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Recruit, develop and promote the best people into the right roles.

We create and deliver robust assessment and development centres to help you accurately identify and develop talent in a structured and objective way, and demonstrate commitment to equal opportunities. Failure to make successful appointments can be time consuming, expensive and demoralising. Whereas good decisions help retain talent, direct the best people to the issues of highest differentiation and create an aspirational and motivational culture.

Potential Centre

Assessment Centre

Helping you choose the right team

Increase your chance of successful appointments and avoid the human and financial costs of mismatches. Determine candidates’’ suitability for a particular role and your organisation and identify staff ready for promotion with robust and objective job related competencies.

Assessment Centre

Helping you choose the right team

Assessment centres are used to recruit and select new employees; identify those ready for promotion and to uncover latent talent within an organisation. They help get the very best people in the right roles and increase the likelihood of successful appointments. With you we would design a battery of tests and exercises to increase objectivity and reduce bias when assessing potential for a specific role. The assessment process would measure performance against job related competencies and provide evidence to support recruitment or promotion decisions.

You benefit from more objective decisions when appointing staff, reduction of costly recruitment errors, increased objectivity related to job related competencies and reduced bias.

Development Centre

Plan for the future of your team

Develop your talent pipeline, increase productivity, reduce recruitment costs and enable your staff to play to their strengths.

Development Centre

Plan for the future of your team

Develop your talent pipeline, increase productivity, reduce recruitment costs and enable your staff to play to their strengths.

Development centres not only identify existing capability but also discover those ready for future roles. They provide valuable information about individual and organisational strengths and highlight any skills gaps. Using a series of tools, tests and exercises trained assessors observe the participants and gather and collate objective results.

Our approach

We use a five step process to define the metrics and measurements appropriate to the role, then measure and analyse results, before preparing detailed reports and providing feedback. The final stage is to agree action plans for each participant to allow him or her to play to their strengths and develop their skills.


You benefit from: accurate identification of people with potential and those requiring support; practical development plans to address skills gaps; people play to strengths and increased awareness of strengths and development needs.

Working with you

We take time to understand your organisation from the initial stages of agreeing competencies to designing appropriate exercises, running the centres and providing feedback. Your team can be involved at any of the stages from design to being trained and acting as internal assessors.


Determine suitability for a particular role and reduce costly errors


Increase objectivity and reduce bias when assessing potential


Assess performance against job related competencies


Build awareness of strengths and development needs


Help people play to their strengths and release potential


Demonstrate visible commitment to development and equal opportunities


Identify areas that inhibit personal effectiveness and plan to overcome them


I’m glad we decided to go ahead with this, the importance of investing in your team is that much greater in an increasingly remote & distributed workplace. 

Richard Gunn, COO Hyperexponential




The energy of Catherine was wonderful, for a course that needs people to feel motivated we couldn’t have asked for more.

Delegate on Presentation Skills, delivered May 2021



It has been great to learn as we go together and to partner with a team who really listens, is flexible and responsive to our needs, and provides us with brilliant training resources.

Verity Stroud, Learning and Development Manager at Miller Insurance Services


This course was really eye-opening for me and has helped me understand what I need to do to look after myself and therefore be a better source of support as a manager.

Delegate on Managing for Mental Health, April 2021


Very interesting content and applicable in real life situations. The trainer was excellent – knowledgeable, engaging and entertaining.

Delegate on Creative Problem Solving, delivered June 2021


Open, engaging, fluid, and informative. A nice balance of allowing our group to collaborate and share, with trainers  really serving as guides with occasional course correction.

Delegate on Leadership Styles, delivered June 2021


Structure, hints and tips were useful. Discussions were open and trainer was very friendly and engaging and make sure everyone participated

Delegate on Time Management, delivered May 2021


The 1-1 coaching sessions were incredibly valuable and led to a significant increase in effectiveness at work. I would have no hesitation in recommending Paul for 1-1 coaching.

- Steven Fisher Markel International

Fast paced, interesting, relevant and practical content. Good structure of talking and break outs, the time flew by.

Delegate on Building Resilience, delivered June 2021



Just another thank you from me for today’s session. Went down really well and people were talking about the models and continuing the discussion throughout the afternoon.

- Fiona Andrews Partner and Head of Organisation Development, Towergate Insurance

Paul has exceptional ability to take on and manage complex and sensitive programmes with an eye to the constraints of budget. The quality of advice to the business-leaders was first-rate. I would not hesitate to work with Paul and his organisation again.

- Stephen Bates MD - Managing HR Initiatives

I value working in partnership. We have built a relationship that has led to pilots, tweaks and better results. I would recommend BiteSize Learning for their delivery and understanding of client’s needs.

- Andrea Farrell Head Organisational Development and Learning Manager, University of The Arts London

“I wanted to say a big thank you for the training you ran for us last Friday. The feedback has been universally positive, and it was certainly one of the best training sessions I’ve ever attended.. I think it gave many people some tools to be much more confident in interacting, which was exactly the aim!”

- Hannah Purves Claims Director, Markel International

“The short focussed presentation of the critical information, supported by electronic class notes, was excellent as it allowed maximal learning in a short, but intense, session. This is definitely the way forward for management training, as far as I am concerned.”

- Professor Niamh Moran Head of the School of Postgraduate Studies, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

Our Five Step Process

agree metrics and measurement including competency frameworks, objectives and assessment tools
run assessments and/or train internal assessors
written reports and development plans
Provide feedback
one to one and overview analysis with recommendations
Plan action & evaluate
agree next steps, defining ongoing development needs and follow up

Training and Tools

We design each centre to a specific brief aligned to job related capabilities and future business needs. Some last for as little as half a day, focusing on aptitude or skills tests; others up two days. The tools and exercises selected will relate to the role.

  • Role plays
  • Aptitude tests
  • Presentations
  • Personality questionnaires
  • Document analysis
  • In-tray exercise
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Case studies
  • Business simulation
  • Group problem solving
  • Structured interviews
  • Career focus questionnaire