The Holst Group

At The Holst Group, we have helped organisations make the most of their people since 1984. We deliver highly effective training courses and stunningly accurate psychometric tests.


“Great structure to drive productive conversations and business impact. Simply brilliant!”
  – L&D Manager, Travis Perkins on Six Thinking Hats®


We know people are happier, more loyal, and perform better when they feel valued and are in the right role. We also know good employers deserve a workforce that will do the job well.

Our promises at The Holst Group.

Our courses are guaranteed. We ensure they are fit for purpose and we promise you quality.

We promise you quality in:

  • The partners we work with.
  • Our talented trainers running our courses.
  • The training venues we use.
  • The materials and learning aids used.
  • The service we give you.

Our courses are fit for purpose and do what they say they will. We will ensure they meet your objectives before you attend a course.

All our work is guaranteed. We are confident in the courses we deliver. We will re-train your delegates for free if you are not satisfied that the skills learned are being applied after 3 months. No one has taken us up on this offer but it is here so you can buy with confidence.

We are the exclusive European distributors for the McQuaig Psychometric System. Our Effective You! and Effective Teams courses are developed from the McQuaig Tests.

Our Business Communication Skills suite brings you world-class courses in verbal and written communication skills. This includes The Polished Presenter, an essential workshop for anyone who wants to develop their presentation skills. We offer an extensive range of thinking and creativity courses that also feature the work of Dr. Edward de Bono.

Colour Accounting™ delivers real learning outcomes for attendees. It is our finance for non-finance managers course. We also offer a full range of facilitation skills courses to help develop the talented facilitators in your business. Additionally, we offer a wide range of trainer certifications for both in-house and freelance trainers.

In addition to our public workshop programme, we offer cost-effective in-house training to clients. This allows our team of talented trainers to tailor all of our workshops to meet your organisation’s needs. Learn more about in-house training with The Holst Group.

The Holst Group delivers terrific courses that make a lasting difference for the people who attend them. Call our friendly team on 0203 111 9292 or email us at