About Us

We work in partnership with organisations to provide specialist knowledge in learning and development, recruitment, IT infrastructure and project management, to enable growth within their target market and sectors.

 

GBS education services offer a wide range of both commercial  and funded courses including eLearning and apprenticeships at all levels, which meet employers skills gaps and future demands.

MEET THE TEAM

STEVEN GUARD

Steven is a founding partner of GBS with extensive experience within IT redeployment and infrastructure project management, technical support and training within the NHS and Government office.

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Starting IT career early 1995, Steven brought on, and has worked with numerous NHS, local government, clinical care and project managing national leads on central government civil service contracts.  

 

From December 2016 Steven managed the expansion of the learning and development services to offer both commercial and funded programmes in leadership and management across a range of sectors. 

MANAGING DIRECTOR

PENNY GUARD

Although a member of the GBS training provision since 2010 on a freelance basis, Penny joined the business as Director of Learning and Development in December 2016 to support the managing director in expanding the learning and development offering. 

 

Penny has worked in the Education sector for over 18 years and has extensive experience in funding and apprenticeships with the privilege of working on 16 trailblazer groups to develop the new standards and assessment plans and contuse to support this work part time.  As a result of the success of 2017 Penny has ensured the businesses growth and approval with several awarding bodies and acceptance on to the register of apprenticeship training providers.

 

As a qualified Assessor, trainer and IQA Penny brings a wealth of valuable knowledge and expertise to the team.

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

JOHN LOVEDAY

John served for 7 years in HM Forces and brings the transferrable skills of leadership to the organisation. As Chief Executive Officer of Spearhead and Your UK Academy, John is an impressive award-winning business leader, who brings a wealth of experience and credibility and integrity leading on the Apprenticeship partnership sales and marketing activity for GBS and the Your UK Academy.

Former armed forces veteran, multi-award winning businessman in the Training & Development sector, John has a successful track record of key account management and developing new business. As the CEO of our partner organisation, Spearhead eLearning - an award winning eLearning provider, John leads on the partnership to work with employers providing blended bespoke packages that meet both organisational and individual needs through online and practical training courses both in the UK and International clients.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

PAUL HOOD

Paul served 14 years in HM Forces and as the Chief Operations Officer of Spearhead eLearning and Your UK Academy. As a Non-Executive Director to GBS brings a wealth of expertise in blended learning solutions and leads on the eLearning programme development and implementation partnership with Spearhead eLearning and Your UK Academy.

At GBS, Paul leads on all operational aspects for both commercial and funded provisions working closely with our partners to delivery high quality and effective training solutions. As a highly motivated and driven leader, Paul brings a wealth of experience.

HEAD OF OPERATIONS

MIKE MATTHEWS

An experienced and motivational trainer, Mike has a true passion for teaching and learning. With a proven track record of success and a reputation for putting learners first, making Mike the perfect programme manager to lead on the development and delivery of the functional skills element of the apprenticeships, as well as delivering the leadership and management programmes for CMI and NCFE up to and including level 7. 

PROGRAMME MANAGER

TINA WATT

TRAINER AND IQA

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