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Jamie MacGregor

Managing Director

What is the best thing about working at Bright Direction Training?

The fact that it is an extended family; that we laugh every day and that we all believe in the same values about making a difference to peoples lives.

How has working for a training provider improved your own personal development?

Every day is a school day here.  Be it through formal CPD that we undertake or through lessons learnt by observing the team working their magic.  We all have ways to improve our own development and we have a learning culture here that encourages everyone to nurture their development.  My role encompasses many different areas of the business so I am forever working on my own personal development.  This year I have had training on MIS, book keeping software, e-portfolios and funding compliance to name just a  few!

Greatest achievement at work?

This one is easy… it is the people.  To somehow have found a team of people who are as passionate about developing others as I am is easily my greatest work.  They blow my mind every day.  I stand on the shoulders of giants and It is something I don’t take for granted.

Do you enjoy working and supporting the local community around Bolton?

I love it!  People are my thing.  We meet so many different people on a daily basis and they can come with every kind of barrier to development and from any walk of life.  This job is so diverse and interesting whilst being incredibly challenging.  I am one of the local community.  I was born and bred here and it holds a special place in my heart and in many ways it defines me.  The grow of the business has also led us to work and support other ‘local communities’ in other regions.  We have quickly realised that communities in different areas experience the same challenges and have the same strengths, so our support is easily transferred.

What is the best thing about being a member of the Bright Direction Training team?

They say find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.  I have found a job I love.  I don’t know any other way that it would be possible to witness real changes in people’s lives this closely.  Sometimes it’s the little things, perhaps a learner scoring 100% on a mock test when they have never experienced any academic success before; The pride on their face is pure joy.  Sometimes it is the bigger things like success at a job interview, or a CEO surprising them during a presentation and then deciding to take their suggestions on as a company-wide policy.  We all have our own successes and they are inevitably unique to us. The best thing about being a member of the BDT team is being able to help people step closer and at times exceed their successes, and doing it simply because it’s the right thing to do.

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