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Aston Scott - Business Development Academy

Excellent trainer, very engaging and helpful. The course took me on a journey with a massive sense of achievement at the end.  - Kelly Burr, Senior Account Handler, Colchester Branch

Everything was brilliant - trainers, length of course and workshop content. - Chris Evans, Account Executive, Caterham Branch

NFU - Insights Discovery Workshop

The Insights profiles were incredibly useful in terms of helping me to think about how to manage other personalities and how I need to manage my own - Tim Porter, Branch Manager, Royston branch

Aston Scott - Business Development Academy

Highly Recommended - I have recommended Zing to one of my clients - Daniel Simmons, Senior Account Executive, Caterham Branch

I personally enjoyed the course. It has enabled me to focus on the importance of maximising new business opportunities that exist within our sales pipeline - Tracy Curtis, Development assistant, West Malling branch

NFUM - Accelerate the Growth of your Agency

"I would recommend this course to all Brokers.  Zing has a wealth of insurance knowledge and have taken time to understand our unique business model.  They have created a course that will be valuable to all Brokers" 

John Graves, NFUM, Skelmersdale branch

Rossborough Insurance Brokers, Sales Training Programme

"Our experience has been that Zing produced a Sales training programme of the highest quality for some of our Commercial Account Executives.  The time spent by Zing on getting to know and understand the delegates, the training programme delivered, and the follow-up proposals have been of the highest quality.  The experience of our delegates was of a friendly but challenging programme which has served to highlight areas where they might improve their individual skills and performance to reach their full potential. - Clive de la Cour, Group Managing Director, Rossborough Insurance Brokers Ltd

Bluefin Group, Business Development Academy

"Zing ran a Business Development Academy for a group of our Account Managers and Directors  and the content and delivery of the material was exactly as we had hoped.  Since the end of the training, Michele Richardson has met monthly with the delegates to provide ongoing coaching and support.  This element has proved invaluable in the ongoing implementation of the training and has helped maintain the momentum of this excellent training." - Mark Westgarth, Bluefin Group

Electrical Contractors Insurance Co Ltd, Business Development Programme

"I just wanted to thank you for the training this week. Iíve been on a few of this type of course, but itís the first time Iíve come away with a clear sense of what personal improvements are needed and a proper idea of broker planning. If I hear of any training requirements, Iíll happily direct them your way." - David Burstow BA AInstSMM, Electrical Contractors' Insurance Company Ltd

Belmont Insurance Brokers, Business Development Programme

"Fran and her colleagues at Zing conducted a highly effective in-house relationship sales training programme for our Client Account Managers and sales staff over a three month period.  The training modules were specifically designed for us and the whole programme has motivated the team achieve their targets and the results speak for themselves.  Additionally, Fran is providing sales and marketing consultancy services with tenacity and increasing effectiveness.  I am always happy to recommend Zing to others, and do so on a regular basis." - Barrie Etchells, Belmont Insurance Brokers

R K Harrison Insurance Services, Customer Service and Business Development
"We have employed Zing Associates to provide training to a range of employees from a junior to senior level.  The feedback from the staff has been very positive and I was impressed with the level of detail in advance to ensure the training met our business objectives and also the high quality follow-up after the training.  I am confident that the training will make a very positive difference to our business and we look forward to working with Fran and the team again soon when they deliver our bespoke Business Development Programme." - Stuart Rootham, Managing Director, R K Harrison Insurance Services

James Hallam Insurance Brokers, Leadership and Management Programme
"I would like to personally thank you for the excellent training programme you recently delivered to our managers - they have come away from course 'buzzing' with ideas and enthusiam. Fran totally understands our sector and so all training is relevant and hugely helpful to our business and staff. I would strongly recommend Fran to any business wanting to achieve productive change.Ē - Paul Anscombe, James Hallam Insurance Brokers

Hamilton Leigh, Insights Discovery and Business Development
"We hired Fran and her team at Zing Associates to facilitate a series of training sessions for our staff and the results and feedback were very positive. Fran is very personable and excellent at what she does and I would certainly work with her again in the future.Ē - Lee Cohen, Hamilton Leigh

Henderson Insurance Brokers, Business Development Programme
"Fran undertook to deliver a number of two-day training programmes with our sales team in Leeds and provided them with some great background in business development, managing prospect pipelines, as well as great imagination in how to close a deal.  Fran was engaging, humorous and kept everyone's attention during the two day sessions.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Zing to any other company looking to improve growth and new business results." - Darron Brady, Henderson Insurance Brokers

E Coleman & Sons, Directors Strategy Day & Leadership Programme
"I firmly believe that we made the right decision in asking Zing to facilitate our Directors Strategy day and Leadership and Management programme. We chose Fran and the team at Zing to facilitate the course and develop & deliver our Leadership and Management programme, as we felt that they were able to offer us not only high quality training but a real understanding of our industry, the challenges of running a busy brokerage and of what we are trying to achieve going forward. "I was particularly impressed with the personal approach that Fran took in order to tailor a programme that suited our needs; she took time to understand our business, clients and staff. The personal support that was offered before and after the sessions was genuinely given and gratefully received.  I would like to thank Fran for assisting us in our continued development, and would definitely recommend  Zingís services to other companies wanting to give their team the necessary skills to succeed.Ē - Peter Moody, Managing Director, E. Coleman & Sons (Insurance Brokers & Financial Services)

