As a business development consultancy, we are passionate about helping our clients develop processes, skills and behaviours that will result in increased sales and improved margins.
Who we work with
Since 2011 Questas has been helping professional and engineering services firms grow. We have developed a deep understanding of the challenges faced by our clients operating in the built and natural environment.
The people Questas work with are generally technical experts who need to develop their client relationship and business development skills. They range from junior to senior, groups to individuals. One day we’re introducing BD concepts to graduates, the next we’re coaching senior directors and partners on specific client or market issues.
Paul Tremble, UK Executive Director, WSP
the questas difference
The training programmes we develop with our clients are designed to deliver long-term sustainable changes in the way their business grows. We don’t believe that a single training course without follow up and work-based practice works.
Whilst we teach theory where necessary, our workshops and one-to-one sessions are highly practical and designed to be relevant to the audience so that they can use their new-found skills and ideas in the workplace straight away.
An experienced business development consultant, sales trainer and executive coach, Gary is the founder and CEO of Questas.
Paul has been an interactive theatre specialist for over 20 years, using drama and performers in the context of business training.
Career highlights include:
- Developing interactive scenarios for inclusion workshops that rolled out worldwide.
- Delivering the first ever interactive scenario-based workshops on a new e-learning platform.
Sonia has a strong track-record in coaching and training partners in one of the Big Four accountancy firms, where she has focused particularly on leadership impact and communication.
Her track record with organisations as diverse as Waitrose, the BBC, Horizon Nuclear Energy, Lloyds of London and KPMG enabled her to develop an insight into the challenges and rewards for leaders in tough business environments.
Sonia’s early career was in theatre and she brings a wealth of experience in terms of performance and presence to her personal development work. Sonia has a passionate interest in education (another early career path) and works on a pro bono basis with leaders in education. Here her work is often in the area of resilience and career planning.
- Pitching, presenting and presence
- Networking and engagement
- Leadership communication
- Women in business
Sonia’s coaching style is warm but robust. Working especially with leaders and high potential individuals she focuses on strategies that enable their voices to be heard above the corporate clamour. A rigorous approach, grounded in the most current development practice leads to rapid and tangible results – Sonia’s style appeals to busy people keen to make efficient use of their time.
As a learning & development practitioner with 15 years experience, Annabel’s expertise covers communication skills, management development and team-working.
Career highlights include:
- Design and delivery of international development programmes for junior lawyers at Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer.
- Design and development of a National Training Programme for Slater & Gordon UK, rolled out to all UK offices.