About Us

Hi, we are Pete & Lizzie George. We started our business in 2005, initially providing a broad consultancy, but now exclusively working to enable high performing teams in a variety of sectors.

Pete, who has nearly twenty years experience in the tech sector, has been coaching (predominantly Scrum) software development teams since 2013, and, in early 2014, he became accredited as a Belbin Team Roles trainer. He has also recently completed post-graduate research in sociology, with the University of Birmingham.

He has subsequently used that knowledge to help build teams, both in the software development sector and in other non-tech businesses. Our training courses have proved popular with a variety of large businesses (mostly in the UK, but also in Belgium, Canada, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, and Lebanon).

Lizzie, an ACCA accountant, continues to manage the back office, and, since 2015, has focused most of her attention on our social enterprise, Cheltenham Coworking (www.cheltenhamcoworking.com), which aims to support micro-businesses in Cheltenham and, in the process, benefit the Cheltenham West community, where we are based.

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Cheltenham Coworking opened Create on the Square, a social impact coworking space, in 2016, which is now our office base and incubator for new social businesses.

In 2018, we launched a new startup, Escape Rooms Cheltenham, which not only provides entertaining and challenging escape room events, but also contributes to the regeneration of the local Cheltenham West area, an area facing a number of social issues.

Escape Rooms Cheltenham provides escape room challenges built around Belbin Team Roles theory, which make them an ideal platform for team building training.

Pete & Lizzie

Our Values

The logo reflects the values that George Training & Development aspire to do business by.

Honesty

Our logo is plain and simple. Our surname is ‘George’ and we help teams develop. There’s nothing wrong with more creative names, but we want to emphasise our honest, upfront approach. We don’t try to be something we’re not, because we are confident of who we are.

Empowerment

The logo ‘G’ has a distinctive design made up of multiple individual pieces. Each piece is individual and contributes to the whole, just as each person is similarly individual and valuable. Consequently, every individual should be free to become the person they were made to be.

Collaboration

Although made up of multiple pieces, the ‘G’ also creates a solid shape. Each individual part contributes its part to make the whole stand out more. This reflects our conviction that by working together, we can achieve far more than we could ever do separately.