Roger Rushton - Director
Mark Rushton - Director
Hazel Llewellyn - Training Director
Dr Douglas Leith - Creative Director
Nick Broom - HSE Director
Frank Henderson - Intl Business Dev
Dominic Bargeton - Design
Morag Berrie - Admin Manager
Jeanette Lowe - Administrator
Corina Gardiner - Senior Trainer
Julia McVey - Coach & Trainer
Julie Birks - Trainer
His academic achievements with the O.U. however marked a watershed in Roger's career and, following stints as a Sales Executive with a Microfilm bureau and with American Express Business Travel and Card Services (7 years), he joined TACK Training International as a Regional Account Manager in Scotland (5 years).
During his working life, Roger has 'turned his hand' to most things. Before graduating from the Open University in 1980, he had worked as a Technical Assistant, a Van Salesman, a Builders Labourer and as a Malt Whisky Distillery shift operator in the Scottish Highlands!
In 1995 he founded Scottish Training Consultants (STC) as a Management and Sales Training provider for Scottish businesses. With a sales driven philosophy coupled with exceptional attention to high service levels and giving a loyal client base real value for money, Roger has seen his fledgling business become a major player here in Scotland. The number of Trainer Associates continues to grow, along with the range and scope of STC courses.
Following a successful University career in Aberdeen, Mark first got involved in Training in 1998 and it’s a discipline that has shaped his career ever since. His initial focus was on project management training – working across a number of industries requiring assistance and accreditation in all aspects of the PM discipline.
In 2001 he joined Business Lab, a strategic research organisation offering best practice R&D in the fields of learning and business systems. In his role of Product Manager, Mark generated close links with private companies, public utilities and Government bodies such as Scottish Enterprise. He also managed major conference events with some world renowned business gurus such as Gary Hamel, Peter Senge and Tom Peters.
Post Grad Dip. Lib.
Following 15 years experience in Sales, Marketing and Business Management with Ford Motor Co, Scottish Provident and Prudential, Hazel joined Scottish Training Consultants (STC) in 1996 as a Trainer. Her courses are especially interactive and people-centred with delegates not only learning essential management skills, but being entertained and challenged in the process.
In 2002 Hazel was appointed as Training Director with STC Global with responsibility to product manage the content and range of STC's growing learning portfolio. She has been very effective at both design and delivery, introducing new and practical training material which ensures that STC courses continue to be fresh and challenging for our established client base.
Hazels’ main areas of expertise have a communication bias and include courses on Performance Management, Business Presentation Skills, Safety Leadership, Practical Trainer Skills, Supervisory Skills, Team Building, Customer Care, Coaching Skills and Effective Communication at Work.
Hazel has also been responsible for developing and delivering Safety Leadership Training for the North Sea Oil Industry. Over the years, Hazel has seen hundreds of delegates become both motivated and ready to tackle the important issues of ensuring a positive safety culture in our challenging primary industry. In addition she heads up the delivery of the ECITB (Engineering & Construction Industry Training Board) accredited national Supervisors programme – training high potential people from a range of industry leading international businesses.Read more...
Ph.D. CEng MIEE APMP
Doug has a background in engineering with over 15 years experience in managing development projects, particularly involving new technologies. In recent years many of these projects have involved multiple stakeholders crossing both public and private sector applications.
As well as a strong academic background Doug holds the APM Professional qualification, is a registered Chartered Engineer and also a regular speaker at international conferences and events.
Doug has extensive experience in the development and delivery of training programmes, particularly around organisational development, business commerce / strategy and project management. He has led the development and delivery of an APM accredited project management training programme; developed the ‘Digital Advantage’ strategy programme for assisting SMEs develop e-business opportunities. This programme was adopted nationally and recognised by the UK Department of Trade & Industry as best in class.
In 2004 joined STC Global to bring a fresh approach to the communication of ideas, knowledge and learning. He delivers innovative design based thinking to the look, structure and delivery of Business, Management and Change training programmes.Read more...
