About PDP

Located in Surrey and Hampshire PDP is an established training and coaching business with a wide range of local and national clients.

Meet the Directors

Paula Ashby

Paula Ashby MA, BA (hons) QTS

Initially a teacher and an LA Advisor, Paula worked in an holistic way with a range of organisations within education before expanding into business. Her varied career has seen her successfully manage and deliver high profile projects, such as devising, leading and managing the training for the 8000 London Ambassadors during the Olympic and Paralympic games in the United Kingdom.

Paula also specialises in supporting individuals in their personal and professional development.

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Richard Jones

Richard Jones BEd (hons)

Richard has been involved with learning and development since 1983. Rapidly rising through the teaching profession and then working in industry. Richard specialises in emotional intelligence and communication skills. His work is in highly respected within several FTSE 100 companies, particularly in relation to management workshops.

Richard successfully designed and delivered key aspects of the military training for the 2012 Olympic Games.

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  • Hi Paula I never got round to saying thank you for all your help and commitment with our cohort. Although time demanding on occasions I enjoyed doing the certificate and was very pleased with my result. I feel it has helped me step back and look at my job and the role I play within the school, a very useful exercise after some 12 years in school administration. Regards Liz Wood

    Liz Wood Certificate in Educational Business and Administration
  • Keeping Children Safe Training. Paula made a difficult subject enjoyable and interesting. WB from Tilbury Docks

    Home Office Border Force
  • This is the best training in the 20 years I've worked here. Passionate trainers with relevant experience.

    Delegate Public Sector, Central Government)
  • Paula, we had excellent feedback (from your training). Here's to a long and happy partnership!

    Sarah, Accreditation and Talent Manager (Private sector organisation)
  • Paula is thoroughly reliable and carries out her duties with the highest degree of professionalism. I have always found Paula to be co-operative, flexible and approachable.

    Andy, Director (of a University/work based training programme)
  • With regard to your session, I found it challenging, stimulating, fun and highly informed. I feel really confident with Richard working with any of the managers in my business.

    Kevin, Managing Director (Division of a FTSE100 company)
  • Paula is "passionate about what she delivers and strives to ensure her delegates achieve and reach their full potential. Paula is enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge and ensuring she produces engaging and dynamic sessions.

    Sharon, Director (Private sector organisation)
  • If you could have offered me the behaviour changes that we have seen across the organisation as a result of Richard's work (both training and mentoring) 20 months ago, I would have found it hard to believe......If you asked me would I do this again, the answer is definitely YES."

    Nick, Chief Exec (large public sector, local Government)