‘I interviewed several MHFA training course providers.  Ann was by far the most professional, flexible and friendly person I came across.  I narrowed down the list and put Ann and a few others forward to a panel, they all said the same thing.  Round peg, round hole.  Ann is a great fit for our people and our business’.

Karon Campbell 
Learning & Development Manager, Viapath


‘At Pay.UK we have worked with Ann and Rachel from ORL over the past year and they have provided us with exceptional support with our health and wellbeing agenda. Our colleagues are very complimentary about their programmes and delivery style. The mental health first aider training was the best feedback from a training provider we have ever received. We look forward to a continued partnership with ORL.’

Sherree Schaefer 
Director of Human Resources, Pay.UK Limited




We have worked with Ann at Open Road Learning and find her sessions really productive. A very good trainer who relates to her audience, whatever the level“.

Val Hammond
Retail General Manager
Acorns Children’s Hospice


It has been a pleasure to work with Open Road Learning for over 10 years on various people development programmes. As I have progressed my own career and moved to different organisations, ORL has always strived to get to know the business and understand its own unique development requirements. From Graduate programmes through to middle management ongoing development and more recently their ‘Fit For Purpose’ programme, ORL supports Careys in its endeavour to help make us all more resilient to cope with every day pressures and eradicate the stigma around mental health challenges. I see ORL as an important partner to our business. Feedback from their programmes is positive from delegates and if on the rare occasion it is not, they will action a change straight away to continuously improve our offerings“.

Sharon Wood
Group Head of Human Resources
Carey Group Plc


We had the pleasure of working with Ann from Open Road Learning when she facilitated my team meeting in December 2016. Ann’s style lended itself perfectly to our discussions. She allowed us to debate and challenge points, but stepped in to keep us on track and remind us of the desired outcomes. She was completely tuned in to our discussions, a fine devil’s advocate, an excellent facilitator and someone who enabled us to achieve what we set out to do in a seemingly effortless manner. We really enjoyed her facilitation style and would be happy to recommend her to others seeking similar support“.

Steven Law
President, HSSEA


ORL has been supporting the development of the Finance Team for over 12 months now. Their role has been to design and facilitate our team away days and help us stay focused on achieving our objectives, with an emphasis on a continued strategic direction. We have found ORL to be a creative, yet practical working partner – always flexible and responsive to our changing requirements and able to build effective relationships with participants to inform meaningful conversations and debate. This on-going relationship enables Ann and her team to fully understand our needs and help us find new ways to achieve success. Central to ORL’s support has been an appropriate blend of hard and soft skills development which has helped build individual and collective capability across the team“.

Bruce Middleton
Chief Finance Officer


Technip has worked with Open Road Learning for a number of years on a diverse range of programmes and we have always found the quality of the interventions to be very high. ORL has developed a very good understanding of our needs and of the challenges of our industry and develops appropriate solutions for us – particularly around the development and management of behavioural competencies. Feedback from participants is invariably excellent with the interactive style and the relevance of the training regularly featuring“.

Roy Hay
Director of Offshore HR
Group Marine Operations Services
Technip UK Limited


Open Road Learning has, and continues to, provide invaluable support to Farrans Construction Ltd in team development. Open Road Learning has facilitated internal team building events, helping to take our organisation to a higher maturity level, and supported ongoing individual development“.

David Parr
Contracts Manager
Farrans Construction Ltd


Over the last few years, Open Road Learning has provided ongoing expertise on training and development needs within Wood Group Kenny, including support on our Graduate Recruitment and Training Programme as well as on our New Energy Programme. Ann is a consummate professional who has taken the time to understand our business requirements exactly. Both Ann and her associates have an extremely open and engaging teaching style, which ensures that any learning sessions are maximised to the fullest, borne out by the positive feedback received from delegates. Ann is warm, friendly and extremely approachable and always goes the extra mile in ensuring well delivered and structured sessions“.

Clair Davidson
HR Advisor


Open Road Learning supported our Developing Talent Induction Programme. The passion and energy put into the programme resulted in a fun-filled, action-packed week. This was exactly what we wanted for our new colleagues to experience!

Stacey Will
Talent Development Manager



Our team training was absolutely fantastic. Ann took the brief and made it into an interactive, energetic and engaging session in a very short space of time. We see lots of the staff trainers in our line of work and I have to say that Ann’s presentation and content ranked as one of the best. Thank you so much for your involvement, we look forward to working together in the future“.

Angie Platten
Head of Partnership Services

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People


Collaboration, Integrity, Discipline, Innovation and Excellence……. Our company values and neatly sums up how Ann and the team have worked with us over the last few years, helping to embed good practice at VINCI through our people“.

Joanne Mercer
Head of Organisational Development

VINCI Construction UK Limited


In the 14 years that I have worked here, I can honestly say that this was the most enjoyable, motivational and fun training day that I have attended.  It was brilliant how Ann and David got the whole team working together so that we left feeling re-energized and proud to be part of such a wonderful organisation and a dedicated wider team. I actually went to sleep with a big smile on my face and am still buzzing this morning!

Louise Arnold
Director, Supporter Engagement
Acorns Children’s Hospice

Looking forward to supporting NASC members with funded training for Mental Health First Aid.