We specialise in the delivery of bespoke development
programmes.

Whether you are a levy payer or not, we can provide expert learning and development solutions for your business. There will always be a programme to suit you; from one of our bespoke, accredited management and leadership short courses, to an apprenticeship standard that is designed around the needs of your vision, mission, and values.

Our History

2009

Company Founded

Company Founded by Lucus Elliott and Adam Rhodes as a bid writing and procurement consultancy.

2013

Training Company Aquisition

Encompass Consultancy acquires Total Training Solutions GB North entering the apprenticeships market, TTSGB is rebranded as Encompass Development and Encompass Development is formed. This was Encompass’ first footprint in the Apprenticeships and Government Funded Training arena. Originally Encompass begin delivering Logistics and Health and Social Care Apprenticeships.

Relocation

Encompass Development Group relocates to training facility in Melton East Yorkshire, strategically positioned to work with customers along the M62 corridor.

2015

Changing Board

Lisa Blakey joins the board of Encompass as Managing Director having spent the previous 8 years as Executive Director of Human Resources at Shepherd Group Built Environment Division, Lisa takes responsibility for the strategic operational performance of Encompass and Lucus Elliott assumes position of CEO.

Direct Funding Status

Encompass achieve direct funding status with the SFA (now Education and Skills Funding Agency) expanding its portfolio of courses based on strategic changes in the market place and employer demand – this includes a range of specialist professional qualifications including; Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

2016

Advanced Learner Loans

Encompass enter the Advanced Learner Loan market delivering over 1.6m contract in the 2016/2017 funding year.

Encompass Select

Encompass incorporate an ESFA Approved Apprenticeship Training Agency – Encompass Select having secured a 1.9m contract with Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire and Rescue for the provision of apprenticeships covering Firefighting, Business Administration and Vehicle Maintenance.

Strategic Partnership

Encompass becomes the first strategic partner with the Chartered Management Institute.

2017

Apprenticeship Levy

Encompass respond to the reforms in Apprenticeship policy through a significant change in BD strategy. Encompass secure range of large contracts with key employers including Arla Foods, Princes Foods, AAK, Swift Group, Westminster City Council, Kent County Council and Maidstone & Tunbridge wells NHS Trust.

Growth

Encompass Development Group grow to 66 FTE employees operating across 3 (Melton, Chesterfield & Aylesbury) locations.

New Contracts

Encompass secure contracts with the Education and Skills Funding Agency for Non-Levy Apprenticeships, Adult Education Budget, Higher Apprenticeships and Advanced Learner Loans.

Firefighters

Encompass Select recruit a total of 40 Firefighters since the inception of the contract, with 12 per year agreed for the duration of the contract.

Vision & Values

Our Vision

To be an outstanding provider of development programmes, apprenticeships, and consultancy services.

Mission

to consistently supply innovative solutions to help organisations and individuals nationwide achieve outcomes that fulfil their maximum potential. A business should never stand still, and it is those who adapt and develop with the change of the times who thrive; as such we believe that learning and development removes barriers and opens doors to opportunity for everyone. Our people are vital in achieving our vision and long-term goals and we recognise them as our single most valuable asset. We strive to create an environment that challenges and rewards our employees, whilst embedding our four key values: professionalism, ingenuity, mutual respect, and empowerment.

01. Empowerment

Self-determination is central to our people strategy; we want all our employees to support each other and grow and progress through the business. We want to provide opportunities to our people independent of their social background, age, religion, sexuality, race or gender.

02. Mutual Respect

We look to ingrain our vision, mission and values; this is crucial to ensuring all of our people are working to the same objectives. This common purpose harbors a culture of mutuality and respect.

03. Professionalism

Our corporate image and brand demands a high level of professionalism, we want to be admired as a market leader and we expect our people to portray a professional image at all times; this starts with our Senior Management Team, they set the agenda and staff look to them for leadership.

04. Ingenuity

We operate in an ever evolving market, open to political, economic, social, technological and legal change. Ingenuity, and in particular, innovation is critical in continuing our position as a high growth business. Operating as a service business our people are crucial to this, we have a talent management strategy which includes recruiting the best people, but also provide excellent, training, coaching and mentoring and leadership development. We constantly encourage our people to provide innovative ideas no matter their position within the business.