will finish feeling motivated and ready to apply a range of new skills and ideas to their roles. Our people specifically request Bec Development training as they value the quality of their sessions from past experience

Colette Power
People & Culture (HR) Coordinator, Total Media