Here are a few things that previous clients of Spurway Training have had to say:
Human Rights Lawyer / Lecturer in Law
Jamie worked with me and colleagues at the Legal Services Agency, a law centre based in Glasgow, to design and deliver a full-day workshop on Age Assessment in Scotland. I found Jamie to be an expert communicator and facilitator, with an engaging presence, and an ability to reduce complex ideas to simple, practical concepts, by devising activities and leading discussions that delegates genuinely seemed to enjoy. I would highly recommend Jamie as a thoughtful and inspiring speaker, trainer or facilitator.
Journalist & Broadcaster at LizLeonardMedia.
Vice Chair, Scottish Refugee Council
Having experienced many facilitators during my years with the BBC, some good, some bad, I have been very impressed with Jamie’s approach to the two years he has facilitated Scottish Refugee Council’s Board Strategy days. The key to good facilitation is doing your homework beforehand & Jamie certainly does that. He is an excellent summariser, listener & adjudicator, and really moves the discussion forward. I have no hesitation in recommending him.
Volunteer Coordinator at Refugee Survival Trust
I would highly recommend Jamie’s training – he tailored the session to our group’s needs in advance and created a positive, conversational atmosphere on the day which encouraged participants to chip in and ask questions. The workshop content and materials were up-to-date, relevant and engaging and helped to deepen our understanding of the experiences of refugees and the UK asylum process. I thought the session was comprehensive, extremely well-facilitated and good value for money – many thanks!
Macmillan Volunteering Manager
‘When I was looking for Equality and Diversity training for my team I immediately approached Jamie Spurway, as he had delivered an excellent Refugee Awareness course for us earlier in the year. Jamie possesses all the qualities I look for in a trainer. He is an excellent facilitator and puts people at ease, allowing them to speak openly and honestly about their concerns and ask questions without feeling embarrassed. This is essential when training people on a subject like Equalities, where people are at times worried about saying ‘the wrong thing’. Jamie spoke with me before planning the course and identified my expectations and priorities for the session. He had researched our organisation and our core business. Jamie tailored the course to meet our needs which kept the interest of the team as it was wholly relevant to their work. I would thoroughly recommend Jamie as a trainer. He has delivered courses to my team on two different subjects and both have been exemplary. We will definitely be inviting him back!’
Senior Services Manager, Refugee & International Tracing Services
British Red Cross – Refugee Unit
‘We contacted Spurway Training regarding a short term piece of consultancy work exploring volunteering practice amongst refugee populations in West Scotland. Jamie was absolutely fantastic – he was responsive to tight deadlines, immediately understanding of the project requirements and produced reports that reflected an in-depth understanding and expertise. I was very impressed and can easily recommend Spurway Training.’