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  • REPUTATION WINS CLIENTS

    A short while ago a new client from Cornwall came to us for a Bespoke Onsite electrical training course. We are not obsessively curious but we do like to know what brings clients to our door. It gives us a better understanding of what’s working for us in our marketplace.  In this case it turned out that they had recently had a visit from an Amada engineer (Amada is a world leading manufacturer…

  • EVOLUTION

    There is a restlessness in my character that will not let me sit back and rest on my laurels. Tinson Training has grown and prospered over its 12 year history and provided highly valued training to hundreds of clients, many of whom come back for more – 70% at last count. But it is not enough. I want Tinson Training to evolve continually in its approach to training and the way we do…

  • SAFE BATTERY DISPOSAL

    I read an article recently about the number of fires at Waste Treatment plants caused by batteries that have been disposed of in the ‘normal’ waste. Lithium-ion batteries, which power our mobile devices, are particularly hazardous if they are punctured. Between April 2019 and March 2020 there were an estimated 250 fires at Treatment plants caused by lithium-ion batteries. On our…

  • NEW NORMAL?

    Here at Tinson Training what would have seemed far-fetched at the dawn of 2020 has now become what is often referred to as the ‘New Normal’. For us it has meant that, like many other businesses, we have evolved to meet the challenge. I believe that if you don’t or can’t it is going to be a very grim winter indeed. So what is this ‘New Normal’. It is a time of social caution and…

  • AUTHENTICITY

    Authenticity is arguably one of the most valuable elements of life, work, relationships and culture. In a world where technology can allow us to fake almost anything – with the possible exception of a really satisfying bacon sandwich – authenticity is a precious commodity. This realisation was one of the spurs to striking out on my own with Tinson Training over ten years ago. I was…

  • SHOCK TREATMENT

    Often the experiences of attendees on our courses can add great value to the whole experience. Recently an attendee spoke of a time when he picked up a junction box that should have been isolated by a colleague and found to his cost that it wasn’t. He couldn’t drop it and the next thing he knew was waking up in hospital. He was very lucky. The shock could so easily have been fatal. We were…

  • POSITIVE AFFIRMATION

    It is always good to feel that the service we offer at Tinson Training is seen to be of value. Given the high percentage of returning clients we could be forgiven for believing that this is the case. If further positive affirmation were needed it came in the form of being asked by a number of global businesses for our advice. This involved helping define required levels of competence for certain…

  • IT WAS MORE THAN JUST A SPILLAGE

    Recently I was training staff at a fine Motorway Services on the M5. There was nothing much out of the ordinary about it until I was chatting to the manager after the course. We were standing close to a service counter when there was a sizeable spillage. That counter contained a range of electrical outlets and equipment. As my colleague leapt into action to clean up the liquid mess it became an…

  • FLEXIBILITY

    One of the characteristics of Tinson Training that gives us most pride is our ability to adapt courses to our clients needs. Our course formats and content are not cast in stone. Our small team of expert trainers are able to use their depth and breadth of experience to make any form of course match the needs of their audience. Just tell us what you need and the knowledge level of the audience and…

  • ONSITE

    A key element of the Tinson Training proposition is to deliver the training required ‘Onsite’. This has led to experiencing some unusual settings to say the least. We have been on top of the world with Al Jazeera Media on the 16th floor of the Shard and in the depths at York Dungeons to the accompaniment of background tortured screams – no attendees were harmed.  When we trained HMRC…