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About MPI Learning

Learn about our history and successes

Our History – MPI was founded in 2008 by Jerry and Mike with the aim of offering new and exciting learning solutions that help businesses worldwide. As you can see, we’ve come a long way since then.

With over 30 years learning and development experience, MPI is able to deliver measurable and demonstrable results to businesses of all sizes and industries.

Not only that, but we really are a friendly bunch to work with.

How we’ve grown

MPI was founded in 2008 by Mike and Jerry with the aim of offering new and exciting learning solutions that help businesses worldwide. As you can see, we’ve come a long way since then.

2008 – Jerry founds MPI

Jerry found’s and establishes MPI LLP in the UK.

2009 – Mike Willoughby Joins

Mike Willoughby joins MPI LLP as co-founder.

2010 – The MPI office opens

MPI opens its first office in the business park next to East Midlands Airport, Derbyshire.

Carolyn Mee Joins

Carolyn Mee joins as Head of Business Services having previously worked for 17 years at AstraZeneca.

Nick Brown Joins

Nick Brown joins the MPI team, managing the brand, website, creative needs and our technology/security.

2011 – Jenni Waller joins

Jenni Waller joins from Barclays having been a key client for many years and having held senior learning roles internationally for the Bank.

Emma Barton joins

Emma Barton joins the Business Services Team, having previously worked at AstraZeneca alongside Carolyn as Executive PA’s.

2012 – MPI in the UAE

MPI Grows its presence in the UAE – Working with clients: Barclays, HSBC, CBQ and Emirates Airlines.

2015 – MPI Gulf opens

MPI Gulf opens its first office in Dubai – Headed by Richard Beatie who joined from Informa Middle East, and Constantinos Kassappis from Logicom.

2016 – MPI Americas opens

MPI Americas opens its first US office in Raleigh NC. Headed by Don Billow joining from Cisco, a long-standing client of MPI.

2017 – Asia, Africa & Russia

MPI continues to expand its reach working for clients in Asia, Russia and Africa.

Nikki Kaur Joins

Nikki joins the team in Dubai as the head of Business Development – Nikki joins from Oakwood International.

Diane Brown Joins

Diane joins the team in the UK to expand our Business Development team, formally a Senior Manager at Vodafone Qatar.

2020 – New UK office

After 10 years in our original premises, we have now moved to our super new offices in central Loughborough.

Felicity Gardiner Joins

Felicity Gardiner joins our team, supporting our brand, social media and marketing strategy. Felicity is a Marketing Graduate from Birmingham City University.

2021 – MPI Rebrands

MPI has evolved and adapted to the challenges of the new world, with new business channels and a focus on virtual, blended and digital learning. To reflect this transformation MPI has rebranded as MPI Learning a fresh perspective and persona, better representing who we are and what we do now and into the future.

Our Directors

Our directors bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from different sectors of business and disciplines. They are here to help you get the most out of your people.

Jerry Brown

Jerry Brown

Founding Partner & Director

His 25 year career in both retail and direct sales management with several blue chip British companies has given him unrivalled expertise in these areas. Jerry has worked in international consulting since 1997 with specific responsibility for Executive Coaching, Senior Management Development and has extensive experience around the processes relating to the selection and development of Sales Forces.

Mike Willoughby

Mike Willoughby

Founding Partner & Director

Mike has worked in UK and international financial services and banking for over 30 years.
He is a certified practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming and is accredited as an Executive Coach and Top Team Development Facilitator, working with people at all levels within the client business.

Our global reach

MPI’s network of learning and development experts has a global reach and works to bring superior learning and development to our customers wherever they are in the world. Each year, we train an average of 12,000 people in more than 35 languages.

We don’t just translate content from our language into yours, we hand-pick local expert
coaches to give you a bespoke culturally aligned learning experience.

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Our Principle Consultants

Our Consultants, Trainers & Designers are some of the best in the industry. Hand picked for each project, we ensure they are the right people to deliver, design and lead your people through their learning journey.

Helen Worthy

Helen Worthy

Principal Consultant

Helen is a Learning and Development Consultant with over 18 years experience, who works globally across sectors achieving results through working closely with each client identifying key business challenges, to then design and deliver solutions that hits the bottom line. Combining both an innovative and pragmatic approach Helen enables sustainable behavioural change at an individual and organisational level.
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Natalie Jivkova

Principal Consultant

In 2002 Natalie started her experience as a trainer and facilitator through supporting the learning process and personal development of young people and adults. Natalie has since been passionate about lifelong and non-formal learning. Since then she has been working in various national and international projects (educational, environmental, social, youth, peace) in the non-governmental sector.
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Fred Copestake

Principal Consultant

Fred is an experienced consultant, trainer, coach and an expert in helping sales professionals around the world to improve their performance and unleash their full potential. Fred has delivered projects that range from implementing a European academy for a leading beer brand, developing sales skills in the Middle East for global healthcare companies, and introducing account development and sales leadership models in Latin America and Europe for IT and engineering multinationals.
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Sandra Pires

Principal Consultant

Sandra Pires has been an unexpected partner since 2012. Who is responsible for designing and delivering unexpected transformational programs. Besides the unexpected, Sandra collaborates with MPI as an associate trainer for global projects, and is responsible for delivering projects in several markets like Portugal, Spain, Mexico, Brazil and Angola.
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Nick Jerome

Principal Consultant

Nick Jerome is an accredited coach and facilitator, who has been designing and delivering leadership and management programmes across a wide range of organisations in the UK and across Europe for over 15 years. Based in London, he also speaks French and has worked with a number of clients in France, as well as coaching Masters students at Edhec Business School in France for the past 10 years.
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Sylvie Portefaix

Principal Consultant

Sylvie is a certified coach, with a business management and marketing background. Her expertise consists in co-building new leadership models with her clients as well as working in French and English. Sylvie has occupied marketing and general management positions in the Consumer and Healthcare divisions. As head of marketing and executive committee member for France she's managed sales and marketing teams and key business partners, in France and in Europe.
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Emre Hasan Saylik

Principal Consultant

Emre brings extensive business and marketing experience to his clients with a financial services, banking and marketing background over 25 years. He provides learning facilitation, team coaching and leadership training services for corporate clients and supports SME league company owners as experienced business coach.
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Anne Clark

Principal Consultant

Anne has a successful career spanning over 25 years in the financial and banking industry which has given Anne the understanding and ability to work at all levels, this has enabled her to add so much value to the team, our clients and her coaches. Anne was previously an MD in Financial Services where she was responsible for leading the Retail Performance of a Region, where she was recognised with various National Achievement Awards.
Tara Zutshi

Tara Zutshi

Principal Consultant

Tara is a sought after facilitator of leadership development, team and group coaching, latterly specialising in supporting women in business. Having spent 20 years in industry, leading teams selling some of the high streets best loved brands to both retail and on-trade customers. Her impressive sales career spanned into multiple global companies. She realised that she would find more fulfilment and purpose in life by retraining as an executive coach and following her passion to develop teams and individuals to reach their full potential.
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Peter Giles

Principal Consultant

Peter has been in the world of Learning & Development for over 20 years, the last 10 of which have been as a Freelance Training Consultant. As well as being CIPD qualified, Peter is accredited in Situational Leadership II, is NLP qualified, and has experience with the Insights and DiSC psychometrics as well as Social Styles.

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