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’ and formed in response to a real need in the market – for an independent, agile company that offered end to end solutions injecting passion into learning.

Helen is also the Founder and CEO of our sister company, The Coach House.

Our Approach

So, what does that mean for you?

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

Your programmes become our programmes – which means we put your needs at the heart of each session, programme and conversation. We know that time, money and resources can be limited so it’s important to us that you feel value and personal attention every step of the way.

We work in close partnership with our clients to understand their individual needs and the changes they want to see as the result of our programmes; the role of trusted advisor is integral to our approach and subsequent success.

We start by understanding your organisational culture, vision, values, ambitions, people dynamics and objectives. Understanding the outcomes the business needs to see as a result of the investment is a key stage of this process.

We agree specific training topics that combine the latest thinking with proven approaches developed by subject experts that have been refined over time.

Solutions are configured to exactly meet your needs in terms of objectives and the behaviour change required while our skills and experience mean we hit the ground running and you feel the benefit of what we deliver – right away.

We love what we do and are passionate about sharing our knowledge and equipping organisations and the people within with the tools they need to thrive in any environment.  As a result of our programmes, peoples’ confidence is boosted, work performance is improved, and communication skills become more impactful and effective.


All our collective expertise is delivered in high energy, engaging and interactive workshops and programmes that inspire; we pride ourselves on the quality of our approach, ensuring our work incorporates the very latest thinking along with the all-important ROI.

The trainers are experts in the topics and have business experience as well as exemplary training skills and many are thought leaders in their own right.

We have an extensive menu of programmes geared towards leadership and management as well as those new to management. Additionally, we place a specific focus on enhancing workplace well-being and mental awareness in dedicated multi-duration modules.

Our training is flexible and can be delivered in half and full day workshops, larger programmes, as well as bite-size ‘Power Up’ sessions. Power Ups cover a range of business-critical areas, such sales and presentation skills, creativity and idea generation, collaborative working, time management, and motivation.

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. 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