Helen Howard, our founder, is an accountant (ACMA and CGMA), Certified Learning Practitioner and a member of the British Institute for Learning & Development. Before moving into the world of learning and development, Helen worked for a global pharmaceutical business, gently guiding budget holders in the right direction.
In her spare time, she is a busy mum of two, a keen vegetable grower, a scuba diving instructor and an enthusiastic (but not very impressive) runner.
Elizabeth Britton is an accountant (ACMA and CGMA) and trained facilitator. In her life before training, she held a number of senior financial roles for a large energy company, gaining a breadth of experience that has been invaluable to her since moving into the learning environment.
Elizabeth is an aspirational skier, opting for slow and stylish over speed. She enjoys the gym, which allows her to indulge in another of her favourite pastimes: working her way around her local restaurants.
Steve keeps trying to retire but we are constantly dragging him back to work. He’s a former banker, CFO and international MBA lecturer in business strategy. An author of three books, he has spoken at business conferences on four continents.
His spare time pursuits are multifarious – from enjoying wines to training youth workers and vicars whilst generally trying to keep track of what his 3 children are doing (Law, Psychology and Medicine – so quite a bit).
Ian Glenister holds an MBA and a list of project management and British Psychological Society qualifications too numerous to list. Ian started out in the pensions industry before moving to a construction services business, where he was a director for a few years. He then turned to training and coaching as a career.
Ian has a passion for travel and has scuba dived all over the world. When at home in the UK, he is a keen squash player and runner.
Phil Renshaw PhD is an ACC accredited coach with the ICF and holds the professional treasury and banking qualifications. Phil worked in investment banking as well as in Corporate Finance and as a Finance Director in the IT services sector. He is widely published including his new book, Coaching On the Go.
When he’s not busy working, Phil can be spotted travelling around the country in a VW campervan.
Sarah Coughlin is our training administrator, responsible for making sure that everything happens perfectly with our training logistics and admin. Before working with us, Sarah was a primary school teacher.
Outside of work, Sarah enjoys her family life along with swimming, yoga, zumba and renovating her house, but not necessarily all at the same time.
Phil quickly understood my own development needs whilst also understanding how they fit into the wider financial context. This was invaluable.
The Trainer was dynamic, open, friendly but professional. This course provided great value to our organisation.
Practical examples ensured that all delegates were involved in the learning process.
Use of real life internal examples was very helpful. Will make loan decisions easier.
I’ve been working with Helen for over 2 years now and she has been working with Eurostar for over 5. She designs and delivers customised workshops for our senior leaders and managers. Helen is a true expert in her field and her ability to turn Finance and Business Cases concepts and tools into engaging and thought-provoking session for managers and leaders is greatly appreciated and receives consistent excellent feedback. She is easy to work with, always going the extra mile and combines the right balance between being friendly and assertive as a subject matter expert. I highly recommend her services.
Hitachi has been working directly with Helen for over 12 months. Helen’s professionalism, experience and advice enabled the newly formed Business Improvement team to establish a tailored approach to Business Case development across the Operations, Service & Maintenance line of business. Helen’s workshops are extremely well planned, engaging and crammed full of real world examples; combining the fundamentals of financial analysis with an emphasis on wider business factors that influence recommendations. Helen has made a real impact on the team and we look forward to using her services in the future as we continue to grow and establish our culture.
The training was incredibly valuable! I wish I had done it sooner in my career!
Helen has been a consummate professional and committed member of our contracted delivery team for many years, well respected by those who work with her and admired by the graduates she tutors. Helen’s industry knowledge and memory skills never fail to impress! It has been a pleasure to work with her throughout.
Want to say a massive thank you Helen Howard for enabling me to complete my Finance Training for Non Financial Managers. We covered profit and loss, cash flow, balance sheets, markups and margins, capex, and so much more. Whilst going through the training Helen made everything relevant to real business situations, as well as being made relevant to the company I work at myself. I had lots of opportunities to ask questions and Helen very much allowed us to delve into areas that I specifically wanted to develop and gain more knowledge on. Helen’s delivery was relaxed, clear thinking and straightforward. Her effective communication and approachable manner made my training thoroughly enjoyable throughout. Furthermore, she has made herself available for queries afterwards which is exceptional. I highly recommend Complete Financial Training! Thank you again, Helen.
We engaged with Helen a short while ago, to do some fundamentals in financial awareness. She was fantastic. Her teaching was interactive and very interesting – she made accounting fun! We put some 20 or so people through her training programme and every single one of them was blown away by how easy she managed to highlight the difference between cashflow and the P&L, for example. I would strongly recommend anyone to work with Helen. She is great to work with and makes the training relevant and fun for the team.