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We help transform individuals, teams and businesses to achieve their true potential.

We are specialists in culture development,  performance enhancement, leadership learning, transformation and change.

With over 30 years of experience in the field, we are a trusted by some of the worlds largest brands, a results driven company, offering tailored solutions that set us apart from the rest.

Our clients often describe us as a ‘breath of fresh air’ given our grounded, humble, outcome driven and relationship-based approach. It is for this reason that clients value how we work with them as much as the advice we ultimately provide.

We measure success not only in terms of project outcomes and deliverables but our ability to strategise, innovate and build long term partnerships with our clients.

We will help you, your team and business discover the impact of positive thinking and as you apply the principles embedded throughout our fun and engaging development solutions, you will begin to push back your inner boundaries, opening up your world and all that’s available to you.



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Lisa is a multi award winning therapist, soul purpose coach and author of Get A Life! the guidebook. She has an entrepreneurial and pro-active approach to work and life, with a strong drive to succeed. Lisa has a great love for people and many years of experience in understanding people and how they grow and develop, both as individuals and in teams.

With a sound understanding of business through her own experiences, Lisa can help guide companies to achieve incredible results. She can identify and develop opportunities and leads and inspires others through her energetic and positive outlook.

Lisa’s ability to work at a strategic level, whilst also being “hands on the frontline” gives her a strong edge.

Director Get the Edge Training and Consultancy Ltd

  • Development and delivery of the Get the Edge business & executive coaching programme
  • On-site sales event facilitation
  • Working with clients on training needs analysis, strategic training plans and delivery of development programmes
  • Certified in Clarity 4D personality profiling and workshop delivery
  • Preferred training provider to Stoke Rochford Hotel, Totemic, WIRE, Welland Enterprise, Lectured at University of Lincoln, Aston University Birmingham


Retail Leader (Area Manager) Barclays
Training and Development Project Manager Behavioural Change Programme  Boots Retail
Training and Development Project Manager in store Logistics Sears Group
Training Champion Sears Group
Training Centre Manager ETAM Management Development

Member of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs
SFEDI Mentor
Coaching for performance
NVQ Assessor Retail
Clarity 4D Personality Profiling
Reflexology Diploma

Honors and Awards

Finalist women inspiring women awards 2012
Finalist Women inspiring women awards 2013

Author – Get a Life the Guide Book

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Jon is recognised as a specialist in the professional development of individuals, teams and organisations.  Using unique behavioural change methods and a personal approach, Jon works with you and your teams to help truly understand what makes you and others tick, who you are at heart and what you really want in life, at work and from your relationships with others.

From a commercial business standpoint, Jon’s sessions bring people together behind the common vision, align people with the business goals and actively engage them in the workplace creating massive shifts in results and culture. More importantly creating an open climate where everyone at every level can communicate openly what they are thinking and feeling, without fear, without having to hide behind a mask pretending to be someone else.

Jon has been a Sales Director for a large automotive group and has witnessed first-hand many of the challenges business face today, his experience allows him to develop and tailor solution that deliver. He makes a massive impact on any business and its operational success.

Managing Director Get the Edge Training and Consultancy Ltd

  • Development and delivery of the Get the Edge consultancy and strategy programmes
  • Development and delivery of the Get the Edge Leadership retreat and personal development programmes
  • On-site sales event facilitation
  • Preferred national training provider for Mercedes Benz Direct and Suzuki GB
  • Working with clients on training needs analysis, strategic training plans and delivery of development programmes
  • Certified in Clarity 4D personality profiling and workshop delivery
  • Developed and delivered training, business workshops, consultancy, strategy development and coaching for Land Rover UK, Jaguar UK, Mazda UK, Volvo UK, Suzuki Europe, Kia UK, and many of the large dealer groups.
  • Sales Process Expert. Advocate of “Real and Authentic Selling”.


  • 42 years Automotive sharp end retail experience at Director level.
  • writing and delivering workshop.
  • coaching and development programmes in the field of sales.
  • management, personal development and leadership.
  • Qualified Hypnotherapist
  • Trainer of NLP
  • Clarity 4D Personality Profiling Facilitator
  • Leadership Facilitator


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Steve is passionate about developing people to achieve their full potential in life. His inspirational approach and enthusiasm to life and work is infectious. His ability to engage and enthuse even the most cynical of employees allows change to take place quickly and more agreeably.

He was responsible for the design and delivery of a national business to business development programme and a sales solution for a UK dealer network.

