The single most important asset for a training and consulting company is its professional staff. At LTS we have an outstanding team of training consultants, with excellent qualifications and experience. Most of them have been with LTS for many years, which means that the experience they have built up is fed into future courses and consulting projects.
The LTS trainers have worked in many different parts of the world and in many different training situations. Their current experience covers one-to-one and group training for specific needs in business, professional and technical fields, as well as training in skills such as giving presentations, negotiating and effective intercultural communication. Several of the LTS team are also well known teacher trainers and writers of training material and often give presentations and workshops at professional conferences throughout Europe.
Founder of LTS in 1980 and Director. He has a BA Hons (English Language and Literature) from the University of Oxford, and a Postgraduate Certificate in TEFL and Education from the University of London. Adrian has conducted courses for business and professional people worldwide for more than 30 years, and is an experienced teacher trainer in both business English and intercultural communication. Before setting up LTS, Adrian lived and worked in France, Belgium, Portugal and Spain. He is also an author and co-author of many business English books including Professional English, Negotiating, Meetings and Discussions, International Management (all Pearson Longman), Big City (OUP) and Best Practice (Heinle ELT), the last in collaboration with Rebecca Utteridge. He is also the founder and editor of Language and Intercultural Training journal, which was published four times a year between 1980 and 2000. His latest publications are Working Across Cultures, and Logistics Management (Pearson Longman 2010), the second in collaboration with Nina O’Driscoll. He specialises in courses on Intercultural Communication, as well as Human Resources, Marketing, Politics and International Affairs and International Management.
Training consultant at LTS since 2001. She has a BA Hons in European Business Studies with French (specialised in Accounting and Finance). She also has a Trinity Diploma in TEFL, a Certificate in Teaching International English for Business and a Certificate in Intercultural Training. Sara has studied in France, and lived and worked in France, Germany, Spain and New Zealand. Before becoming a business English trainer, Sara worked in industry for several years in finance and sales and marketing. She specialises in courses in finance, human resources, marketing and banking. Sara is also a specialist in materials writing. She has written two books in the Best Practice series (Heinle ELT 2007/2008), in collaboration with Rebecca Utteridge. Her most recent publications are Finance and Accounting and Human Resources (Pearson Longman 2010), the second also in collaboration with Rebecca Utteridge.
Rebecca joined as a full time training consultant in April 2004. She has a BA Hons in Design, a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (CELTA), a Certificate in Teaching International English for Business(with distinction), and a Certificate in Intercultural Training . Rebecca has worked in Mexico and the Czech Republic, as well as the UK. Before joining LTS, Rebecca spent two years as the in-company language training consultant at Ernst & Young in Prague, where she designed and taught courses on tax terminology, report writing and telephoning skills. She also assisted the HR department in recruitment and evaluation processes, as well as editing and proof reading of reports and contracts in English. Rebecca is also a specialist in materials writing. She has written four books in the Best Practice series (Heinle ELT 2007/2008), in collaboration with Adrian Pilbeam and Sara Helm. Her most recent publication is Human Resources (Pearson Longman 2010), in collaboration with Sara Helm.
Training Consultant at LTS since 1984 and now an Associate Trainer. He has a BEd Hons (English Literature) from the University of Birmingham. Philip has conducted courses for business and professional people worldwide, and is a specialist in negotiations and intercultural training. Philip worked in Sweden for 4 years and then in Germany for 5 years, where he managed a team of LTS trainers on an in-company programme at Siemens. Co-author of Negotiating, with Adrian Pilbeam. Founder member and former Board member of SIETAR Europa, and SIETAR UK. He specialises in courses on negotiating, intercultural communication and international affairs.
Associate training consultant at LTS since 1996. He has Teachers Certificate from Wellington, New Zealand and a Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (DELTA). He also has a Certificate of Management. Neville has lived and worked in Spain and Italy, where he set up his own schools. He has also worked in Finland, Norway, France and Germany, where he coached European business managers, helping them to improve their skills when participating in international meetings, developing their negotiating skills, preparing and delivering effective presentations and understanding intercultural differences. Now based in the UK, he provides training on a variety of business language programmes.
Associate training consultant at LTS since July 2003. She has a Certificate of Education, a Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (DTEFLA), and has extensive experience across the whole spectrum of English language training. Her career has particular emphasis on business English, training foreign teachers of English and foreign military officers. Jacqueline has lived and worked in both Spain and Australia and is currently a Trinity College London global examiner for spoken English. She is also an examiner for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at Bristol University.
An associate training consultant at LTS since 2007, Peggy has a background in law, corporate finance and financial services before turning to teaching. Peggy has a BA in Law and a Certificate in Teaching English to Adults (CELTA). After working for Morgan Stanley in London as a research analyst in corporate finance, Peggy moved to recruitment for the financial services industry. She then retrained in ELT and spent a year as an English training specialist at a resort in the Maldives. Since returning to the UK, Peggy has specialised particularly in legal and financial English.
Julietta has been an associate training consultant at LTS since 2008. She has a BA (Hons) in Humanities and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Reading. Her ELT qualifications consist of the Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (DTEFLA) and a Masters in Teacher Development (University of Exeter). She has worked as a teacher of general English in China, Turkey and Eritrea besides having taught Business and Professional English to a variety of clients in a number of contexts: onsite tailor-made company courses, intensive weekend courses, one-to-one intensive courses and university pre-sessional courses. Since 2000 she has worked as freelance trainer, devising and delivering courses on a variety of topics to a diverse range of professionals such as teachers, hotel managers, school inspectors, engineers, IT specialists and local government officers for donor-funded (Department for International Development, World Bank, European Union) projects worldwide.