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"The training and development of our staff is crucial for us in a competitive market in order to provide the levels of expertise and added value services expected from our customers.

We have invested in and implemented a "Development Academy" for our people that cover many of the skills they require to deliver their roles.

Part of the Development Academy included providing our Field Sales team with first class sales process delivery.

Having partnered with Rapport Training previously we engaged Martin to work alongside us to build a relevant and realistic up to date sales training programme.

It was important to us that we were able to physically assess the training delivery and to determine that the sales team were able to reach exacting standards.

Martin was able to develop that assessment process and to acheive the training outcomes we required from the outset.

The feedback from the team was excellent and I am certain that we will be working again with Martin in the future.

Andrew Green - Product and Marketing Director - Santander Consumer Finance.

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Martin has delivered consistently excellent training courses surrounding sales process for the Santander Consumer sales team.

 He is personable, understands your needs, writes and delivers exactly what is required.

 I would completely recommend Martin for any business that wishes to increase the performance of their sales teams and if any further information is required I would be happy to have a conversation".

Peter Critchley Sales Director Santander Consumer Finance. Click to see Santander website.

We approached Rapport Training ltd with one main request in mind:

"Help our company communicate more effectively".

Our organisation specialises in the installation and maintenance of Fire Safety systems.

The legal compliance requirements around Fire Safety place many responsibilities on all companies and our expert services are much in demand.

In fact we have as they say become "victims of our own success". That success has bought with it added pressures on our team to continue to deliver the high levels of customer service that we aspire to.

Martin was sure that he could help.

He requested "one to one" interviews with both me and my Co Director, Managers and team members.

We were asked to provide frank and honest feedback about a number of key issues that affected our daily activities and behaviours within the company.

Following this report two key training workshops were developed, "Leadership Essentials" and "High Performing Teams".

The work we undertook enabled us to re-focus our efforts on our strategy and behaviour and saw us implementing a number of key initiatives which have had a really positive impact on the quality and effectiveness of our communication.

The work we have started will not end there, it is very much "work in progress".

We would recommend Martins approach to Team Development and will not hesitate to use his services again.

Sean and Andrew McPartland Logic Fire and Security. click to see Logic Fire and Security website

 "We consulted with Martin Fenton of Rapport Training to help us re-focus our efforts on the profit potential for our business from the sale of both finance and insurance products.

 Martin worked closely with myself, our Sales Manager and in particular our Business Manager, John Kirrage to help reverse our declining incomes.

 Due to a number of reasons we had lost sight of the basics and Martins work included not only re-building the confidence of our sales team in professionally introducing F&I to our customers but provided one to one coaching with John to help him continue the good work and drive the new behaviours on going with the team.

 Consequently because of Martins practical and sensible approach both our finance penetration and incomes have returned to profitable levels.

 I would recommend Rapport Training to any dealership who needs to grow or recapture the all important bottom line profit that F&I incomes bring to a dealership"

- Darren Dawkins Managing Director Vikings  Canterbury - Mercedes Benz Specialists. Click to see Vikings website

"Martins training differed from conventional sales finance training in that as well as providing excellent training for the sales execs he acheived buy-in of our Sales Managers from the outset.

This has contributed to raising our F&I Income Per Retail Unit by £30 since the training was carried out" - Colin Clark Financial Controller SDM Group Falkirk. Click to see SDM's website

"I wish to express my heartfelt thanks for the tremendous work you have carried out at my dealership.

I remember our first meeting over ten years ago; I thought then that you stood head and shoulders above all your fellow experts.

I do regret not seeing you for such a long period, but I am now thankful that our business relationship is strong.

I do look forward to your next visit where we can take an overview of the success you have brought my company.

The Sales Manager and all the executives really enjoyed the training or should I say the education. They will not forget the experience.

Martin thank you for your professional approach and your help. I look forward to our next meeting.

Should you wish me to talk to anyone regarding your company please ask them to give me a call, as I will have no hesitation in recommending you and your company" -Royce Roberts Managing Director Royce Roberts Skoda Ltd Hull. Click to see Royce's website

"We engaged Martin to create and deliver a be-spoke one day training course aimed at our new staff to cover all aspects of The Consumer Credit Act, putting it into context within our own business.

The course was run on five seperate occassions and feedback from all delegates was extremely positive.

As a result we now plan to continue to run the course throughout 2009" - Celia Wilson Head of HR and Facilities, Santander Consumer Finance. Click to see Santander website

"As one of the leading motor finance companies we have to ensure we are always one step ahead of our competitors, which means never standing still. The key to our success is the commitment we have to our people, which includes employee training and development.

Before meeting with Martin it was difficult to find a trainer who could provide all of what we were looking for, for example to design and deliver a course not only specific to our Company, our people and the way we worked but also a course that was practical in its content encouraging delegate participation rather than just sat listening to the trainer. Most importantly to deliver the results we were looking for.

We were so impressed with the initial courses designed and delivered by Martin we have gone on to book more courses. The feedback we have had from the candidates on the various Sales courses provided by Martin is excellent and we would highly recommend the style he uses, the course content, the evaluation process following each course and the result achieved" - Margaret Roper Head of Human Resources Close Motor Finance Ltd.

"Rapport Training provided a full 2 day sales skills course to our employees. the course was very well constructed, delivered professionally and my team came away with new skills to try and motivated to succeed. Thank you Martin" - Andrew Brameld National Sales Director Barclaycard Partner Finance.

"We have used the services of Rapport Training Ltd for the past two years.

We commissioned them to carry out compliance training for our dealer network, which consisted of approximately 300 individuals based around the UK. Martin Fenton had the challenging task of compiling all the material and carrying out the training for each individual within a very tight timescale.

Martin listened to our needs and delivered the results. He is a natural presenter and ensures that each delegate is at ease. He gives clear, professional and sound guidance and secured a successful pass rate 99%.

We continue to use their services and would highly recommend them". - Lindy Darmanin Manager, Insurance Services Enham Direct.