BMC Awarded Quality Seal Of Approval

IMD Group’s classroom based learning and development facility, BMC (Bristol Management Centre), has recently had its accreditations with the Chartered Management Institute and APMG International renewed. Both organisations operate a rigorous system of quality assurance audits to ensure that their Accredited Training Organisations (ATOs) meet the highest standards. These standards require that ATOs, such as BMC, have in place quality assured…

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IMD Group MD appointed as Chairman of ASPECT

Dean Taylor, the Managing Director of Bristol based management consultancy and learning and development services provider IMD Group, has been appointed as Chairman of ASPECT, the Association for the Promotion of Excellence in Consultancy and Training. Dean replaces ASPECT’s founder and first Chairman, Paul Bradley, MD of accredited global training provider SPOCE, and is especially…

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New Member 20|20 Business Insight Joins ASPECT

ASPECT is proud to welcome its latest new member, 20|20 Business Insight. 20|20 Business Insight is a full service, project management, business and leadership training and consulting company who deliver training courses and consulting services throughout the world. We are one of the larger independent providers of project management training courses in the UK with some…

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ASPECT APM User Group Meeting Dates

At the last AGM several members expressed an interest in forming and ASPECT APM User Group. The purpose of the group will be to: We will look at ways in which ASPECT members can build stronger links with the Association for Project Management. The group will aim to provide ASPECT members with Share experiences working…

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Join ASPECT Working Groups

At the last Aspect AGM, which took place in London a couple of months ago, I was nominated as the role of secretary for the association, which I was very happy to accept. There have been a few changes within the roles. Officers who have been appointed for this year, for your information, are as…

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Six ways for members to get the best out of the ASPECT website

All ASPECT members offer high quality training which provided significant benefit for delegates. However ASPECT currently has low recognition in the market place. However with some collaborative effort from the members it could become a real mark of quality, with significant customer recognition. We need your help to promote ASPECT and grow it’s recognition in the market place.…

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ASPECT AGM, next Monday, 15th August

This year the focus is on benefits to you as an ASPECT member, alternative courses and how to protect and preserve your ATO business Good things happen when quality ATOs get together so I hope you can make it, or send a delegate.  More than ever, it’s necessary for good ATOs to set standards, share…

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Can Low Cost Training Damage Your Career?

Management training is becoming an increasingly completive market, with the emergence of very low cost providers offering cheap training. But do such low cost course offer value for money or is it worth paying a premium for quality? Any search of Google will reveal a bewildering array of management courses at a wide range of prices.…

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