Focus Training was established in 1991, as a training centre in Lancashire with a difference, bringing together behaviour based development with techniques from accelerated learning. Utilising wherever possible our unique training environment we aim to create a truly experiential learning experience that will create personal and team change.

From our retail roots, Focus Training has grown into a highly successful training company offering bespoke solutions for both national and international clients across all sectors.

Our Vision:
“To work in perfect synergy with the environment and the people to create a highly successful and profitable training centre of excellence”

Our Purpose:
To optimise the use of our resources and deliver excellent customer services to our clients.

Our Values:

  • Customer first
  • Professional
  • Quality approach
  • Partnerships
  • Building relationships
  • Environmentally aware

Why Focus?

It is not one element that is unique or special but a combination that create the ‘Focus Experience’.

Our “away from it all” location in the heart of the Ribble Valley, Lancashire creates the perfect learning environment.

The experiential training activities reveal how individuals and teams operate with amazing clarity.  This provokes discussion about the issues and opportunities faced and identifies potential changes through structured review sessions which follow the activity.

Our partnership approach to our training means our clients are encouraged to co-deliver on their programmes.  This helps with continuous improvement and provides a vital link back to work.

Our Trainers/facilitators have strong operational backgrounds and have been experts in their field. This aids their credibility, ability to empathise with their delegates and support the application of learning back to work.

Focus Experiential Training aim to be “easy to do business with”.  Each client has a dedicated Business Development Manager to oversee and manage your account.  We offer excellent customer service and ensure that you are happy with every aspect of the training experience.

Clough Bottom Farm provides us with a backdrop for our green credentials.  The farming principles are one of sustainability and this provides the environment within which we operate.  We operate within a strong environmental policy and have won many awards.

Why not contact us at Focus and find out more

Our Roots

Focus Training was set up in 1991 and is a result of a strong business collaboration between Harry and Jane Backhouse. Jane’s background is retailing both front line operations and latterly training. Harry’s background is in engineering and farming. You may think this an unlikely mix for a training company but the result is the creation of an environment ideal for learning and sympathetically converted period stone barns providing facilities with a “wow factor”. On the training front true facilitated learning is provided supplemented with experiential activities whose learning outcomes are memorable. Delegates are immediately put at ease in the environment at Focus Training and this along with the professionalism of our trainers accelerates learning. Many things can be achieved here over two days that may take up to two years in the workplace. On the business front both the farm and training follow sustainable business practices and for this have won many awards.


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