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Best of Berkshire

At Berkshire we are proud of what we have achieved with our clients and partners, whether awards, accreditations or frameworks. Below you will find further details on all of these, testifying to the breadth and flexibility of our service capability. 


tj-awards-2014-gold-print-readyWe have designed and delivered award winning leadership programmes, having won a Gold and Bronze award at the 2014 Training Journal Awards for the Best Public Sector Leadership Programme for the ‘Accelerate’ Programme at the National Offender Management Service (NOMS).  This follows our Gold and Silver wins from 2013 for our work with the Health Foundation with Yorkshire and Humberside NHS Trust. Our Global Leadership Development Programme for RSA Group won the 2010 CIPD Award for Organisational Learning.

Prior to winning both Gold and Bronze in 2014 our  ‘Accelerate to’ programme had been shortlisted twice for national awards. The initiative, running since 2003, is aimed at developing BME and disabled senior managers across the National Offender Management Service.

cipd-logoThe Learning and Development Programme designed for RSA Group won the 2010 CIPD Award for Organisational Learning. Judges were impressed by our highly innovative solution, robust metrics.

home-office-logoWe were the winner of the ‘Supplier of the year’ award, as well as the award for ‘Best Collaboration on a project’ at the Home Office awards. These awards related directly to a performance improvement programme, which delivered a return on investment of some 5:1.


Over the years we have earned professional accreditation from key industry bodies, attesting to our commitment to quality. In addition, our consultants are individual members of organisations such as the Institute of Directors, the Association of Project Managers, the Organisational Development Network and the RSA.

PrintBCL is a Premier Certified Practice that is recognised by the Institute of Consulting (IC) for the highest standards of professionalism and competence. The Practice agrees to abide by the IC’s Code of Practice and has a significant number of consultants who are Certified Management Consultants (CMC®). There are only 13 certified registered consultancy organisations currently in the UK and we are proudly one of those.

association-for-coachingMany of our consultants are accredited individually as Full Members of the Association for Coaching (AC). BCL is also a Corporate Member of the AC. This demonstrates evidence of the training, skills and experience our consultants bring to their work with individuals and teams as Executive Coaches.

investors-in-people-340We have achieved this award since 1996 and consistently received excellent feedback from the Investors in People (IiP) external assessors on our culture, our development ethos/practice and our induction process. BCL was one of the first companies in the UK to be assessed against the enhanced standards for IiP at their launch in 2002.

Our Business Partners

We partner with carefully selected organisations when we can together offer increased value in meeting our client’s requirements. This approach often offers the best solution, enabling us to provide the range and depth of skills and expertise required, while maintaining overall management of the project. Examples include the use of actors, e-learning specialists, outplacement providers and 360º feedback tools.

rpftRole Plays for Training –  has been operating successfully for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience in the field. They have a team of around 120 role players who have been auditioned to ensure the highest level of acting ability, feedback skills and professionalism.

mindgardenMind Garden  is an organisation that enables access to validated psychological assessments and instruments. They serve the international corporate, academic. and research communities by offering high-quality, proven instruments from prominent psychologists.

premier-partnershipPremier Partnership – is one of the UK’s leading providers of learning design and delivery, employee relations support and health & safety consulting.

oppOPPis part of CPP – the Myers-Briggs Company and one of Europe’s largest business psychology providers.



VoicePrintVoicePrint – shows the personal contribution that you make through the way you talk, think and act, but these potential strengths can also be limiters until you understand them and know when and how to use them.

Our Frameworks

ConsultancyONE HR Framework – This framework provides strategic, broad based advice  government wide across a range of disciplines and functions to support, guide and provides innovative solutions to public sector customers. Services have been categorised into 15 lots, Berkshire Consultancy is on Lot 3.2 – Functional Advice and support for Human Resource Management.

Health Trust Europe – is underpinned by world-leading expertise and best practice: aligned to support its members to achieve consistently superior quality, safety, services and best pricing that is needed to deliver enhanced patient care and financial sustainability.

Other frameworks include:

  • Financial Services Compensation Scheme
  • University of Bath
  • House of Commons – Learning & Development Framework
  • NHS Thames Valley & Wessex Leadership Academy
  • SOAS University of London
  • University of Cardiff
  • Their passion for what they do, and for our aspiration and needs was what got them through the door. Their collaboration with us over the last year in conceiving, designing and executing a fantastically successful learning programme – at pace –  has made them a pleasure to work with.

    Gill Hunter, Managing Partner, Maxus
  • Berkshire are different to other consultancy companies in that they have the ability to have a relationship with me and do not regard me as just another customer – I feel valued. Berkshire have the ability not to just sell you a service, they produce the right solution.

    Sally Worth, University of Cardiff
  • The close alignment of objectives with corresponding results was impressive and BCL’s on-going impact data proved the worth of this initiative.

    Judge at the Training Journal Award for ‘Best Public Sector Training Programme
  • Expectations were high from the outset and the programme management team and facilitation team exceeded our expectations throughout. The programme design was tailored specifically to meet the needs of our leaders and was delivered in such a way that engaged and inspired our participants. The content was finely balanced with evidence based content as well as tons of opportunities to apply participants learning back in to the workplace. Their passion for OD shone through and this resonated strongly with our audience which resulted in 100% of our participants rating the quality of the facilitators delivery style and content very good or excellent.

    Behind the scenes, the programme management team were exceptional. Responsive, highly professional, friendly and always willing to go the extra mile. We received regular progress reports on how the programme was developing and they were always available to offer support and guidance. They made our lives easy and it felt like a true partnership – an absolute pleasure to work with.

    Anna O’Kane, NHS East Midlands Leadership Academy