Stage Electrics, Business Development Programme
"Zing designed and delivered an excellent Business Development Programme for our external sales team and we are very pleased with the results. The team now have a clear strategy for growing the existing accounts and also seeking out new business opportunities with the 'right' type of account. The training was delivered in an engaging and professional manner. The Insights profiles have provided the individuals and managers with an extremely valuable development tool which we plan to use in a very proactive way. We plan to bring Fran back in for a follow-up programme soon." - Anna Western, Stage Electrics

CCS Insurance Services, Business Development Programme
"Please pass on my personal thanks to your trainer for his excellent work on Friday. The time that my team spent with him has been extremely valuable." - John Liverton, CCS Insurance Services

Telesales & Cold Calling
"I have learnt some very valuable information which will definitely help me going forward and help grow the division." - Karen Dawes, JCB Insurance

JCB Insurance, Negotiation Skills
"Excellent format and great use of time. Trainer was very knowledgeable and understanding, enjoyed his training style and the course content. The team have gained a lot from the session and will be more confident negotiators which will help get the best results for JCB and our clients." - Michael Gregory, JCB Insurance

Kingspan, Management Development Programme
"Your trainer's knowledge of the subject was excellent and it was very well communicated. The course will definitely help me to understand different personality types and get the best out of individuals. It will improve my performance as a manager." - Shaun Byrne, Kingspan

Blackfriars, New Business Development Programme
"The training helped my overall understanding of sales strategy, and the implementation of an improved sales technique should increase sales for the business and personally. This was an excellent course, exactly what we needed." - Steven Lewis, Blackfriars

Buckland Harvester, Business Development Programme, Report Writing and Negotiationg & Influencing
"The training was enjoyable, helpful and is making a real impact in the way we view our work and our clients. Furthermore, it has improved the way that we organise and implement much of what we do. Well worth it!" - David Hudson, Buckland Harvester

Boshers Ltd, Business Development Programme
"Our brief to Zing was demanding: a one day programme to focus on key areas and the essential skills required for effective customer service and telephone techniques to stimulate business development. All to be delivered to our entire team over two working days. The brief was fulfilled to the letter, the training materials were professional and, above all, Zing has furnished our team with the enthusiam and tools to accelerate the growth of our business taking it to the next level." - Mark Lavington, Boshers Ltd

Bournemouth Insurance, Account Management & Cross Selling
"A very well balanced day. A very worthwhile course, expertly run." - Tim Kinloch, Bournemouth Insurance

Motability Operations, Two Day Team Building Event
"The structure of the two days provided for a varied, challenging and interactive environment. Feedback from the team has been very positive, with everyone returning to the office feeling energised and motivated. The 'art' challenge in particular was fantastic. Having attended many such events over the years, I can say with confidence that this ranks as one of the best! Thanks once again to you and your colleagues for a highly professional and thoroughly engaging two days." - David Gilman, Motability Operations

Chris Semmens, Management Development Programme
"An excellent, well planned course. Focused on the key issues affecting a manager's role with lots of practical advice to improve and effect change." - Craig Rathbone, Chris Semmens

Personal Effectiveness and Time Management
"This will definitely help in easing the stress of work, mainly caused by not being assertive enough. I genuinely believe the training will have a very positive impact.  This course was a real eye-opener! I was feeling rather dubious about it but within a couple of hours I had already learnt important skills that can easily be applied (and not just in the the workplace!)" - Donna Marshall, Reason & Co

HBM, New Business Development
"Great course - gives you food for thought. Can't think of any improvements." - Mike Noakes, HBM

Three Hats Design, How to Accelerate Business Growth
"Great course. Would recommend it to anyone starting or involved in business and wanting to see it succeed." - Adrian Boye, Three Hats Design

Bristol Batteries, Management Development Programme
"A very good course, which covered a lot of very relevant topics. The trainer was excellent and dealt with our objectives very effectively." - Russell Squires, Bristol Batteries

Meadons, New Business Development
"Very well run course - re-emphasises things we know but may not realise." - Bill Higgs, Meadons

Bentley Charles Insurance Services

"Never had a training day pass so quickly. Interactive, relevant, flexible & tailored. Excellent." - Gary Bentley, Bentley Charles Insurance Services

Chris Semmens, 

"The day proved to be very informative, confidence building and very worthwhile, whilst at the same time being enjoyable." - Bryan Gascoyne, Chris Semmens

Meadons, Account Management & Cross-Selling
"It will give me more confidence in approaching the client. The detail of the training manuals provided was very good to refer to. Everything was explained in a realistic example so that we can use it in a day to day role." - Kate Nogington, Meadons

"The trainer kept the course going at a good tempo with interesting subjects throughout. I will immediately use the techniques discussed. I think the training will increase my performance. Good course." - Greg Ashworth, The Insurance Broker

Chris Semmens, "A very well presented course. Trainer was excellent. Very knowledgeable and presented in a very understandable and relaxed manner." - Craig Rathbone, Chris Semmens

BPD, Personal Effectiveness & Time Management
"An excellent training programme.  Great that there were only 6 people on the course - it allowed for plenty of dicussions. The trainers were brilliant, presented well and were knowledgeable and very factual. I will definitely recommend this course to others." - Martin Greaves, BPD

Co-Op Financial Services, 

"Excellent value and well worth taking time out to attend as it will have a high impact on the way I work going forward. The trainer was excellent, it was very useful and very motivational." - Ian Bond, Co-Operative Financial Services


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