Arden Matheson Training Solutions

At Arden Matheson, we specialise in creating and delivering tailored learning solutions to support small to large businesses grow, retain, inspire and build their individuals and teams. We believe that better people make better business.

At the heart of Arden Matheson, is the capability to transfer learning to application in the workplace.  Our promise is to listen to you and create unique training solutions to your business needs. We develop learning interventions that create a positive impact and enable your business to deliver, grow and sustain performance.

We are passionate about what we do and we take pride in our service and delivery. Whether it is a one off training course, a coaching module, individual mentoring or a continuous development programme, we are committed to meet your needs and objectives.

We are proud to have achieved our 7 year anniversary and we feel very privileged to work with some wonderful Clients across different sectors from SMEs to global corporate organisations.

Our founder, Holly Arden:

With 12 years in learning and development and 7 years running Arden Matheson Training Solutions, Holly’s experience includes developing individual, group and company learning solutions from modular training to longer-term programmes.

From managing an L&D team at a Global Recruiter to building her business at Arden Matheson, Holly works with drive, energy and enthusiasm to create the best solutions for her Clients. Holly aims to create solutions that engage, excite and evolve individuals and teams to be the best that they can be.

Holly’s previous experience as a successful Sales Consultant and Manager within the Recruitment sector, together with her learning and development expertise in a global brand creates an impactful approach.  Holly’s enthusiasm, energy and commitment create a driven environment to learn, engage and succeed. Holly has created bespoke sales development programmes resulting in significant growth in net profitable income to business streams.

Josie O’Hanlon, Learning and Development Consultant:

With more than 14 years’ experience in various education settings, Josie brings a passion for and wealth of knowledge in Learning and Development to Arden Matheson. She is an experienced facilitator and mentor who thrives on supporting people to develop their skills and expertise to be the best they can be at work, no matter the type of business or company.

Josie has a passion for all things French, including the language, food and wine, and loves cooking for friends and family. She also enjoys socialising and reading, and combines them by running a lively book club!

Eloise Robb, Learning and Development Project Coordinator:

Eloise is our glue that holds us together! Eloise supports all our L&D coordination, project support work and administration. She often knows what we are thinking before we do!

Outside of work Eloise enjoys swimming, dancing and having fun with her family. She has a passion for life-long learning and self-development, so is always on the look out for a new and interesting article or book to read.

‘Enabling you to be the best that you can be’

“I have been on many leadership and management training sessions. The Leadership Programme covered recent and relevant material that was fascinating and I really enjoyed the programme. Thank you!”
“As a new leader in my business area, I found the Leadership Programme insightful, informative and beneficial. I have already taken steps to implement the learning and I feel more confident in my approach”

“Not only does Holly bring enthusiasm and positivity to a team, she provides a fully commercial approach, which consistently achieves results. She engages teams at all levels and actively seeks solutions to improve performance. I have always enjoyed working with Holly and found her to be supportive, personable and professional at all times”

Learning and Development Manager, Aston Martin

“The LEAP course delivered by Holly was both enjoyable and insightful. For me, it helps managers create a set of tools that genuinely help guide teams of people and their projects through tough times and unforeseen challenges that arise out of working remotely for long periods of time. I’d recommend to those looking to find new ways of thinking when you need that extra support and also help when the day to day contact we are so used to isn’t there.”

Head of Marketing, Global FMCG
“Holly developed a highly successful sales evaluation and development programme for the business, which continues to deliver accelerated revenue growth and a healthy ROI. Holly has a passion for sales and sales management, coupled with exceptional communication skills, as you would expect from such a strong trainer.”
Global HR Director, Reed

“I recently took part in the LEAP Virtual Development Programme. I found the content to be excellent and full of best practice in areas such as connect, communicate, resilience and engagement.

This was a virtual training course but the quality of the trainer and interactive approach allowed me to fully engage, not only with the subject matter but my peers as well.

Would definitely recommend it!”

Head of Supply Chain, Global FMCG
“When I asked Holly to provide some training for us, I knew her passion and dedication to the recruitment world would have a huge impact on my people. 2 years later, Holly feels like part of the team, she is frequently working with small groups, 121s and also handling on desk management observations. We have had direct results from the training she has delivered over the years and I can not recommend Holly enough – she is 100% focussed on her content and relevance and inspires my team to always want to deliver what they have learnt.”

“Thank you for a really interesting and valuable training programme.  I believe the entire programme was of benefit. Key areas include – Being part of a new group and the interaction, a well balanced programme which encouraged everyone to be engaged and take part. I would like my team to complete the LEAP programme.”

Head of Engineering, Global FMCG

“In the 15 years of working in recruitment, I can honestly say this training has added the most value for me and my team. We have delivered 5 successive Regional ‘Best Evers’ as a result of the changes we have embedded. So many of the team have delivered personal ‘Best Evers’ over the life of the programme and since – and overall my region is currently 38% ahead of last year on margin!”

Regional Manager , (Managing 6 offices across the UK)
“I have had the pleasure of attending training delivered by Holly and found her style to be thought provoking, challenging but above all very helpful. I worked with Holly when working on a project reviewing one of our assessment centres and the work Holly had designed and shared, has made a big difference to the way we evaluate. Without question, Holly is someone I would look to gain input from, as she always makes the time to give a considered opinion.”
Head of Internal Recruitment, Global Business