Our Gurus

The McCrudden Gurus are a carefully crafted team of experts, handpicked by Nicky McCrudden to form a strong and complementary team of trainers with a collective training experience of over 300 years. We train all our trainers in our ‘house style’ and require minimum standards of CPD every year, ensuring you get the best learning solutions on the market.

Our gurus are experts in their own field and all have current industry experience. They have all walked in your shoes, or shoes of a very similar style. They haven’t just read a book – they live and breathe a topic and can share real stories and experiences. They take their profession seriously, but not themselves and their palpable passion for their subject leaves learners feeling inspired, stimulated to learn and to ask for more.

Nicky McCrudden Managing Director
Nicky McCrudden

Managing Director & Training Wizard

Nicky established McCrudden Training after realising there was a gap in the market for unique and fun learning opportunities provided by an external partner who delivered as though they were an internal colleague.

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Wendy Parry Trainer
Wendy Parry

Trainer - Leadership & Personal Development

During her NHS career, as an associate director of L&D in the NHS, she won national awards for her work, she’s also been known to burst into song on training courses.

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Emanuela Giangregorio Trainer
Emanuela Giangregorio

Project Management & ED&I Genius

Emanuela has delivered project management training from novice to expert level since 2003. You’ll be amazed how much fun she can make learning about project methodologies.

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Andrea Richards

The world’s most positive trainer

Andrea has a strong reputation in retail customer service and management as well as training. In her retail role Andrea had a strong desire to continuously grow, moving from market stall to being area manager for several different national retail brands and even she was part of the launch of the Burton Group flagship store […]

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Kimberly Smith
Kimberley Smith

Learning and Development Business Partner

Kimberley is an organisational superhero and just loves spreadsheets. She’s also one of the most creative people in our team.

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Andrew Morris

Leadership and Management Skills Wizard

Andrew Morris brings training to life with stories of his own experiences, and even ones he has made up, to help illustrate a particular point about something.

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Andrew Cain

Insightful Leadership Trainer

Teaching runs through Andy’s veins. His mum was a schoolteacher, so Andy was fascinated with how to facilitate learning from a young age.

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Debbie Moore

Coach Extraordinaire

Debbie has been training and coaching for many years, and she loved it from the word go.  She loves being able to offer support to people to help them realise their potential.

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Sara Knight

Coach & Positivity Queen

Sara calls herself a Career Happiness Coach, helping mid management and senior leaders find their confidence and passion in managing others for success.

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Paul Dougal

Accomplished Leadership Trainer

Paul is far too modest. He has been teaching for decades. He began his career in the early ‘90s working for John Lewis where he joined the training department.

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Graeme Borrill
Graeme Borrill

Management Virtuoso

Graeme began his career in HR back in the late ‘80s but tended to lean to the positive side of the role, delivering training and coaching staff, supporting leaders in their roles.

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Maggie Zwirek
Maggie Zwirek

Queen of Medical Terminology

Maggie co-wrote and now teaches a medical terminology course for McCrudden Training. And she is well-placed to do so.

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Mark Eagle

Trainer - Learning & Development

Mark started his L&D career with Virgin Atlantic and went on to work with clients around the world, predominantly delivering ‘soft skills’ to ‘hard skills’ people.

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