We are AXIO Development


AXIO Development is a leadership training & development company that supports organisations to achieve breakthrough goals by developing their people and ensuring sustainable growth and far reaching impact.

We deliver customised training programmes for professionals and organisations.

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We work with some of the UK's largest organisations, delivering cutting-edge training programmes.

Wise Acadamies Axio Development

Southwick School Axio Development

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We work as a single united team with market leading firms around the world and give our clients the highest quality training courses possible.

The WISE mission is to Inspire Success and Excellence. WISE Academies set high expectations for staff and students in order to meet this mission and raise standards. For the delivery of this mission with the staff we have partnered with AXIO Development. The development process that AXIO have mapped out with us ensures that all of the senior staff will not only have their skills enhanced but that we develop a whole team ethos across all of the academies. This ensures sharing of best practice and enables us to best target the skills of the specialists in the team throughout each of the schools thus raising standards across the board. I would happily recommend that AXIO could do the same for any organisation looking to build leadership capacity and improve results.

Zoe Carr, CEO, Wise Academies, Sunderland

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AXIO Development has been instrumental in the development of the skills of the whole of the senior team, myself included. The work that we have done and continue to do ensures that the school management team is totally focused on the delivery of first rate education for all of our children. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our results and deliver even more for the children and our community as a whole and AXIO has been a major factor in helping us achieve this. I would recommend AXIO Development to any organisation that is looking to grow and develop better management and leadership skills.

Christian Robson, Head Teacher, Southwick Community Primary School

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I have worked with David and David at Axio Development over many years, starting before I came to Northern Saints. They have enabled me to develop my leadership and management skills to the next level. I have also widened this out into the whole of the management team at Northern Saints such that we now have the most focused, dedicated and committed team that the school has ever had. This has contributed to us becoming Primary School Joint Winner of the 2016 National Pupil Premium Awards and has enabled us to be in the top 100 performing schools for progress in the UK. The way that Axio work with you to really dig down, challenge and question all of your skills and then try new ways of working really fits with the ethos I have developed throughout the school and would wholeheartedly recommend that Axio can do the same for any organisation.

Steve Williamson, Head Teacher, Northern Saints Primary, Sunderland

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Thank you again for your support and developing the teambuilding programme for the Private Finance Intitative. It was well received by both the Manchester Council and the Amey management teams. More importantly the outcomes were in line with what was wanted with greater cooperation and stronger working relationships. Additionally the action list with names and dates agreed as the outcome of the meeting has focussed us all into action and moved many important issues forward. All in all a worthwhile and productive exercise with real world benefits.

Dave Lewis – Manchester City Council

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David was instrumental in showing me different, better ways of dealing with people and handling difficult situations. Through the programmes David has helped me and my people be more effective leaders with more confidence, people skills and the ability to get greater performance at all levels. In order to get more from yourself it is often necessary for others to challenge you to step out of your comfort zone - something you might not do yourself. David is able to do this in a supportive yet challenging way and it is what I would recommend all people to do to really make progress in their business and life.

Martin Penny, Chairman OHS Ltd

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I would recommend Dave as a trainer and a business coach having worked with him for delivery of both client training and coaching and with the team here at uber. He is knowledgeable and consistently reliable. Both myself and my clients have seen some instant measurable changes in the teams he's worked with. A pleasure to work with.

Sarah Cross, Managing Director, Uber-uk

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Dave is a talented trainer - who understands people and who can communicate process succinctly and simply - massively impacting people's effectiveness in the process. His high energy and positive outlook is an asset - first class!

Phil Ryan, Deputy Chief Executive at The Management Centre @ The University of Wales

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Axio Development brought a new initiative to the development of the club and our people. The outcomes of the project so far, which is an initiative developing staff at all levels in the business, are improved communication, motivation, people skills and leadership. This has shown up as greater professionalism in our team and greater conviction to get the details right which is what makes Home House unique. The partnership we have developed delivers the results that we were looking for and I would wholehartedly recommend David's abilities to do the same for other organisations

Andrew Richardson, Managing Director, Home House Club, London

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