In-house management training

Personalised for your requirements

Our in-house training gives a more personal approach to meeting your firm's requirements, and we will work with you to understand the day to day challenges you face. From £1,600 per half day (plus VAT and travel expenses), we will provide everything you need including course speakers, course documentation and bespoke content, all tailored to suit your exact needs. Our training is designed to help you support your people, support your clients and support your practice.

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Our team of experts can deliver in-house training on a range of management and business advisory topics:

Recruit and retain the right talent

  • Identify and develop new leaders as part of your practice's internal succession planning
  • Improve your employees' engagement and performance
  • Determining the factors that motivate your team

Delivering service excellence

  • Managing your clients' expectations and adding value 
  • Making the most of client and business development meetings
  • Building your client retention strategy

Motivational management

  • Managing and leading - getting the right balance
  • Managing yourself - personal organisation and planning
  • Understanding different leadership styles and skills

Our Management and Business Advisory trainers

John Sharkey

BA (Econ) ACA

John is the director of Mercia’s Management Training Division and specialises in leadership, management and personal skills training for accountants in practice. He joined the Mercia consultancy team in 1998 and has built Mercia's Management Training Division into one of the leading providers of management and personal skills training to the accountancy sector. His presentations are renowned for their energy, enthusiasm and practical relevance and for challenging participants to achieve their full potential. 

Michael Siviter


Michael is a senior training consultant within Mercia’s Management Training Division. He joined the Mercia consultancy team in 2011. He is a qualified accountant and has worked as a manager and consultant in various businesses, including Rolls Royce and Kaplan Financial. Michael specialises in helping others develop their organisation, people and client management and communication skills using innovative learning methods. He has an energetic and dynamic style and enjoys facilitating learning and reflection. Michael is also a certified NLP coach and practitioner. 


Sally Hutchings


Sally is a senior training consultant within Mercia’s Management Training Division. Sally joined the team in 1992 and specialises in helping others develop their communication and influencing skills. She is renowned for her ability to develop a strong rapport with her audience, helping them understand more effectively. She has a particular interest in people development and developing client relationships.