About us

We have a truly world class consultancy and facilitation team. We work with the best because our clients deserve it!

Meet the team

Whether we are delivering a long term project or short high impact workshop we will demonstrate high skills, professionalism and great credibility.

Sarah Appleton

Business Manager

Sarah uses her considerable global business & facilitation experience to deliver a world class service to our growing range of clients. Sarah is the central point of contact within the business, connecting the dots behind the scenes to deliver smooth & efficient operations, ensuring a return on the investment our clients make.

Mick Earle

Specialist Facilitator

For 30 years, Mick has specialised in personal & management development, through the use of challenging outdoor & activity based learning. Mick co-authored (with Dr Veronica Burke of Cranfield Business School in the UK) ‘The maximising of learning transfer within the scope of Outdoor Management Development’. He has worked across a broad range of UK and international clients delivering initiatives, seminars, leadership assessment & talent planning, creative problem solving, behavioural change & motivation.

Mick served in the British Army Reserve from 1985 to 1997. In 2010 & 2015 he ran a 5-day Post Operational Stress Management programme for British Army counter-IED (Bomb Disposal) teams returning from operational tours in Afghanistan & other conflicts around the world.

Mick is an active cave explorer & is currently Training Officer & Controller/Leader with the Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation.

Karen Baldwin

Head of Facilitation

Karen is Head of Facilitation and leads the facilitation team, ensuring the highest quality standards of facilitation and programme design. Karen is an enthusiastic, motivated and engaging facilitator. She has a natural ability to inspire others, knowing what motivates individuals and will vary her style and approach to meet these needs. Her facilitation style demonstrates a real passion for helping others reach their full potential. Karen has a special interest in leadership and management development, building excellent long term working relationships and engaging key stakeholders to bring about impactful change and measurable results. Karen is at the forefront of the practical understanding of current thinking within the areas of learning, personal profiling, confidence and communication.

Pete Hames

Finance Director

Pete is a founder member of Fuel Learning and the financial arm of the operation, he specialises in financial systems. Pete firmly believes strict financial management and control is key to ensuring efficient, robust, versatile and successful businesses.

Pete has a formidable track record in business finance and has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer in a number of highly successful businesses & PLC’s. Of particular note are two startup businesses for which he acted as CFO, both later being sold to listed companies. He is skilled in managing business’s logistical, financial & staffing problems and prides himself on generating share value through efficient financial management.

In his spare time Pete likes nothing more than spending time with his family. He also enjoys eating out and generally socialising. His sporting interests include hockey, cricket and golf.

Dave Tilley

Senior Facilitator

Dave is a vastly experienced and successful Senior Training Facilitator with a wealth of experience in both Facilitation and Management and has spent over 20 years working with major FTSE 100 companies. Dave has a proven track record of delivering light-hearted, fun, but highly effective and engaging training programs all over the world, specialising in Psychometrics coupled with Leadership, HR Law, Management and Team Development.

Glenn Widelko

Associate Master Facilitator & Executive Coach

As an executive coach and master facilitator with 20 years’ experience Glenn is a conceptual, big picture thinker who thrives on in-depth, outcomes focused conversations that enable lasting change. Glenn’s expertise and experience is to enable excellence in organisations through excellence in people.

With a background in the behavioural sciences Glenn is an accredited master executive coach and has an M-Level accreditation with CIPD. While most of his work has been within leadership and management development, other areas of expertise also include: coaching & performance, communication & relationship management, teamwork, self-mastery & self-awareness.

Stuart Chambers

Associate Senior Facilitator

Stuart is a long standing member of the Fuel Learning team, having been a full time Senior Facilitator and more recently a constant feature as an associate. Stuart is a Master Facilitator and Performance Coach. He specialises in Leadership and Management development and has designed and delivered programmes all over the world.




Angi Egan

Senior Facilitator

Angi has an impressive brand pedigree from working for global retailers like The Body Shop International, IKEA, Harvey Nichols, Liberty in London, and luxury spa brand ESPA. Clients take full advantage of her energetic and innovative approach to ensure the service message ‘sticks’ in this multi-generational sector.

