Consultancy based on practical knowledge and experience

Grahame Robb Associates' (GRA) consultancy service provides expert guidance to businesses about the types of training and development they need to put in place to maximise productivity, strengthen team relationships, achieve their business goals and more.

GRA are training facilitators first and foremost. Since the business was founded in 1989, we have developed a unique approach to training and development that provides valuable skills and achieves learning objectives in unconventional ways – through our experience-led solutions and a blend of both face-to-face and online learning.

By reinforcing our training messages in multiple ways using different delivery methods and experiences, training participants are better able to assimilate their knowledge and to apply it to everyday situations, leading to better knowledge retention and, ultimately, better outcomes in the workplace.

Over the years we have worked with hundreds of businesses in different sectors and have grown to learn the best approaches required to achieve specific goals. We combine this experience with a deep knowledge of business management coaching, and how to develop leaders, managers and teams to overcome workplace challenges.

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What does our consultancy service do?

1. Our consultancy service enables us to help our customers to navigate business challenges, facilitate culture and behaviour change, and initiate results-focused training initiatives at an organisational level.

4. If our involvement does extend beyond advice, we will provide a custom-designed training or coaching solution that we will implement in partnership with you or on your behalf.

2. Our level of involvement depends very much on your requirements. In some cases, our team solely provides advice. A business may want an expert outside opinion on a particular issue, or assistance assessing different training options to make the best investment decision based on their goals and objectives.

3. Our job is to listen to your requirements, provide personalised guidance, and if required, tailor a training and development approach that works for you – not necessarily to sell you a specific solution.

5. Any training strategies arising from the consultation are results-oriented and are completely tailored to fit your needs. Sometimes one or more of our established programmes are a good fit for businesses, but in other cases, customers require a more flexible approach that may involve designing several entirely new solutions around a variety of needs.

Speak To A Specialist

Speak to one of our specialists to discover how GRA do things differently

By speaking to an expert you can: 

  • Find out how we can tailor programmes to meet your  specific requirements

  • Learn more about our collaborative virtual training

  • Find out more about our state of the art outdoor centres

  • Understand our training approach

  • And much more!

Using our consultancy service can help your organisation to:

Embed company values and bring about sustainable behaviour change
Establish effective training practices for managers
Develop more effective communication and collaboration amongst your teams
Tackle interpersonal issues and HR problems
Foster better personal resilience and change management strategies
Improve your people’s ability to work under pressure and make better decisions
Increase productivity and efficiency

Our consultancy work is relationship-based rather than transactional, so instead of delivering a particular solution on a one-off basis, we like to work with our customers over an extended period of time to achieve lasting and far-reaching results.

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Tailored for you

Some issues may require a multi-disciplinary approach with a high level of versatility and commitment. A key part of our consultancy approach is investing time learning about your business to understand your specific requirements and difficulties from an inside perspective, enabling us to create a solution that works in harmony with your organisational culture, business objectives, and vision/ethos.

There are, therefore, no set costs, specific programmes, or constricting contractual commitments for our consultancy service. We will provide incremental pricing based on your requirements and we’ll support you to do whatever it takes to achieve your desired outcomes, using every tool at our disposal.

Why work with GRA?

The advantage of working with a market-leading training consultancy business like GRA is our breadth of experience and knowledge. We’ve seen the types of challenges businesses experience in developing their training strategy and trying to bring about large-scale sustainable change, so we know what to suggest to fit in with different business models, timescales, and budgets.

"Our advice is sound, personalised, and actionable."

Next steps

To find out more, please have a chat with one of our team of specialists today for an informal discussion about your requirements. If you want to take it further, we can set up one or more formal consultancy sessions where we can evaluate your needs and work together to design a bespoke action plan.

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"I thought it was outstanding! The staff have been amazing, really knowledgeable and used activities to highlight the evidence behind the

- Anna Kilmartin, SJP Graduate


This is why we do what we do

“In comparison to the workshops we have done in the past, I found this one to be the most rewarding and certainly the best organised and most fun! I know from speaking to others that this sentiment is shared among the group. Thank you GRA!”

- Laurence Chetwynd, Customer TrainingExecutive


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“I had only heard positive remarks about GRA prior to attending this course, so I was not surprised by the quailty of the training that was delivered.”

- Amy Johnson, SJP Apprentice


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"Making learners feel comfortable and secure when joining a session is just as important online as it is face-to-face. The team at GRA achieved this by taking the time to familiarise learners with their platform and provide individual technical support as needed without disrupting the flow of the session."

- Sam, The FA Group

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This is why we do what we do

"Our programme with Grahame Robb Associates, using the experiential business simulation, challenged our leaders and significantly increased levels of trust in a way that enabled great peer-to-peer and coaching conversations. We believe this has been a pivotal building block to support them in achieving their full potential as leaders; enhancing self-awareness and strengthening our leadership community in Tech Data.”

