After a career in education Catherine started her own company, BrainBox Ltd, 18 years ago. She has extensive experience in handling all types of training and communication projects for large organisations, both nationally and internationally. For large projects Catherine brings together skilled professionals in order to produce high quality innovative solutions to suit the client’s need, culture and budget.
Catherine’s expertise as a performance consultant gives her the know-how to look beyond training in order to identify other key drivers to performance, both individual and organisational. A broader view of performance helps to reinforce training, anticipate barriers and support implementation. It can also reduce the need for training programmes by proposing more effective and cost-effective solutions. Her flexible and innovative approach has enabled her to be retained as a preferred supplier across a diverse range of organisations in both public and private sectors.
• Sector specialist in education, retail, banking, healthcare, operational management
• Subject matter expertise in learning, training & development for all levels & types of audience
• Performance consultancy (analytical & diagnostic skills) – and training other training professionals to do similar
• Accreditation & definition of competencies – all levels – industry and education, linked to in-house and external qualifications
• Designer of large-scale training & development and internal communication programmes
• Design, layout, all types of graphics
• Teacher, Trainer, Facilitator – cross businesses and cultures
• Running a successful small business long-term
• BA (Hons) French
• Post-Graduate Certificate in Education
• MA Workplace Learning
• Member of International Society of Performance Improvement (US based). Various courses and conferences.
In my work I try to foster creative talent and provide opportunities for young graduates and undergraduates to earn and learn in a corporate environment. My clients get high level design and great service at reasonable cost. The young people get experience and work within their professional field. My company continues to be innovative with people, design and technology. Everyone wins. Services include illustration, graphic facilitation, layout – posters, slides, print, reports – photography, low-cost video and animation, website design. Quality control is my responsibility. Here are the first three. Contact me if we can help you.
Nick O’Reardon, freelance designer.
I am working as a freelance designer, but take on many different projects in the creative field. The internet is my area that I know best. I create good looking online spaces, with a great user experience, including this one. I combine this with my excellent knowledge of various social media sites and Search Engine Optimisation to maximise the exposure of the site. Previous clients have required anything from e-commerce sites to artist portfolios to online publications. I can turn your ideas to a (virtual) reality, and produce something that both you and your audience will be impressed with.
I also take on more general design work, for both online and print. I have good experience in producing poster design, brochure layout and t-shirt design, which I see through from initial sketch to printing them by hand. I can also transfer my skills into video editing, previously producing a number of promotional short videos for projects that have included the use of 3D as well as 1970′s informational style ‘documentary’.
With a degree in Fine Art, I like to think that I approach things differently from most designers, providing clients with good ideas as well as a great design.
Dave Briggs, creative freelancer.
I’m a creative freelancer with experience in graphics, video and document layout. I have made animations, as well as videos for promotion and presentation. I have documented corporate events and exhibitions, created PowerPoint presentations, word document templates and designed graphics for a range of clients. I have an ability to come up with a visual IT solutions.
Apart from my freelance work, I also set up an art collective for young emerging artists called Vanilla Galleries. Together we hold exhibitions and events in order to showcase artwork and inspire others to think a little differently about the world. My work with Vanilla Galleries has given me ability to problem solve and generate creative solutions, adapting to diverse conditions such as restricted budgets. This role has also given me a rich network of creative people, so if I ever need help with a task I know I can always have someone to help.
• Graphic design
• Video and editing
• Graphic facilitation
• PowerPoint design
• Microsoft Word design
Susie Brady, photographer.
I am a photographer currently studying in my final year for a BA (Hons) Photography. I am reliable and efficient as well as approachable and friendly. I can produce clean, professional images quickly and affordably. I have a good range of experience in corporate photography. In the past I have photographed products, people and corporate events for a number of clients including Marks & Spencer plc, Nuffield Health and Barclays. My images have been used for PowerPoint presentations, operational guides, brochures, recruitment posters and more.