Steve played a pivotal part in the project team responsible for launching the jaguar x-type in Brazil and the Citroen Picasso in the UK. His sales knowledge and training helped achieve the sales goals and the business strategy in record time for a new model launch.

Steve provides the most up-to-date and relevant expertise, techniques and knowledge to automotive manufacturers, branded dealer networks and their respective training functions.

His specialisms include providing retail and corporate sales training, service and front of house training, operational business management and management / leadership training and development solutions that ensure that your business thrives in today’s highly challenging and competitive marketplace.

Director Get the Edge Training and Consultancy Ltd

Development and delivery of the Get the Edge business & executive coaching programme

  • Development and delivery of the Get the Edge Leadership retreat and development programmes
  • On-site sales event facilitation
  • Working with clients on training needs analysis, strategic training plans and delivery of development programmes
  • New vehicle model launches
  • Used vehicle sales event support
  • Certified in Clarity 4D personality profiling and workshop delivery
  • Sales Process Expert. Advocate of “Real and Authentic Selling”.


Head of training Citroen UK at manufacturer level
Training and development manager – Carcraft UK
Concept development manager GE
Training and development manager Lloyds and Scottish

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“One of the very best sales and marketing men in the business”. Having worked in the sales and automotive industry at Director level for over 30 years, including an extended tenure with Mercedes Benz, Adrian has a wealth of experience within sales, marketing and client relationship management. An articulate and well presented consultant with a proven track record of developing successful teams that achieve business and personal objectives, Adrian thrives in working in a fast paced and results driven environment.

Adrian is able to communicate effectively with people from all backgrounds, has a great sense of humour and a very positive mindset on life. He has developed several high level strategies that have delivered operational excellence and produced outstanding results. Outside of work Adrian shows the same level of passion and commitment towards family life and is always looking for new challenges to test his mental resolve. Having only recently taken up cycling Adrian completed the gruelling 600 km ride from Geneva to Paris taking in some of the toughest climbs from The Tour de France, on his route across the Alps, once again demonstrating his positive “Can Do” attitude and a steely determination to succeed.

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Andy uses his personal experiences gained in working within some of the UK’s most successful companies to challenge people to identify and eliminate their self-imposed limits, then inspire and encourage them to deliver outstanding performance. He believes there is nothing more enjoyable than building relationships whilst helping people develop their confidence levels & winning attitudes.

Specialties: Developing Leadership and Management skills in individuals.

Creating belief mechanisms that deliver outstanding results for individuals and teams.

Focusing on the “Little difference” that makes the “Big difference”.

Teaching the skills of developing Persistence, Vision, Confidence, Focused Determination, and how to deliver outstanding and lasting results through experience gained in my Business Career and in Extreme Endurance events.

Andy says “It has been my privilege to work with clients such as ASDA, ARLA Foods, The British Dental Association, Reg Vardy Plc, JCT600 & Peugeot Motor Company, amongst many others.”


  • Get the Edge Associate
  • Inspirational Motivational Speaker
  • Performance Development Coach
  • Mentor Facilitator Trainer
  • Head of Group Corporate Sales – JCT600
  • Regional Manager, Northern England – Budget Rent-a Car EMEA
  • Regional Manager, Reg Vardy Plc. Head Office, Sunderland
  • Group Corporate Sales Manager, John Martin Group, Edinburgh
  • District Manager NE Scotland Peugeot Motor Company
  • Fleet Sales Manager, John Martin Group, Edinburgh
  • Fleet Sales Manager Peugeot, Glenvarigil, Aberdeen
  • Finance Business Manager, VW Audi John Clarke Group Aberdeen


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Andy is an ex soldier who suffered the loss of three limbs as a result of stepping onto a Taliban I.E.D. device.

Since leaving the army Andy has taken his inspirational story and shares it with business and schools up and down the country.

Andy is available to speak with your teams about the importance of teamwork, leadership, belief and how to remain positive even in the face of adversity.

In his sessions he talks openly and honestly about his story, from serving soldier to wounded veteran, and how he has overcome the greatest challenge in his life.

“I hope that my story of overcoming adversity and the daily challenges I have faced and continue to do so will give you the inspiration you need to give you that extra 10% when you’re facing your challenges and hurdles in your daily life..

Keep Smiling



  • Get the Edge Associate
  • Inspirational Motivational Speaker
  • Author of the book Standing Tall
  • Ex Soldier
  • Fund Raiser


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From his experience of working as a Craniosacral Therapist, John has developed Mindfulness workshops and courses for individuals and organisations, running highly successful programmes which promote staff wellbeing. It is from this that he has developed the belief that we all have the capability of improving our wellbeing and optimising our health: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

John is a Registered Craniosacral Therapist (RCST), member of the Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming (ANLP) and founder of holistic healthcare specialist, Natural Health.

