Business consultancy services including bid writing, business planning, strategy, business development, procurement, change.

Business consultancy services

As specialists in the Education and Skills sector we can help your organisation to develop by;

Getting Establishing

Getting Accredited

  • Awarding body accreditation support
  • MATRIX preparation
  • ISO standards

Getting Funding

  • Bid writing
  • ESF / SFA / DWP / EFA applications
  • Tender notification
  • Business Development Sub-Contracts with Prime contract holders
  • Support to work towards direct contracts

Getting Compliant

  • Risk audits
  • Quality audits
  • Pre-Ofsted preparation
  • Supply chain audits

Getting Innovative

  • Developing programmes
  • Building Vision, Mission & Values
  • Strategy planning
  • Mentoring & coaching

Getting Bigger

  • Developing sales teams
  • Developing management teams
  • Bid writing
  • Restructuring

Getting Out!

  • Advice on exiting your business
  • Succession planning
  • Selling your business

We provide Business Consultancy services to suit the needs of all our clients. We also provide bespoke services; if you don't see what you’re looking for please contact us.

I have worked with James and Steve for over 2 years and they have been invaluable to PHX. Initially they helped us to get onto the RoATP as a Main Provider and then we applied for AEB Growth and in both instances 100% success, which was amazing for us. In March this year we had to reapply for RoATP which was a more comprehensive process, once again and thankfully we were successful and this was down to the expertise of James and Steve. Not only have they helped us with successful tenders they also advised us on having quarterly Health Checks, with Ofsted looming. Working with their own consultant, we were advised over the last 9 months when finally we received our Ofsted visit in June and we were elated to get reasonable progress for our AEB and Apprenticeship delivery. Education and Skills are one of those rare companies with true depth of knowledge in our field, a true specialist, who get back to you quickly and nothing is too much trouble. I can’t recommend them high enough and we plan to increase our working relationships as our business continues to grow.


Sometimes we get stuck in the day to day operations of our business and we don’t take the time to take a step back and evaluate where we are and where we are going. Our consultants can support your organisation to move on to the next level through detailed business planning and support. 

James Hart

James Hart

James specialises in bid writing, finding funding and partnership management.

Jo McDonald

Jo McDonald

Jo has over 20 years’ experience working in the training and education sector.

Lee Croucher

Lee Croucher

Lee is a highly motivated and passionate individual with a proven track record in the Education, Sport and Business sectors

Latest news & knowledge

Yet another RoATP success!! – Congratulations to the team at Medlearn Training!!

Yesterday we had the existing news that yet another of our clients has been accepted on to the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers. Well done to Aaron and the team at Medlearn Training, now the hard work can really begin!