"An excellent and engaging event."

Everest is back for 2020 with a FREE Virtual Summit and is jam-packed with even more content to help your training business to scale!

What to expect at Everest 2020

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Expert Speakers and Content

We have a line up of exceptional speakers who are all industry leaders in their fields and topic areas to provide you with the knowledge you need right now. 

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Real-Life Insights

Discover real-life insights, actionable takeaways and impactful changes you can make now to take your training organisation to the next level.

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COVID-19 Support

With COVID-19, we’re determined (more so than ever!) to help training providers in every way we can to come out of the pandemic in a much stronger place. 

Everest 2020 Agenda

From basecamp to the summit...

Check out the exciting journey we have ahead of us.

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2020 Training Industry Benchmark Report

For the past 4 years, accessplanit has conducted an annual training industry survey gaining insights from hundreds of training professionals on a number of important topics such as COVID-19, Brexit, technology advancement, business success and much more. Following the survey, we create the Training Industry Benchmark Report. Tony Capper from accessplanit will present the key findings then host a panel debate with industry leaders from the UK, Europe and the US including accrediting body, UKAS and training provider, gustavkäser.


Managing Motivation And Wellbeing For Your Staff During A Crisis

The unfamiliarity and forceable shift of routine triggered by the global pandemic has brought the importance of mental health and wellbeing very much to the fore. Particularly with the impact of furloughing, remote working and social distancing – it’s never been more important to check in with your staff. Henry Stewart, Chief Happiness Officer at training company, Happy Ltd. will present best practice and insights.


accessplanit session: Providing Exceptional Customer Experience During A Crisis


Matt Smalley and Lou Hartley from accessplanit will be hosting a panel discussion with Customer Experience professionals from the training industry and share best practice and actionable takeaways.

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How To Succeed At What You Can Control - Business Planning During COVID-19

A year is the new 3 months…In the space of just 30 days, we’ve experienced more turbulence and unanticipated redirection than we’d usually expect in a year. A tried and trusted plan is perhaps the best gift you can give your training business right now. Our panel including Dean Breyley from Grow or Die (a specialist in taking businesses from GOOD to GREAT) will share experiences and helpful tools and tips to ensure that your training business will prosper during this turbulent time. 



Growing Your Training Business During A Global Pandemic

Jonathan Finch, James Denny and Richard Few from Sales Geek will take us through what every business and sales team should be doing right now. From FREE marketing initiatives to encouraging repeat custom, and from reallocating resource to going global with your offering – this is one not to be missed!

We’ll also be joined by Andrew Thomas, Head of Marketing at Digital 22 for our panel discussion, providing insight into how businesses are adapting to their ‘new normal’ - are they increasing marketing or is it declining? Andrew has an excellent overview of how businesses have adapted to the current climate.



An accessplanit session on Sales & Marketing

Matt Smalley and Sarah Bickerstaffe from accessplanit will deliver a session on the importance of harnessing technology to get the most from your Sales and Marketing function.

Marketing your courses effectively has never been so important. This session is a deep dive into the world of marketing through your accessplanit system. Learn new tips and tricks to effectively market to your clients using email marketing, enquiry forms and more!
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How (NOT) To Bore Your Online Training Session Audience To Death!
Many people HATE speaking publicly - something which appears to get even worse when you point a camera at them! So the current situation where many of us have to give training sessions online is a perfect recipe for some truly ineffective training, bored delegates and stressed trainers.
What is the solution?
The good news is that training online is a skill like any other which can be learnt which Graham David, Managing Director of a successful training organisation and an expert in online engagement and delivery, will be sharing!. During this high impact session, you will explore …
  • How to start and stop your training - two crucial and overlooked areas.
  • HOW you run the session is as important as WHAT you teach. Simple tips to encourage engagement, and why this matters.

Comedy and Chill

Join us for a beer and some comedy club action as we wrap up a fantastic few days!


Learn more about our wonderful speakers, at the forefront of the training industry...


James Denny

Chief Strategy Geek at Sales Geek

James is an expert in Sales & Sales Processes, Professional Services, Pre-sales, Business Turnaround and exit strategy planning. 

Joe Nixon


Joe has gained in-depth industry knowledge from 100s of training providers. He will be providing the first look at our 2020 training industry benchmark report.

Andrew Thomas

Digital 22

Andrew is responsible for ensuring that Digital 22 is at the forefront of the Inbound Marketing movement. He will be sharing his expert insights at Everest 2020.

Dean Breyley

Grow or Die

Dean helps ambitious entrepreneurs and business owners to realise their company's full potential - to GROW their businesses from GOOD to GREAT.


Jonathan Finch

Chief Training Geek at Sales Geek

So good at Sales he once sold milk to a dairy farmer, and so good at training his dog can speak 4 different languages!

Matt Smalley


Matt is responsible for ensuring accessplanit customers get the very most out of their training management system and is an expert in the space of customer service.

Tony Capper


Tony is an experienced leader within Sales & Marketing, and has a depth of understanding within business operations and the training landscape.


Louise Hartley


Louise is an experienced Customer Success Manager at accessplanit. She prides herself on delighting customers and ensuring they're getting the most from their accessplanit system.

Henry Stewart

Happy Ltd.

Happy has been listed as one of the top 20 workplaces in UK for five successive years. Henry is now focused on helping other organisations create great workplaces, through training and consultancy programmes.

Tom Hesmondhalgh

Creative Education Ltd.

Tom has great expertise on product development and generating new business, creating new and innovative services to help support teachers in an ever more challenging environment.

Sarah Bickerstaffe


Sarah has a wealth of experience training and supporting accessplanit system users. She is an expert at building rapport and ensuring a satisfied customer.


Dave Evans

CEO at accessplanit

Having led accessplanit from strength to strength for over a decade, Dave's depth of knowledge and experience in both the tech and training landscape is simply unmatched.


Richard Few

Sales Geek

Richard founded Sales Geek to change the way the world perceives sales and make world class sales leadership available for everyone not just large corporations. 


Emily Ness


UKAS's role is to assess organisations that provide certification. Emily develops new, innovative training programmes, designed to support customers at every stage of their journey toward accreditation.


Graham David

MD at Blue Beetle

Managing Director of a successful training organisation and an expert in online engagement and delivery. Graham understands the science behind captivating audiences and keeping your learners coming back!


Helen Lovett

First Intuition

First Intuition had a resoundingly fast and immediate response to online transition following social distancing. Helen is an experienced Customer Service Director and understands the training industry inside-out

Everest 2019 Highlights

Last year, we welcomed speakers including Digital 22, CourseCheck and London School Online. Check out the highlights from the day here.

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