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About Us.

Ian F. Cliffen - Managing Director

Training Course Venue is a division of Training Course Broker Ltd.


Having started in very labour intensive manufacturing industries in 1977, it was very apparent that training was the key to running efficient businesses.

20 years as an expat based in the Middle East, Far East and Sub-continent running production units re-enforced the need for training. As the Middle East had little or no indigenous labour class the workers had to be imported, the cost of which was expensive. Labour retention was therefore key. Training and safety were therefore of major importance - happy well trained workers were eager to renew their contracts and costs / downtime were minimised.

On returning to the UK in 2010 I took a job as Business Manager with Corporate Risk Systems Ltd (CRS - a small privately owned business based in Burton-upon-Trent). In 2012 I became a Director and part owner. We delivered CITB, IOSH, IEMA, NEBOSH and NVQ's as open and in-house courses. With 10 Hotel based venues and 34 tutors (pre-dominantly associates) the business under my directorship doubled in size and profitability.

It was clear that a good pool of tutors and venues along with a solid platform to advertise events was an absolute necessity.

In 2014 we sold the company to Hendersons Insurance Brokers Ltd (HIBL). I was made redundant in May 2017 and decided to create this company

With this background I believe that we are well placed to understand the needs of training companies to not only fill places on their courses, but also to source suitable venues with first class facilities at the right price.

If you can't find a venue with the facilities that you are looking for, please leave a message on the contact us page and we will try to source one for you.

Ian F. Cliffen

Managing Director

ian@trainingcoursebroker.com