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Jackie is an experienced HR consultant with specific expertise in the field of learning and development. She is a director of Clarity Learning and Development and has experience of working with clients in the private, public and voluntary sectors,

She is also the co-author of 3 books, all published by Kogan Page; including  "The Coaching Handbook".

Jackie is a qualified assessor, holds a PGCE teaching qualification and has the BPS Level A qualification and is accredited to use the 16PF psychological profiling tool. She is an Associate Member of CIPD, and a Fellow of the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning. As well as working as a consultant, Jackie is a part-time tutor at Suffolk New College and is Chair of the Essex and Ipswich CIPD group.

For Blue Sky Professional Development, Jackie delivers ILM and CIPD programmes at all levels as well as bespoke training programmes..


Roger joined the team in Autumn 2012 and delivers the workshops for both the CIPD and ILM programmes at all levels. His background is HR management based with particular expertise in L & D (Head of People Development & Learning at The Insolvency Service, an Agency of BIS). Previous to this he worked in the Department of Trade & Industry, HM Customs & Excise (as were) and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (in Geneva).

Although his main background is in L & D he has vast experience of management and generalist HR. Roger has an NVQ Level 5 Training and Development Strategy, assessor/verifier awards, as well as being Belbin accredited.

He is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and has been on the CIPD Mid and North Anglia Branch Committee.


Paul has worked with Kate and the team as a visiting tutor on the CIPD Advanced programme before he began working on further units and programmes (ILM and CIPD) in September 2014.

Paul had 15 years managerial experience and 7 years Training and Development experience in both the Public and Private sector before moving into Education. He then spent 17 years lecturing at City College Norwich where he taught on a range of business, management and HR courses. Paul was also a Programme Manager at the College.

Paul has a PhD in Economic History and an MBA from the UEA, as well as a PGCE (Post Compulsory). He is an Assoc. Member of CIPD.


Director of Blue Sky and the Programme Manager for our CIPD qualifications.

Before moving across to concentrate on managing HR and Management qualifications Kate was, for 10 years, an HR manager and then HR Director for a local business. She has over 20 years’ experience of delivering professional qualifications and has built up a reputation for delivering quality programmes with an exceptional pass rate.

Kate is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, has a Hons degree in Humanities/Social Studies, and a PGCE teaching qualification. She is also a qualified Assessor/Internal Verifier as well as being an External Verifier for CIPD.


Director of Blue Sky and the Programme Manager for our ILM qualifications.

Beth started her career as a Retail Manager before moving into training and development and qualifying as an assessor of NVQs. She has experience of learning and development in organisations in both the Middle East and the UK, and has lectured in Business at City College Norwich.

Beth has been involved with the delivery of professional qualifications since 1995 when she began working with Kate. She has a Certificate in Education and Assessor qualifications.


Trish has 14 years’ experience working in the public and voluntary sector leisure service industry, focussing on staff training, and personal development before moving into the education environment.  

She has 13 years’ experience working across vocational, further and higher education from levels 2 through to 7 delivering leadership and management programmes using face to face, and online delivery and assessment methods.  She has a reputation for a high success rate, supported with detailed quality and content of student assessment.


Trish is an associate CIPD member and volunteers with the Norfolk CIPD group mentoring scheme, she holds a BA (Hons) and MA in Management studies, along with a CIPD post graduate Diploma in HRM.  She holds various teaching qualifications along with the assessor and verifier qualifications as well as being an external verifier.

Working as a tutor for Blue Sky Professional Development, Trish delivers CIPD programmes at level 5 and 7, as well as ILM qualifications.


Nikki is Blue Sky’s Office Manager.  Having previously worked with Kate and Beth  she joined Blue Sky at the beginning, gradually increasing her responsibility and indispensability over the years.  She has worked in administration for over 20 years in a variety of roles and for a number of those years as an experienced PA within the training environment, moving on only to develop her own small business.

Nikki’s role within Blue Sky is to manage the administration function including student evaluation, and the day to day accounts.  She is currently studying an AAT qualification and has previously achieved her NVQ level 3 in Business Administration. She was also a Regional PA of the year winner..


Stella is an experienced senior HR professional and project manager and is a director of BlueStar HR.  With almost 20 years’ experience across the full range of HR activities, she has managed major change programmes in both the public and private sector and has contributed to HR strategy and plans on a pan European basis and has expertise with local authority clients.


She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and has a Certificate in Teaching in the Life long Learning Sector, a Certificate in Counselling Skills and is a qualified MBTI practitioner. Stella is also a tutor at Suffolk New College and is a school governor at two local schools.

Stella works as a tutor and assessor for Blue Sky Professional Development and delivers CIPD programmes at all levels as well as bespoke HR training.