Energise makes equality training fun and interesting, but with a clear message for everyone to take away and use in their work and everyday lives

Ann Webster, Equality Lead,

Derby City Council

Vanessa has worked with us in both a Consultancy and Training capacity. She has worked closely with the HR Team in developing E&D Policy and awareness training. In addition she has provided training in respect of EIA. Vanessa is easy to work with and her in depth knowledge of the subject is only second to her passion for the subject. I would have no hesitation recommending Vanessa”

Garry Southall,


Vanessa is a trainer with creativity, integrity and who will enable you to achieve great results. I commissioned Vanessa to deliver Equality sessions to managers and staff, with the brief that the training needed to be challenging, creative and engaging. Vanessa delivered on all fronts. She is incredibly capable - dealing with difficult questions and scenarios in the session with understanding, yet challenging the questioners thinking. More of our staff than ever feel confident to challenge inequality, and the feedback which Vanessa presented to our senior managers at the end of the training has been implemented into our organisational development strategy. I think Vanessa is one of the finest Equality trainers I have seen.

Julie Plunkett, Training Manager, Community Safety Partnership

The event was thought-provoking and informative (just what I wanted). More importantly through, Vanessa's enthusiasm, energy and sense of fun shone through and was really engaging

Allison Johnstone,

Co-ordinator, Scottish Resource Centre for Women in SET

Energise was recommended to us by a previous work colleague who had received excellent feedback from delegates who attended Vanessa's session on equality and diversity. We were looking for a local provider who could engage with our teaching and support staff across the college and provide a thought provoking and creative session. Vanessa's service was very professional and responsive, tailoring the delivery to our specific needs. Feedback from delegates who attended has been fantastic. We were thrilled with the results

Sara Arnold, Head of Training, West Nottinghamshire College

Energise provided an excellent and well planned training day on equality impact assessments - Vanessa was personable, creative, knowledgeable about the subject and I have nothing but praises for her as a trainer and as a facilitator. Vanessa delivers!

Akin Sankofa,

Community Development, NHS

Thank you for the training event on EIA at the Mental Health Trust. Just wanted to say how useful and informative the content was and how much it demystified the process of EIA's for me and others who were there. The accompying notes were excellent. The Equality Act event was also of a high standard and I would definitely recommend your services as a trainer to others.

Sajda Kausar, Director, Normanton Women's Engagement Project

Excellent - the most useful career workshop I have been to.

Inspires you to take action - I feel very positive about my future.

Very warm, intelligent and informative style of training.

Excellent – has really given me practical tools.

Vanessa was brilliant - very well informed, enthusiastic & motivational.

Excellent - very impressed. Very good way of engaging the audience.

So glad I came - very enjoyable and useful practical advice.

Vanessa was great - inspiring and offering practical tips.

Participants, Energise Career Development Workshops for the NUS, EMDA, KJ Jones & The UKRC