Making Business Matter
We are the soft abilities training supplier to leading UK Manufacturing and Retailing companies. They choose us because of our money-back guarantee, our relevant experience, and the that we make their learning stick.
The World of Retail and Manufacturing
Working with any retailer can be very demanding, as you know, and we know from being on both sides of the fence. Having the best people is essential to delivering profitable wins, and whilst ‘people are your best asset’ is a hackneyed term, we all know that they can make or break your profit. A bad meeting, a poor negotiation, recommendations not accepted, can be disastrous. MBM understands this industry and can build a People Development Programme with you, for you, that helps you to achieve your business aims.
How MBM Began
Our founder, Darren A. Smith created MBM after spending 12 years at a big four UK supermarket as a Category Manager, he saw the need to help providers work better with retailers. The low point of what he saw, having sat through over 2,000 supplier presentations, was a 3.5-hour presentation on frozen carrots presented by 126 slides, a man who turned up with no pen, paper, or bag to a meeting, and presentation after presentation that was poorly thought through for a retailer or has no actionable insights. Of course, there were many suppliers that presented, negotiated, and influenced very effectively. The occasion gap was and is to make the good, better, and the better, best.
Our Matchless Training Method
Our best work is done through a program. Not one-day2 training, courses because they have a limited effect. Sticky Learning ® is the term we use to headline our approach to training. In essence, our programs are 6 months each and involve 5 main parts; Learning To Learn, Foundation day, Embedding day, Advanced day, and the Sticky Pieces that the Learner completes during the course to keep their learning alive. Couple this with our comprehensive 5 level evaluation and you have a training provider that cares about your learners’ learning for the long term and your return on investment.