Meet The Team

On our website you’ll see plenty of information about what we do and the services we provide. But what about who we are? Here you will find a little bit more about our team.  What’s our purpose? It’s to help you make the most of your people. And because we’ve been doing that since 1984, we’re pretty good at it. Get in touch & we’ll tell you how.

Head Office Team

Catherine Hordern

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catherinehordern@weareholst.com

Catherine is in charge of making sure you can find us. She co-ordinates Holst’s marketing activity with particular emphasis on adding value for our existing clients.

Lyndsay Dobosz

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lyndsay@weareholst.com

You will see Lyndsay’s name when you’re lucky enough to receive an invoice! Lyndsay can help you with any queries around finance, invoices and payables.

Sam Williams

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Sam is a highly conscientious and valued member of the head office team. As our Administrative Assistant, he keeps the office in order and manages the flow of paper and forms.

Lu Smith

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lusmith@weareholst.com

Lu provides front line support to the Holst team and clients with calm and clarity. She brings an eye for fine detail to the client support role that makes for a great customer service experience.

Sales Team

Jo Emmerson

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joemmerson@weareholst.com

As Commercial Director, Jo heads up the sales and marketing team. She believes that the value, service and support Holst provides is what gives us the edge over other providers. Jo has over 15 years experience in SMEs through to global organisations in a variety of sectors. She is extensively trained in Holst’s learning and development product portfolio.

Grant Taylor

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granttaylor@weareholst.com

With over 20 years of experience in a range of HR software tools, Grant is especially focused on delivering value and support to our clients. He is an accredited interpreter of The McQuaig Psychometric System.

Vanessa Lovegrove

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vanessalovegrove@weareholst.com

Vanessa’s focus is to support your organisation to get the most value from your McQuaig Psychometric System and other courses. Vanessa has extensive experience in delivering top quality client support.  She is an accredited interpreter of The McQuaig Psychometric System and is certified by The British Psychological Society as an Occupational, Ability & Personality Test User.

Training Team

Sarah Jobson

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sarajobson@mcquaig.co.uk

You’ll meet Sara in the training room. She delivers a broad range of facilitation and training techniques to achieve progress and change in people. Sara is a Master Trainer in Six Thinking Hats® and Lateral Thinking. She is also a Master Trainer for McQuaig Psychometric System and is certified by The British Psychological Society as an Occupational, Ability & Personality Test User.

Dave Stent

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davestent@mcquaig.co.uk

Dave is an experienced business coach and highly regarded trainer of The McQuaig Psychometric System and is certified by The British Psychological Society as an Occupational, Ability & Personality Test User. Workshops with Dave are enjoyable and refreshingly jargon-free.

Verity Clifton

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verityclifton@mcquaig.co.uk

Verity is an extremely talented trainer and facilitator. She brings a wealth of commercial experience to the classroom. She is a certified interpreter and trainer of The McQuaig Psychometric System and is certified by The British Psychological Society as an Occupational, Ability & Personality Test User.

Scott Alford

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scottalford@mcquaig.co.uk

Scott enables others to motivate, communicate, manage, influence and lead. He brings international experience as a facilitator and educator. Scott is a certified trainer and interpreter of The McQuaig Psychometric System.

Adam Wilkinson

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adamwilkinson@weareholst.com

Adam delivers our world-class Financial Literacy training course Colour Accounting. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 17 years’ industry experience under his belt, but you won’t hear any confusing jargon from him! Instead, you’ll leave his training room with a solid understanding of how business finance works.

Leadership Team

Iain Chalmers

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iainchalmers@weareholst.com

Iain strives to practice what Holst and McQuaig Psychometric System preaches. That is, to lead with innovation and simplicity to enhance client experience. Iain is accredited interpreter of The McQuaig Psychometric System and is certified by The British Psychological Society as an Occupational, Ability & Personality Test User.

Rebecca Chalmers

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rebeccachalmers@weareholst.com

Rebecca (Beck) is a highly sought after Master Trainer and her portfolio includes Dr Edward de Bono’s courses, ThinkSpeak™, The Polished Presenter, Dynamic Speaking® and Engage Your Reader. Beck regularly holds workshops across Europe, Asia and Australia. Beck is accredited interpreter of The McQuaig Psychometric System and is certified by The British Psychological Society as an Occupational, Ability & Personality Test User.

Ian Florance

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Ian brings his extensive experience in the psychometric assessment industry as well as a huge international network to Holst. Ian is a recruiter, writer, marketer, broadcaster, planner, trainer and qualified coach. Ian is accredited interpreter of The McQuaig Psychometric System and is certified by The British Psychological Society as an Occupational, Ability & Personality Test User.

Russel Chalmers

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Russell remains a valuable influence to the organisation as Non-Executive Director after running Holst from 1995 until retirement in 2010. He is an experienced speaker on Creativity and Innovation.

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