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Have you checked out the Aspire Europe youtube channel yet ?

We have been developing on our You Tube channel over the past year to bring you a host of video content from programme life cycles, benefits/risk/assurance (etc.) management to revision tips on how to successfully pass your exam.

We aim to keep the videos to a maximum of 10 minutes to cover key topics for busy people on the go – admittedly, with such a passionate team with a wealth of knowledge to share, this wasn’t an easy task…

Here is a behind the scenes shot of Aspire Europe’s managing director, Rod Sowden recording a video on programme organisation.rs-video-recording

Rod Sowden is the lead author for a number of publications including MSP®, P3M3® and more recently released survival guides for senior responsible owners, programme managers and business change managers which he regularly refers to throughout the videos. Click here for more information on the publications we have available.

Click here to visit our channel and keep an eye out for more videos coming soon.

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Got an idea for a video you would like to see? We would love to hear from you:
Email: theacademyteam@aspireeurope.com

MSP® and P3M3® are [registered] trade marks of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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Eileen Roden accepts a non executive director role at the Aspire Academy

Aspire Europe are pleased to announce that Eileen Roden has  accepted a non executive  director role at the Aspire Academy.

Rod Sowden, Managing Director, Aspire Europe said “We are very pleased that Eileen has accepted the non executive role on our board. We have had a close relationship with Eileen since her PMP days and she is already our P3O® lead trainer, one of our P3M3® assessors  and looks after a number of key clients. Eileen has a massive reputation in the P3M industry with a huge depth of knowledge around PMOs and is a fellow lead author as well, so always has an eye on developing trends but most of all, she is also great fun to have around !”

For more information on Eileen, please check out her LinkedIn profile

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Aspire Europe (re)achieve Cyber Essentials PLUS certification

We are very pleased to announce that Aspire Europe Ltd complies with the requirements of the Cyber Essentials PLUS scheme, and we have been re-certified as part of the government certification scheme.

Cyber Essentials aims to help organisations implement basic levels of protection against cyber attack, demonstrating to their customers that they take cyber security seriously.  The scheme is available at two levels:

  • Cyber Essentials – an independently verified self-assessment.  Organisations assess themselves against five basic security controls and a qualified assessor verifies the information provided.
  • Cyber Essentials PLUS – a higher level of assurance. A qualified and independent assessor examines the same five controls, testing that they work in practice by simulating basic hacking and phishing attacks.

Thanks to everyone internally for their work on this, including our IT suppliers, Nortech Computers and Wolfberry in their help with the certification process.

Rod Sowden; Managing Director; Aspire Europe Ltd.

 

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Paul Mansell accepts role as Chair of Aspire Europe

As part of the continuing development of Aspire Europe, we are very pleased to announce that Paul Mansell has accepted the offer to take on the role of Chairman in a non executive capacity.

Rod Sowden, founder and Managing Director said “I am so please that Paul has accepted this role. He has a fantastic track record in our industry with numerous major assignments during his career that our team can benefit from; he was one of the driving forces behind the growth of Moorhouse and we hope we can benefit from that insight. He has been great support over the last few years in an informal capacity so I am really pleased that we have found a way to formalise this”

For more information on Paul, please check out his LinkedIn profile

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Aspire Europe appoint Ed Brown as Aspire Assess Director

We are very pleased to announce that Ed Brown has joined us from HKA (Hill International). 

He is taking responsibility for our Aspire Assess brand, which incorporates our P3M3® assessments, assurance and advisory services, including the supporting  frameworks, methods and tools that go with them.

Rod Sowden, Managing Director of Aspire Europe explains “Having Ed onboard is great news, he brings a completely different view, skillset and perspective on the world with a buildings and physical infrastructure background and a track record in very large consultancies such as Aecom, which is invaluable to us at this stage of our growth”.

Ed completes the new Aspire Europe management team for the time being after the appointment of  Chris Moore as the Aspire Accelerate director in May this year, and the arrival of Penny Lister and Neil Kay to manage the Aspire Academy services.

If you would like to find out a bit more about  Ed, check out his LinkedIn profile, where he has written an open letter about why he is joining the Aspire Europe.

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“What’s your problem?” A guide to the benefits of Investment Logic Mapping

This guide by Ed Brown (Aspire Assess Director) outlines why you should use Investment Logic Mapping (ILM) and the good value the use of ILM will bring to your investments. They’re a powerful and extremely cost-effective way to bring shape and structure to your investment before you head off into expensive blind alleys.

If you find the article useful – please let us know

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Our new PRINCE2 2017 Courses are here

Last week we announced that the Aspire Academy is now accredited to offer the PRINCE2 2017  qualification at both Foundation and Practitioner level.

We have various iterations of PRINCE2 2017 available, so have a look at the course profiles below, and if you would like more information, please contact theacademyteam@aspireeurope.com or call 01275 848099

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