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People & Performance

Practical and effective training and HR. We take the time to understand your business in order to design and deliver solutions which achieve your goals.

How can we help you to support and develop your people?

  • The Potential Centre

    Recruit and promote the best people fairly and objectively and optimise your development investment with our Assessment and Development centres.

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  • BiteSize Learning

    High-impact training courses in Leadership and Personal Effectiveness delivered in your workplace at times that suit you best.

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  • Training Management

    From building a learning and development strategy to the effective management of your organisation’s training needs.

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  • Employment Matters

    Practical and effective retained and project based HR support. Enjoy peace of mind and freedom from the tasks you don’t have the time or specialist skills for.

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  • Customised Development

    Tailored Learning and Development solutions designed and delivered in response to the business challenges you face.

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About Shiparo

What we do

Everything we do is fuelled by our belief that the goal of HR and Development practice is to drive organisational and individual success.

We’re fanatical about giving you the tools and techniques to truly maximise people’s performance at work, cost effectively.

We love to work in partnership with our clients which is why we’ll always listen to what you need and not sell you something you don’t. Most of our clients try us for a single course or project and, we’re happy to say, keep coming back for more.

Meet the team

Working with you

We combine extensive HR and L&D knowledge with an aptitude for listening and a commercial approach in order to provide you with the most effective solution.


Our trainers are experts and practitioners skilled at delivery so that you benefit from specialist knowledge and experience.

Friendly team

We'll always respond to you quickly. We genuinely love what we do - we hope our enthusiasm is infectious and you’ ll enjoy working with us.


Our modular approach allows you to choose from a range of options at times that suit you best.


“The way Employment Matters provide HR support is refreshingly commercial and practical – they are easy to work with and go the extra mile to deliver excellent results.”

- Chris Hand CEO Molecular Vision

“Just another thank you from me for today’s session. Went down really well and people were talking about the models and continuing the discussion throughout the afternoon.”

- Fiona Andrews Partner and Head of Organisation Development, Towergate Insurance

“The service has fitted in seamlessly with our team. Rob speaks on our behalf at every level in the company from new starters through to senior management, with expertise and professionalism. His depth of knowledge in our business and market space is a distinct advantage.”

- Gerry Stroud, HR Director RFIB Group Ltd

“I value working in partnership. We have built a relationship that has led to pilots, tweaks and better results. I would recommend Shiparo for their delivery and understanding of client’s needs.”

- Andrea Farrell Head Organisational Development and Learning Manager, University of The Arts London

“I wanted to say a big thank you for the training you ran for us last Friday. The feedback has been universally positive, and it was certainly one of the best training sessions I’ve ever attended.. I think it gave many people some tools to be much more confident in interacting, which was exactly the aim!”

- Hannah Purves Claims Director, Markel International

“The short focussed presentation of the critical information, supported by electronic class notes, was excellent as it allowed maximal learning in a short, but intense, session. This is definitely the way forward for management training, as far as I am concerned.”

- Proffessor Niamh Moran Head of the School of Postgraduate Studies, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
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Business problems addressed in Creative Problem Solving
Successful teams in our cross-the-river challenge

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