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Welcome to our news and blog page.


Here will share what's new and happening in the world of CAKE People Develeopment and all things Learning and Development.

By CAKE PD, Jul 29 2020 10:15AM

The business world feels like a very different place. These are unique and challenging times for all of us. By now, many of us are slowly adapting to the new normal and made the change to doing so many things from home; it's no surprise that learning is no exception.

With the added pressure due to Covid-19 restrictions getting your people the learning and development they need may seem daunting. We don't know how long the restrictions will last, but learning and development must continue, and we are here to help and support you.

At CAKE, we had already established a robust offering of digital learning. Our strategy was to incorporate face to face as well as online learning sessions to create a blend of development solutions. But, we have had to adapt and deliver our entire suite of development programmes digitally.

For us, though, it wasn't merely just a case of switching face to face to digital. We have all attended webinars that were simply the host talking over slide after slide for an hour, that's not facilitation. That's a presentation and wanted more for our learners.

We saw this as a golden opportunity to do things differently; to revisit everything. We wanted to make things more suited to the modern learner, allowing them access to their learning at the point of need.

One of the challenges we faced was ensuring we had the same engagement factor, those "ta-da" moments we often find our learners experiencing face to face.

We didn't want our experience to be dominated by our facilitators; we wanted our sessions to get learners active while managing the delicate balance of engagement, learning and facilitation.

The feedback so far has been positive and incredibly encouraging. Our sessions are split into multiple sessions which our learners say makes it easier to maintain focus and that they can do more in less time.

We wanted each delegate to have a personal experience, with content relevant to them. Our learners can pick and chose material, allowing greater flexibility to focus on the content that fits their individual needs.

This level of personalisation perfectly supports the individual learner journey, tailoring the content to the learner while still following the same core programme.

It is a fascinating time for CAKE and our learners as we move further forward to something truly transformative. It is more than a temporary shift due to current Covid situation; it's the beginning of a long term solution.

We will, of course, stay mindful of those who will still want to hold face to face sessions once it's safe to do so and we will always incorporate an aspect of that, with digital at the core and everything else working around that.

If you would like to learn about our new digital development programmes and how we can help you overcome your biggest L&D challenge to date, contact the team, we have the tools and expertise to help.

Call 01603 733006 or email

By CAKE PD, Mar 31 2020 12:33PM

A few weeks ago, we were happily working away delivering and facilitating development solutions and consultancy services to our clients across the country.

Fast forward to today. We are confined to barracks, struggling to come to terms with the ‘new normal’ and a different way of working.

These days we have become increasingly reliant on social media as a tool for making our forced isolation a little easier to bear and for connecting in new ways.

On top of this devastating pandemic, businesses are bracing themselves for another recession, operating in business survival mode.

The coming weeks and months will be tough, really tough but it’s a wonderful opportunity, a real ‘golden’ moment for us to become better people, better corporate colleagues, working together, to collaborate and explore new ways of working for the benefit of all of us.

Our way of working is changing and will have changed forever once this dreadful situation is over. Our digital team are working tirelessly to ensure our clients are supported and our learners can continue to learn.

But we are here to help and support our wider community. We can help your organisation in so many ways.

Our CAKE team are experts in managing and supporting change. We have specialists in mental agility and resilience; this is what we do.

The world of work will be changed forever, a real shift in culture. Our team can support culture change, helping you to successfully embrace and embed the new way of working.

We can enable your remote teams to be effective and productive. We can make a real difference to your business in this critical time by supporting you, your leadership and wider teams.

We are in the middle of a global crisis, but we will get through this stronger together.

Get in touch, let’s talk about how we can help you. Call the team on 01603 733006 or email

By CAKE PD, Mar 19 2020 12:39PM

We are all in the most challenging of times. The worsening situation surrounding Covid-19 is constantly changing, we would like to reassure our clients and delegates that we have plans in place and are planning more to ensure CAKE continues to provide of our expert service and support.

As always, our values here at CAKE are ‘putting people first’. That includes our CAKE team, our delegates, and our clients, plus all those within the CAKE community who we work and partner with.

No one knows how this will all end and we don’t have all the answers but we do have appropriate continuity plans in place to minimise the risk to our team, and those close to them, while still providing the ongoing support and expertise you would expect from the CAKE team.

We remain committed to the continued delivery of our high-quality Learning and Development Solutions. Our team have the technology and support in place to continue working remotely and are working hard to support clients and delegates on current programmes. They are also busy designing and developing new programmes to enable CAKE to continue to deliver quality Leadership & Management, Coaching & Mentoring and Learning & Development solutions.

The wellbeing of our team and the duty of care to our clients and delegates is of the utmost importance to us all here at CAKE. We pride ourselves on working across our CAKE community as one big team, sharing knowledge, resources and expertise for the benefit of our clients, this will not change. Our continuity plans go beyond ensuring our teams can work remotely. They also include strategies to keep our CAKE community engaged and supported, so they can continue to focus their energy on delivering great solutions and expert advice.

We have a business continuity plan in place and will continue to check and update our plans in accordance with Government advice and share any further updates via our website and social media channels. We will also use these digital platforms to share any advice and tips which we think are particularly helpful during these uncertain times.

And finally, on a personal level, we know first hand how an act of kindness can make a world of difference in very difficult situations, so if there is anything that we can do for you, then please don’t be afraid to ask, we are all in this together.

Stay safe and well,

All the very best from the CAKE team.

By CAKE PD, Mar 12 2020 03:25PM

Talk to us about our remote leadership & management, coaching & mentoring, and learning & development programmes and continue to upskill your employees!

The world is in the middle of a tremendous amount of uncertainty; your people may be feeling isolated. By making sure, they can continue to develop and learn during this time will support and maintain their motivation and wellbeing.

That's why we wanted to let you know that we offer remote options for our development programmes. These are just as effective as a face to face workshops, with a specialist facilitator, working with your people, regardless of where they are working from, online and using highly interactive tools and methods, allowing your people to collaborate remotely and making the best use of their time.

We definitely won't let the current situation get in the way of your learning and development plans.

Contact the team to discuss how remote development could work for your people.

Call 01603 733006 or email

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