With 30 years’ experience in leadership positions Angi has been increasingly sought out to help coach executives and entrepreneurs in their pursuit of creating personal impact and differential. As a professional speaker Angi has considerable experience of inspiring others in the skill of creating entertaining and inspiring presentations.

The author of four best-selling books – Holistic Skincare for therapists, and the Romancing the Customer™ series of business books, Angi has demonstrated her credentials as a highly innovative thinker whose refreshingly different solutions banish predictability to help businesses build lasting brand fidelity and easy profits.

Geoff Storey

Associate - Outdoor Technician

Geoff has worked as an outdoor technician for the past 30 years. During this time he has gained a huge level of experience delivering a variety of training programs in many challenging environments. Geoff holds a huge array of outdoor qualifications and is one of only a few people to hold the highest caving qualification available in the UK. Along with these qualifications Geoff is also a company director of Live For Today Adventures where he brings a wealth of business knowledge and experience to the company.

Ian Prentice

Managing Director

Ian is a founder member of Fuel Learning, Master Facilitator and Account Director. He specialises in Leadership development and has designed many of the Leadership programmes used by some of the worlds leading businesses today

Matt Watson

Senior Facilitator

Matt enjoys nothing more than engaging with people and helping them to achieve brilliant results. He has a wealth of experience working with leadership teams in a wide range of industries from the rail and transport industry to law firms and the police.

Matt is gifted at helping people, teams and businesses to improve using a wide variety of techniques, from classroom based facilitated sessions to fun team building activities and challenges. Matt is also a qualified personal trainer and fitness coach,  so you’re likely to see Matt using his spare time running or swimming and when he’s not doing that himself, he’s helping others to get fit.

Liz Dutton

Operations Administrator

Liz is a versatile member of the team who co-ordinates the logistics of the Fuel programs to ensure a great experience for our delegates. From pre-program information to responding to any delegates queries, Liz is the main point of contact and enjoys building relationships with all of the Fuel clients.

Amanda Jackson

Associate Facilitator

With over 14 years’ experience in training, coaching and sales management, Amanda has a wealth of knowledge on how to develop people to achieve their business goals.  Enabling individuals and companies to increase their productivity through enhanced communication skills is an area Amanda is particularly passionate about.  Amanda’s enthusiasm for developing people is demonstrable through her interactions and allows for a fun but business focused approach in the training room.

Being an ILM qualified coach, she has the ability to ensure the learning goes beyond the training course allowing for individuals to embed their new knowledge and increase their self-awareness to see a change in the real world.  Amanda is also an accredited Licence Practitioner in the psychometric evaluation tool Insights Discovery.

Tracy Rea

Associate Facilitator

Tracy’s background in coaching athlete performance at a professional level gives her a unique edge in consulting & developing business teams.

Tracy’s career includes senior Performance Management roles with Scottish Gymnastics for the Commonwealth Games and she was responsible for the emerging talent programme at the Sportscotland Institute of Sport. She has taught, coached and lectured at a number of universities and colleges, most recently working with leading companies such as Capita and Lloyds Banking Group.

Tracy is a champion and instigator of transformation, significant change and improvement from day one. Her mantra is: “Hire for Attitude: Train for Skill”. Tracy works with business teams to drive sustainable efficiency and effectiveness, and implement strategic and transformation programmes, covering service excellence, cost, risk, resource management and colleague engagement.

Zoe Thorpe

Senior Facilitator

Zoe is an experienced, dynamic facilitator with a creative and enthusiastic approach. Zoe is able to drive individual development and engagement quickly through her likeable and vibrant style, to develop the business leaders of the future. Zoe has played key roles in induction and graduate programmes across various businesses and sectors and uses her ability to stretch and challenge others to enable them to have the right personal impact.


Great energy & infectious enthusiasm. My expectations were far exceeded & very much look forward to the next course!

Phil Tomlinson
Senior Team Leader, Specsavers

Just had to let you know, yet again, what fantastic, motivational courses you run. Your character is infectious Steve & delegates can’t fail to come away without a highly positive attitude. I just love every minute I’m in the room with you. I’ll let you know when I hit my 1st target as I’m sure I would have struggled to rally the enthusiasm without you.

Gail Rogers
Manager, Britvic