John regularly undertakes further post-graduate training in order to continually develop his knowledge and skills as a practitioner.

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James Ellington walked into Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, aged 14, on a cold October night in 1999. There, he shook hands with new coach John Powell, whose squad had an international reputation for developing young sprinting talent both in the UK and abroad. It was a partnership and beginning of a chapter in James’ existence that would change his life forever!

James Ellington is one of the strongest believers in sport and its by-products. His occasional employment by Met-Track, a youth diversion scheme founded and run by coach John Powell, has seen him working with some challenging young Londoners, passing on his experience and mentoring them toward positive futures. It’s a philosophy the Ellington brand holds dear – in keeping with his coach’s motto, he truly believes in “Achieving Excellence by Endeavour”!

James, now a regular at the prestigious European Diamond League meetings and annual Great Britain Grand Prix showcase, continues to be a significant source of motivation for others. He has played no small part in advising and guiding the likes of European Junior Champion David Bolarinwa and others, as they aspire to follow in his famous footsteps.

With both eloquence and wit, Jamie tells his inspiring story detailing how he overcame adversity, and through hard graft, determination, dedication and an unstoppable will to win, achieved his life time ambition of representing his country at the very highest level, breaking records and collecting many medals along the way.

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Barry has worked at a senior level in the hotel industry for 29 years.

Barry has formed, inspired and lead a diverse range of teams across the hotel, pub & restaurant and holiday accommodation sectors; across the UK, France, Spain & Portugal.

Starting from the shop floor, Barry quickly progressed through operational management roles, to General Management and Board level positions, most recently running Stoke Rochford Management Ltd on behalf of its then owners, the National Union of Teachers. During his time at Stoke Rochford Management Ltd, Barry successfully lead a complete cultural and operational redevelopment project, to reposition the business as a premium Country House Hotel destination and ultimately achieve a profitable exit strategy for the previous owners.

Throughout his operational career, Barry has been involved in several successful business turnaround projects, focusing upon developing the hotels teams to maximise each individuals’ confidence, competence and engagement, to ultimately bring about bottom line profitability growth through excellence of service & hospitality.

Barry has previously supported hotel new opening & refurbishment projects and has operationally guided several businesses through successful mergers, rebranding projects and new acquisitions.

Over the years I have had the pleasure of working with; Hilton Hotels, QMH, Corus Hotels, Whitbread Hotel Company, The Real Hotel Company, Crerar Hotels, Menzies Hotels, Shearings Holidays, Mark Warner and Bass Leisure Retail.

Barry is a graduate of The Robert Gordon University and Member of the Institute of Hospitality

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As soon as Jem was old enough he stepped out of the shadow of his early childhood to join the Royal Marines.

After four years as a highly skilled Arctic Warfare Specialist, he then volunteered and passed SBS selection and was recognised as one of the youngest ever members to pass selection into the Elite British Special Forces.

He served operationally for over 20 years within the Special Boat Service (SBS) in many areas of conflict around the world. Undertaking a number of specialist roles including counter-terrorism, before taking on the responsibility for training the next generation of elite “thinking” soldiers.

Jem will show you how to develop ‘Esprit De Corps’, a feeling of pride and mutual loyalty shared by the members of your team.

Combining unique experiences gained from the Elite British Special Forces and working in his own business, Jem can provide a refreshing learning experience. Creating a dynamic insight into, Teamwork, Leadership, Accountability, Mental Toughness (Grit) and Communications. Every team needs an opportunity to plan, brief, de-brief, to look at what is working, what can be improved and what can take you to the next level. Jem delivers a powerful external perspective to help you realise this potential.

As a valued associate of Get the Edge, Jem delivers keynote speeches and delivers our leadership and emerging leaders programmes


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Nicola has spent her career working with Managers, Leaders and Directors within organisations across the UK and Europe. Her objective – helping them be the best version of themselves that they want to be in their organisation. She has gathered a rich experience, working with clients within international businesses, local authorities, academic institutions and not for profits to help them progress their careers or organisations towards their future.

Nicola believes people have all the resources within them to be the leader they want to be, it’s just a case of harnessing those resources. So whether it’s confidence, belief, focus, or impact and influence amongst people – I experience the clients I work with moving towards what they want, often unlocking resources they didn’t even know they had.

Nicola supports our coaching and leadership retreats

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The Get the Edge team are delighted to have Nick Horton with us working as an Associate Partner on many projects.

