It’s not what we say that matters; it’s what the people we work with say about us that really counts. Below is a selection of personal testimonials, as they relate to various projects delivered at different times throughout the Director’s careers. If you would like to read more recommendations, these can be explored via the links below to their personal LinkedIn profiles.


I’d certainly recommend Competitive Edge to other businesses and individuals. Ian and Chris really engage with the team and build all important trust. They also have a real desire to make a difference.
Jonathan Burman

Head of Sales Key Accounts, Kärcher

Ian has genuinely changed the way we think about Learning and Development at RS, he has invested his time, expertise and passion to enable our business to be world class. Ian’s ability to give pertinent, constructive and valuable feedback has not only helped me develop as a person and leader but has also progressed my career. My favourite quality that Ian demonstrates is that he is hands on with the process, leading from the front and delivering thought provoking courses and content.
Tim Sharpe

Industry Sector Manager, Adv. APS

I fully recommend working with Chris to any manager or leader. Over an afternoon Chris worked with us to make us self aware of the areas we needed to improve on. I believe we’re now a more effective, more communicative and strategically aligned team and I think his session will have a lasting impact on me. Thank you Chris.
Nick Holzherr

Head of Whisk, Samsung Next

Chris has worked closely with us to provide an excellent service to us and our clients. He researched the clients’ requirements and produced and excellent indoor session on the theory of teamwork and leadership. Having accessed them in the outdoors where they took part in a series of challenging team tasks he was able to give some very useful feedback on where they could improve performance both personally and as a team. Highly recommended.
Peter Reeves

Managing Director, Arena Pursuits Ltd

Ian is an outstanding L&D professional and executive coach. He is passionate about people and their development, nurturing potential through behavioural change. Ian has added significant value to the development of my corporate team, not least through his commercial understanding, leadership and exemplary execution of best-in-class learning programmes. He is engaging, fun to work with and brings appropriate levels of challenge and support to the working environment.
Chris Lett

Director of Corporate Sales, RS Components

I would have no hesitation in recommending Ian in relation to organisational development alongside learning and development. Over several years, Ian and I worked together on several innovative learning interventions in relation to coaching, leadership and management and staff engagement. He takes an active role in developing these interventions and works in true partnership to ensure learning outcomes are addressed and met in line with organisational strategy.
Ann Walters

Director, Arc People Development Ltd

I attended a fantastic senior team building and leadership event with Chris where his ability to understand the needs of the group were obvious. He created a safe environment where we could share our thoughts and opinions openly and really start to move our journey as a team forward. Chris was truly excellent, great knowledge, supportive and determined to get results. Highly recommended.
Sally-Anne Naunton

Managing Director, Bray Group

Our Address

Competitive Edge Training & Consultancy
Office 40
Burlington House
369 Wellingborough Road

Contact Us

Ian Wearne: 07896 053130

Chris Battye: 07971 441896

Kevin Lacey: 07961 256691