Mike Applegarth


Mike Applegarth has been a personnel and training professional for over 30 years and has conducted assignments ranging from Sales and Customer Service through to tailored Management and Leadership Development.


He has developed and supported people across all levels of management from Supervisor level to Board members

Mike has particular expertise working within the Insurance, Finance and Retail, Information Technology, Facilities Management, Petrochemical and Pharmaceutical industries, as well as in the public sector.

Aside from designing and implementing solutions, Mike assesses an organisation's HR and training infrastructure for effectiveness, and has had significant involvement with national initiatives such as NVQs and Investors in People.

Key Skills

  • Executive Coaching

  • HR policies and procedures

  • HR Recruitment and selection

  • Management Appraisals Systems

  • Oral and Written Presentation skills

  • Project Management

  • Sales Training Solutions

  • Training Needs Analyses

  • Approved Trainer for Institute of Leadership & Management


Mike is the author of several books

          "How to Take A Training Audit" (sponsored by the ITD and Kogan Page),

           "Leading Empowerment"


Along with Keith Posner he is the co-author of

          "The Empowerment Pocketbook"

           "The Project Management Pocketbook"

           "Call Centre Customer Care Pocketbook".

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