Nick brings an extensive retail motor industry experience that spans a period of 25 years and the ability to design and deliver bespoke programmes that get results and add impact to the bottom line.

His experience within the retail sector of the industry focused primarily on sales operations and included fulfilment of several key roles including Sales Executive, Business Manager, Sales Manager and General Sales Manager.  Within this time, he was nationally recognised for his achievements as a Business Manager and also on a more local scale for the performances achieved by his sales teams.

This experience is key when Nick facilitates Training workshops as he and the delegates are able to relate to each other on a scale that creates a clear understanding of the everyday situations that sales personnel find themselves needing to adapt to.

This essential combination of experience and on-going association with current dealership personnel enables Nick to contribute tangible value to a wide spectrum of dealership personnel, including middle and senior management.

Whilst remaining focused to the workshop objectives, Nick’s style of delivery aims to engage all delegates in a manner that promotes confidence and a desire to want to deliver an improved performance upon their return to the dealership.

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Andy started his career as a mechanical apprentice before progressing into workshop and aftersales management roles. For the past 21 years he has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience working with both dealer groups and manufacturers. This extensive experience covers a broad range of vehicle brands throughout the specialist, prestige, volume and multi franchise sectors. The majority of his management time has been with brands that include Mercedes Benz, BMW, Porsche, VW, Ford and Vauxhall, more recently and for the second time in his career as head of group aftersales covering two market areas with the Mercedes Benz brand. This diverse range of experience has given him the opportunity to understand business from all stakeholders’ points of view, B2B and B2C.

These roles have developed Andy as a keen and experienced advocate for building relationships that are mutually beneficial to all parties in order to drive performance, achieve targets and deliver key KPIs. The experiences gained has also given him the understanding of different levels of brand challenges as well as colleague and customer expectations.

Andy is a specialist with all Aftersales systems and key performance areas such as customer retention, customer satisfaction and areas of influence, delivery of retail service hours, internal preparation process, parts per hour, hours per job card, service care plans, internal / external parts sales and accessory sales, trade spend analysis and stock control.

Over his career Andy has turned around many underperforming Aftersales businesses and achieved this by getting his team of people to be being brilliant with the basics, evolving them surrounding the constant changes of modern-day retailing. With his unique style of coaching, training, communication, and people skills, he has turned underperforming departments in to year on year top end performers.

The future of retailing is changing rapidly and in his previous role Andy was responsible for the planning and implementation of a new customer journey to facilitate these changes. This involved an evolutionary concept of development and regeneration of the aftersales team for the mutual benefit of customers, staff and brand partners.

As an active member of the Mercedes Benz steering group committee board, Andy was part of a team that was engaged with strategic planning and network development, delivering new projects and driving the dealer network business forward. In his previous role Andy  and his team increased aftersales fleet volumes and also won the national Lex supplier award for the second year running, 2017 and 2018.


Aftersales Solutions

  • Management through People, Action Centered Leadership
  • Communication, Negotiating and Selling Skills
  • Leadership and Team building
  • One to one coaching, motivation and people development
  • Business planning and business development
  • Customer journey and workshop development
  • Up-selling and converting VHC
  • Selling Service Plans
  • Delivering excellent customer service



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We are delighted to have Matt as one of our key associates

Matt has significant experience in researching, developing, delivering and evaluating training at both wholesale and retail level in the motor industry, having worked with and for Manufacturers, Importers and large Plc’s. He has expertise in sales, aftersales and management development and have worked on developmental programmes across the globe.

He is working with us on a joint venture to help deliver the Leading through change retreat
Matt has led the following programmes:

Wilo (UK) Ltd
Design and delivery the leadership development programme for all line and senior managers
within the UK operation to enhance their personal effectiveness

Jaguar Landrover
Working with JLR on the development, pilot and T3 of the Global Aftersales Service Advisor
Learner Journey

Aston Martin
Design and delivery of a Global Sales Excellence Programme in the UK, Europe, Middle
East and Far East

Mercedes-Benz UK
Design and delivery of a Management Development Programme for emerging talent from Mercedes-Benz UK, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and Mercedes-Benz Retail Group

Daimler A.G
Delivery of a suite of training solutions to support individual career development planning
training for top talent within the Daimler businesses in Europe

Pentagon Group
Design and delivery of a Management Development Programme to support the Group
acquisition strategy to enable current Sales and Aftersales Managers to make the
progression from their current role to General Manager

Design and delivery of both an introductory sales programme and an advanced selling skills
course to drive forward volume, profit and customer satisfaction.


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