-Michelle Ford, Talent and Development Manager

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“To deliver a virtual week of induction was definitely unknown territory for us, however, working with GRA, this was easily achieved! The variety of sessions such as self & team awareness and personal branding, were thoroughly engaging and were a perfect complement to our internal sessions.”

– Gill Ireson, Early Careers Development Manager


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“On behalf of all of us at HSO we would like to thank GRA for the great support you provided in helping to make our ‘One Team training conference’ a great success. Your professionalism, willingness to ‘make it work’ all helped to make our event at St. George’s Park such a success. Nothing was too much trouble, and your support was brilliant! We have received so much positive feedback about the entire event, a fantastic time was had by all attendees. We look forward to working with you again in the future.”

– Jacky Duggan, HR Team Administrator

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“I would like to thank the GRA team for all their help organising our event again this year. The group was double the amount we had last year and we have had fantastic feedback from all staff from the UK, US and India offices. Please pass on our thanks to all the instructors and organisers. It was amazing how they remembered us from last year and it was great to have the same instructors as last year too. I already have staff asking about next year.”

–Laura, Finance Manager, Healthcare organisation

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“We needed to give our staff the opportunity to get to know each other better. In asking GRA to undertake the task, I knew we’d get creativity and purpose, but the laughter, courage, spontaneity and sheer sense of having fun together exceeded my hopes and made for a hugely successful programme. I have nothing but positive feedback – a real testament to GRA.”

– Tom Hall, Director, Alitex

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“GRA were brilliant and I would thoroughly recommend them for anyone who is looking to do a corporate team building event. The staff were so helpful and patient with my colleagues and everyone got so much out of the day.”

- Anna Frazer, HR Advisor, Prescient

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“I would like to thank the GRA team for a very enjoyable and productive experience. It is not often that we engage with a company that is so in tune with what we are trying to achieve, it was such a great understanding of the goals and objectives!”

- Gary Marsh, VP for EMEA Sales, Microchip

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“GRA’s facilitators have a lovely balance of professionalism and approachability to what they do. We worked together from the start to design and deliver a series of really experiential workshops as part of our graduate programme. Our own facilitators and the participants had nothing but praise for the knowledge, flexibility and responsiveness that the team from GRA brought to our events and the feedback has been fantastic with many saying it’s the best training they’ve been on.”

- Sarah Rudder, Learning & Development Consultant, Thales

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“GRA’s Outdoor Leadership Centre was a great addition to the things we worked on in training, so it’s certainly something I would do with the team again.”

- Steve McNamara, During his time as England Men’s Rugby League Manager

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“The best virtual training session I have attended. I was very impressed! GRA were good at making everyone feel at ease, lowering the barriers to engaging in discussions and creating a very positive and knowledgeable atmosphere.”

– Miki Van Kooji, Msc Student International Management, Kings College London

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“The vision programme our senior team attended was extremely effective and efficient, and i have received so much positive feedback about how much everyone enjoyed working with Grahame and his team! We will definitely be staying in touch on future collaboration!”

– Samantha Barrass, CEO, Business Banking Resolution Service

This is why we do what we do

“The vision programme our senior team attended was extremely effective and efficient, and i have received so much positive feedback about how much everyone enjoyed working with Grahame and his team! We will definitely be staying in touch on future collaboration!”

– Samantha Barrass, CEO, Business Banking Resolution Service

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“Thank you for a very enjoyable 2 days! Due to the pandemic, this was not our plan A, but I thought it was a terrific plan B. I very much enjoyed meeting all our staff and despite the remote working conditions I sensed an espirit de corps that I really wasn’t expecting.”

- Caroline Barr, Non-Executive Director, Business Banking Resolution Service

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“I enjoyed the residential programme we did with GRA at St. George’s Park very much – it was great to learn about our inherent personality traits and their translation to best-suited roles in a team. I think I speak on behalf of all of us when I say that the two days spend with GRA were fun-filled yet fruitful, relaxing yet productive. I would like to extend my thanks to you for organising this and especially to Joe, who led a fantastic session. I look forward to further training with GRA and coming back to St. George’s Park in the future!”

- Mrinalini Chakrabarty, Engineering Graduate, Collins Aerospace

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“I was a total cynic when it came to 'outward-bound' training as I had seen so much that was fun, but not really relevant to learning anything new about yourself. I am very passionate about learning events that have a purpose and being able to demonstrate measurable change in the people who have attended them. Since attending a Leading Change event with GRA, where I saw a level of skill provided by the facilitators to really draw out the learning from the outdoor events that I had not witnessed at anywhere else, I have been waiting for an opportunity to use them. It presented itself this year and we have just completed out first trainee scheme induction event and plan to run one every year for the foreseeable future as they did such a good job!”

- Lindsey Arnold, Learning & Development Manager, Telford Homes Plc

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“When we met GRA, we were intrigued by the energy, enthusiasm and knowledge that the team possessed. We knew instantly that they were the perfect match for Kyocera when they introduced their ‘Challenge by Choice’ policy, providing a safe learning environment for our employees.”

- Julia Allen, Learning & Development Manager, Kyocera

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