Testimonials

Pinsent Masons
Tim Dale
Director of Knowledge
Pinsent Masons

Enabling our people is core to Pinsent Masons and developing digital skills is becoming increasingly important in a fast-changing sector. This will help us continue to deliver world class service to our clients. Giving our people on-demand access to a wide range of training opportunities also helps us upskill and retain our employees in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Thrings Solicitors
Anne Messer
L&D Partner
Thrings

The Thrings experience of working with Claire and the team at The Professional Alternative has been nothing but positive. Nothing is too much trouble.

From day one Claire has been knowledgeable, patient and diligent in helping us to navigate the site, set up our own page, load our own content and create meaningful playlists from the extensive content on the site.

The topics and content provided is relevant to the audience and supplied in useful ‘bitesize’ chunks and assorted formats to meet the needs of all learning styles and the time available for learning.

The monthly webinars are also a useful source of information and the consistent update on new ways of using the site to gain maximum help and benefit is invaluable.

BKL
Lee Brook
CEO
BKL

BKL provide accountancy, advisory and tax support to entrepreneurial, owner-managed businesses that think in new ways, explore new opportunities and change things for the better.

They were an early adopter of The Professional Alternative and have grown with the platform. They were looking for a way to upskill, train and retain their fantastic team of people and The Professional Alternative does exactly that.

BKL’s CEO Lee Brook said “The Professional Alternative Team understands how learning is key to making professionals feel supported and inspired; they do this with an appreciation of inclusion and innovation that appeals strongly to us”.

The Professional Alternative are thrilled to have BKL on board.

If you would like to enjoy the same benefits for your firm, why not request a demo from one of our team?

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Natalie Greenway
Associate Director - Talent Development
RSM

RSM is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to the middle market. They are one of the largest UK accountancy firms with nearly 4,900 partners and staff operating from 31 locations across the UK

RSM became a client of The Professional Alternative in 2023. They were looking for a simple and effective way of upskilling their staff in addition to their own, existing materials.

Their associate director of talent development Natalie Greenway had this to say

“RSM chose to work The Professional Alternative to complement our own internal development resources. The strong focus on topical and forward-looking topics, together with the easy-to-use platform, enables our leaders to continue to enhance their skills for now and in the future.”

Grunberg & Co
Sarah Dorey
Associate Director, HR & Office
Grunberg & Co

We were looking for a comprehensive training platform that would help our all staff with obtaining the right skills for their personal and professional development and which also aligned with the skills and behaviours required for those staff that were studying professional qualifications. TPA ticked all the boxes and has been a huge asset enabling everyone to gain access to a phenomenal amount of interesting and insightful content that’s relevant and up to date with the latest trends.  Claire has been a fantastic person to work with and has been so helpful in helping to deliver targeted content to our team and together with her team has even curated bespoke content for us – I couldn’t ask more from a learning platform.

Murgitroyd
Jessa Butler
Head of Organisational Development
Murgitroyd

TPA is a user-friendly learning platform with an impressive array of content and subject matter.  It provides us with a one stop shop for learning needs for staff at all levels in our organisation due to the variety of content, but also because we can host our own materials. It can be accessed from a mobile device as well as a pc. The TPA team are very helpful and always willing to listen and act upon our suggestions and comments.

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Gary Leonard
Audit Partner
Barnes Roffe

At Barnes Roffe, we were looking for additional resources to complement our own internal training and development needs. From the outset Claire and the team worked with us and supported us along this journey. As well as the platform meeting our needs, the support we received and the ease of the onboarding process has been great. Claire and the team continue to work closely with us, ensuring we get as much use out of the platform as possible with the material being relevant for our needs. A big thanks for the support and patience!

BPE Solicitors
Antonia Shield
Managing Partner
BPE Solicitors

TPA’s platform has been an asset for BPE, streamlining our learning toolkit and training resources, giving the individual user visibility of their learning journey and gaps. It firmly puts the user in control – previously this was not the case – aligned with a new sense of ownership and choice of when or where to learn. This flexible tool enables internal teams to track all learning centrally across teams, and when appraisals or reviews are due, reports can be generated.

Goodman Jones
Ritu Vaghela
Head of People and Talent
Goodman Jones

Having worked with Claire, I can honestly say that she is an exemplar of fantastic customer service support.  It’s very rare to receive such support, and I am grateful for it.  She is excellent at customer engagement and understanding partner need, which demonstrates her ability to translate client need to action.  She is forward thinking and is able to use feedback to further develop the site, which not only benefits PA but also the client(s).  She carries clients with her on the journey of PA which is a skill in itself and nothing is ever too much (although I’m sure it is).  I think I’m bought into Claire as much as your platform.  She believes in your platform fully and her enthusiasm and dedication are your asset.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your platform to others based on the service I have received and the content of your platform.

Thank you Claire for your support to our team here at Goodman Jones.

Jacqui Symons
HR Manager
B P Collins

The LLP has partnered with the Professional Alternative Platform for a few years and it has proved to be an invaluable additional L&D resource for everyone within the business regardless of role or level.

Additionally, the team has been very responsive and helpful in onboarding new staff and developing the system to suit our particular requirements.

Ringrose Law
Ryan Clarke
Managing Director
Ringrose Law

“The range of resources and training available on this platform is incredible. From legal training to wellbeing and soft skills training, we are confident that staff will be able to use the platform to help with their own personal training and career development plans, as well as offering firmwide sessions to benefit all.”

Gerald Edelman
Richard Kleiner
CEO
Gerald Edelman

“Using The Professional Alternative platform gives our teams clear objectives to work towards, which in turn has created a positive culture of continuous personal development, helping us to retain our top talent. We couldn’t imagine our organisation without it.”