Built on a foundation of expertise. 
Crafted for the furniture, wood and merchanting industries.
Designed by three founders who share a vision.

It’s all about the people

Creating relationships with individuals who share our passion

Developing partnerships with organisations driving change, ambition and skills

We’re the people who deliver high quality value-added apprenticeship products and services

Amanda Moore

Amanda Moore

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Amanda Moore

Our visionary

Never short of an idea. Amanda has built a reputation for reinventing organisations, their systems, processes and products. Driven by a desire to continually improve and gain that all important competitive advantage.

She has held multiple executive board and company director positions.

Past Chief Executive and Responsible Officer of 2 Awarding Organisations and Managing Director of a private training provider.

She has developed, led and inspired teams to drive forward change and business success for a number of organisations.

A career of developing a rich portfolio of learning, qualification and assessment products that has helped to shape the qualification landscape.

Achieve+Partners is a lifetime ambition. Working with partners to develop products and providing high quality services that will help build the next generation of skilled workers. Bringing together likeminded professionals to serve an industry we love.

Amanda Moore
Derek Williams

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Derek Williams

Our Responsible Officer

A lifetime in skills development, regulation, quality assurance and inspection of the provision of learning.

Derek has really done it all and seen it all.

Past CEO of a National Training Organisation.

Past Development Director of a Sector Skills Council.

Past CEO and Responsible Officer of not one but two Awarding Organisations.

Oh and once owner of the family craft bakery, yes we get treated to the most amazing bread and cheese straws.

He is more than experienced to uphold and maintain our standards in assessment. Driving excellence in quality assurance and assessment practice to ensure that learners receive fair and valid assessment, and employers and industry have qualifications that are trusted and meaningful.

Derek Williams
Lisa Williams

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Lisa Williamson

An industry legend

Invited by The Furniture Makers’ Company’s court to be a liveryman.

A lifetime dedicated to developing and supporting education and training in the furniture sector.

She is widely known across the industry, her expertise and opinion frequently called upon.

Founding Achieve+Partners has been a dream come true. An Awarding organisation dedicated to the sector she loves and serves. Products and services tailored to the needs of furniture, wood and merchanting learners, employers, providers and partners.

Small enough to be flexible to respond to the ever changing needs of industry and yet powerful with the four pillars technical, policy, industry and provision pulling together to create one family….her family.

 

Lisa Williams

A team to
be proud of

We have created a team of likeminded individuals to support our aims, individuals who share…

Our dedication to excellence in quality assurance and assessment

Our drive for continuous improvement

Our commitment to robust governance and validity

And, our love for the industries we serve

Sarah Edmonds

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Sarah Edmonds

Chair of our Independent Risk and Accountability Group

Sarah is well known in the awarding and assessment fraternity. She has held senior positions in a number of awarding organisations providing an extensive viewpoint of regulation, quality assurance, assessment and operational practice.

An experienced Responsible Officer.

A past Director of the Federation of Awarding Bodies.

A Masters degree in Educational Assessment.

Director of her own consultancy providing the awarding and assessment community with support.

Sarah combines the senior awarding expertise and technical knowledge with commercial and business acumen to support our governance and risk arrangements.

 

Sarah Edmonds
Robert Gray

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Robert Gray

A technical and vocational specialist

Rob has held several senior positions within the awarding community during his career. Providing solutions, the right solutions for business.

Director of his own consultancy he provides consultancy and technical support to many. He is skilled in supporting organisations navigate the Ofqual recognition process and developing new products for commercial organisations and training providers.

He is well qualified holding a Master of Business Administration and Certificate in Education.

As a member of the Risk and Accountability Group, Rob brings depth to the self-assessment process ensuring our governance arrangements are robust.

 

 

Robert Gray
Jackie Bazeley

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Jackie Bazeley

Jackie has been a friend of the industry all her career

Assistant to the Court of The Furniture Makers.

Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Upholders.

Past CEO of the Furniture, Furnishings and Interiors National Training Organisation.

Past Furniture Lead of ProSkills, the sector skills council for furniture manufacturing.

Past MD of the British Furniture Manufactures.

Could there be any better person to represent the industry with board, risk and governance experience?

We didn’t think so. Jackie brings balance to our Risk and Accountability Group ensuring that our strategy, products and services meet the demands of the industry we serve.

Jackie Bazeley

Assessment team

Sue Morgan

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Sue Morgan

We couldn’t think of anyone better to support our assessment team

Nurturing an assessment team requires guidance of ‘this is the way it is done’ and support of ‘cry on my shoulder when it has all gone wrong’. Sue is the perfect mix of these skills and most importantly she brings a sense of humour and a smile every day to the job.

Sue is right to be proud of her team that provides you with high quality and professional services that puts apprentices’ interests and needs at the heart of their assessment experience. They work hard together, training and refining their collective skills to ensure that their practice is the very best it can be.

We are delighted Sue is our Quality Improvement Manager responsible for maintaining and improving the quality of our assessment services.

She is the very heart and soul of the business.

Sue Morgan

The heart of our business 

Handpicked from industry and crafted into the next generation of assessors

Driven, trained and supported by leaders in quality assurance

A high-quality team that places the apprentice at the heart of their practice and our service delivery

Furniture and Wood team

  • Pius Adefuye
  • Sally Clarke
  • George Evans
  • Jon Gibson
  • Phil Gullam

Supply Chain and Merchanting team

  • George Evans
  • Phil Gullam
  • Michelle Harding
  • Carl Johnson
  • Lynne Rumsby
  • Daniel Woodman

Customer Service team

  • Sally Clarke
  • George Evans
  • Jon Gibson
  • Phil Gullam
  • Michelle Harding
  • Carl Johnson
  • Lynne Rumsby
  • Dan Woodman

Our aims

  • Deliver high quality end-point assessment and qualification services that enable learners to achieve their full potential
  • Provide expert and added-value support to our partners that enables them to strive for excellence in their delivery
  • Work purposefully with partners to maintain productive relationships, and encourage innovation to develop and enhance service provision
  • Drive improvement in organisational and service standards to ensure compliance with external requirements and support financial sustainability
  • Develop the organisational capacity and capability of our organisation to ensure that service standards can be delivered and improved to meet the needs of our partners and learners

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