What we do
We have our own training centre in Retford, Nottinghamshire with great facilities, the use of venues throughout the country and we provide on-site training nationwide.
As a company that practices a Lean Six Sigma methodology, we are always striving for continued improvement with a focus on ensuring that we have a healthy and happy environment with our staff and associate trainers and a strong, honest and reliable relationship with our clients.
Where we came from
Sherwood Knowledge is an extension to the success of Soteria Asbestos Limited which is a multi-award-winning asbestos consultancy dealing with large clients such as the Police CSI departments, nationwide housing associations, a network of churches and major blue-chip companies.
Under the demand for us to deliver other types of training, we created a new consultancy to run alongside Soteria Asbestos, called Sherwood Knowledge.
Here we have joined together with other trusted and highly competent trainers to offer our high standard of training in a cross section of areas.
Who We are
Peter is the Managing Director for Sherwood Knowledge Limited and the Commercial Director for Soteria Asbestos Limited.
Having spent over 20 years in sales and marketing roles with experience of digital marketing, B2B and B2C sales and account management, he knows customer satisfaction is the key to securing future growth. Along with Suzanne, Peter won Best New Business at the Gainsborough Business Awards in 2015 and Theo Paphitis’s Small Business Sunday #SBS award also in 2015. In 2017, Sherwood Knowledge was a finalist in the Mansfield 2020 Awards 2017 and was a finalist again in 2018 for the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award.Personal achievements include completing the Retford Half Marathon and the London Marathon in 2016 to raise money for Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Suzanne Smith CEng MCIBSE
Suzanne is the Managing Director of Soteria Asbestos Limited and the Director of Training and Development for Sherwood Knowledge Limited.
Having spent over 15 years developing her skills as a Consultant specialising in Asbestos, she has worked her way up to be a Chartered Engineer and is about to embark on her PHD. Suzanne has a strong track record of achievements, most notably winning Business Person of the Year at the Gainsborough Business Awards in 2015, #QueenOfAsbestos Training and Consultancy in 2015 and New Business Woman of the Year at the East Midlands Chamber Enterprising Women Awards in 2016. She was also a finalist at the Nottingham Post Women in Business Awards in 2016, North Notts Business Awards in 2016, East Midlands Chamber Awards in 2016 and European Women in Construction and Engineering Awards 2017.
What type of certificate will I receive?
All our courses come with a certificate of attendance upon successful completion. If a particular type of accreditation is required, please speak to us.
Can you tailor training to my needs?
Yes. We offer bespoke training packages here and nationwide. Just let us know what you require before booking and we will discuss the arrangements with you.
Can anyone attend a course?
Yes! Our courses are often taken by private individuals as well as large organisations and SMEs. If you have learning difficulties or are a nervous learner, please let us know and we will do our best to cater to your needs.
How do I become a consultant for you?
Sherwood Knowledge is continuing to grow and as such, we always require new Trainers and Consultants to join us in a variety of areas. Call us to enquire further or send us an email.
Are your courses guaranteed to go-ahead?
We do our best to attain the number of delegates required in order to run the course, however, in some cases, we may need to rearrange the course date. We will offer you a new date if more than seven days notice and we will offer a refund if it’s less than seven days.
I can't make it now, can I have a refund?
We understand that occasionally things pop up that we weren’t expecting so if notified with more than seven days notice, we will allow you to rearrange to a later date. If it’s less than seven days then you will need to book again at the full cost.