Nick is a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner and a Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). He graduated from Loughborough University with a Master of Science degree in occupational health and safety management, having first gained the NEBOSH Diploma and a NVQ 4 in management. Nick is also a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
Nick has over 36 years experience in the safety profession, gained in a wide variety of high risk industries, where he has held senior HSE management positions and has worked in the Mediterranean regions, Central America, the Middle East, South Africa and Norway.
He has a proven track record of delivering effective business consultancy, developing and implementing safety management systems and delivering inspirational safety training. He is registered on the UK Governments ‘Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register’ (OSHCR).
Nick has been a lecturer in the FE sector, teaching within the UK and internationally on IOSH and NEBOSH courses, as well as developing and delivering bespoke training tailored to company specific needs.
He is a past Chairman of the North of Scotland Branch of IOSH and serves on the Professional Ethics Committee and is a CPD Auditor. In 2007 Nick received the IOSH President’s Distinguished Service Award for contributions to health and safety.
In 2008 Nick joined STC Global as Senior Safety Consultant and now holds the position of HSE Director. Nick’s holds current Offshore Survival certification and his experience has enabled STC Global’s continual expansion into HSE training and consultancy.
Following an Mechanical and Production Engineering course running in tandem with an apprenticeship he decided that the lure of travel and working overseas was far superior to the horizontal sleet and rain of a Summer’s day in Scotland! In 1977, a year living in a desert camp in Saudi Arabia gave Frank the experience needed to move on within the transportation sector.
The next fifteen years in the shipping / logistics business saw him work for American, Greek and Swiss freight operators, whilst living in many areas of both the Far and Middle East. This career path to-date made for an easy introduction into international trade and general economic work on behalf of Scottish and UK based businesses. There are indeed several local GCC companies trading today throughout the GGC region that have been ably assisted by Frank during their early years.
Culturally as well commercially aware, Frank really enjoys being out in the marketplace on the search for a commercial opportunity on behalf of STC!
Qualifications: BA, ALA
Ian has extensive experience in working with organisations in both the public and private sectors, utilising his experience of conducting research and the subsequent quantitative and qualitative evaluation He has played a central role in the development and the deployment of strategic capacity measuring tools designed to engage with and understand organisational and group conditions.
Ian was a key member of a four-year multi partner international research programme that explored best practice in corporate learning and learning environments. Initially responsible for case study development and dissemination and subsequently project managed and coordinated the national beta test for the suite of tools that emerged from the programme. Through such projects Ian has gained first hand experience of working closely with diverse cultures in organisations of all sizes.
Ian has recently been managing the development of an ‘Academy’ support network for organisations using a series of proprietary tools and processes, including acting as lead trainer and facilitator of the role-out of these tools.
Ian initially qualified as a librarian, developing a strong sense of the importance of clear and concise structures and the processes that enable effective and efficient delivery. Ian’s North of Scotland cultural upbringing ensures that his approach is one of ‘let’s not make this any more difficult than it has to be”
The librarian’s love of books coupled with his investigative skills has recently led to Ian having published a book on the Highland Clearances.Read more...
Dominic graduated from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen after compleating a degree in Corporate Communications. In 2008 during his degree Dominic began a 6 week placement with STC and has continued to work alongside the company ever since.
Dominic’s roles have varied greatly within STC but have included:
- Client Services
Julie is an experienced trainer and consultant with an ability to put people at ease, develop trust quickly and consistently get results. She is both a manager of people and processes with experience in dealing with both SME’s and large corporate organizations.
Julie's recent projects include:
• Design, development and implementation of succession management strategies.
• Recruitment and selection projects including assessment centre analysis.
• Development of sales excellence training initiatives in line with specific and changing commercial markets.
Julie became an associate of Scottish Training Consultants (STC) in 2007 where her in-depth experience will be put to immediate good use as the business continues to flourish. She will deliver in management, general communication, sales, HR skills and project management both as a consultant and a trainer.