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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 2007  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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Penny Lester joins Aspire Academy

Welcome to the Aspire Academy for Penny Lester who has just joined us to take over from Alice Martin, who has moved back to London and a wonderful career opportunity.

We are very excited about having Penny as the public face of Aspire Europe training, she has been involved with learning and development for over 16 years and has extensive range of experience in managing the ongoing, long-term improvement of client employees’ skills, enabling them to fulfil their potential within their organisation and embed their learning.

Penny has been involved the full cycle of training, including programme design, course delivery and impact assessments during her career. Please follow this link to find out more about Penny.

 

 

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PRINCE2 2017 Available Now

With PRINCE2® 2017 launched yesterday for public exams to be held, we are pleased to announce that we are already accredited to offer the new PRINCE2 2017 qualifications.

This means:

  • More guidance on tailoring PRINCE2 to the needs of your organisation
  • More linkage between the themes and principles which underpin PRINCE2
  • Extensive use of case study material to consolidate the elements
  • You can maintain your certification through the new PRINCE2 Membership scheme

We are also in the process of developing eLearning for this product, so stay tuned for more information.

To find out more about the PRINCE2 2017 update, please click here

If you would like more information, please contact theacademyteam@aspireeurope.com or call 01275 848099

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Announcement: Aspire Europe and Pearcemayfield join forces

Two of the most established brands in the training market are joining forces to maintain a high quality offering in the AXELOS Limited and APM qualifications market place.

Pearcemayfield were established in 2001 and Aspire Europe in 2004 and both have been active in the development of UK best practice for over 10 years.

No other organisation can offer you the lead authors of MSP®, P3O® and P3M3® alongside key members of the development teams for PRINCE2®, M_o_R® and MoP®. This track record brings authority and experience of the subjects which enables us to provide unique courses.

Rod Sowden, Managing Director of Aspire Europe said “We have worked closely with the Pearcemayfield team since Patrick Mayfield was one of my authoring team for MSP 2007. I’ve always admired their unique approach to the training delivery and their courage to stand by their values in an increasingly commoditised market”.

Richard Rose, CEO of Pearcemayfield “We are really excited about this development with Aspire Europe, we have often shared trainers and other resources so it was only natural to tighten the working relationship when the opportunity arose. We will both continue to deliver high quality courses to both sets of customers but under the Aspire Europe brand in future”.

“I really want to thank all the people that contributed to the successes of Pearcemayfield in the past and look forward to working with them under the Aspire Europe brand in the future” Richard continued.

For enquiries and more details please email theacademyteam@aspireeurope.com or give us a call on 01275 848099

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